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Monday, 2 January 2012

All in a day's thrifting......

So, (don't you hate it when people start their sentence
with so?....) where was I?  So, I had today off and
miracle of miracles so did Mr. Biff!  We decided to
head down the Island Highway to the nearby town
of Duncan to do a little downtown walking and
browsing.  Although Duncan is a small town by most
standards it has a lovely downtown that is kind of an
eclectic mix of decor, thrift stores and 5 & Dime Mom
and Pop kind of stores.

All of the thrift stores except one was closed but
we kind of hit the jackpot at the one....

Check this out.....
Everything on the cutting board except for the
ampersand was from the thrifty store..... the
ampersand has been on my "I want one" list
for a while but $39 at Pier One was just too rich
to say "and" on my shelf.  I got this one at
Walmart for $4.   Yeah!!

Mr. Biff and I had so much fun.  The best
buy by far (except for the beautiful white
soup turine that had the ladle and a platter
to sit on that I didn't buy - whaaa?) was the
bread tray.  It's an Arts & Crafts (nice use of
the ampersand Peg!) Meridien Hammered
Silver Plate......and it was......wait for it....
50 cents....yup...fiddy-cents.....oh my isn't she
lovely?  The other goodie that I am drooling over is
the glass plate....
It was $2 and is sitting on another fiddy cent find - a glass
candlestick.  I was looking longingly at pedestal plates
with the ball trim in a high-end home decor store and at $58
a pop just couldn't justify but this....this is divine!

The tray and the cannister are going on my desk to hold
all the crap stuff I have to have at my fingertips....I will spray
paint the tray and rub it with some stain
 to bring out the lovely relief work.

This baby ceramic topiary with the mini-bird rounds out the
haul for the day @ 25 cents.  (Secretly there's more....but I will save it
for another day so you don't get too envious!)

Hope you are having fun in this new year! 


Heather said...

I LOVE the pedestal plate! Great find and great job combining the two pieces!

Sherry said...

Peggy you always manage to find some neat buys. I so like the plate.

Cathy said...

WOW! Great finds, the pedestal plate was a remarkable find.


Bunny Jean said...

Hi Peggy!

SO... you "&" Hubby really made out at the thrift store! I will be waiting to see what that tray ends up looking like "&" seeing the rest of your loot.

Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Hop!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Bunny Jean said...

So... it seems that my comment (with the use of the ampersand) lost something in translation with this font ( & ).

How about the over use of "ellipsis" and quotation marks? Lol.

And then there is that every popular "lol" and starting sentences with "and"...

I'll stop here.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Bunny Jean said...

Gee... I'm such a pest!

But I just have to say that the ampersand looks just fine in the actual comment, not at all distorted like it was in the preview.

I also just wanted to say that I am guilty of doing all those aforementioned over used grammar "thingys".

Christine said...

Wow, where do you live? All of the thrift stores in my town offer very slim pickings and are expensive. I have to travel an hour away for anything good.....Love your finds, especially that glass tray :)

Bronwyn said...

Wow! You scored!! I love the cake stand- it looks REALLY expensive- and no one will EVER know (except all of us out here in Blog-land!)

jemh said...

Hi! I just read your blog for the first time today. I too live on the Island and have thrifted in Duncan, very happily at times! So cool to see a local blog. :)

Claire said...

Love this! I'm your newest follower from no minimalist here! Happy New Year- Stop by for a visit!!