Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I am joining Jenny for Alphabe-Thursday HERE
Our letter this week is J for JUNKIN

And since this post is about my great 'thrifty' finds...

I'm also joining Suzanne at COLORADO LADY for Vintage Thingies Thursday

A few weeks ago Linda @ Coastal Charm had a giveaway in connection with her weekly party NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY(check it out) and I was one of two lucky winners to receive $20 (in cash my dears) to go junkin with.  Today was the day.
I took my $20 from Linda (cute card with the L and isn't Linda such a wonderful name) and I had a 50% off the "ENTIRE purchase" coupon for Value Village that my Mom had received in the mail.  Woo Hoo!  I was ready.  Drizzling day but nothing stops a Junker!

I dug and I searched....high and low and rolled that buggy all over that store....this is part of what I scored (well except for the lens cap..anxious to take photos I guess).
I am a true Junker and love Thrifts, Flea Markets, Yard Sales and freebies!  This was so much fun to spend $20 and see what I could gather with that money.
First I must confess I looked at clothes...I don't usually but I did today and I got myself a new 'outfit'!  Pants, shirt & sweater!  

 Hard to see from this photo but he pants are cute Capri's (brand new)white with embroidery, pink pull over shirt and a light white sweater, total price for three pieces $11.00

This tea cup, 4 saucers, 2 bread plates & creamer were my first  non-clothing find! 
No markings but I thought they were tres sweet
Two baskets, bright green planter marked Maddux of Calif
cute little milk glass dish & this ashtray
Golden Nugget Gambling Hall, Downtown Las Vegas 60 cents
and the lemon is a salt shaker for 50 cents
 Pink Planter new and very shabby chic and some great old silver
I got two of these little filigree dishes marked Lovelace from International silver company, $2.02 each
Silver sugar bowl marked F B ROGERS and very heavy
love the feet and handles only $3.93
I really like the color of this glass planter 
Books~ Hardbacks (3) were 50 cents each and the paperbacks were 25 cents each (I  got 6)
History of the Marines (my Dad was a Marine) we had this book but someone else in the family got it so this one is mine
This looks like an interesting book about Television
This was a fun find....a bag of patterns for 90 cents
Love these 60's looks....the one on the right looks like something Jackie Kennedy wore!
I also picked up some napkins, table runner and a few other 'gifts' that I can't show you.  

DRUM ROLL $42.55

HALF PRICE.....$21.27

I am one happy Junker!!! 


Linda said...

I now think I will crown you "QUEEN JUNKER" sure did make that $20.00 go a loooong way! I'm so happy you had a FUN day junkin!


Keetha Denise Broyles said...

My mom made all our clothes - - - Simplicity, Butterick, and McCalls - - - those were our stand-bys. I may have even had a DRESS made from that "Jackie Kennedy" pattern - - - or one very like it!

Jenna said...

MY GOSH! Id say you SCORED!!!

sweet european dreams said...

I've never heard of Value Village, but now I sure wish there was one nearby! Their prices are amazing BEFORE the discount - Goodwill has almost become expensive lately! Congrats on your fun finds - you did great!

Annesphamily said...

Great Junkin girl! You made a hall for pennies practically. I love the J post! Come see mine. I love this Alphabethursday! Annw

My name is PJ. said...

I bow to your junking supremacy! Holy crow - that was outstanding!

And what a cool idea - to give someone money and have them spend it junking and thrifting!

mbkatc230 said...

Wow, talk about stretching a buck! Love the tea cup, so pretty. And that lemon salt shaker is too cute - perfect for a fun summer tablescape. I need to take you shopping with me :) Kathy

Jacque said...

Good Morning!

WOW..that's some good "J"unkin' totally scored. I love those colored plant vases!! I agree with Sweet European Dreams--Goodwill sells their stuff too high so I only frequent them when they are having a big sale!

Thanks for sharing with us today.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Score, score, score! I love Value Village (and was sad to find that this year here in Canada, VV's annual calender w/ coupons did not contain a 50% off like you got! Drat!)

I love the pink planter, the green planter dish and that beautiful heavy silver sugar bowl. And the clothes are really pretty.

What a fun day for you.

Julie Schuler said...

Wow! What a good deal! That's a cool ashtray, too.

Debbie said...

And a good JUNKER at that! You ladies always inspire me to go thrifting more:)

Ann Creek said...

You are one savvy junkin shopper!!! All your finds are great. I'm a seamstress so I really love the patterns. They are all back in style. Great post.

Vonlipi said...

You did real good my junkin' friend! Cute outfit, lovely finds! The thrifting gods were smiling on you!

Chatty Crone said...

What to go girlfriend - that pink outfit will look great on you!

You did a lot with that $20.

I've never heard of Value Village either.

Hope you get some rest today.


Viki said...

Wow, you are the Queen!!!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Whoa, you made out. Love that outfit. I can't believe the price. Its so cute. All of your new treasures are awesome. We don't have a Value Village here.


Girl! You really made out! I love all your junking finds. I can't wait for sales to start around here. I love your new spring outfit.Very pulled together. Happy junking to you!

jeff campbell said...

Thank you for your nice comments about my Jiffy Jeff post...You are my kind of person with your "junkin ways" this post:-)

LV said...

How wonderful it would be if we could stretch all our $20 that much. You did a great job on your giveaway money.

Diann said...

hey Linda!

That 50% of coupon at Value Village is thesame one I have been using here except they changed the stores name to Value World. YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND PRINT THE COUPONS OFF AS WELL (at least Value World does it.) I recently got the same little rose creaer at Value World. LOL

Lots of awesome stuff here! I bet you had a blast. And love those capri pants. Too cute. I really need to start going through the clothes again when I go to thrift stores. I need new things or summer!

Have a fun day!

MrsJenB said...

Great finds! I used to love hitting up the thrift shop for cheap books - one time I came home with a box full which I had lugged onto the bus with me! My husband knows better than to question me on my book habits, though... :-)

P. said...

Whoa, what a haul for the money! So many things in your group that I love (like that green Maddux planter). I did a double-take at the patterns for 90 cents! Way to go!

Tammy said...

Great job of stretching the twenty bucks! The bag patterns for only 90 cents was a really good deal.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

You are kidding!!! Love all your finds@love those vintage patterns because they can be tweaked to be so stylish. Love the green vase too. WE just don't have any large "thrifting" stores near here, certainly not with things like you got.

Postcardy said...

I almost never see interesting thingies at thrift stores, and most of the JUNK is overpriced too.

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

I bow in your are now the QUEEN junker!
Hugs, Sonya

Catherine said...

You found some great "junk" :) ! Fun, fun, fun :) .

Maureen said...

Wow - you sure know how to score! I love when that happens!

Barbara Jean said...

Great finds Linda!
What fun to have 'free' shopping.

Thanks for the visit at my place.


barbara jean

PS any idea what the value of your filigree silver dish is? I have two at the shop.

concretenprimroses said...

Oh my gosh you should teach a dollar stretching class!
Reminds me of when I would give one of our foster respite kids $5 and set him loose in the flea mkt, and he and I would have a contest to see who could buy the best thing(s).
So fun.

GardenofDaisies said...

Junkin' can be so much fun! You just have to spend a bit of time looking for the treasures! I really like both of the green planters you found. I wonder if they have a Value Village around here? I need to look up in the phone book and see. I know my sister is always talking about the fun things she finds at the one near her.

Chickens in the Basement said...

Wow! You did well! Fun stuff, too!

Brenda said...

One of my favorite past times is going junking. You had some great finds!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! You did great with that $20! So many neat finds! laurie

Queenie said...

Hey Linda!
You did so good on your those tea cups...I think they are Moss Rose Pattern.
You're right, nothing stops a true Junker from getting out, not even drizzly rain!
Hope you have a great week!
Big Hugs,

Coloradolady said...

You really found some great things...I love the cup and saucer, I think the pattern is moss rose, so sweet. I like the ash tray too.....have a great VTT!

Jenny said...

I bow you to you oh Queen of Junkin'!

How amazing.

What finds, what fun, what treasures!

Happy J Day!


Stacey said...

Love all your finds- The little silver basket is especially sweet.

Mary said...

How fun! The cup and saucer china pieces are the same pattern as mine: a sugar bowl and at least one cup and saucer (I'm not sure how many we have of them). Love the vintage patterns. You got some great stuff!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Linda, What a fun day you must have had! I have just recently started going to flea markets, garage sales and I love it! It amazes me what wonderful things one can find! You did great. I am so partial to silver. Just polish them up and they will be as good as first new. Can you imagine how much you would have spent at a department store!
Great post.

mrs. c said...

I love the patterns, I think that I had some of those when I was young! Thank you for your prayers!

Debbie said...

Having a coupon for my fav junking stores would be so much fun! You got some great items, the filigree plates are beautiful.

Jo said...

I love those vintage sewing patterns!

Steph said...

Wow. What wonderful finds and a joyful and special way to spend the day and use your fun giveaway money. Great junkin'!

laterg8r said...

wow, you got some smokin good deals :D

Adventures in Alice Land said...

Wow that's what I call a deal!
You certainly made that $20.00 go longer than I've ever seen!

I visit by way of Kathy's Cottage and would like to invite you over to my blog for a 200th post giveaway! Please do drop in if you can.

Bird said...


I thought I was good...You put me to shame! :)

Love the patterns and the green planter best!


Kathleen Grace said...

What fun to win junkin' money! You got a lot of gret stuff and had fun too, how did I miss out on that give-away?!

Amanda said...

You definitely got a lot of treasure for your money -- good job! I'm feeling a little jealous of all those patterns.

Mimi said...

I want to go shopping with you, Linda! You certainly stretched that $20...and got some great things. The closest Savers/Value Village doesn't have a 50% off day or senior day, wish they did. It is still my favorite thrift store, though.

Nancy's Notes said...

That is what I call a "deal!" Good job!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

WOW! I love the things you found! What a great job you did!

Sue said...

My gosh did you get some great stuff....ofcourse I love the little milk glass plate and the bag of patterns....your like a bargain magnet....looking forward to seeing you at lunch on the 14th.

Joyce said...

Wow that is some haul:) Do you want to carpool to the tea next month as and we could stop and do some serious junkin on the way up.

Susan said...

Linda, You did good with your thrifting. I have those dishes with the tea roses. They are made in Japan.

Shabbyfufu said...

WOOO, what great "junque" you found! Thanks for popping over Linda.....Janet

Jane said...

I cannot believe all the goodies you got for a little over $20.00! You do win the thrifty goddess award for that one :-)