Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday's Thrifty Treasures

                                                               I'm BACK!!!

I didn't fall off of the face of the earth, but I did get a little overwhelmed with life for the last two weeks. We had soo much going on that I couldn't get any projects done, let alone find time to blog. I  didn't even go into one thrift store until last Saturday. Therefore, no Tuesdays Thrift Treasures last week.

I have to share one of the reasons I was busy, because it was too cool! We went to an Indian Wedding!  Indian weddings last for several days and it was all fun, but the best part was the Henna Tattoo Party. A dear friend of mine's son was getting married, so my daughter and I decided to get in on the fun with the rest of the family.

Now don't judge the condition of my nails, but this was a day or two after we had them put on. They fade away gradually and will last 2-3 weeks before disappearing completely.
The Henna tradition is mainly for weddings and the bride has the most intricate designs, but all of the women are invited to Mendi Night. The designs are for beauty and blessings.
I'm sure I will probably never get to do this again, but it sure was fun. 

Ok, now on to my Tuesday's Thrifty Finds.  The DAV store in our area has a once a year sale, 98 cents for each item, not including furniture or electronics.  So we managed to find $62  worth of these items. I won't bore you with all of them, but these are some of my favorites.
                 A spoon rack that is going to become a jewelry holder. Watch for an update on this one.
I love these pans. They are ceramic lined with a splatter design. Does anyone know what they are called?
Sotheby's Encyclopedia of Porcelain. What an education for 98 cents!
I love blue and white as you have seen before and I also love little dutch shoes. These were also 98 cents for the pair and the next day I saw one shoe at an estate sale for $38, Wow!
Last but not least, I found these two chairs on Craigslist for $20 (for the pair).  They almost perfectly match the chairs in my Black Duncan Phyfe set that I repainted in June. I figured that if I added two more chairs to the set, someone would grab it up! With the holidays approaching (yikes) tables and chairs will be selling!

On a different note, I am quickly approaching 100 followers, yeah!
I am going to make this a linky party and have a giveaway for the first party. Tell your friends to come on over, hopefully we will start next week!

I am linking to these great parties, be sure to check them out as well:



  1. Love that Henna tattoo...fun. Great thrift finds too. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  2. Wow! Love the henna. Is that granite ware? And like you I LOVE blue & white. The chairs are awesome too. Sounds like you had lots of fun!