Monday, April 12, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.7 and A Giveaway

OMGosh...what a day of thriftin I had this past Saturday...Mr.CC and I hit the JACKPOT! I'm going to be bad and leave the best for the end...I'm bad I know. We left out early to get to the flea market so we could get first pick of the plants. Our local flea market has several dealers who have some awesome plants with very low prices...I have gone a little wild buying lots of plants and trees...I will share all of them with you later in another post...so be sure to check back to see all my pretties!

So after the flea market, we headed out to garage sales and a estate sale...I think we bought something at every sale...it was a total of five sales. I was really happy with what we were finding...I past up a lot of great things because Mr.CC was with me...you know how men are! We headed across the bay to do some REAL work for Mr.CC's real estate business and it was around noon when we pulled into the neighborhood next to ours...yes I spotted a garage sale sign...I usually don't stop at a sale this late in the day...but I'm sure glad I did this time...they had just what we have been trying to find the time to go out and buy...what could it be? I promise it's coming!
This white ceramic chafing dish will be perfect for all our Auburn tailgate parties in the Fall...$5.00!
Small White Ironstone Pitcher...$1.50!
Silver Tray...as you can see, I have not cleaned it yet...$1.00!
A seafood tureen and four matching bowls...here on the coast we eat lots of seafood gumbo...so this is perfect for us...I paid a little more than I should have...but it is brand new...$12.00!
Luv the colors!


This is it! We found enough TRAVERTINE TUMBLED TILES for our kitchen backsplash...for pennies! Five boxes for...$25.00!!!! Yes...I did a little happy dance right there at the sale!


This is just what we wanted...I really could not believe that we had just saved hundreds of dollars...I guess it was our lucky day!

We are going to add some accent tiles with these...be sure to check back for the finish project.



****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****

1. Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, and if you like, include the NTT button in your post (copy and paste the html code under the button...the button is located on my sidebar).Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post. I have seen that some of you have forgot to do this...so this is just a sweet reminder.
 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
2. Please try to visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas...this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN! What a great way to meet new friends.

I'm having a GIVEAWAY that you don't want to miss out on...so go here to enter!

43 comments:

Creations By Cindy said...

Linda, what awesome finds! Girl, I will shop with you any day. Be blessed. Cindy

a little bit of everything said...

You got some fabulous deals! I love a deal....

kim said...

Linda, you did hit the jackpot! I love the seafood dishes you found. I have been collecting some ironstone and silver and sure haven't found any that cheap. Great job!

Linda said...

Awesome finds and that tile...woo hoo! This is what I like to tell people about and why I yard sale, thrift shop! What finds for pennies on the dollar. Good for you!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! Great finds, Linda! I know you were doing the happy dance over your tile! Congrats on that one! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow, that's great. What a steal. Looks like you got yourself a lot of great deals. I can wait to see your finished kitchen.

TheSmithHotel said...

Great finds! What a steal for those tiles! Working on my thrifty find now!

thanks for sharing,
Jody

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I love that white pitcher! And the tumbled tiles were a great deal! Linda

raggygirlvintage said...

So much fun when you find lots of treasures!! I am green over that pitcher, seriously!
Thanks for hosting, I've linked up my tutorial on tea-dyed tags.
Tracey

Wendy said...

You deserve to do the happy dance!! What a great day! I can't believe you got the tiles for $25!! You did good!
Wendy

Shine said...

You are a VERY lucky girl indeed! LOVE the tiles and the silver platter! Blessings, Shine

Low Tide High Style said...

Linda, you always find the best stuff! It's all wonderful and that ironstone pitcher...swoon!

Kat :)

becca said...

you got so lucky with that tile! what a find!!! it is going to look awesome. can't wait to see the finished product. :)

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I adore the seafood tureens!

The Lone Star Queen said...

I can't believe you found that tile for such a bargain. Lucky girl!!! It's going to be beautiful.

Caroline said...

Wow...the tiles were a steal. I tried to link up but I wasn't able to. The Linky wouldn't allow me to download a pic.

Jane said...

Fabulous find on the tile!! It was meant to be. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project. I'm linked for the party. Thanks for hosting.
Jane

Diann said...

Awesome Finds Linda!!

~ Regan said...

Wow, you really did find some great things!! I would LOVE to find a ironstone pitcher like that one!

Sausha said...

love the little white pitcher - so cute!

thanks for another party :)

Sausha @ {show & tell}

afistfullofweeds* said...

Linda, I linked up wrong, please delete. Just when I figure this stuff out.....don't know what Iam doing wrong. Thanks, Rhonda

Sharon said...

Love your finds, especially the pitcher! I can't wait til the yard sales start here in the north Georgia mountains!
Thank you for hosting all this fun thriftiness!
Sharon@Keeninspirations

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

You are so lucky to have found those travertine tiles! I can't wait to see your backsplash when it's finished. We haven't tiled ours yet. I also love the ironstone pitcher and the bowl with the lobster! Thanks for hosting.

molly susan strong said...

Love the thumbnails to the McLinky! I had not seen that before. I vacation on the coast of Maine and man'o man I love your new ceramics. Totally worth $12!! Thanks for sharing

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

What a score on the tiles~It's going to look great!

The Working Home Keeper said...

What a great buy on the tiles! Love the seafood bowls!

Mary Ellen

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Wow, you definitely scored!! Love those travertine tiles and can't wait to see how your project turns out! Your other finds are pretty awesome too. :)

Thanks for hosting!
-Ann Marie

Donna said...

Linda,
You did find some great things! The dishes and the travertine tiles ... what a buy.
Blessings,
Donna

Designs on 47th Street said...

Wow! You DID have fun! I absolutely LOVE that tile. Good for you.

I am trying to link up and join in on the party this week, but there is no "next" button when I try to attach an image! I have tried several times, but will keep trying.

Donna

Amanda Jo said...

WOW!!!! What a deal on that travertine! I am totally in love with your ironstone pitcher!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

You've hit the jackpot!!!! Way to go. Awesome finds!
*hugs*deb

Kimberly said...

You've got some great finds. I'm super jealous of that chafing dish. You're right - it'll be perfect for tailgating. War Eagle!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Yikes! What awesome finds! I need to go shopping with you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Well, it took 7 tries over the last two days to get linked up. This is really hard. Is this the new Mr. Linky or something? Maybe I am just dense, but it just wouldn't work. Finally got it to go. I guess others find this easier, they all seemed to be linked. Sorry for rambling on. Just happy to finally be linked. Two people left comments on my blog saying they couldn't link up either. Maybe you could post some really easy directions so us not to tecky ones can figure it out. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

Melissa said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wow....

I think my best by ever was to get the complete Oxford Edition works of Dickens for two dollars a book...

this is phenomenal!!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Linda, Thank's for hosting a fun party. I always enjoy seeing everyones treasures..Julian

The Thriftress said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to the party!
Sarah

Kristi said...

Love all your finds!! Sad I missed the linky party! I'll be back though! The backsplash marble was a STEAL!!! Awesome! :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I'm sorry...you lost me when you said you found an ironstone pitcher for 1.50....Oh you lucky lucky girl. I have been on the hunt for some of those lil darlings and they are not always easy to find. At that price,you have one great treasure!!!!

Lou Cinda said...

Girl, you did awesome! I love it all but those tiles!!! Unbelievable!! And the fact that they were still there so late in the day just says to me, it was MEANT to be!!

Can't wait to see the finished product!

I found no thrifty things this week, but I am lovin' looking at everyone who did!!

Maybe next week I will be lucky!

Have a great week~!

Lou Cinda :)

Sandra said...

I am liking that crab dish set...so fun...love all your great finds and can't wait for next weeks party!

The DIY Show Off said...

Great treasures Linda! I missed joining this week but hope to pop over next! ;) I can't wait to check out the other links!

Have a great weekend!
Roeshel

Holly said...

I love thrifting...I may have to link up soon.
Holly

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