Welcome to my little world! My name is Donna and I'm the mother of one very spoiled kitty named Clarice. I was a banker for over 20 years but now I'm a SAHM and loving every minute of it. I'm a super, huge Bon Jovi fan and an avid cross stitcher. I love decorating my home with flea market finds, primitive style items and vintage items. My hubby says if the last three generations threw it out as trash it'll end up in our house as a decoration.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thrifty Thursday

This is the first time I've jumped on the Thrifty Thursday bandwagon but better late than never as they say.....so who is "they" and why is what they say important?  It's questions like me that keep me from sleeping well at night and give y'all insight to just how wacky crazy I really am. 

Anywhoooo got distracted but I had an awesome day yesterday thrifting and want to share my haul with ya or at least the pictures of my haul.  I'm not crazy enough to give my new treasures away!  I haven't had much luck thrifting here in NC since the move but I think that's partly because I have been so busy purging my home of  clutter that I'm really choosy about what I'm bringing in the house.  I made a list of stores that I hadn't been to yet and I found a couple of things like 2 heavy pewter wine glasses for $4, a tiny butter mold with an acorn for $1 and a couple books for $2.  So nothing earth shattering but I did find a pants presser that Mark has been asking for  the last 15 to 20 years.  It was a singer and new but best of all only $15 so I was pleased because I knew it would thrill him and it did!  They retail for over $300 so the chances of me ever buying him one wasn't great.  I drug that thing all thru the store because I didn't have a cart to put it in so I'll have some new bruises tomorrow I'm sure.  I stopped and got myself a strawberry milkshake and headed for home.  Then I passed my favorite Good Will and I debated stopping or not....seriously debated because it was raining and getting close to 4:00 so wanted to get home before Mark did but dang, I was right there at it so maybe just a quick run thru then home.  I found a Tea Leaf Ironstone sugar bowl with no lid but at $3 that lid didn't matter much, then I ran across a snowman redware plate for $2 and antique frame for one of my samplers was $9 so I was feeling pretty good about my quick run thru.  Then I remembered that I hadn't check the craft or linen items so a quick pass down that aisle and the thrifting gods smiled down on me.....angels singing....crowds parting to allow me thru and there it was a COVERLET!!!! I snatched it off the rack so fast before anyone else could see it.  I swear it was a magical moment of me clutching it and just happy dancing all the way to checkout.  But wait there's no tag on it....what no tag....in GA that means it goes to the back and will not be restocked on the floor until the next day.  Oh no!!!!!  The clerk said "let me call a manager over" and I'm sweating bullets because I WANT THE COVERLET and NOT LEAVING WITHOUT IT.  Guy walks up says "well how's $5 for this old material sound to you"  I couldn't get my money out fast enough to pay for it and then I sprinted for my car.  I could just seeing them chasing after me to say they made a mistake with that price.  I mean I basically stole it and I just couldn't believe they had no idea what it was.  All the way home I was grinning like an idiot and banging on the steering wheel shouting $5 he said $5!  I have a few that I've picked up at estate sales and the least expensive one was $75 with some damage.  This one is pristine and I really think it's a Family Heirloom Weavers coverlet so not an antique but still it's amazing.  This was just the best day and I'm still grinning but so is Mark over his $15 pants presser. 

Do something today that makes you happy!


  1. Hey now! I wanted to see the pants presser also!!! :D

  2. You got some great deals, especially the tea leaf sugar and of course the coverlet.
    Happy thrifting.

  3. Wow. You hit the jackpot! And your husband will have crisp pants.

  4. Wow Donba, loving that coverlet, lucky you!!!!!! Blessings Francine.

  5. $5???? I would have sprinted out of that store too! Good score with everything.

  6. I love it so much when I snag a bargain. I do the happy dance too but that goes along with me singing to the oldies as I shop.


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