Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thrift Shop Treasures

Whew! I just barely made it.
For what you ask?
Well of course for Rhoda's final "Today's Thrifty Treasures" event!

She's going to be taking a break now that fall is here and yard sale season is almost a distant memory.

I barely made it because I just got off a train and raced like a bat out of "H E, double toothpicks" to my computer to write my post to link up to Rhoda.

I just got back from visiting my daughter in Turlock. My mom and I rode the Amtrak! That was the first time for either of us and I'll post stories and pictures later, but let me tell you...I found lots of treasures. The ones below though are from last weekend.

Hey...Happy Easter! I know, I's almost time for Halloween, not Easter, but I just couldn't pass on this! Isn't it adorable! I can't wait for Easter now!

And I finally found a real cloche. This one is pretty small, you could probably fit a cupcake into it. I still want to find a beautiful, ornate stand for it. But it was a great buy and they are hard to find in our area!

And I found this gorgeous bird cage. Still don't know what I am going to do with it. Any ideas? For now I moved the Russian Nesting Dolls and my daughter Tea Cup from the upside down hurricane/cloche and displayed them in the bird cage so the photo would have more than just an empty cage.

I found another beautiful birdcage today at a Thrift Shop in Modesto, but unfortunately because we were on the Amtrak I couldn't bring it with me as I already had my suitcase full and it wouldn't have fit anyway.

So that's it for today. I found lots of goodies this weekend as well; including many pumpkins and fall display items, but unfortunately I've had no time to clean them up and get them photographed and posted. I'm going to have to find another wonderful hostess like Rhoda to get me through the winter months. Anyone?

Be sure to go see what treasures everyone else found. Just click on the button below.


  1. Oh I so love your cloche. You will really enjoy it. What a great find. Your birdcage is just wonderful too. Hugs, Marty

  2. What great finds!!! I sure love your new cloche and won't it be fun to decorate! My hubby used concrete anchors to attach the shutters to the stone. thanks for your sweet comments, Cindy

  3. LOVE the cloche... I have yet to find me one
    thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  4. Well, you sure had a successful shopping trip! The cloche is great, you'll find many uses for it. And I love the birdcage, have a few around here too.
    Thanks for entering my drawing, I'm giving you extra credit for posting my button-lol-
    As always, I appreciate your visit and the kind comments.
    Have a fun week!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  5. I love your cloche... I have been looking for one with no luck...Do hope you will stop over some time...

  6. Each of the three items is a real treasure . Enjoy them!

  7. Hi Alicia! Your cloche is so pretty and unusual! I can't wait to see what you do with it! I love the birdcage! What a cute Easter decoration, too! Happy week!...Debbie

  8. LOL I buy *everything* out of season - its how you get the best prices! I'm so jealous of your tiny cloche, they are impossible to find in my area too :)


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