Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Aqua Thriftiness

Aqua, how do I love thee, let me count the ways. But before I start counting, let me invite you all to join these two fabulous parties, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays with Linda @ Coastal Charm and Vintage Thingie Thursdays with Suzanne @ Coloradolady. (Please click on the links here or go to their buttons located on my sidebar. Thanks) Between these two parties, there are countless thrifty treasures to be enjoyed. Speaking of counting, here is Number One.

I just love everything in this photo. Three pieces are marked McCoy and the tall kind of fluted vase is not marked but is definitely USA and was a Goodwill find for $1.99 as was the taller of the two plant pots for $3.99. The smaller round planter was one I recently found at a lawnsale for $2.00. (I almost felt like I stole it.) The rectangular planter is also a lawnsale find from last year at $1.50. Let's not forget about the tray, it is a bed tray that I found for $.50 cents.

Number Two. I was absolutely giddy when I found this bowl and serving utensils at a lawn sale a couple of weeks ago. It was an extremely hot morning and the sales had been full of sports equipment and kid's clothing. Then I found this sale. Mom was moving in with daughter and had to downsize. There was mostly new stuff but there in the corner of the garage, mixed in with plastic take out containers was this be-still-my-heart beauty. The color, Gorgeous, the white squiggly lines, How Divine. Both the fork and spoon were dirty but I knew salvageable. Hesitantly I asked how much for the bowl and utensils. Surely, it would be more than I would be willing to spend ...... she replied "Would .75 cents be okay?" Honestly, don't you just feel like you are stealing? But hey I didn't offer that price but gladly took it. I gave her $1.00 and told her to keep the change.

Aqua and squiggly lines, what more can a girl ask for?

Number Three. I know I showed you this tin before, but it needs revisiting. I was at a lawnsale that again had mostly new stuff including an impressive inventory of woman's shoes. The shoes were beautiful and were being sold for $10-25 dollars a pair. So when I found this tin filled with shiny brite ornaments, again I expected a high purchase price. The lady said $2.00 for the ornaments and that I could have the tin for free as it was being tossed out anyway. I don't know which I loved more, the tin or the shiny brites.

Number Four. Pyrex bowls and plate. The large casserole dish was a Goodwill find for $2.99. The smaller one in the Butterprint pattern was a lawnsale find for $1.00. Both the Pyrex dinnerware and the wooden handle utensils were from Goodwill, each $.99 cents. You have seen my kitchen and know that everything I have just shown would look fabulous there in my kitchen, so why is it in my shop? Two reasons. First, I only buy what I love and would use, and not just buy something I don't like because it is cheap. Secondly, I am trying to downsize a little myself and am being good about what is coming into the house.

Number Five. Music themed wall hangings which would look gorgeous against a white/cream wall. I am always drawn to anything music related. Music is a big part of my family. My daughter plays 4 instruments and sings, her father plays three and is a proper tenor.

That is 5 reasons why I love aqua but not all the reasons. I will save the rest for another post. I want to have time to go visit Linda and Suzanne. Be sure you stop by and say hello.

Got it at Goodwill
Sherrie

26 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Aqua also. I have lots of glass pieces on top of some cabinets...I need to do a post on them. I know I love my things but can't keep everything so its ok to sell them and find them a new home!!

GoodyGirlRed said...

Aqua is my new "favorite", I'm pairing it with red. Great stuff!

Mimi said...

Aqua is such a soothing color for me. I also like to pair it with lime green...

Angela said...

I'm also an aqua lover, and agree with the comment above...the only thing better than aqua, is aqua and green!!

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Sherrie,
There you go just throwing that platter right in front of me, not to mention the McCoy's. I have 3 McCoy's, 1 was my grandmother's, and 2 I found at GW. I love them all, all, all!

Lisa

Sue said...

OMG, I love all of this blue!!! Aqua and turquoise have always been favorite colors of mine. You really scored on items and prices, Sherrie. Love the squiggly lined bowl a lot!
You asked about the ORB paint- I buy it at Walmart- Krylon brand. It works wonders on so much. Did you see what I did with it a few posts back? Check it out, if you didn't. I've used it on metal and wood, alike. It is such a gorgeous finish. Let me know what you do with it. Nice to meet a new blogging friend.
:-) Sue

Marianne@Songbird said...

Those aqua pieces are gorgeous! Doesn't aqua just scream summer and sea! love it.

Gerry's Soap N Stuff said...

I enjoyed reading your post..will have to catch up when I have more time...beautiful shop you have. Gerry, new follower. :)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You got some great deals. Everything is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

What? #1 - I never find anything at Goodwill. #2 - I love all things blue - aqua and turquoise.

Olive Cooper said...

love all your green finds...olive♥

Coloradolady said...

What beauties...I love the greens! Have a great VTT!

Postcardy said...

I'm glad you rescued the pretzel tin.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

All of your treasures are so pretty. I really like the bowl with the squiggly white lines.

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Vonlipi said...

I love aqua also and would be thrilled to get my hands on any of them!

My faves? hard to say...the salad bowl, the planters,the bretzel tin...the Pyrex!

Happy VTT!

Maureen said...

Oh, I so agree with you! Aqua I love thee, let me....

You have some great finds!

Miri said...

Beautiful aqua beauties!

Diann said...

Oh be still by aqua lovin' heart!!!

You hit major pay dirt with all these awesome finds!! Way to go!

Deborah said...

Beautiful things you found. I love it when I get things for a good price. sometimes people just really want to get rid of stuff, just appreciate what you get. I love the wall hangings and all the lovely pyrex.

Sarah said...

Those are so neat...thank you so much for sharing!

Happy (late) VTT!

Sarah

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Julie Marie said...

Hi Sherrie, thanks for visiting me today! I am soo happy for you that your shop is up and running, how fun! Sorry, those boots are mine!!! They are a 6 1/2 anyway, so I must keep them myself, tee hee hee! I will be sure to enter you in my giveaway... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

GardenofDaisies said...

So many pretty aqua items! And i really love all the greens in your blog title photos too! I just stumbled upon your blog and am now your newest follower!

Mary said...

Oh, those Homco plaques look pretty in Aqua!