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Monday, July 20, 2009

Additional Thrifty Finds


Blue Monday is sponsored by our gracious Sally at Smiling Sally.
This post is also for Today’s Thrifty Treasures hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality.

On a recent visit to my consignment shop I found a blue and white ceramic table lamp costing $2.38. I have placed it on the breakfast table, and turn it on when I want softer light in the kitchen than the bright ceiling lights. It is hooked up to an extension cord with an on-and-off switch on the floor, operated by one’s foot.
For now, a white shade has been borrowed from another lamp not in use, until I can buy a smaller, more suitable one.
This oval pressed glass platter was $4.75.
I like the pattern around the border,
and the starburst in the center. (The camera angle makes it look distorted.)

Another pineapple item for my collection is this crystal dish which cost $1.13. It can be used as a candy or nut dish.

This eight-piece set of ceramic shakers with tiny pink flowers and gilt tops cost $2.76. There are four individual salt and pepper sets.
These are vintage and are in their original box.
Last is a pretty blue tablecloth for a round table cost $1. I found this at one of the thrift shops in town.
It has pretty yellow tulips and green leaves.
It was nice to have you visit today. Do come again as soon as you can, and do leave a comment. I love to read your comments.
Enjoy more Blue Monday posts at Sally’s blog, Smiling Sally. Also, please visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more thrifty treasures.

33 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great finds - especially the lamp.
Glenda

ivoryspring said...

That lamp is so pretty - great find.

heartnsoulcooking said...

Love all you GREAT!!! finds. The lamp is really nice. Have a happy " BLUE MONDAY " Geri

Gee said...

You are lucky to purchase beautiful things with that price. Thanks for sharing.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great finds! You might want to do a little search on your oval dish. I think it might be Miss America Depression Glass. If so, you got a fabulous bargain! I have a few pieces of pink Miss America.

I love those salt and peppers!

SmilingSally said...

I have just loaded your link. Happy Blue Monday.

Carrie said...

Pat,
You are right…I looked up the Anchor Hocking Miss America pattern and yes, that is what my platter is. Thanks for the alert...I was completely unawwares of the pattern.
Carrie

denisemarie said...

OMG, your finds are amazing. I'm drooling over the lamp and the shaker set!! I'll post my blue dishes (very similar to your lamp) on the next blue monday. :0)
Denise-Bloomin'

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carrie, you really have some good finds here. I think my favorite is the oval dish. It looks like depression glass to me, but I could be wrong. Very sweet!

And you will have fun with that new tablecloth, salt and peppers, and lamp! Great prices on everything!

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

marty39 said...

You found some wonderful things. I love the pretty blue and white lamp. It has such a pretty design. Your crystal pieces are just gorgeous, and of course I love the blue and yellow tablecloth, my new favorite colors. I especially like the salt and pepper shakers. They are just stunning and individual ones are so hard to find. Just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Mary said...

What wonderful found treasures. The lamp is terrific. You really got fantastic prices on everything. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a wonderful day.

Sue said...

I love pressed glass, so I like your finds! The edge on that platter is gorgeous. Cute tablecloth, too.
:-) sue

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Great finds! Happy Blue Monday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Great shopping and nice blue things. come on by my blog. I am having a blue giveway. Happy Blue Monday.

~~Carol~~ said...

Those shakers are just gorgeous, each a little work of art! They would look pretty all lined up on a little shelf!

Cindy said...

Very nice!
Cindy

bj said...

I really like your lamp...

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

You did some great finds. I really lik the salt and pepper sets.
Have a nice blue monday, Annemieke

Becky K. said...

Fun stuff! I am always drawn like a moth to lamps. Why? I have so many...

Love your finds.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Lynns Lovelies said...

Great treasures, each one of them! Love the oval dish...just so unique and pretty!
Happy Blue Monday!
~Lynn♥

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Blue Monday... ENJOY!

salmagundi said...

I've never seen any s/p shakers like those - they sure are pretty. I bet you have a tablescape in mind for them in the future. Sally

susan said...

I love that tablecloth--my favorite colors! I also love lamps in the kitchen--You are a good bargain hunter!

Terry said...

Howdy
Wow what a fantastic group of treasures .
What fabulous bargain's.
It is always so fun to see thrifty finds :)
Happy Blue Monday .
Have a wonderful week .
Blessings of joy to you and yours.
Thank you for sharing all the fantastic things you found .
Happy Trails

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I am loving that lamp, and the tulips are too cute.

Knitty said...

Good deals! I like the pressed glass border too.

Charlene said...

I love the pressed glass platter and the salt and pepper shakers! It's a shame people don't take the time to set a pretty table anymore--I don't know if they even make those little sets any more. Pretty!

Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Blue Monday! Beautiful pressed glass platter, thank you for sharing! Have a great week.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I so love that lamp and that platter is Awesome! Great finds!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wonderful bargains! I like all of them!

Hurry back to tablescapes, you have so many neat things to work with!

Where are you going in FL? We are in central FL on the east coast.

Katherine

Martha said...

Great finds!

Bill said...

Hi Carrie,
Great finds! I especially like the little ceramic salt and pepper shakers; they're really charming.

I just noticed the nice comment you left on my "abandoned" post. I enjoyed reading about your Corning "Cornflower" collection. Thanks for sharing the link.

Eleanor said...

More great finds! How do you do it? I wish I could go treasure hunting with you.