Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

I didn't intend to go to any thrift stores or garage sales this week, but I had to go to town today and found myself across the street from a thrift store so decided to go in. I am so glad I did too. Talk about a wave of nostalgia! I saw so many things from my youth. One thing I couldn't pass up was this cute little Shawnee elephant cream pitcher for $.50. This one has a repair where it looks like the handle broke, but I don't really care. I used to have one just like this that I got when I was quite young. It met its demise in the great cinderblock bookshelf crash of 1976.

I also got this blue and white tureen although I don't know anything about it yet. It has a couple of tiny chips and is a bit grimy, but otherwise in good condition.

The proceeds from the thrift store I went to today support the women's resource center. I think that is one of the reasons I love shopping at thrift stores. Not only do they have prices I can afford on most things, the money stays in the city and goes to such a worthy cause.

Until next time, may you have blessings and thrifty treasures,


Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The elephant pitcher is so cute! The blue tureen is just gorgeous! I would have gotten that too!


Grandma K said...

The first time I saw one of my childhood toys in an antique shop, it was quite a blow! I would have gotten both of those items too. They are great.

{ L } said...

Ohh!!! That elephant pitcher is adorable!!