Treasure Box Wednesday: Mini-Thrifting

What with the picnicing festivities and other weekendly errands which needed attention, I didn't have a whole lot of time for thrifting... but don't worry-- I did squeeze a little in!

And while Autumn is definitely in the air, and the shadows are lengthening, I wasn't precisely expecting to be thinking Christmas this weekend...

But when you find a mercury glass Christmas tree in turquoise blue-- and for $1.99!-- well, suddenly those sleigh bells just seem to ring. Or perhaps that was the cash register as I bought it. What do you think?

My second thrifted find-- this one also at the St. Vincent de Paul in Monroeville-- was this lone bluebird salt or pepper shaker...

You might recall, I have a set of this feathered fellow's buddies. And it seems they're a slightly different style. Now there's a trio. I find it cheery to see bluebirds on my kitchen ledge.

And lastly this week is something that should cheer you folks down the road... The fixin's for what should be a fairly funny post on the tragedies of 60s and 80s knitwear...

The improbable lifestyle shots alone were worth the eighty cents in total I paid for the three!

So before you go-- I hope you'll check out the Sunday/Monday post (I was late posting, folks! Apologies for that) on Labor Day Leisures. We'll take a trip into the country and enjoy the bounty of the harvest.

Hope you got to enjoy some leisure yourselves this last weekend! But can you believe it's Wednesday already? Yep-- another weekend is well on its way!

6 comments:

~ RM said...

I love love love the mercury glass tree!! I can't believe you snagged it for under $2!!! Good job hunting!

Jenn Thorson said...

RM- Oh, thank you for your cheery enthusiasm! It was pretty exciting at the time. I actually spotted it from a distance, and had to go lay claim to it. :)

Della said...

I love mercury glass! I haven't seen any in my thrift stores though- I'll keep looking though. :)

Della
dellahethcox.blogspot.com

Down Pillow said...

Love your little bird s/p shaker - too sweet :)

one gal's trash said...

O.K. You got the thrift thing, the garden thing and the red velvet thing...you are my kinda girl!
Stop by sometime.
Pam

saisai said...

the items are cute but its the mercury glass Christmas tree i love the most. and the thought the you bought it in less than $2 made me say what?! is that for real? i bet you really are a frugal shopper huh?..;)