Monday, May 10, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.11

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend...I know I did...I even got a little bit of thriftin' time in during this busy time. I went out early Saturday and was lucky to find a couple of great sales...one was a estate sale and the other was a sale that I think was being held by a owner of a salvage store that carries a lot of items from TARGET...got some awesome buys there. This weeks project is installing my NIFTY THRIFTY curtains in my screen porch...so be sure to check back later in the week to see what idea that I came up with...I think you will like it!Old soup tureen...found this at a estate sale for only .50 cents! Some of my ideas for it are...storing hand towels...displaying silver flatware or maybe plant some flowers in it. Do you have any ideas for my .50 find?Luv these cute "palm tree" invites...I bought two boxes for only $2.00 each...these retail for about $20-$25 at TARGET!Only .50 cents for each box...I went a little crazy buying lots of invites...looks like we will be doing some entertaining here at COASTAL CHARM!Such cute baby shower invites...also only .50 cents! I got more invites and note cards, but I didn't want to post 10 pics...thought you might think I was a little crazy:)Drapery Finial Set...$1.00!What a adorable "COASTAL" sign for my beach condo...think I will add some shells to it...$2.00!Another handbag to add to my collection...loaded this baby up yesterday and off to church I went with my $1.00 beauty!


****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.
2. Please go and 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.

41 comments:

kim said...

Linda, you found some great stuff again. Love the soup tureen. I know what you can do with it. You can send it to me and I will put it in my hutch. lol. I have been collecting some white ironstone and other white pieces and silver to fill my hutch in the diningroom. You have all those invites so you better start planning some parties.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What amazing finds! I especially love the soup tureen (I would put some pale pink roses in it!), and handbag... wow! ♥

Manuela@TPOH said...

What an amazing deal on that pretty tureen! I frequently plant flowers in mine since I don't ever use them for soup. The drapery finial set was a really good deal too!

Manuela

Anita said...

What? .50 cent for the tureen? That's crazy talk! I love the bag too. Great deals!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
Great stuff. Love the white tureen and I think it would look good as is or full of seashells.

Like all your other goodies too.

hugs
Sissie

Sailing Simply said...

Wow! Great finds! Very nice soup tureen for that absurd amount of money. OMG! Love the purse too! I would have used that asap as well! I am loving seeing all your wonderful deals!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

You are right, the bag makes the whole arrangement. It looks perfectly coastal. I linked up this week too. Thanks.

Marie said...

Hello sweet Linda - thank you for hosting another fun week! And for allowing me to link up my chandelier swap!

Love your finds. Especially that cute bag! Definitely a coastal look.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Sarah said...

Linda, these are some cool finds. Like the ideas for the soup tureen.
~ Sarah

The Thrifty Designer said...

What great finds! I think I would use the soup turreen as a planter if it were mine.

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE your tureen and only 50 cents!?! The purse is too cute and I love the sea sign. Hope you are having a great evening. We are glued to the weather radio and tv because tornados have been all around us. In and out of the storm shelter!

Creations By Cindy said...

I cannot believe you got that tureen for only 50 cents! Girl you aced it! Love all your stuff. Be blessed. Cindy

alice said...

Linda! You reallhit the jackpot! Love it all. I can not believe the purse, the tureen and the finials. Fantastic!
smiles, alice

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Linda... I LOVE that tureen! And it sounds like you have some big parties planned at your house...cute invitations! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Melissa said...

Put white sand in it and stand pillar candles in it...

Beach House Living said...

The tureen would look nice with a plant and some shells for decoration.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You did great - but that tureen stole the show! 50 cents??!! Linda

Lori said...

Good tip on going to Canton early, I may try that in the fall.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your white soup tureen is beautiful. I can see hand towels in it for the bathroom. One of these days, I want to link up, but I have not been able to get my act together. I love to treasure hunt at GW and also yard sales. Love & blessings from NC!

Sonia said...

Wow Linda,
You got some lovely finds...the soup tureen is lovely...great for a centerpiece filled with flowers or a green trailing ivy! Love the invites too!
Miss Bloomers

becca said...

you hit the jackpot with those invites! i wish that salvage store was in my town.

Maureen said...

Shut up! .50 for the soup tureen? I love it. I agree, sand and candles (at least for summer) mini pumpkins & gourds for fall, and shiny Christmas ornaments in December.

Rose said...

Great finds! I had to laugh when you showed the purse, glad I'm not the only one who gets their purses at garage sales! Love it!
I linked up my footboard sign to your NTT party, thanks for hosting!
Rose

Michelle said...

Great finds! Love the tureen, I think it would look great with towels in it. The thrift store and garage sales are the only places I will buy purses. I can't see paying $20. for a new "cheap" purse, when I can get one second hand that looks new for $1.00 that was once $60.00 or more!! Thanks so much for hosting NTT.

:) Michelle

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Thank you for hosting. I have linked up to you on my Link Party Directory. Have a terrific day! Rory

AlMcLeary said...

Thank you for sharing such charming finds and thank you for hosting
Al
http://almcleary.com/blog

Lou Cinda said...

Linda, I LOVE that tureen!! The crazing is beautiful!! Flowers would be stunning in it for sure! I also love the towel or flatware idea too! I would have jumped all over that! LOVE the invites, the purse the finials! And the beach sign! Perfect!!! You did goooood!!

Lou Cinda :)

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

Hi Linda!
I have an addiction to anything invite-related, too!
You found quite an assortment!
(And I wouldn't have though you weird for showing us all 10 pics of them)!
What a fun party you always have!
Thanks for the invite!
Blessings to you!

Amanda Jo said...

I just LOVE your soup toureen and I can't wait to see what do you with it! I also love all of the invitations you bought - you saved a ton of money on those!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

SCORE!!!! That was awesome for the soup toureen!!! Lots of great finds for you!!
*hugs*Deb

TheSmithHotel said...

Great finds Linda!

Looking forward to seeing other's thrifty finds!

Jody

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I would fill that tureen with potting soil and herbs. Basil, rosemary, thyme...it would not only smell wonderful, you could just snip it for recipes whenever you needed to.

One Life Many Journeys said...

Love the tureen....SCORE! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to see lots of goodness all in one place with the party!

Diann said...

Oh Linda! you got some great bargains!! That tureen for .50 cents is wonderful!!

burlap+blue said...

first time linking, thanks for hosting! can't wait to see what others have created this week!

Donna said...

Linda,
I love soup tureens and for 50 cents!!! You hit the jackpot! I hope I can participate again soon ... so much going on! I will show more of the cake at the shower.
Blessings,
Donna

Kelley said...

Ewe n me, down by da sea's my fave.

Amber said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, your thrifty days seem fun I'm going to have to check them out more offten.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Linda, I'm a little late, thanks so much for the party,
blessings,
Debra

Vintage Remixed said...

Hi Linda,

LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG. I just joined the party. I may be late, but better late than never. :-)

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

What? 50 cents for a soup tureen? Lovely!

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