Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Christimas in July

My friend, Diane at A Picture is Worth A Thousand... hosts 2nd Time Around. She's a creative and crafty lady. She finds what some may think is not worth much, and paints it or tweaks it a bit and creates a thing of beauty, function, and/or value for her home. If you'd like to join in the fun, click on the link.

Diane is a Thrift Shop Queen; she comes up with the best finds. I've never been one who shops at thrift stores, but Blogland has educated me. I stopped in one place and then another. Sometimes I find something; sometimes, there is nothing that interests me, but it's always an adventure. I'm beginning to understand what Diane has been talking about!

The item I'm sharing today was purchased from a thrift store in July when all Christmas items were 50% off! This set of four cute coasters in their holder was 75¢. They look unused. All are more red than the picture shows.








I'm looking forward to using them in December! With all of my things packed up and sitting in the warehouse, this may turn out to be the center of my Christmas decor!

33 comments:

Patti VZ said...

Very cute! Love that thrift shopping...sometimes absolutely nothing and sometimes an armful, but it's always fun to look and see.

Darlene said...

Those coasters are adorable and what a great price!!!

April said...

You paid only $.75 for those! What a bargain...you did very well!

Needled Mom said...

Cute coasters. They will be fun to use during the Christmas season.

Becky K. said...

They are very sweet!
Be careful...bargain hunting at thrift shops can be addictive...smile.

Becky K.

Dixie said...

See Sally... something for eveybody when thrifting... Candy and I are planning a little trip tomorrow to our favorite church thrift store... I love going with her... she's got such a great eye for the enchanting!

hugs to you.. hope you're staying cool in FL... it is so hot in TX you could boil and egg in the birdbath!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
I love these! I know you will enjoy them at Christmas...and thanks for sharing them with us in July!

I appreciate you linking with 2nd Time Around!
Diane

sara said...

I love those coasters!!! what a great find!

Barbara H. said...

How cute! What a neat find.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

75 cents! Woo hoo, what a great deal on these cuties! Thanks for sharing.

Christi

Reflections ... said...

I can SOOOOO relate to this post! I'm new to blogging and from all the reading about thrift store shopping, I'm new to that too! I'm not very good yet - in fact a few really good items have SLIPPED past me but I'm loving the "anticipation of a treasure hunt".

You must have had a fun day too. I really like the coasters. They will be perfect soon. "Tis the season" is just around the corner!

Sharlotte

Darla said...

I love simple decor like this!!

Life is good! said...

well i believe you can never have enough Christmas around, i don't care what the calendar says!
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Lorrie said...

This is a great find Sally--75 cents is a steal! Enjoy them in your NEW HOUSE at Christmas!

squawmama said...

Wow Sally that was a great bargain... and they are even cute! Have a fun filled day my friend.

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Neas Nuttiness said...

I love thrift shops. Sometimes the smell in them is a little musty...
so I always keep a little perfume in my purse and dab just a bit above my upper lip, before I go in.

Love the coasters.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

The costers are cute you just never know what you will find in a thrift store.
I will enjoy the plays for you and give you my full report when I get back,I can't wait to see them in the theatre for real....I am so excited !!
Diane

jeanne said...

Hello Sally, I love your coasters and thrifting. I did lots of it while I was in KC. Now I can have quite a few things to share on Tuesdays.

I am checking on the value of your cups and saucers. I'll let you know.

The items I shared today do not belong to me. They are in the basement of my sil's home. Some very lovely antiques though. I covet the spooner even though it is black with tarnish. I sold one like it when I was in the antique business. sigh!

Have a wonderful day. I hope your new home is finished by Christmas. what do you think?

Remember the book I won about 'Josh Hamiltan?' I saw him play ball on Sat. night in KC. I will post it after I read his book.

Have a happy day.

Hugs...Jeanne

artis1111 said...

I have been looking for Christmas things already. The manager from the hotel just called and gave us a refund for the night stay in Ky. Hubby filled out a comment card. I know it was not a good one.hehe The tv went out and the hot water was low, besides the fire alarm. Kathy

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I( love Christmas in July, and I love your coasters, how cute they are and the price sure was right..
Molly

Kara said...

Those are really cute!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat purchase, Sally... Isn't it amazing what one can find if they take time to shop around... I'm NOT a shopper---and sometimes I wish I was since I don't get that kind of deals!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

MyJourneyBack said...

How cute. Thanks for visiting me. I am having Christmas in August gift away at my other blog not where you visited for 2nd time around. I was the bathroom shelf there. Go over to my other blog and enter.
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

xinex said...

Very pretty, Sally! II like the iron case too...Christine

Pam said...

Great Christmas find! You will enjoy them in a few months...or better yet, try them out now for a few days....Christmas in JULY!
Pam

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Sally, your coasters are darling, I love the design and the little iron holder is great and what a fab price!

Tina

Tootsie said...

how cute are these!!! I don't have any christmas coasters!

Clif said...

Nice looking coasters. When I was a young minister I spent a lot of time in Thrift Stores looking for books. Serendipity! It was absolutely amazing the great books I found.

Mevely317 said...

I'd hardly a thrifty-pro ... but certainly enjoy the hunt... as long as I'm not searching for anything in particular. No expectations seems to be the key!
I ditto Pam (above) ... use 'em now!

Charli and me said...

Very cute Christmas coasters. They will look so nice sitting on the table for the holidays. Merry Christmas in July ♥

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Always enjoy my stops at your blog....

bj said...

These are precious and you can't beat the price! I LOVE THRIFT STORES....!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

A lot more than 75 cents worht of cute! Great bargain. laurie