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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thrifty Finds

I did find a few more things at the SA on the
 day I found my perfect anniversary gift.
They gave me a few bright ideas.


Inspired by Mod Vintage Life
Photo above.
I found a silver casserole caddy for $4.00.
It can hold a 9x13 Pyrex dish or I can have
Larry cut a piece of wood for the bottom so
 that I can use it as a tray.

He could also cut shelves and I could
hang it on the wall and use it as a spice shelf.
I'll let you know what I decide.
 A bag full of nickel silver punch cups for $12.50.
 12 cups. I can think of several uses.  
Of course they would be perfect for Christmas eggnog. 
Or.....
I could tie on a pretty ribbon and hang them from the dining room tree. 
I could fill them with small candles and use them as votives.
 Put a row of them down the center of the table.
 Or put one at each place setting.
 The silver makes a nice glow.
I could also fill them with just the right amount
 of chocolate mousse. 
 For now I'm going to use them for the 
sugar and flour scoops.
I change my scoops several times a year.
I also found another throw.
A crocheted afghan, for $4.00.
 Washed and dried.
 A beautiful Santa needlepoint pillow.  
Only $1.00! In perfect condition.
And I thought I wouldn't find a needlepoint
 Christmas pillow on sale this year.
 A 'new with tags' green striped pillow sham.
 It was $1.00 and has colors I can use for
 St. Patrick's Day decorating.
I thought of using it as a table square
 but decided to give the doggies a new
cover on one of their pillows. 
Lucky waited patiently while I put this
 freshly washed sham on his favorite bed.  
 He hopped on as I was taking the picture.
 My doggies love new bedding. 
I don't know where they get that idea.
And here again is my favorite. 
Sheffield silverplate from England.
It's our anniversary find. $12.50!
 Seen HERE (The Perfect Anniversary Gift).
Cheers!

15 comments:

  1. Just found you via My 1929 Charmer. What amazing finds! I love the silverplate casserole holder as a spice rack! And your Sheffield set is STUNNING!

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  2. What a great ideas to use the caserole holder as either a spice rack or tray.
    Love the punch cups and your ideas for using them, especially on the tree at Christmas - classy or what!
    Have a great week Rita May.
    Rose H
    x

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  3. Oh...did you skip all the way home when you found those beautiful punch cups?! They're beautiful!! I love how they look with the candles! They would look darling on a tree in your dining room! :)

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  4. WOW!!! You found GREAT stuff! I love the needlepoint pillow! Lucky IS very lucky to have new bedding:):) XO, Pinky

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  5. Great finds! I love that you are using the cups as sugar scoops! Very smart!

    Jeanine

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  6. How fun! I really like the silver cups as votives on the dining table, the glow is lovely, I agree.

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  7. You find the most wonderful things. We don't have thrift shops worth anything in our area. I am definitely envious. I love those silver cups!

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  8. Rita, what gorgeous finds!! I am enjoying my silver displayed in my kitchen these days! You found some beautiful pieces!

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  9. Oh my word, I totally love all of your silver pieces. The cups are such fabulous scoops and you have so many wonderful ideas for how to use them. Love the casserole carrier, I have one too and I use it all the time. You gifts are all fabulous treasures and such wonderful finds. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Wow I love the silverplate casserole holder as a spice rack, so unique. You sure found some amazing finds! The Sheffield set is STUNNING! Oh by the way, guess what I found - yep the pillows thanks so much for the lead! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!!!

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  11. PS - I love the theme from a Summer Place, it bring back so many memories, loved that movie.

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  12. What great ideas! I've been drawn to silver things myself lately. Thanks for the pillow sham idea too. Visiting from Table Top Tuesday.

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  13. Hi lovely lady.
    Great finds! I love that you are using the cups as sugar scoops! Very smart! I also go to the Good-Will all the time looking for dishes. I hope you come over and see my New Tablescapes.
    xxoo Diane

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  14. The luck of the Irish came early this year for you. The silver set made me drool. Thanks for sharing. I agree with you. Every blog needs dogs. Mine has three too.
    Traci

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