Monday, February 17, 2014

Frugal-ish Finds

Last week on my birthday, David said we could do whatever I wanted. I thought about some of my favorite things and decided I wanted to get sushi for lunch then hit up an antique shop. I could spend hours browsing thrift stores and antique shops, so I was happy that David indulged me a bit. I normally keep it pretty frugal, but since I had some birthday money from my generous mother-in-law I splurged ever so slightly.


My most expensive item was the set of pink bowls from the 1950s. Last time we were at the antique shop I noticed them, but the $15 price tag stopped me from picking them up. It was a little more than I wanted to spend. But this time since I had some extra money and they were still there, I went for it! I tried to get the clerk down to $10 for the set, but he wouldn't budge. So I happily handed over the $15.

My glass jelly jar was $5, and each small jello mold tin was $1. The ice cream scoops were $3 each and I just had to pick them up because I have had ice cream on the brain recently! I can't wait to make some and scoop it into my pretty pink bowls. I basically got each of these items because of how well I thought they would photograph with food!


I am always on the lookout for anything chicken related, so I was excited to find this sweet little figurine for $2. It does have a hole in top that would probably fit a tapered candle, so it also serves a practical purpose as well as just being so darn cute.

As was the case last time I brought home some frugal finds, Gizmo couldn't wait to see what I picked up.



I think he approves!

~Tammy

50 comments:

  1. Love your finds! Those ice cream scoops are great. I just LOVE browsing antique stores- wish I had more time for it :)

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  2. love your finds, too. I like browsing in antique shops, too, and I just may have to do that on my birthday.

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  3. That sounds like a great birthday, and I love your pink bowls!

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  4. wow, so cute. i love those pictures!
    your kitty <3
    love
    Maren Anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  5. Nice finds! The kitty is too cute!

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  6. What gorgeous treasures! I especially like your little chicken :) x

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  7. i like your bowls, but especially like your little chicken. :)

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  8. Love, love those pink bowls! I really like your chicken and the jelly jar too. Gizmo sure is a cutie-pie!

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  9. I love your chicken. I like all your kitchen stuff too.
    Gizmo, he is a sweetheart.

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  10. I love those pink bowls too. I'd totally have paid the $15. :) Glad they were still there when you went back. :)

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  11. That was a wonderful way to spend your birthday money. I love the pink bowls and am looking forward to your photo shoot with them. Strawberry season, perhaps? xoxo

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  12. That little chicken figurine is the cutest! I love it and I am sure it goes perfectly in your home.

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  13. Sounds like a great way to spend your birthday! And your birthday money went to some wonderful finds!! I need to hit up some thrift stores soon. Starting to have withdrawls. lol...

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  14. Looks like you had a fun day - the finds are a great bonus!

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  15. So happy for you, indulging for your birthday! I'm the same way, I LOVE to look, and look, and look. But more often than not, I can talk myself out of anything over 4-5 dollars.
    Super fun finds - the chicken is adorable! Most of my thrifting & vintage finds that I bring home are kitchen related. :)

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  16. You picked out some great items!

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  17. Love those bowls! I love to go thrifting. It's actually the only kind of shopping I don't mind doing.
    Hope you had a splendid birthday!

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  18. loving the frugal finds. even though i'm a chicken fan as well...the little chicken figurine is the most interesting to me. I'm a bit jealous! loving gizmo and his approval. approval from FLA too!

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  19. Great finds! Looking forward to seeing them in future photo's!

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  20. Such wonderful finds! I'm loving those retro pink bowls!!! :)

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  21. Great finds! I work at a thrift shop - best job ever :-)

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  22. Happy birthday fellow Februarian! Looks like you got some great stuff.

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  23. love your finds, and happy happy birthday to you! Looks as if your kitty also likes your stuff!

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  24. Your antique finds are so fun Tammy and that little pink bowl is just adorable:) .. and the kitty photo melts my heart:) Sushi sounds like the perfect the choice for lunch! xxleslie

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  25. Wishing you a happy day in your life. All your antique findings are great. Hen like candle stand looks wonderful.
    See kitty is also trying to find something new in it..

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  26. Happy Birthday! I had a birthday last week too. Looks like you bought some great things with your birthday money

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  27. Sushi and antique shopping! Sounds like a perfect way to spend your birthday. I love the pink bowls and the ice cream scoops - you're right they will make for some lovely styling with food.

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  28. Love that little chicken, so cute!
    Janie x

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  29. I agree with Jane - love the chicken. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I can't wait to see the food photos you take using your new goodies. :)

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  30. We could definitely spend a day together.....I love sushi and I adore antiquing! You found some treasures!! Can't wait to see your photos using your great finds! The chicken candle holder....swoon!

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  31. :) ooo so sweet, I love the chicken figurine.......

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  32. Those are some great finds. I would be all over the pink bowls as well!

    Slate floors? I love them. Always wanted them in my entryway!

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  33. Tammy, great finds! I am glad that your bowls were still there waiting for you! And the chicken figurine is cute. Nice of Gizmo to approve.. Have a happy week ahead!

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  34. What fabulous and fun finds!!! (How's that for an alliteration?) ;-)

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  35. You're like me. I love hitting up thrift shops and looking at the antiques that they have available. I've found some really nice stuff when I lived in NYC as well. Seems like you found some nice stuff yourself there as well. :)

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  36. Lol. As long as the cat approves, it is all good.

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  37. Great finds Tammy! I love how Gizmo is batting at the molds. Glad you had a great day.

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  38. There is no better day than thrifting!

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  39. Gizmo's getting so big! Love your finds -- I'm trying to declutter the house, so I haven't been thrifting lately and I miss it. :)

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  40. What a great find with that little chicken for just $2 !
    WOW Gizmo is turning in to quite the big handsome fellow.

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  41. Awesome finds! I LOVE the pick bowls and those ice scream scoops are fabulous.

    Wishing you a delightful day.
    xoxo

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  42. You sure got some great stuff there and the last pic of Gizmo...... Oh my gosh beyond adorable!

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  43. Gizmo is so sweet!!
    You got some great finds there!! Can never have too few jello molds!!
    I believe I've already told you this - but - Happy Birthday!! You can never have too many birthday Wishes!!

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  44. Gizmo is adorable!

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  45. You are so right! I DO love all of these. Sometimes it just so happens that something you love is more than you want to spend. But if you compared it to buying in the store, you're still getting a deal. I love the jelly jar, the chicken and I'd store buttons in those little tins. I'll totally come over for ice cream. Better yet, I have the perfect date for us. Let's go thrifting and then go our for ice cream. Perfect! :)

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  46. I love the photos of Gizmo playing with the tins. Looking forward to seeing some pretty food photography!

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