Saturday, February 20

Sunny Saturday Shopping

The weather was gorgeous here today! Sunny and warm!

I went to the post office this morning to send Cheryl's gifts to her. Then I drove up to Leeds, AL and discovered a "new" thrift shop! I kept piling things up on the sales counter and going back for more! Everything was marked a dollar or less.

I got one earring, three glass marbles, a little level and 6 acrylic napkin holders.

In one corner there were shelves and boxes of sewing and craft supplies. I found these books and pamphlets there. Plus a copy of one of my favorite books, "Because of Winn Dixie."

This pretty lace, trim and box of coasters was there too. Had to do some digging, but I'm glad I did! The orange candle holder has possibilities but I don't know what they are yet? :)

Love this fancy fish! He will make a great flower pot or fountain! The wooden knobs look like table bases to me? The white ceramic tile will be great for working with clay or as flooring for a mini scene.

The box in the back is holding the rattan coasters. It's kinda cute too.

Now here is my PRIZE find! A small dish from Hotel Meurice, Paris! It is Limoges porcelain too! The price? 50 cents!

If that wasn't great enough, just look at the front side! Isn't it gorgeous?! I think it will make a wonderful water feature in my conservatory!

Here are a few more things I found. The silver frame is just about the right size for my bathroom mirror. The little house and lighthouse were just too cute not to grab...

Now last but not least! Here is what those things are sitting in!

A little two story shelf made to look like a dollhouse! I found this on my second stop at an antique mall in the same town. I found several of these in the mall, but liked this one best.

There are a lot of things in "antique" stores that are NOT antiques. I just thought it was cute. The "Paris" dish was found there too.

Here's how the door opens. There are two "rooms" inside! I think it will be fun to decorate.

Total cost for all of my goodies? The "house" and the porcelain dish were $4.50 at the antique mall. I got everything else at the thrift store for $3 dollars!

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning! Hope you had a nice day too!


Kim said...

wow- what great finds! I love the fish- and the dish is so pretty. The dollhouse shelf is toooooo sweet!

DLSarmywife said...

WOW what a great haul!!!! I agree that dish is gonna make a great water feature!!! =D

dalesdreams said...

Great finds all! You made out like a bandit!

I love thrifting but have not in a long time. The best of all is the dollhouse, is it supposed to be a cd organiser?

Can't wait to see what you do with all of the items. :)

Jo Raines said...

What great finds! Isn't it fun to plunder through antique shops and thrift stores?! I have passed the Sunshine Award on to you over at my blog so hope you'll drop by and pick it up and pass it on!


Caseymini said...

Kathi, come collect an award from my blog when you can.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get some nice finds. Looking forward to seeing what you do with everything.

Pan said...

Some great stuff Kathi. The dish is very pretty and I love the house/shelf best of all.