Friday, October 1, 2010


Thursday I was able to meet my friend Sandie from Chatty Crone for some much 'needed' thrifting!  We met at the Goodwill to start our day.  I found several things including a gift for a friends Birthday(no photos here she will have to wait).  I picked up a book for my Mom, some napkins in yellow and orange that I hope will work with a Halloween tablescape and some pink place mats also for a tablescape.  My favorite find was this! 
 What is it??  JAJ which is Pyrex made in England
This pattern is Chelsea made in 1968
The size is 509 I think it is charming and my first JAJ piece of Pyrex...thanks to my friends on the Pyrex Collective for all the great info they share or I would not have know to buy this cute piece of Pyrex!   

Sandie and I hit a few other thrifts and I found some other fun items you will be seeing in the future.  At one thrift (and I don't know it's name) I found this awesome fall decoration!
This great beaded candle holder was only $2
It will be used in some fall vignettes for sure!

 We had lunch and some good girlfriend time.  It was a great day. 

Earlier in the week I stopped at another thrift near my home and found these cute items
  I set this up on one of those orange napkins I got and it looks cute
I already had the pumpkin from last year
This metal cat is a tea light holder.  I can't wait to light it up!
This little bucket with BOO on it makes me smile
It is October so time to put out some Halloween decorations

  This is not new but one of my favorite Halloween decorations
This witch makes me smile!
Wanted to bring her out for October!

I'm linking up to two fun parties
 Yard Salen with Debbie 
Showing all thrifty finds



Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I love your finds! It is fun to get Holiday
decorations at the thrift. The orange beaded
candle holder is just great! I always try to
find one thrift Christmas item every year!

Flora Doora

xinex said...

Very cute Halloween accessories! I like the pyrex bowl too....Christine

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You found some great things, lovin' the pyrex! Your witch made me smile too, and I think I owned that beaded candle holder at one time, huh...

Jeanette said...

Great finds. I went thrifting with my sister once and we both wanted the same things at every stop. LOL

Susan said...

Oh, Linda. I'm so jealous. You and Sandie went thrifting without me. Booo hooo. LOVE the little kitty cat the best. Sooooo cute. All your finds were just dandy. Have a wonderful weekend! Susan

BECKY said...

Hi Linda! I'm with Susan....I'm so jealous that you and Sandie went thrifting without us! One of these days...we'll have to see how many of us could a central-ish area...wouldn't that be great?! I love your adorable witch, too!

Chatty Crone said...

Well I have to say we had a GREAT time - Linda is a wonderful gal! I even got some nice things.

I love your Halloween witch there - she makes me smile too.

Love you,

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, you did really good and best of all you got to spend time with a friend. Love your little witch too. She really is cute. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Linda, your little black cat is the perfect companion for your little witch. They both make me smile! ~ Sarah

Mimi said...

That is the cutest little witch!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love the witch and blingy pumpkin together!

Pondside said...

What fun for you and your was a fruitful trip.
i can easily understand why you like that happy little witch.

Debbie said...

Gosh, I think I love it all! I really do, would have scooped every item up as you did. What a neat Pyrex find...I never see good stuff like that in our Goodwill. Thanks for joining me Linda, always a pleasure. Can't wait to see your table scapes.

Annesphamily said...

You and Sandie always make a good pair! I can only imagine the great time you two had. Thanks for sharing your day with us. Happy weekend! I love all your cool treasures! Anne

Sherrie said...

I am drooling over the pyrex. I have never seen that one before. Of course you found it at Goodwill.

T's Daily Treasures said...

That cat tealight holder is the cutest. Our weather is still hot and steamy so does not feel like Fall, but after seeing what everyone else is doing, I am itching to get some Fall-inspired decorating going on around here. :) Have a great weekend. Tammy

GardenofDaisies said...

I did not know that pyrex was made under a different name in England!
See what I learn on these blogs?

My name is PJ. said...

I look forward to stopping here, Linda, because you have the cutest stuff! I ADORE the cat and your witch...and that beaded candleholder will look even more beautiful in candlelight.


AmericKim said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by to visit me too...I love your witch - she is adorable! Congrats on your great pyrex find! Have an enjoyable weekend!

Nancy's Notes said...

Wow Linda, I love it all! I have to say, that is the cutest little witch I have ever seen!

Need to scoot, yikes, I should not be reading blogs, my list is way too long!


gail said...

Oh Linda I love the witch. It is so cute. And the cat tea light. I bet it's adorable lit up!

Marcia said...

Looks like you and your friend had a great day of thrifting. Like the Pyrex dish. Never seen that pattern before. You just never know what you will find at Goodwill. And the witch, well she is just too cute.

Diann said...

Good Morning Linda!
What fun finds! the Halloween items are so cute. love that pyrex bowl!!

Anonymous said...

I did not know there was an English Pyrex. Wow!
I love that beaded globe you found. Cute seasonal finds :) How fun.

Kathleen said...

Nothing like shopping and lunch with friends to make us happy!
Love your finds and the napkin rings in the prev post...what a deal!

Birgit said...

Hi Linda,

First of all, thanks for your congrats on winning Jaz's spellbook. It will be well loved! :)

Your thrift finds are just great. :)

-- Birgit

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Thanks for stopping by on Pink Saturday. Your words were very comforting to me, and I appreciate you so much. Looks like you've been busy thrifting and getting ready for a Busy October decorating time. Have fun!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Great thrifty treasures....LOVE the kitty :)


Jabacue said...

Just learned something new....JAJ=Pyrex! Thanks Linda!

sissie said...

Hi sweet Linda girl!
If there is a treasure to be found you can bet that you will find it!! I didn't know that Pyrex was made outside the US and I'm glad that you knew about that particular piece. It's very pretty.

We need a name for your plump little witch! She's a cutie and I wonder what Kerbee will think of her!


Polly said...

Great finds! I love the little BOO bucket!! Too cute!!

Kathy said...

Hi Linda...I can remember my mom having some beautiful blue patterened pyrex.
Loooks like you had a ball!
You had some pretty good guesses during our vacation...thanks for playing along,
Have a wonderful weekend,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Linda.
Thank you for visiting my blog this weekend.
Great finds! Looks like you had a wonderful time this week.
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sharon

Jean said...

Lots of great stuff for the holiday.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, What a find on that English Pyrex. I've never seen that pretty pattern before. Oh that beaded candle holder will be so pretty with a light in it. The cat is so cute, but I'm loving that witch. As always, you found some great stuff! Thank you so much for linking up to Favorite Things. laurie

Thrifted Treasure said...

Love the pyrex casserole!!! Your Hallowe'en decorations are fab, Hallowe'en isn't that big here in Australia, I wish it was, it's huge in Ireland where I grew up and I loved it!

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, I totally love the cat and the witch. How darned adorable! Such sweet decorations for fall. I have to get my fanny moving and get more of mine out... I'll do that this evening. :-)