A little Retail therapy...

Well, on a lighter side today, let's talk "retail therapy" !It always helps me. I went to one of my favorite thrift stores yesterday. I was just ready for a "hunt" and finding that "perfect" buy. Some days it's much better than any mall or regular store you walk into.

There is something about "thrift" shopping that gives me goosebumps all over...finding that "treasure" in midst of all the piles of junk. I was walking through and there on the second shelf sitting back I saw it....

$1.50!!!!!!!!!!I was going to paint it but I like it "white". I found this great plant that needs low light and low water..my perfect kind!

Also, as I pulled this off the shelf I also found the neatest plate..I am collecting white plates to do a collection on one of my walls. It was perfect...it was dreamy....it made me smile!

Do you thrift shop? Does the "hunt" thrill you???


62 comments:

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Oh, good finds! I also enjoy "the hunt". Wish I had more time to go.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Yeah for finding just the right thing. I love white pottery - it's gorgeous.

mysteryhistorymom said...

We have pitiful thrift shops here, but I LOVE a good garage sale! It's so funny, because I used to be SUCH a garage sale snob! I wouldn't go to one to save my life- lol! Well, I am addicted now because you never know what treasures are waiting.:) LOVE your finds!! Lori

jenjen said...

Great finds! I like t thrift shop too, but my favorite thing to do is estate sales or tag sales!

Becky said...

OH YES YES YES! lol. I love thrift stores... I get all excited when we find new ones while traveling. I'm excited just typing about it...

...I am so ashamed ;-)

Love that urn... it needs a little bird on a stick coming out the top. :-)

Liz said...

Great finds! I have never been thrift store shopping. After seeing all of the pretty things that can be found, I may have to start!

Dawn said...

when i see all of the great finds, i wish i was a thrifty hunter!!

love your beautiful white treasures!!

Mrs. S. said...

Very pretty!! I do love retail therapy!

April said...

That planter cost you only $1.50!!! Now, that's my kind of bargain! I've been to a thrift shop only a few times and found a couple of items...it was so exciting! Felt like I'd won the lotto! :) I really must go back...SOON!

Busy Bee Suz said...

It is so nice when small things can brighten your day. Congrats on the good finds.
I don't go to many thrift stores...but I should.

duchess said...

Great finds. Love the urn.
I'm still pretty new here & haven't found any good thrift stores yet. Maybe this spring I'll get out & go hunting.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous finds!

Tiffany said...

Those are good finds. I don't really thrift shop much. Sometimes for clothes. Maybe I should start.

Runner Mom said...

What a great find! I found nothing yesterday when I popped in our thrift store! I'm going shopping with you!

Still praying for your peace!
Hugs,
Susan

Christina said...

Oh, love the urn. The plant is great too. I need a low light plant like that.

Love the hunt. I love saving money too. Can't wait for garage sale season to start up here. Won't be long.

Jodee Leader said...

Great finds! I also love the hunt!

Denise said...

I thrift shop but rarely find such wonderful treasures! Way to go! I love that vase!

I am Harriet said...

Hi.
I enjoyed your post.
I'm just stopping by via SITS.
TGIF!

Jboo said...

Wow!! You hit the jackpot!! That is so lovely and I've been looking for something like that too. Hmmm -- think some retail therapy is in order for me too! Have a good weekend!
Janet

LuLu & Co. said...

It's my middle Name!! hee hee I love super love your find! I love it with the plant I love the shape and I love that it is white! I think you can tell that I love it!
hugs,
LuLu

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love, love, love me some thrift store shopping-it makes my heart jump to spot a find...

Tricia Anne said...

I love to go to thrift stores! You found some real nice treasures and your plant looks like your new urn was made for it! :o)

heather said...

i seriously think i'm ditching the house work today and doing a little hunting myself. :)

love the vase. :)

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Lots of goodies! Love em! Yes. I do like some thrift shopping. It is cheap therapy and I always feel better after I've found my bargain for the day. ~Mindy

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Sandy Toes!!! I too am collecting white and I ADORE this and for $1.50 you'd be nuts to let it go!!! Looks great with the plant! I just picked up some nice white plates with white embossed edges at Ross if you have one nearby! cheap too! Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Chris said...

Love the idea of collecting just white. Never thought of such a thing. I know it would be beautiful. I learn so much when I go visiting in the neighborhood.

Hugs,
Chris

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your finds. My favorite accent color is white, so to me...you hit the jackpot!!!

Nikki said...

I thrift shop and I love the hunt. You found some major deals!

Sarah said...

What great finds! I LOVE garage sales...I am looking forward to them start up again in the spring. :)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Yup, you know I love a good "hunt"!! I never seem to have much luck at thrift stores, but I love a good flea! :)

Katie said...

I could have wrote this post myself. Okay did you get that plant at Meijer I just picked up the same one.. Love it. We are to much a like, I really don't like the mall all that well. I find better stuff at all these thrift stores.

Darlene said...

LOVE your finds!!!! I too get excited with the "hunt"!

Joanna said...

What great finds! I want something white now as well. It seems to be popping up everywhere and it looks stunning.

Oh, my kinda plant too. *smiles*

Lorrie said...

Very cute. I love thrift stores too!

The Blonde Duck said...

I need a plant like that. I tend to kill plants.

Blue Castle said...

I love thrift store shopping! It's so neat when you go in and it just happens to be "your" day. It's fun to find all kinds of goodies. :)

Carrie said...

love it!

Angela said...

I love the originality of thrift store finds. Cannot be duplicated! The collection of wall plates is a great idea! Love your blog!

Valarie Lea said...

I am so gonna try and hit a thrift store on the way home!

Kim - said...

I love it! What a great find. Is it big enough for a bottle of champagne? Or Sparking water? Very cool

Sherri S said...

Love your finds. And YES I am a junk girl junkie! Flea markets, junk stores, Goodwill, Salvation Army... I hit them all. Sometimes the antique malls where people have booths. Found neat deals there too; just have to do a bit more 'digging'.

Emily said...

I love thrift shopping. What a great urn you found! Love it white, with a cute green plant.

Every Day Blessings said...

Both of those are darling! I also love the white!!!
I love a good bargain too!
I can make some serious money in two weeks at work and I am more excited about the 1$ thing I find at HL or other thrift store. I know where you are at.
My husband thinks I am crazy!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a find!! I love it:)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Lisa

Kacey R. said...

Oh I am all about the hunt! We had GREAT thrift shops in Colorado, but where I live now, not so much. But that doesn't stop me from trying! I am so glad you had some great retail therapy and it made you SMILE. I'm wishing you a FABULOUS weekend because it is what you deserve!

Amber B. said...

That is a great urn. I am impressed--I feel like our Goodwill is overpriced. What kind of plant is that? Sounds like something I (might) could keep alive!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

This makes me want to go thrift store shopping! I have not been since Henry was born a month ago! I am in withdrawl. Especially after seeing your $1.50 bargain!!

Hope everything else is good with you Sandy Toes! Have a great weekend! :)
Carrie

D. Marie said...

Wow 47 comments!! This is a great find...very beautiful. My fiance and the girls were actually at a thrift store today while I was at work. He found some computer speakers and a cordless phone...it's funny the things women buy at thrift stores and the things men buy! How different! Although one time he came home with a great shelf for my cherised teddies!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love thrifting. The stores around here aren't very good though. sigh.

Heather said...

I love love love to do the exact same thing!
Hunting for the treasure is the best natural HIGH!!!

Daphine said...

Great finds! WOW! YEP, I definitely go thrift shopping...the only problem is that I don't do it often enough. I love 'em though! I remember Dirk asking me when we first got married if thrift shopping was the only type of shopping that I had so much fun at? LOL!

Lakeland Jo said...

being an antique dealer's daughter I spent too much time having to wait while my parents hunted for treasures- so I avoid them, and markets, and anything else where there is old stuff!!

jennykate77 said...

I do like to thrift shop when I have the time...it is really exciting finding a treasure in the midst of all the "junk"! I LOVE your two buys! That urn is beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with all of your white plates!

the undomesticated wife said...

Girl, you know I love thrifting! I love what you found!

The hunt is like a drug! LOL

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You betcha, girl! The hunt and the find are thrilling to this little magpie!

xo,

Sheila :-)

Sara said...

I love that urn! What a treasure! I went thrifting twice this week! and found several things...now if it would only quit raining so I could spray paint!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

These are definitely great finds!!! Love all things white!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

I love thrift stores. They are my favorite places to shop! I love the vase with the plant in it. Very pretty!

AndreaLeigh said...

love the urn. looks perfect with that plant!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Great eye. That urn looks amazing with plants in it!

new every morning said...

Wow! What an amazing find!
It is gorgeous!!! And the price?! It was your day!

Garden Staff said...

Absolutely! I'm headed out this morning in fact...last time I picked up a china cabinet I plan to refinish in the spring. What fun!