a pretty cool life.: Thrifty finds

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thrifty finds

I had some time for thrifting today. I managed to come home with lots of treasures!

I couldn't believe it when I saw a shelf full of this beautiful milkglass. I couldn't resist and bought them all! For $2 each, I think they were a bargain.

The vase might not be anything special, and with its cheesy distressing, it's probably pretty new and not a vintage piece, but I just adore the green! I think it'll look great with big, blooming roses or peonies.

I've been searching for a big bowl like those two little ones for the longest time, so I had to snatch them up. Hopefully a big one will be right around the corner. (How sweet will they look filled with ripe summer cherries?)

I hit the jackpot on glass candy jars for sure. I think they were each $2 or $3. The one all the way on the right reminds me of one my grandma used to have. I know they're going to look great on the table at the shower I'm hosting for my sister in a few weeks.

$1 basket. Yes, it is a super ugly, tacky pink. But after yesterday's project, I know I will love it sprayed heirloom white with painted numbers.

Now this one may not be a thrift store find, but it was a bargain nonetheless. 4 bucks at Target. Woo hoo end of summer clearance! It's going to look great filled with mason jars and flowers.

And don't forget to head over to Kimba's for lots of great projects on DIY Thursday!



  1. Thanks for stopping by the other day. I'm off to look around your blog now.

  2. Woot! You scored big time. I love all your treasures, but that metal tote thingy from Target is calling my name! I'm gonna have to stop at Target now and see if they have any of those!


  3. Got some great finds there. You're right some peonies would look gorgeous in that green vase. Love the Target find:)

  4. Serious score you got there!

  5. Oh my, you sure found some beautiful things! They're all very pretty :)

    Have a wonderful evening!
    (Treasure the Moment)

  6. Very nice! I am stopping at some garage sales tomorrow and hope to find good finds like you!

  7. Great finds! I think I will be off to the Target store tomorrow hunting for your $4 tote of goodness!

  8. Some great finds! I can envision the bright cherries in those two cute bowls!

  9. I gasped when I saw the french bowls with the lion heads on them! Do you know how expensive those are? great finds! what a fun day!

  10. I LOVE milkglass. I have a few pieces that were my grandmothers.

  11. oohhhhh the milkglass vases are awesome, and i bet you've got big plans for those beauties.
    and great great job on the bench redo a few posts down, a definite improvement :)

  12. Wow, you found some great things!! I love milkglass and collecting them for a while. Love your blog!

  13. I LOVE milk glass. I think that hobnail on the right is my favorite. It is amazing. Good job thrifting!!

  14. I LOVE white glass - those vases are gorgeous! And those glass jars were a steal for only $2-3!


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