Friday, September 23, 2016

Thrifty Friday Finds

One afternoon I stopped at a thrift shop just to look...you know how that goes.  I wasn't really finding much until one aisle had all these goodies. 
This pretty cobalt blue depression glass bowl was .79
This made in Japan planter features another donkey and since Donna told me never leave one behind, I now have two.  One more and it's a collection! 
Again only .79
(do you see a pattern here?)

This next find made me so happy!
So excited to find these fan shaped bookend planters in mint green!  I bought a set in pink not long ago at a vintage shop, and paid way more then the .79 each these were marked!  Good find!!

Things have been busy around here but I was able to spend some time with the Grands.  Tiger is enjoying Kindergarten and playing Soccer at the YMCA.  Scout is growing like a weed, saying more words daily and is one of the happiest little one's I've ever seen! 
They are so much alike but also so very different!  I love them both so much!

I'm excited to say I've just planned a trip to Calif to see my daughter.  I miss her and since she won't be able to come East until Christmas, well this Mama is going West!  We were able to book my flights using a combo of her airline miles rewards and mine!  

Next week I'll share the treasures I found at that really junky antique shop and the great thrift stores I found on the road trip. 

Wishing you JOY,

Linda



34 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Your grandchildren are just adorable - seriously. Can't believe kindergarten already! I am glad you will get to see your daughter soon. Love, sandie

Marigene said...

Those grandkids of yours are so darned cute, Linda!
Great finds, especially the fan vases.
Have a wonderful trip and visit with your California daughter!

Vicky Hunt said...

Love your finds! It sounds as though life is treating you well! Those grands are precious! I'm happy to hear Tiger is loving kindergarten. And, how exciting to get to fo visit your daughter! I can't wait to hear all about it. Have a safe trip!

Hugs, Vicky

Consider It All Joy said...

Love a good 'treasure'! I hope you enjoy your time in CA. What area of the state does your daughter live? I am such a SoCal Gal!! Blessings, Cindy xo

Rebecca said...

Those are GREAT - all of them!
I know you'll have a wonderful time in California. What a great plan.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! There you go finding great things for absolutely nothing! Oh, these babies are growing so fast and little Scout has pigtails! I'm happy you'll get to go and see your other daughter. Sounds great!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Audrey said...

Great finds Linda ... those fan bookends are my color this year. Love them. The grands are just so precious. Have a safe trip to see your daughter ... have fun and find a special treasure.
Hugs,
Audrey Z.

Rose L said...

Love the blue bowl!

Donna Wilkes said...

The green bookends will look great displayed next to the pink ones. You NEVER leave a donkey behind. My favorite finds are Tiger and Scout. Have fun with Ashley.

Lynn said...

Have a great trip Linda-Happy Fall:@)

Susan said...

Your upcoming trip sounds great, Linda. You will have a fabulous time, I'm sure. The grands are darling doll babies. And your new treasures are perfect for you! Have a wonderful weekend. Susan

Art and Sand said...

Okay, that means I need to get the pink pitcher sent off to your daughter. When will you be going?


And, I think I need her address again.

Mereknits said...

Those grands of yours are so adorable. Well done booking the trip, you will have a wonderful time.
Hugs,
Meredith

EM said...

Yay! You get to go to San Francisco!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'd have a hard time resisting at those prices too. Love the donkey planter.
Adorable pictures of your precious grands.
When are you going to be in Calif?

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your Grandbabies ARE growing so quickly!! Adorable and Cute!!
Have fun in California!!

My thrift store addiction said...

Linda, you're mint green fans are gorgeous and what a great price! Your grands are so adorable and I know you're excited to visit your daughter ;) Hugs, Cecilia

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Just love the green planters! & your adorable grandchildren. :) Your thrifts have amazing prices, wow.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! I hope you've had a great weekend. Fall is here at my house as it was in the 50s this morning! ;) Thanks for popping in to see me and it is good to be home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melanie said...

Stay out of those thrift shops, Linda - you'll soon need a bigger house! Ha ha, I'm just joking with you. You did find some very pretty things and a bonus when they're vintage. I swear your grandkids grow every time I see a photo. Too bad we can't stop time, huh? I'm getting a baby fix later this morning...a young woman whose been in my life since the day she was born (her mom used to be my best friend) - she's like my niece - is in town (she is now married and lives in Canada) and I'm meeting her and her two children, ages 2-1/2 and 11 months at a nearby park! She only has an hour, which is probably good on my part, too. I'll probably be worn out, lol. So glad to hear you're going to CA to visit your daughter.

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Hope your week is going well and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deanies Stash said...

Have fun on your trip to see your daughter. Love the things you found.

xo Dianne

Vonlipi said...

I can't wait to see the pictures from the junky shop! and I am glad you were able to combine your miles for your ticket!

take care

Valerie x

bj said...

awesome finds...have a wonderful trip...and the grands are growing like mad...

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! You're going to have to build another room onto your place! :) Hope you're having a great weekend and thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Curtains in My Tree said...


Your grand babies are really growing up fast. I remember when you posted about Tiger being born and baby girl also.
They are so pretty. My 7 grandsons are ages 26 down to 6 years old

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! Hope you're doing well and thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Fun finds (beautiful blue color on that bowl) and I always love seeing your precious grandchildren!
How nice you can take that trip to see your daughter!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Your grands are so adorable, Linda and growing so quickly. What great finds. We don't really have thrift stores here other that Goodwill and they are no longer cheap. Xo Laura

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your grandchildren are adorable! Our oldest started kindergarten this year, too, so I won't get to see her much when we spend the day with their youngest. They grow up way too fast!

How wonderful that you're traveling to visit your daughter in California!

Summer said...

Love seeing your grands! Great finds ♥

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Susan said...

You are so lucky to be so close to your grands. I'm going next week to take care of my granddaughters--best time ever! Enjoy your travels and like always, I love your finds!

Knatolee said...

Of course I love the donkey! And your grands are adorable.