October Thrift Haul

On this first day of November I would like to share my items purchased this past month at thrift stores.

IMG_1029Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mitten. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things!

The bins are always a necessity for me but….. I can no longer move too many of them at one time. I was rearranging my garage and moving storage around to fit the boat into the garage and threw out my back. I have spent the past two weeks recovering and it has not been without a few tears.

Bins large Sterilite $2.99 with no cover

Small bin with lid  .79

These two were actually vintage book store purchases

– Embroidered Torso Stand $3.50

– Fabric Torso Stand $4.25IMG_1037I see a lot of dolls at thrift stores but these two called out to me.

Country Garden Fairy $1.69

IMG_1041Matryoshka doll also known as Russian nesting doll or babushka doll – Uncle Sam.$1.99  It was over by the Christmas items that are just starting to show up at the thrifts.


I found two items for my Pyrex collection – actually five but 3 are not in the above photo.

Corning Ware P-14-B 400ml dish with Pyrex lid $1.49

I could not pass up another red fridgie for .79

IMG_1033If anyone knows how to add luster to them let me know???

I think I now have 4 of these!

I did use them to make Friendship bread a few years ago.


******Christmas * * * * * *

I like to add a candle head Santa each year. I have so many sometimes I do not know if I already have it or not.
This one is so cute and was only 39 cents. I just had to purchase it.

IMG_1038The Christmas ornament is a Scottie Dog 39 cents also that will hopefully some day soon have the name RIO on is for Jane and Mara for their Doggie for Christmas.


Here is little Rio 8 years ago already!


****************Scrapbooking ********************

I also enjoy scrapbooking and purchased ribbon for 39 cents each and the Autumn Stickers for 79 cents which have sunflowers and squirrels.


IMG_1035My final purchases were books

Christmas Memories A Folk Art Celebration  79cents

Christmas Cats Lesley Anne Ivory

Halloween Crafts book called Ghostly Frights for Halloween Nights

and a Spanish/English dictionary 99c


I have been collecting blue glass for years. Two days a clear glass pitcher with a beautiful blue glass handle was bumped off the table and went crashing to the floor. I purchased this pitcher to replace it for $8.99. It is a little more expensive than I would like but … oh well.IMG_1032

You can see the cabinet I have filled with blue glass.  I have wanted to take every piece out and wash the inside shelves…..I finally did it a few days ago while I was recovering from my back. It took a lot longer because I had to move slowly. I got it done and it looks wonderful. I can now turn the inside light on in the evening and feel good about the collection.


This glass does not match anything I have but again it was 39c so I got it. Often the blue glassware is about $1.69 so I did not pass on it. It will get used.

IMG_1042Does this look familiar to anyone? My mom used a sprinkle bottle when she ironed the clothes back in the 60s. A bit of nostalgia for this old gal!

There are two items still out in my car. An amazing Nutcracker wooden gate that could go in front of a fireplace when not in use.

I window with quilt pieces in the glass panes. It is older and was 14.99. I like it though. I may freshen it up a bit but I thought it would motivate me to possibly make something similar.

I hope you enjoyed my little thrifting treasures. It makes me happy. If you have thrifted any items similar to these feel free to comment and add a link to your post. HAPPY THRIFTING!

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3 Responses to “October Thrift Haul”

  1. Deb Says:

    The little fairy doll is a cutie!! My favorite item. Although the blue glass is a runner up.

  2. quiltedthrifted Says:

    Thank you Deb. I like her too. She has glue on the bottom like she was glued to a floral display or something. Doesn’t matter. I will enjoy her anyway! I really like your Book quilt.
    Hope you do not mind if I link to it here. Well done!
    Bookshelf quilt top

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