Sunday, July 26, 2009

Monday's Thrifty Treasures

Hello and welcome to Thrifty Treasures Monday hosted by http://southernhospitalityblog.com/ Stop over and visit her to see the other participants.


This first item I found at a thrift store called Unique. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this on the shelf. It is just so pretty. The price? $2.42!! The top where the candle goes, and the handle are brass. The bottom part is a porcelain plate, and stamped on the bottom it says England. I originally was going to sell it on e-bay, and then I decided to keep it.








This is a wicker basket, and in great condition. I got this one at Unique thrift store as well. Not sure yet what I am going to do with it, but I have some ideas. I thought I might spray paint it a creamy white, and display some of my pretty hankies or vintage doilies in it.




This picture (and the one below) are some pictures I'd like to share with you that I found in a magazine, on uses for baskets. Now, we all have come across a great basket at a thrift store, and even though it's pretty, we're not quite sure what we would like to do with them. Well, here are some great ideas. I love this basket next to the bed. Isn't this pretty for a guest room?






This is an idea for the basket I had just shown you that I purchased. The picture above on the right, shows the basket hung on a wall, in a corner. I don't have a corner in my home that it would work in. You could take the lid off, and just use the bottom part to put on a wall, and display pictures or whatever it there. If you click on the pictures, they should enlarge. I'm not sure if you can read text on the page though. The picture on the left is a basket with a mirror on the bottom. How cute is that? You can hang a towel on the handle. Cute idea for a camper or really small bathroom. The basket on the bottom left has wooden dividers in it. You can put things on the individual shelves, and hang stuff on the lid too. They have vintage keys pictured on this one.





Aren't these the prettiest Pyrex bowls, in PINK! I snatched these right up when I found them at my favorite thrift shop. Monday's and Thursday's are 25% off day too! These cost me $4.06
with the discount! Baking days will be sweeter with these!







These items were from the thrift store too. As soon as I saw the thing on the left, I said, what a perfect little stand for a teapot, or a little plate and cloche! Of course I will paint it white first. It was $1 something with the discount. This is the sweetest pie plate. I think I may use it for a quiche. Well, the price was right, and it has pink roses on it.







Lastly, is this cute little pink rack??? Not sure yet what I will use it for, but I think I will paint it white. I put this little sachet in just to see how it would look. I think it might look nice painted a creamy antique white, and maybe I will stand a vintage picture in it. Hummm, or maybe stand lotion and soap in it in the bathroom, dish soap in kitchen, a plant perhaps? Any ideas?



Well, that's my thrifty finds for the week. I'm sure I'll have some more stuff to show you next time. See you then, and thanks so much for stopping by!




Debbie









28 comments:

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Love Pink Pyrex - good buy!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, that Pyrex was a steal! Great job on that. Don't you love that garage sale cartoon? My fave.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I just about squealed when I saw the pink Pyrex! :) Love the basket too! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment and sign up for my Giveaway. :) Have a wonderful end to your weekend!

Carmen said...

I want pink pyrex bowls!!! :)

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Love the cute woven box. It would be nice for silverware, soaps and lotions in a bathroom, Hand towels in a guest bath, overflowing with scarves...ahhh, so many pretty possibilities :)

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Oh my goodness! I love those pink Pyrex bowls! Have you priced what a set costs in an antique store or eBay? WOW! Great find.

Lisa said...

All your new treasures are great, but as everyone else has already stated, the Pyrex is fabulous!!!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

My mom had one of those rose quiche dishes. I gave it away and now I wish I hadn't. :( Love the Pyrex bowls...what a steal, and those ideas for the baskets are too cute. I don't know why you couldn't hang that basket on a flat wall like they've done with the other two examples.

Kammy said...

You did find so super buys...love your post on what to do with baskets....I have a ton of Longaberger and always looking for new stuff to do with them !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Nancy said...

Love all your treasures. And your blog is too cute!

Nancy

Elizabeth said...

Hi! Visiting from Southern Hospitality. I like your blog :) I want those pink pyrex bowl!!! Great find.

Rhonda said...

Hi, coming over from Rhoda's! I love the cartoon...too cute! I felt like that this weekend!

I love all your finds! Love the pink Pyrex!

Gwen said...

I have never seen pink Pyrex!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love your finds! Love the pink pyrex! Sooo awesome!

Julie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Pink Pyrex!!!
What a great price. Have a great day!!

Bonnie said...

Wow, great finds! Glad you decided to keep the candle holder. (I would've too!)And I really enjoyed exploring your beautiful blog, just became a follower.

Cindy said...

What wonderful finds!!! I love the basket so much and the pics of it hanging next to a bed is just the cutest idea!! Cindy

Frugal Fine Living said...

Great finds! I love the pie plate.

Thanks for sharing the basket ideas.

Jane

Lisa said...

What great finds. I use baskets with lids to hold my yarn and floss in the livingroom, so if the mood strikes it's right there yet looks neat the rest of the time.

Love that pyrex. I've really got to start watching for that stuff.

Shauna said...

Love the Pyrex!

Susie Q said...

I have that pie plate. It makes a great quiche dish. Just the right size....and the scalloped edges are pretty.

And the pink Pyrex? LOVE it! I've never seen that one before.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi there, Pink Pyrex, oh boy I would love to get my hands on those. I picked up the same quiche dish at a yard sale for a great price a couple years ago.

See you another time- Take Care

~~Carol~~ said...

What a steal on those Pyrex bowls! I like that basket too. So many possibilities for it! You found alot of great things!

Marie said...

Hello Debbie - thank you for sharing all your great finds! My fave are the pink mixing bowls - such a score!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Kelee Katillac said...

Debbie !

The bowls and wicker suitcase are charming!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Pink pyrex! Fantastic! And baskets -- oh, you can NEVER have too many baskets. Lovely finds!
Cass

Shirl said...

Hello I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits, thank you so much for stopping by. Your blog is just beautiful. I love those pyrex bowls and the wicker ideas are so pretty. Loved all your pink posts, your header is beauitful!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love all the ideas for the basket. Thanks for sharing.