Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Junkin Finds!

The downsizing continues, but of course I do find little things I just need to bring home.  Once a junker, always a junker!
I needed a small cooler for car trips and outings with the Grands and this blue one fit the bill for $2.  The mixing bowl is a great size and the red bag is a wreath holder for .99!!
 I'm always looking for jars for storage!
An old Nancy Drew book for .25 for my friend Donna, a cute vintage tea bag holder, decorative scissors and random wine corks.

 Love this fun mug for .55 at Goodwill.  I found some online for $10+...which is crazy to me!
This Xtra Large blue bag was .99 and will hold my new white Christmas tree that will not fit back into it's box.
Books for .25 each are always a great buy.
While thrift shopping with Donna awhile ago, she told me that no donkey is ever left behind.  This one is so little and cute so he did come home with me for .49
The pollen is really giving me headaches but I'm glad that Spring is here.  I'm starting to work on downsizing some more of my collections.  I'll be sharing some of that soon.  I've been spending lots of time with these two and loving every moment of it! 

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

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26 comments:

Art and Sand said...

Fun finds! I love the Nancy Drew book - it was one of my favorites.

I hope you are okay through this hay fever season. My dermatologist is trying to narrow down which of my meds is causing a rash (it''s been 4 months now) and the latest guess is that it's my allergy meds so I might be sneezing all through spring

Melissa Stanley said...

Aw, lots of fun little treasures here! Glad to see you're still thrifting, even in the downsizing you've been doing! :)

Claudia said...

As always, you are a great junker - wonderful finds! Oh, those grandkids are just plain adorable!

xoxo
Claudia

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Hi Linda, you do find some good stuff. Loved the grandkids picture at the end of your post, makes for a happy smile.
Hugs,
Joy

Lynn said...

Very nice to find a bag that your tree will fit into! Enjoy the kids Linda, I'm sure they're excited about the Easter Bunny:@)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I dropped off a couple bags to the thrift store yesterday!! Tomorrow I'm heading out with a friend to find treasures...not too many through..
Your grands are so cute.
Easter Blessings!
warmly,
deb

Rose L said...

As the weather warms I will also be on the lookout for treasures!

Melanie said...

Like you, I'm still getting rid of things here and there, but I do still thrift once in awhile, too! I have a cooler much like yours and it is perfect for when we do a day trip for water bottles and snacks.

Your grandkids are so cute. I can't believe how much bigger Rosemary is every time you post of photo of her. And do I dare say that I'm now seeing a strong resemblance to you in her? :-)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You always find good stuff Linda, and cheap! Love the sweet donkey. I have to hunt even though I'm downsizing. It's a junker's entertainment, lol. Those grands are adorable!

Rebecca said...

What a great variety of goodies!
It must have been fun finding these :)

My thrift store addiction said...

Oh the Nancy Drew book brings back memories ;) Great finds!

Donna Wilkes said...

It is true - once a junker ... Great finds. I am glad the donkey came home with you. Hope Tiger and Scout enjoy Easter.

Consider It All Joy said...

Always fun to find great treasures! Those grands of your are darling, I'm sure your time with them is treasured! Blessings, Cindy xo

Audrey said...

Good stuff Linda ... useful and practical ... not considered junk.
Grand kids are adorable and I bet they keep you entertained.
Hugs,
Audrey Z.

Marigene said...

You found some great deals, Linda. I went today, found 4 napkin rings for a patriotic holiday, a few tiny pottery flower pots and a new with tags crystal trifle bowl, it's fairly small compared to others I have seen.
I was looking at the kids pictures on your sidebar...Scout looks so much like her mother.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

aginglikeafinewine.com said...

Wow, you found some very good buys! I love the and the tea bag holder. Enjoy your precious grandchildren!

My Bashful Life said...

I love those old Nancy Drew books! My aunt had the complete set and when ever I see them I think of her. Great post.
xoxo Mickey http://www.mybashfullife.com/

Annesphamily said...

Great finds Linda! Nice to stop by and say hello to you here. The kiddos are getting so big. So cute too. Oh My Goodness! Where has time gone? Always fun to say hi. I hope your week is wonderful.

Chatty Crone said...

I know the kids are first on your list! And the pollen is getting me too. I use to have every Nancy Drew book and I gave then away - dummy! I should have kept them.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Such fun thrifty finds and so useful too. Adorable picture of your two sweeties!

Mereknits said...

Another wonderful Nancy Drew book, I loved them all so much. Those two sure are cuties Linda, and growing up so fast!
Hugs,
Meredith

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Look at all of your sweet finds. When I was a kid, just yesterday :) , I loved Nancy Drew books! Love the fun snap of your little loves! They are so much fun. Happy Easter, sweet friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
You are so right! "Once a Junker...always a Junker!" But it's so much fun. Love all your finds, you are a good shopper because you also find useful stuff too.
Speaking of the pollen, it's been killing me too. At least we know it bring Spring flowers and green grass!
Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy your little ones.

hugs
Sissie

Vintage Christine said...

Hi! I'm trying to stay off Facebook and start back blogging and hopefully I'll be as good as you are. It's so funny that you take stuff to donate and then come home with more stuff. Can't pass up a good bargain, though, huh?

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Neat finds, Linda. I'm loving the Nancy Drew book and that sooo cute teabag holder. You'll never lose the junkin' bug because you're too good at it!!!

Knatolee said...

LOVE the little donkey!!