Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Gentle Friends, last Saturday I found quite a few things at the thrift stores and a great Estate's a snap...

...   I found the Frankoma Rooster tea tile and the two Cary Grant DVD's at the thrift/consignment shops.  I found the rest at the estate sale, the house was just packed full of things, and the sale had already been going on a good day and 1/2 before we got there.  Most of the things were hundreds and I mean hundreds if not thousands of collectibles....  dolls, figurines, Franklin Mint, 100's of collector plates, they had two f the bedrooms full of just these plates.... all sorts of bits and pieces of Wedgwood, Minton, thimbles and tons more.  There were bookcases packed full on every floor (it was a split level, three floors and basement) So, from the top left going clockwise....  two books I really enjoy, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and "Brideshead Revisited" both copies from the London Folio Society with original slip cases, a 1st edition of Pearl Buck's "Pavilion of Women," a 19th century porcelain salt box, a great pair of silver tongs.....

.... a Wedgwood Collector's Society Christmas porcelain Christmas box from 1974.....

... it has a poem from 1831 about Santa and the top has what is purported to be the the first illustration of Santa in a sleigh with reindeer, I do love Christmas and this just said take me home.....  and I found the first 3 seasons of the Tudors DVD's.  I found them in three different rooms and sort of buried in boxes.  I am sure the 4th season was there some where but I just couldn't find it anywhere. 

 This was a three day sale and as with most of the Estate Sales the third day is the "Discount Day" and this is when I swooped in and bought the things I did.  I had seen them on Saturday, but thought "I can wait a day and get a bargain.  The only thing that I didn't get was a cut glass vase, it had sold at some point Saturday after we left, but thems the breaks.  There is another sale this weekend and I'm just itching to get there, I do love the hunt!!

There you go sports fans, me and my craziness, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Hunting for things is part of the fun, and you found some pretty things!

  2. You always have such great finds, Edgar :)

  3. Curious about tongs...what for....could be asparagus?
    Except for shell spoon beneath....I will have to do a little research........not berry no holes.....

  4. You are one lucky shopper!!! I, too, love those tongs....could they be for salad?? I found some tongs once with the bird claw-looking fork side--unusual! But I love these--if they turn up missing, you'll know they're with me!!! HA
    It is always a "rush" to see what treasures await!!

  5. What a great haul! That Santa box is a treasure.

  6. Love the Wedgewood box, and the tongs are fantastic!

  7. Awesome! You really have got some treasures. I liked to go to flea markets, but now I simplify my life,and there's still enough stash in my house. LOL.
    Greetings from Germany

  8. It looks like you found some treasures! What fun. I agree with you, if I lived in an area where there were sales like these, I would go as well. You never know what you will find!

  9. You find the BEST treasures! Love that Santa box with the poem, your book choices, and The Tudors dvd's. Enjoy your new stash!

  10. Those tongs are great. Have not seen any like that!

    Mary in TN

  11. I agree with Kevin ... you find the best treasures : ) I also love the Santa box with the poem.