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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Adventures In Shopping: Thrift Store Finds

Today I'm sharing with you a couple of my latest thrift store finds. When I was a kid my mom always used to take me to yard sales, and over the last several years she's become a thrift store fanatic. So I've started going some too. Thrift stores are a great place to find good items for cheap. I collect a whole bunch of stuff, so I really like walking through and seeing what kind of collectibles and decor items I can find. And sometimes I find good books and toys too. Today I'm sharing a few collectibles and a desk organizer that I bought.

Bear & Snow Bear Figurine - 50 cents.
Fruit Pie Salt & Pepper Shakers - 50 cents.
Bride & Groom Bear - 75 cents.

I just loved the fruit pie salt shaker set. The crust is one shaker, and the fruit topping is the other shaker. Too cute!

And I've always liked bears, so I just had to get these. And there's a special story that goes along with the bride & groom bear. When I was in the first grade, someone we went to church with had a home interiors party, and they were having drawings for prizes. My mom and dad won a bride & groom figurine just like the one pictured above. When I was a teenager my mom gave the figurine to me, and it's been kept in my China cabinet ever since. I've never seen another one like it, until I was walking through the thrift store one day. I couldn't believe my eyes, when I found it. It was so neat. I just had to purchase it.

Cute Desk Organizer with 6 compartments and a drawer. - $4

I saw this one from across the store. I love desk organizers, and this is one of the cutest I've seen. I keep most of my office supplies hidden in drawers and containers, but I'm using this to store some of the supplies that I'm using currently (and most often). There's a notepad, post-it notes and flags, batteries (for the digital camera), a roll of tape, a drink coaster, an eraser, pencil lead, and a pocket calendar. And in the drawer at the bottom are some stamps, stickers for greeting cards, a checkbook, and a couple of envelopes.

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  • At March 4, 2009 at 8:16 AM , Blogger Janet said...

    I love thrift store shopping. I received a bride & groom bear like that as a wedding gift in 1994.

  • At March 4, 2009 at 9:52 AM , Blogger ♥Rosie♥ said...

    Hi Jerri in these times of the credit crunch here in England thrift store shopping is one great way to save £££££'s

    Please pass by my blog and collect some awards ;o)

    Rosie x

  • At March 4, 2009 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Carrie J said...

    I love the desk organizer. I have the little bear bride and groom. I bought them to use on top of a wedding shower cake. They are too cute.

  • At March 4, 2009 at 11:26 PM , Blogger jenjen said...

    Great finds! That organizer is great!


  • At March 5, 2009 at 9:12 AM , Blogger JudyBug said...

    I love the desk cute! I'm so envious you have good thrift stores.


  • At March 5, 2009 at 11:14 AM , Blogger HeathahLee said...

    I LOVE going to thrift stores! I have to find a new one since my favorite one lost its lease. : (

    Thanks for your comment about the snowman! : )

  • At March 5, 2009 at 12:55 PM , Blogger Suzy said...

    Thanks for stopping by. I sure like it here, cozy and inviting.


  • At March 5, 2009 at 2:09 PM , Blogger Sugarplum Cottage said...

    I love the little organizer and I love thrift stores, junkstores, salvation army, yard sales, you name it. Thank you for visitin' with me and hope you can join my tomorrow for Project Friday. Hugs, Rosemarie

  • At March 5, 2009 at 6:09 PM , Anonymous Mountain Belle said...

    I love the treasurers you found. I'm behind on visits to our thrift shops; I need to go check them out real soon. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me. I love your blog! Its great to meet new people.

    Pleased to meet you Jerri. :)
    Mountain Belle

  • At March 5, 2009 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

    Ooooo, nice finds there. And so cool about the bear story. I think I may need to go take a trip to a thrift store soon myself :)

  • At March 6, 2009 at 8:38 AM , Blogger A happy heart at home said...

    That is such a cute desk organizer! I love organizing products. Thanks for commenting on my blog post. Have a great weekend!


  • At March 6, 2009 at 8:39 AM , Blogger A happy heart at home said...

    P.S. We had a set of bears (bride and groom) on our wedding cake almost 23 years ago!

  • At March 6, 2009 at 2:40 PM , Blogger DesignTies said...

    I keep reading posts about wonderful thrift store finds.... I think I'm missing out on something good here!! I need to start doing some thrift store shopping :-)

    The bears are cute :-) Our wedding cake topper was the bride lifting up the groom -- I've never seen another one like it!!

    Thanks for visiting our blog and the kind comment about my amythest bedroom :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  • At March 6, 2009 at 2:49 PM , Blogger Lori said...

    i love thrift store shopping...i usually don't find anything good...but the thrill of the hunt is what i like best anyway:)
    have a great weekend!!!

  • At March 6, 2009 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

    Those are some cute finds!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  • At March 6, 2009 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Cass said...

    Jerri, I just love that little desk organizer; I've got just the spot in my kitchen for it. :-)

    Great bargains! Thanks for sharing them.


  • At March 6, 2009 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Songbirdtiff said...

    What a cute organizer! I'm a big proponent of thrift stores, too. Have you checked out my finds yet? I always post my good stuff on Thursdays if you care to come by. Last week I hit the jackpot with a 100% cashmere sweater for $3.50. It doesn't get any better than that!

    Thanks for coming by!

  • At March 6, 2009 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Suzy said...

    I love thrift stores. I have done a post or two on them too! I have a big brood so it saves on school shopping.....

  • At March 6, 2009 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Holly said...

    Another thrift store junky! Hello, kindred spirit!
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)


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