Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thrifty finds ...

Have you ever seen the movie Miss Potter? I saw it a few months ago and I loved it. So, I saw these books at the thrift store and at $.49 each, I couldn't pass them up. I actually like pocket books especially old ones with nice pictures, but don't come across them very often. These aren't old so I'm fine letting my kids have at them.

I also found these covered dishes for $7 each. The one on the left looks to be a soup toureen or gravy dish but its missing the spoon, so I'll just use a silver spoon for it. The acorn was a fun find for fall ($1.41).

Take a peek at the other thrifty finds on Southern Hospitality! Rhoda posted about the Longest Yard sale and I'm so jealous. I'm dying to do this but it wouldn't be easy for me being in VA. I'd have to drive there to be able to bring stuff home so flying wouldn't really work with all the restrictions on baggage these days. Maybe someday ...

22 comments:

  1. I've been a Beatrix Potter fan for years. Have the books, Royal Albert figurines, etc. You got a deal on those little books. They are so sweet and I've always loved her artwork.

    Good buys on the other things, too!

    Nancy

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  2. Love the books, they are all so special. What great ironstone finds and the price is wonderful. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

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  3. I love your blog! so many interesting things you show and say!

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  4. Her artwork is so fun and classic. You got a great deal on the books!

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  5. Pat@Back Porch Musings.blogspot.comAugust 9, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    I love those covered bowls. Beautiful!

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  6. Love the Beatrix Potter books and the cute acorn!

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  7. I like those books. Several years ago my Gmil found the whole boxed set for 2 dollars and gave them to my daughter.

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  8. Love the covered dishes. Would but those in a hearbeat. Marla

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  9. Love all your finds-spoon or no spoon.

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    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  10. What a great deal on those books! I love Beatrix Potter. The soup tureen is fantastic too!

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  11. I,too, love Beatrix Potter...When my children were babies, that was the "theme" of their rooms and I did BP cross stitch for each of them. I have the books and the figurines -one for each baby. You did get a steal...I have to see the movie now!
    ~Nancy

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  12. Saw the movie and loved it. What sweet books! I totally love your soup tureens!

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  13. I love that soup tureen! I'm looking for one for myself. I think they look so nice in any decor, and I want to plant a small plant in mine when I find one. Love that acorn too!

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  14. Beautiful bowls and I loved the movie Miss Potter. I've always been a Beatrix Potter (and Tasha Tudor) fan. My youngest daughter really fell in love with her work after that movie too. I'm always on the lookout for BP and TT books at sales. Great finds for you!!

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  15. Those bowls and the acorn are great! I love Beatrix Potter and those books are just precious!!!

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  16. Hello Melanie - great finds! Love the Potter books. I have a set of very old ones (yah, I'm 41...they're that OLD!). Neat soup toureen too. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  17. Great finds ! Love the books, so cute. Soup toureens are always a great find !
    Kammy

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  18. Great finds! Hoping that THIS weekend I'll finally have a chance to find some thrifty treasures of my own. :)

    Have a fabulous week!

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  19. I love Peter Rabit. I have the same books, and though my daughter has outgrown them, even she keeps them around and looks at them from time to time.

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