Friday, February 4, 2011

Hooray! I think I found something?

Well, I think I am excited, anyway? Everyone seems to be finding all of these great things while thrifting about, and I never seem to find much of anything? It all happened by accident, you see, my cousin and I went grocery shopping, in our little "rinky dink" town, while we were there we decided to have a piece of pie and coffee. As we were sitting there eating and talking we both, at the same time said "I wonder what is in that "Resale" store, because you see around here everyone usually takes all of their "junk" :) there, especially clothing.  Since we were real close to it, like next door, we decided we would sneek in and have a quick peek.  I couldn't believe all of the actual "junk", but also some treasures if you wanted to look and dig :)

Here are some items I found: 

I am pretty sure this is not vintage, but it was only .25 cents, and I thought I could make it look old.  Hey for 25 cents, painted white and distressed with a flower or two perfect in my eyes.

Now, I am not sure on how to tell real silver, but the details on this tray are just gorgeous (click to see details). Anyone else know the test for real silver? Plus, it was only $2.00, so I figured I could put a bowl in the middle for dips and crackers or use it for display.

These candle sticks where just to pretty to pass up, my daugther and I have been looking for some nice clear one too. The 2 smaller ones are a set with octogon bases and the post is like a pillar ridge - $1.00 for the set and the taller one in the middle was only .25 cents. They are probably now Crystal, but they are cute and cheap :)

So with all of my treasures put together, I spent a total of $3.50 plus tax, not bad I don't think :)

I have photo with them all together, but for some reason I can not get it select??  I did it , yeah. One less blogger things for me to figure out, like I don't have enough already :)

I am joining the Frugalicious Friday Party at Finding Fabulous for less click here to join us, there is also a great giveaway:

Thanks for visiting and following along on this great journey called Blogging.


  1. Cool finds! I am like you. I go all the time and never find a thing. I like the tray. The easiest way to test for silver is to smear a dab of French's (must be French's) mustard on the piece and heat it with a lighter. If the mustard leaves a black mark it is silver. You can clean the black mark off with vinegar. HTH!

  2. Sorry! that was my comment up there. Darn kids never sign out when they use my puter!

  3. Great finds! I love the bottle, looks classic. Thanks for stopping by and joining in my blog, love to see you again soon...

  4. You did good ! Great finds Ÿ I ♥ that little bottle.

  5. Great finds, and cheap, too! That bottle was a steal!

  6. Hi Chrissy!!

    Thanks for visiting me and becoming a follower!!
    I love that bottle with the wicker around it...very cool!!
    I'm a new follower of your blog!
    Pamela :)

    Stay warm !!

  7. Real silver is almost always marked "sterling" or 925...if it is unmarked but looks like silver it is more than likely silver plate....not as valuable but every bit as pretty!!!

  8. You picked up some nice things! Check back often because the good stuff usually goes fast--that's what I have found. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. I nominated you for Stylish Blogger award on my Lucky 7 blog and Mama J blog. Lovin your blog.

  10. Your blog is impressive. Thanks for the tutorial. I just extended the Stylish Blog Award to you to share your wonderful blog. I particularly love the font.