Thrifty Treasures

Well girls, I really haven’t been to hardly any garage sales this year at all, but this Saturday I guess you could say….I made up for lost time.  I found some great finds.  I’m linking up for Thrifty Treasures over at Southern Hospitality today…so when you are finished here run on over there and visit with the wonderful host Rhoda and the other participants! 

DSC07196 Chippy wooden window 1.00

Two books 1.00 for both

Metal Planter .25

Plant/Flower water globes 1.00 for both


Three pair of shoes 6.00 for all

Gold 5x7 picture frame 1.00

Howard Miller clock 1.00

Ironstone soup tureen 2.00

Total 13.25  Not to Shabby…huh? 


DSC07198 Does anyone have these….do you use them….and do you like them?  I have always wanted to buy some, but never have…I was glad to find them and I hope they work for me the next vacation I take!  I always hate coming home to dead flowers!!!  OH, and the metal planter is already holding some small hand towels in the powder bath.


DSC07199 I have already read several stories out of the Over Joyed book…I like books that have short stories!  Looking forward to the Desperate Women of the Bible!


DSC07200 I just kept looking at this little lamb…I thought he was so sweet looking and of course  I was thinking how cute He would look in my kitchen.  The man at the yard sale came over to me and said….I want you to have that! It’s free for you!  And, now the lamb is making his self at home on my kitchen island.  He just looks perfect sitting there!   And, sometimes you just meet this nicest people when you’re out yard selling….The man that gave me the lamb, had just lost his wife about 6 mos ago…he felt the need to share her story with me, and I enjoyed the conversation!


DSC07201 The frame and clock are already displayed in my house…the clock just needed at new battery…{easy fix}!


DSC07202I know~More SHOES!!! I really do have a shoe obsession!!! The green and blue shoes were new and the other shoes were like new! ….Aren’t those green ones…CUTE!


DSC07203 This soup tureen was marked 2.00….it’s old…you can tell…the lid is cracked bad, but…I have plans for it and that cracked lid will also be used for something down the road!


DSC07204 I like the natural aged crackle!  The lady that was selling this said it belonged to her grandmother…and her and her hubby was moving and hubby didn’t want to move that heavy tureen….so….I tried to keep my lips zipped…..I really tried!  REALLY!!! But, before I knew it….my lips was moving and words was flying out of my mouth….like this….

Me: What did you say?

Tureen owner: We’re moving and my husband doesn’t want to move this heavy tureen.

Me: Didn’t you say, it belonged to your grandmother?

Tureen owner: Yes it did.

Me: Honey, I couldn’t imagine my husband wanting me to get rid of something that belonged to my grandmother!!!!! And, I definitely could NOT imagine me EVER doing it!!!!

Then~ I gave her the 2 bucks and picked it up….hugged it and told it I would never get rid of it!  ;)


DSC07205There’s not a chip or crack any where else on the tureen…not even the ladle.


DSC07206 The stamping on the bottom.

For now, it’s sitting in my dining room…soon to hold a floral arrangement of some kind.  Stay tuned for that and as for that wooden window frame…It will soon become a memo/picture board for my desk! 

There you have my Thrifty Treasures so far this Summer.  Not too bad for just one Saturday Morning!


thrifty treasuresDon’t forget to see more Thrifty Treasures, go over to Rhoda’s at Southern Hospitality


I hope you all have a wonderful day!   


Jill said...

Oh my girl, you found some goodies. That is a beautiful tureen ~ LOVE IT... Everything is just wonderful.

But you know what my favorite find was?

Those SHOES!!!! I love the green ones. How cute!!! I am a size 7.5 by the way, when you tire of them, ha ha!

I know you had a smashing good time, finding all those treasures! Way ta go!
At Home in the Country

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Cute, cute shoes! The little lamb is so sweet too. Wouldn't it be a perfect accent for an Easter tablescape? Great finds!

Blue Creek Home said...

You did good!
I love the soup tureen. And the lamb is sweet.

Missy Wertz said...

Nancy, you did good!!! And is that Phyllis' picture on your blog? She looks like she's lost weight since I saw her last.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I just love your fines, I am just amazed and saddened at how some people just have no connection to their past. How sad.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - you did make up for lost time. :)

Quiltpiecer said...

I love all your great finds, but I think my favorites are: well, the shoes for sure and the clock, but the tureen is the best! I love the story that goes with it! Would love to see it once its repurposed with a floral arrangement. Thanks for sharing ...

Linda said...

OMG Nancy, I cannot believe how lucky you were this weekend...good for you girl!

I love, love, love the soup tureen! I've been looking for one myself. I'd like to start a collection but am having a hard time finding them. I'll just be patient. That's the great thing about thrifting, sooner or later you'll find what you're looking for. You just have to be patient!

Divamom said...

You outshopped yourself, girl! lol Amazing finds! I luv the shoes and that window is really cool. You have to take pictures of where you've used everything!

Be Blessed!

dawgyah said...

I have the watering bulbs and they work really well. There is a trick to them have to remember to fill them up. Great finds btw.

Bonnie said...

Fantastic finds! I want the window, lamb, wicker, and, of course, the tureen!

Anonymous said...

Morning, Nancy! Oh, I love your new found treasures and adore that tureen! Now, Dear One, you'd better come on over to my blog and discover something!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Tammy518 said...

Wow, you really found some great stuff! And Red Cliff pieces aren't usually cheap, so what a good deal on the tureen. I love the dragonfly shoes!

Tammy518 said...

Okay, Nancy, I can't get those dragonfly shoes out of my mind! Can you please share who makes them? I'd like to see if I could find some.

Dawn Marie said...

those sure are some goodies. I havent been to one sale yet this season.

Amy Lynne said...

Great shoes! You found some wonderful bargains!

Jessica said...

Morning Fancy~

What great finds~ I ♥ that soup tureen....I've always wanted one. :) The little lamb is too sweet for words and the green shoes are too ca-ute! Enjoy your new treasures and congratulations on Shelia's give away....I told her that pillow looked liked like it was 'meant' for you. :) YEAH!

Big hugs~ J

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

WOW~ You did find some wonderful things. My favorite is the tureen.

★Carol★ said...

Wow, you found some really nice things! I love that soup tureen, and I'm so mad at myself for letting one get away! I wanted to put a small palm plant in it, but it was brown and white (and very old), and I wasn't crazy with that color combo.
I used those water globes when we went on vacation in June. It saved my Peace Lily, which is usually severely drooping when we get back. I would definitely recommend them!
Love that sweet lamb, and that clock too. You did great!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

You found some great things, Nancy! I love those green shoes!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

NANCY!!! That's a Red Cliff ironstone soup tureen you got for $2.00!! Unbelievable! I have my mom's and I love it. You can see it in some of the pics on my sidebar. All that's missing is the underplate and you might be able to find that on ebay! Amazing! I've seen them in antique stores for up to $400! My friend found one recently for $23 with underplate and we bought it and ran out of the store before they changed their minds!! lol Great score!...Debbie

Stacey said...

Hi Nancy! You did great this past weekend. I bought a window frame awhile back for $17.00 and thought that was a good deal. Guess I'd better watch it!

Congratulations on winning the adorable pillow from Shelia. She is the best seamstress and that pillow is to die for!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Whatever you do, don't do anything to it! Please! It's a treasure!

Lisa said...

Look at you and your bargaining self!:) That was sweet of you to rescue that poor tureen and give it a good home. It sounds like it was NOT appreciated.:) I love the green shoes too.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Nancy...Here's what's on ebay right separate pieces...but there's your tureen with lid and ladle for up to $250!! You scored BIG!
Woo hoo!...Debbie

Darlene said...

Hi Nancy,

You found some FABULOUS items!!! I LOVE the little lamb and I'm glad it came home with you. Also, that soup tureen is beautiful. What a FABULOUS buy!! Those green sandals are just too CUTE!!! Hope you have a wonderful week.♥

Joanna said...

Great finds! Love the shoes...I have those Aqua globes...Love them! Just remember to check on them every few days if you have a plant near lot's of sunshine or outside on a porch. We have to fill ours up every couple of days.

Nicole A. said...

Love your finds and the shoes are too cute! I have th water globes too and love them, though I thought I would not have to water anymore lol that is not true, it runs out within a couple of days but they are in the sun so makes sense.

Ruth said...

I just found your blog through Molly's Country Memories and I love your blog! I love going to garage sales and am also amazed at the wonderful things that people want to get rid of! It is so much fun rescuing things from these people!!!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Nancy, Debbie (prof en retrait) is my friend and was with me when I bought a Red Cliff tureen recently for $22 - could not believe my eyes! It was in perfect condition - all 4 pieces - and before that someone outbid me on ebay for one. As she said, they can cost as much as $400, or as low as the ebay bidders are offering. All that to say - YOU GOT A BIG DEAL!!!! $2 is ridiculous. I am so glad you will give it some love, because that granddaughter surely should have! Way to go! Linda

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

What a coincidence. I was actually in your post on your Thrifty Treasures post. My "You Have Mail" notice popped up and there you were.

Well, thanks for stopping by and looking at my fire hydrants. I'm just learning how to do them, I don't know how to make them bigger, so they can be seen. Even when you double click, they don't enlarge.

Your yard sale finds are real treasures. I can't wait to see what you will do with the tureen and the window.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Fun finds, Nancy!! You did really great, love that little lamb too. I spotted the soup tureen first thing. Lucky you, that's a beauty.

I'm doing a book review too, fun book we have!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Girl I am so in LOVE with that tureen!!! I am like you, I would NEVER get rid of something that was my grandmothers! He can move a sofa, but he can't manage a soup tureen???

Their loss...your gain! Can't wait to see what you do with it!!

Lou Cinda :)

Sandra said...

I love the soup tureen you found! Very lovely!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Nancy,
I have wanted to get to a yard or garage sale, too. I did to make time after seeing your great treasures. Your shoes are so cute and I love the soup tureen and your little lamp.
Have a great week.

joyh82 said...

Looks like you did great at the sales. I went out this weekend but only got a toaster oven for 1.00
and a wire three tiered plate stand for 3.00
I love the soup toureen and the clock. Great deals.

Angie said...

Wow, you really did find some great things! I love everything!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

You made some excellent buys! Love those green shoes - I never can find shoes my size at garage sales.

Callieflower said...

I have the water globes! They work and I love them. Great deal!

Sue said...

Hi Nancy,
You sure found some great treasures when you were out and about.I especially loved the lamb, he is so adorable and I know he is going to be right at home in your kitchen. And that tureen, could it tells some stories of conversations around the table.

Your shoes are so pretty and dainty. Thank you for sharing.


Sue said...

Hi Nancy,
You sure found some great treasures when you were out and about.I especially loved the lamb, he is so adorable and I know he is going to be right at home in your kitchen. And that tureen, could it tells some stories of conversations around the table.

Your shoes are so pretty and dainty. Thank you for sharing.


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh you found some great treasures! I enjoyed seeing them, but it sure made me want to hit some good garage sales. laurie

Kammy said...

Terrific buys ! I love the shoes the best ! Hugs ~ Kammy

Unknown said...


Great job... love all your finds including the beautiful tureen. Your shoes are awesome.


Anonymous said...

Morning, Nancy! Oh, thanks for the visit and I guess sometimes we just need to whine a bit! I'm claiming what you said!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debra from Bungalow said...

Love that tureen and those shoes are mah vel ous!

julie & joe said...

I LOVE those green shoes! TOO CUTE!!!!!

Lady Katherine said...

Nancy, Nancy, Nancy! I love the soup tureen! I want so so bad! No luck yet! I adore the table, I have a few. I want the black and white shoes, and the leopard shoes in the other posts!! I love the shoes, now Doc will not let me wear hills, I went into my closet hunting a pair of shoes. Well I have so many hills, Hubby says get rid of them, I say No the hills are small and I am going to wear them after I get through the next surgeries! Oh, I going for a major one mid September! One of my tumors that was bigger than a walnut has went away. Preacher came and prayed for me one day, I went out to him, will crying, bad day, he took my hands and crossed them with his and prayed, that was 2 weeks ago, next week Doc said its gone. Now I do have others small, holding for now, so I got to tear out a window, putting in book shelves on each side of my old mirror mantel.( Mantel fell on me! Hubby just shook his head! I am going to get a lot done! Did you say they were a seven or a seven and half? Now sent me those black and white shoes! lol

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM girl my old heart just skipped a beat over that ironstone soup tureen...and WOW!! you go girl only 2,00 I would be doing my Happy dance for a good week over that one...Girl you did great...and who would sell their grandma stuff is beyong me...To me these things are just PRICELESS...May you have a great week my friend...Oh and just ship the couch and I'll ship the stove ha ha!! Hey I get the best part of the deal I can take a nap and you can cook you silly thing...Hugs and smiles Nacny...Gl♥ria

Rue said...

Hi Nancy :)

I'll tell you what... I'm glad you got that tureen, but any man that asks a woman to get rid of a treasured family heirloom would have been kicked out before I got rid of it! LOL What a find! :)


Melissa Miller said...

~WOWEEEEE! Miss Nancy I want to go garage sale shopping with you next time! What amazing finds! You are good at this.....:)

Cindy said...

Nancy, I just have to add my 2cents worth here. I love those shoes that you got!!! I wear a 7, when you tire of them, or any of your gorgeous shoes you could always ship them to me?!?! Any ways, you got some great stuff this weekend. Thanks for the look and I always enjoy your sense of humor! Hugs, ~cindy s~

diana said...

Great finds, Nancy! But I really loooove the got a bargain there, cracked lid and all. Have fun with all of your neat stuff.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh Nancy, who could get rid of family ironstone without getting rid of hubby first??
I have an English ironstone pitcher my mother used when I was growing up, and I'll always have it!!

Karen said...

Here is SO CAl. that tureen would've sold for $25.00. I would've had to fight women off for it. And please keep us posted as to what you are going to do with the cracked lid???? Hmmmmm. And the window! Not to mention the shoes! How did you manage to find those shoes in your size?
What a haul! Don't you love days like this?

The Runyans said...

quick question for you.

have you shopped at op jenkins before? are their prices reasonable if you have? i thought out of all my knoxville blogger buddies, you may know!
thanks. leave me a message on my blog and let me know if you have! i'm anxious to read what you say!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! I am soooo jealous of all you small footed chicks!!!lol adorable shoes! Hope you have a fantastic weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette (oh it's Wednesday so enjoy the rest of the week too!lol lol)