Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thrifty Things Friday #84

Hi everyone!

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Man, I thought I was busy during the summer months, so why does it feel like I am 5 times more busy now? I just don’t get it! I talked to a girlfriend of mine the other day and she was talking about being bored because her boyfriend was out of town. Bored? Really? I sat there trying to remember the last time I was bored in my life. Next time I see a falling star I am going to wish for a little boredom in my life! LOL

Okay, enough whining.

I have cut way back on thrifting these days. Reasons?

  1. I am trying to get rid of some of the stuff I already have and don’t want to add to it.
  2. Too busy looking for things for craft shows for our business
  3. Money is tight
  4. I just haven’t had much time.

However, the other day I went to a grand opening of a new Salvation Army store in our area. I was looking for a Detroit Tigers t-shirt for the princess to wear on “Tiger Day” at her school. I found one for .69 cents! Good deal.

It was blue sticker day so, of course, I tried to look at things that were blue stickers only. I am pretty good at doing that. Yup, I have trained myself well! LOL

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I spotted this heavy silver plated  candlestick. I thought it would be pretty in my small bathroom (which is lavender, white and silver). I haven’t bought anything new for this room in a couple of years. So, with it being a blue sticker, the price of $2.00 came out to $1.00, I thought it was worth purchasing.

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As I walked further down the aisle I came to the candles. I spotted this large white pillar candle with little rhinestones in it and thought it would be perfect for the silver candlestick. I turned it over waiting to see what ridiculous price they were asking for. At least the first thing I saw was the blue sticker!

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Yup, only .50 cents for this in perfect condition candle! Wow! And then half off that!. A whopping quarter? I was definitely happy!

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So that was my un-needed frivolous $1.25 purchase for the week!

 

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14 comments:

  1. You just had to get that, wow what a BARGAIN!!!

    I too am cutting back on my purchases, but I do love those half off days!

    I am sharing a tea I had for myself yesterday - and was all purchase frugally, so it counts. I just love that set and it is so pretty for autumn.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  2. You find the best deals. Love that candlestick. Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

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  3. It's a pretty big deal when you find the candle to go on the candlestick on the same day! I love them both! Perfect! I'm happy to be linking this week, too! Hugs!

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  4. What a great combination, bling and light. Thank you for hosting.
    Joy

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  5. Great find, so rich looking at a bargain price! Thanks for hosting, so glad to be joining in...finally! Pam

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  6. You made the perfect pairing...love the rhinestone candle! Thanks for hosting!!!

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  7. I want to do our guest bedroom in lavender and silver. I have not been buying as much either. I have more than enough. But the addiction is powerful. Eek.

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  8. I love that rhinestone candle, it's gorgeous! I need to redo my bedroom in 2013..so I'm trying not to tempt myself buying. Thank you for hosting yet, another great party, TTF. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  9. Don't you love it when you find something that you love and it is so cheap! They look great together:-)

    Erica

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  10. Hi Diann: Thank you for hosting the party today. I love your thrifty finds! That candle holder and gorgeous rhinestone candle are lovely, and you can't beat the prices--super well done :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. I haven't been thrifting as much as before either. Still when I find a really good deal and it fits in my home I buy it! Hugs, Linda

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  12. Really wonderful finds for a whole $1.25! Thank you for hosting another party Diann!

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  13. Hi Diann,
    I'll say that you got a bargain girl. The candle looks as though it was made for the candleholder. You have a great eye for finding deals. I agree, what is boredom? Can't remember the last time I felt that way! Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Gosh your purchase is perfectly coordinated! I love it! I found a beautiful collectible doll last weekend for $4.99! I remember before I Had children buying dolls that cost a hundred dollars! Those days are long gone! Sigh!

    I had breakfast with a group of gals I use to work with. Lorna won a doll at a tea last week and she is not a collector! She said the doll was sight unseen but as soon as she got her she was giving the doll to me! I was so tickled! I didn't feel badly that I could not shop at the Cracker Barrel with them! Sigh!ouble Sigh!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Diann :)