Saturday, October 16, 2010


I am having a fun time in Texas.  Sunday is the big Birthday Bash! 
Mom will be 80 on Monday and we are having a family lunch on Sunday.  Children, Grandchildren and great grands, Mom's sister and some nieces also.   I can't wait to see everyone.  My daughter Ashleigh is flying in for the weekend.  Sara can't make it (but really wishes she could) she and Blake will be missed.  I will let you know all bout the party next week!  

Now to keep busy this week I of course have visited a few thrift stores.  If you remember back in the Spring I was here for a month and scoped out all the thrifts around here.  I made some return visits and here are some of my thrifty finds.  So the question is, what do all of the following have in common?

 Here we have two plates and one S & P
Yes they are Fiesta Plates & Harlequin for the Shaker!! 
Love them!! 
Here we have two sweet Milk Glass vases
And a very cute Christmas tray

So what do they all have in common?  

Guesses?  I'll wait while you think about it....

OK, I'll give you a is the price
 so now what do you guess??

Ok, here are some photos to help
Do you see that??

Yes, my friends....each of these items cost 
33 cents!! 
I was shocked and amazed.  I was at a Thrift shop called the ALAMO (I am in Texas) and I thought they had awful high prices.  I saw a cute Pyrex baking dish (you know I love Pyrex) it was marked $9.94 and it didn't have a lid...oh and it's still there!  Cute Mikasa plates, $3.94 EACH!  Yep , they are still there also.  Then I see a Fiesta plate and pick it up..what?  Am I seeing this correctly?  Yes! I just hit the motherload of crazy pricing and found all the above for 33 cents each!  It was just that kind of day! 

I am joining Debbie 
For her fun weekly Yard Salen ParTay


Laurie for
Because I love Fiesta and I love Milk Glass and I 



Vintagesouthernlife said...

You did great! Don't you just love it when you get a good bargain? The fun is alway the hunt!
Have a great week-end and enjoy the birthday party. My mom just turned 84 and is fiesty as ever, lol.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

You and your bargains! Well done again!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my I wish I had been there to shop too girlfriend! What great finds!
Have tons more fun for me too; you owe me because after all I did wiggle all ten of my toes in that sand just for you:)

KarenSue said...

Awesome! This is what keeps us going and doing what we do.
Enjoy your day friend!

KarenSue said...

Happy Birthday Mom!

Jane said...

Enjoy your mom's birthday! How exciting!


A Hopeful Heart said...

I'm glad you're having such a great visit!!!

Wow, 33 cents!!!! I don't think I've EVER discovered deals that great. Way to go!!!

Oh, I'm wishing Mom a very happy birthday.

Blessings and hugs,

Carol said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! 33 cents each! That is absolutely phenomenal and wonderful! I am so excited to hear that. I do love Fiestaware.
And milk glass, and that tray. The tray takes me back. It's great.

Anonymous said...

Well, yes, I'd say you certainly did hit the mother lode! Great buys! Our thrift stores are high....they know what we look for and they see us coming. I hoard milk glass!


gail said...

sounds like you are having fun! Happy Birthday to your mom....and great finds. I can't believe 33 cents, you little devil!

Pam said...

Holy cow - who sells Fiestaware for 33 cents! I want to go there. Great finds. Enjoy!

Pondside said...

.......and that's the sort of thing that keeps us on the hunt - that crazy once-in-a-thrifter's-lifetime mis-price! Glad you were there for it!

Good to be a Queen said...

Sending Birthday wishes to your Mom....Have a great time

Toronto Yardsaler said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!!

Diann said...

Hi Linda!

Isn't that totally bizzare! I just don't get the thought behind the pricing. but, good for you at finding the .33 cents items. Hope the birthday bash is lots of fun and your mom has a great day!!

Ann in the UP said...

Maybe that place has a new pricing scam. We'll call it "Scoff and Switch". You see the stuff nobody would pay that price to own, and then you grab up all the great bargains you see later. LOL

Anyway, I think you make out like a bandit!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, lovin' the Fiesta, can't believe the price! I've never seen the S&P's in that shape before-enjoy:@)

Linda said...

33 cents!! Too fun! Great finds! Enjoy your special family time!

Susan said...

Hi Linda..Sooooo happy you are having fun with your family. Many, MANY happy returns to your Mom. That is fabulous she is turning 80. God bless that woman. Have a wonderful weekend. Susan

the cape on the corner said...

fantastic finds! you practically got them for free. i must tell you i am loving the halloween background and header, linda!! enjoy the birthday bash!

Debbie said...

Hi Linda...glad you are having fun...Happy big birthday to your Mom!!~ Do you want me to add your link to the party...I see you have it here but not on the party list!!~ I can do that if you would like...or perhaps you where waiting...just let me know. Enjoy your trip.
OH duh...fantastic finds as always..they may as well have given them to you at that price. Cute blog changes too Linda..I love when people change it up.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Linda...

What a fun post, my friend! Ohhh my goodness...I could hardly believe my eyes when you showed the tags on those pretties! Fiestaware at just .33 cents? I'm so happy for you, Darlin'! Sometimes we're just in the right the right time!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Gosh Debbie! Every time I think you've found the best bargain anywhere, you go out and find another one or two or...! What great finds! If I tell my husband that it is a battle tour, maybe I can get him to take me to the Alamo! Thank you for linking these amazing bargains to Favorite Things Sat. Have a wonderful b'day celebration for your mother. Wishing her a happy day! laurie

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Those are some fabulous finds, especially the Fiesta! However, I do have to tell you the S&P is Harlequin, not Fiesta. It is another line by Homer Laughlin Co., very collectible in its own right.

Romeo said...

Well heck Ms. Linda, I think I just failed your test. My answer for what all your finds had in common?!?.....if "she" was transporting them back home from Texas they would ALL be broken by the time they landed ;) Yep. It's true. Some people blame the cat for broken china and such. Here in this house, we blame "her".

Can Charlie come over yet???? I saved him some of my morning milk.....and I bet "she" would warm it up for him.....


Romeo and "her"

P.S. Sending your mom a big purr for a happy birthday!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! Can't believe that 33 cents! Hope you continue to have a great time and hope your mom's birthday is fantastic!

Polly said...

Great finds! Amazing prices!


Chatty Crone said...

Have a wonderful time tonight and I know your mom will be so happy. Wish her happy birthday for me. Can't wait until you get home.


Anonymous said...

No way! on those prices. Only in the great state of Texas :)

I know you're having a wonderful time - how special.

I loooove your gourd "witch" lady in the header pic.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Linda, you are probably enjoying your mother's party at present, and I hope it is a fun day for all of you! :-)

Happy, Happy Birthday to your sweet mother!

And you did hit the mother lode of goodies. What an insane price! LOL! YEA! Persistance pays, doesn't it?

Have missed you, and I look forward to blogging on a more regular basis.

Love to you and all the best for a wonderful family time!


Sheila :-)

bj said...

Happiest Birthday to your wonderful to still have her. :)
O, we do love a good bargain...and you really got one!!
xo bj

Kathleen said... did well. Have fun at the Birthday. God bless her!

Mom Walds Place said...

33 Cents...Each...Wowza!

Sherrie said...

I have been finding crazy prices like that at Salvation Army. From Good to ridiculous. I love the little shaker, orphan and all.

BECKY said...

Crazy prices!! Love the 33 cents, obviously!!