Sunday, June 16, 2013

Gone Thrifting!

My favorite Ft. Lauderdale thrift store was
having another sale. Here's my latest haul. 
 I was on a mission to find white mugs for 
a craft project.
 Find I did! I picked up 18...
just to be on the safe side.
All the mugs were 25 cents that day.
I also found a set of 4 red covered bridge
mugs that I thought would be great for Fall.
They are from England and now live in
Florida with me. 25 cents. 
 I also found 4 very cute Valentine's mugs.
I'm planning ahead.
 more fun
 I found a small covered casserole and an
 ironstone pitcher.
I love the original Corningware. 
 Three vintage boudoir lamps.
I'll use the 25 cent lace valance at Christmas.
...Planning ahead.
 Milk glass lamp was $2
 Crystal boudoir lamp 1 
The silk lampshade was
soaking in a bucket of soapy water.
(it came out perfectly clean)
 Crystal  boudoir lamp 2
It has a class chimney and the rim
has tiny holes for crystal drops
 (that unfortunately were missing).
I'll find something to replace them. 
 A clay wine chiller, a silver Oneida leaf
shape platter, a copper gratin dish with
riveted brass handles that I've seen on the
internet selling for over $200
All look great after a little cleaning.
 I love finding hand crocheted potholders.
These were in perfect condition for 25 cents.
 These were double thickness. I'll put them
 in my 'green' storage container
 for St. Patrick's Day.
And what would a trip to the thrift store be
 without finding crocheted afghans?
There were lots....but I only picked up 3.
for $3-$4 each.
 Pink and burgundy.
 Red~White~Blue for the 4th of July!
 A great vintage buffet that is just asking to
 be chalk painted. The top drawer is divided
and there are shelves behind the side doors.
 It was only $39. 
See what I did with my last buffet HERE.
Wood crib (ends and side rails) was FREE. 
Future project.
All this for around $90 and going to a worthy 
charity too.  It's a win~win!



  1. Wow......I'm going shopping with you, Rita! Didn't know you could wash silk lampshades...thanks for the info and I'm curious to see what you do with the white mugs. You and I would have had a tug of war over that copper. I cook with copper and love it.

  2. Wow! You got a lot of bang for your buck! I would love to have been there to because it sounds like my kind of place!

  3. You are a mighty hunter of bargains! Love the candlewick milk glass lamp!

  4. Oh what awesome finds! I love the buffet so much! Great find!

    The Joyful thrifter

  5. Ft. Lauderdale, not too close to Key West, but might be worht a trip for that kind of thrifting.

    Sheila in Key West

  6. Great finds. I love how much you were thinking ahead to the fall and February.

  7. SCORED!!!!!

  8. Major score! Like it when I find out of season items. It is always at a good price.