Sunday, June 28, 2009

TODAY'S THRIFTY TREASURES


Welcome to Today's Thrifty Treasures hosted by the fabulous Rhoda at Southern Hospitality . Thank you Rhoda for hosting! Be sure to view her blog if you haven't already seen it!

I love seeing all the fabulous finds that clever thrifters have scored...don't you?! Grap a cup of java or tea and pop over to Rhoda's to see her fablous finds and use her handy list to pop over to the other participants great deals. The link to Rhoda's post is at the bottom of this post. (I want you to see mine before you go!)

First here is a beautiful chocolate pot with matching cups and saucers (4)...

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there is a chip on the lid, so I got the set for $40.00 from craigslist

Found this white soup tureen for $6.00 at a thrift store. Of course it has the ladle! (doing happy dance)

Found this large duckie tureen at the same thrift store for $5.00

Now I have three!

They make me smile!

Now, if you've noticed my dining table is full of things. That's because I've run out of places to store them. So I am on the hunt for a China Hutch. Gave mine away a few years ago to my daugther. I gave here the whole dining room set. Beautiful Link-Taylor. Wouldn't fit in this small place.

This is the one I would love love love to have! Sadly, out of my budget at $299.00

The description says that it's 77" high and 63" wide. Decent size! I love that the shelves can be adjusted at different heights, so you don't have this big long line of china or stemware. Solid wood, made by Thomasville.

I'm going to look at this one tomorrow, it's for $150.00, still a wee bit high from my humble budget. It's 77" high x 62" wide. I love it! I love the open shelf below especially!

The last one is more closer to what I can afford right now; they are asking $85.00. It's smaller at 55" long and 65" high. It's nice, but I'm not crazy about the arrangement of the drawers on the buffet.

Well, I'll let you know what I end up with. I'm in desperate need of something!

Thanks so much for stopping in! Be sure to see the other fabulous finds!

Now pop over to Rhoda's Today's Thrifting Treasures for more fabulous finds!

Happy week to all!


38 comments:

susansspace said...

Personally, I'd start a piggy bank for the first one, but that's just my preference. I'm sure any of these would look lovely filled with your beautiful things!
Great find on the chocolate set, by the way!
It's gorgeous!
Susan (Mimi)

NicNacManiac said...

I love the second one. The open shelving and the way the legs are turned is gorgeous. Your white treasures would be very happy there!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs, Nerina :)

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Love love love all your goodies!! I'm loving that first cabinet too! Don't you just love Craigslist?
♥ Teresa

Kammy said...

I am loving the second one..I used to have a glass cabinet and its really hard to see what is inside -I am really loving the hutch type because you can decorate for the season !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Kammy said...

Me again....totally forgot to say I love your new chocolate pot and cups - very pretty . I also love yor tureens !
Hugs ~ Kammy

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the second choice for a cabinet. It's gorgeous! I think you got a great deal on the chocolate pot set. I've seen the pot alone go for more that $40! I like all of your tureens too!

Keetha Broyles said...

I do so love tea things - - - that tea set you found is simply wonderful - - - crack and all!

Rhonda in OK said...

I live in a pretty big house but don't have room for any china hutch

I say, even if you have to wait, get the hutch that you like and really works for your space.

your duckies and tea set can just live on your table until then :)

Embellished Bayou said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You've got some great stuff, it's good you were able to add to your collections. Good luck searching for a china cabinet!

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

What beautiful treasures, especially the chocolate pot set, and the chip is on the inside of the lid and doesn't even show. :O)

Carmen said...

I don't mind that last hutch at all. I think it'd be great painted. Your duck tureens made me smile too. How cute!

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

oh, that $150 one is nice! can you bargain with them?
never hurts to ask!

Sarah Robbins said...

I like the second one. You can paint it and line it with pretty fabric or scrapbook paper to make it more your style. . .

Candy said...

What a great collection of thrifty things. I am hoping for the middle hutch...a personal fav.

Good luck,
Candy

abeachcottage said...

barter with them! that first one is GORGEOUS

happy treasure hunting!

Sarah

Bonnie said...

What beautiful finds! I love the tureens, and the chocolate pot set is sooo pretty! If you want me to store your any of them until you get your new hutch....:)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Tina! Oh I LOVE the second one!! It looks so much like a French antique hutch photo that I have saved for years...hoping to find an affordable veresion!! Your chocolate pot with cups is gorgeous! Is it Nippon? And I love your tureen collection! I have my mom's ironstone tureen...such a treasure! Loved seeing all of your goodies! I would have bought every piece of it myself! Have a great week!...Debbie

Nissa said...

Both of those tureens are so nice! Great finds!

Connie said...

I love the first hutch and think it's a steal at $299.00, honey! The chocolate pot is gorgeous too, but I love the 2nd hutch and would get that one if it suits your budget better. Great post, sugar!
xoxo,
Connie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Tina, beautiful things you found! Never heard of a chocolate pot, but those are gorgeous. AND, I really, really hope you get that $150 hutch, it is so pretty & I can see it displayed with all your white things. Maybe they will take less $$. Fingers crossed for you.

bj said...

First..I love love love those 3 cute duckies..Precious.
I like all the hutches...and totally understand about budget. We live on Social Security and it's a good thing that I love thrifting!! I, too, am looking for another hutch..to hold all these dang dishes I just can't seem to stop buying. I have so much fun playing with them, tho!! :)
Good luck on your hunt.

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

tina...GREAT finds! your bunny collection is coming right along...makes me smile too :)

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love all of your finds! That tea set is so gorgeous! Thanks for stoppin by my blog and commenting on my finds. Have a Wonderful week!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

You found some beautiful finds this weekend.

grannyann said...

You got some great buys. Love the white soup tureen. Keep us posted on which hutch you choose.

Deanna said...

Summer Blessings to you.
Your chocolate pot and set is gorgeous. Lovely.

I like all of the hutches...
so I wouldn't have a problem enjoying any of them. Grins.
Anyone of these would look beautiful displaying your dishes, etc. All fantastic prices.

Saving a little here and a little there, it wouldn't be long before the cash was saved up for this kind of purchase! Keep on keeping on.

God bless you real good,
~D~

Kim said...

Love the chocolate pot set. Good luck on deciding which hutch to get. I would have a hard time making up my mind as well.

Forever Vintage said...

Hi Tina, thanks for dropping by my blog and the sweet comment you left for me. I really like that chocolate pot. The colors are to die for and thats what I am on the search for whenever I am thrifting or antiquing. As for the hutches..the second one would be very pretty painted. The first one is very nice however I am more for a sweet deal and giving it a makeover.

Cottage Contessa said...

Ooohhhh yes! Having a little love affair with soup tureens myself going on here, I can fully appreciate your beautiful ones! Lucky you!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Linda said...

You got some great finds. I've seen those duck tureens for more around here. All the hutch possibilities are good. Will be fun to see what you get. Linda

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I really, really enjoyed seeing your finds. You DID REAL GOOD!!! When you say "chocolate pot", tell me what that is exactly. I've heard that term before. Is it for hot chocolate?

I am drooling over that gorgeous white soup tureen. Your duck ones are very cool too.

GREAT finds!!

Courtney said...

Those are great soup tureens. I haven't seen any at our GW. BTW, I like that second hutch-nice!
Blessings!

Christina said...

Love all of your finds, but particularly the soup tureen. Love the fruit detailing.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

some great finds....I love the hutch for $150....good luck...
Hugs :-)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I WANT that chocolate pot! It's so pretty! I collect soup tureens so I'm just a tad envious of the ones you found! I think I like the hutch with the hopen shallow shelves best.

Manuela

Carrie said...

The design of the second hutch is wonderful. I hope the price goes down so you can get that one!

Vanessa said...

That duck tureen are adorable!! Love it!

Candy said...

Moon Shine? What Moon Shine ;-) are you with the revenue department?

If not, come sit and cool your toes in the water and enjoy a bit of Texas tea!

Thanks for stopping by,
Candy

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