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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Shopping with Sharon

Hi there! I'm sorry it's been a few days since I've posted. Just took a short break as I have been pretty busy lately. I've also been feeling a bit under the weather. I think the cold season is upon us. Hopefully I'll shake whatever this is.

I went shopping with Sharon the day after Christmas to goodwill. She said they always have great bargains on their Christmas items. On this day, everything was 50% off! I'm new to the thrift shopping world and I have found it to be really fun! Especially as newlyweds, Mackenzie and I are on a tight budget. So buying things a goodwill really helps us out!

Here are most of the items I bought. I actually made out pretty well and only spent $20! I found this antique Better Homes and Garden's New Garden Book. Guess how much it cost me?? .....50 cents! Crazy, huh? Sharon said you can normally find it at antique stores for about $20-30! My husband and I are going to start landscaping our yard and planting a garden in the spring. I have a feeling this book will really come in handy! I found these cute snowflakes for Christmas decorations next year. I thought I would hang them inside, in front of our kitchen window...maybe it will help the snow come! ha
I found these cute matching reindeer coffee mugs. Mackenzie likes ones with that are big with big handles. :) He said these were just right! I like them too because we have a pretty modern style and these go well with it!

And, I found this great wreath! I really wanted to find one with all red berries but this one will do the trick. With the right price too...$3.00! It could be used year round but we'll probably just use it for Christmas.

Later, Sharon and I went to this cute Antique shop. Not only do they sell antiques, but they are a tea shop as well. They are open for lunch and we were going to stop there for a little snack and some tea. Unfortunately, they stop serving at 4 and we got there at 4:30! :( We'll just have to make another trip there.

Anyway, it's a great place to get ideas if you like to collect antiques.

Here's Sharon holding a neat jar with a vintage picture of Santa Claus. We thought we might be able to make it ourselves.

They have so many different themed areas....here's a kitchen one.
They also have a garden area and areas set up for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc.

After our time browsing in the store, Sharon and I went to an old drive-in diner and had dinner. It was so cute. Sharon has pictures from there so maybe she'll do a post on it! Hint hint!

Have a wonderful week!


13 sweet comments:

Sharon said...

I loved our day Brittany! You got some wonderful items for $20.00! You're a smart shopper! I guess great minds think alike because when I got home I grouped all my treasures together too and took a picture for the blog! I'll share our day soon on my blog.

I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I feel like I am getting some little head cold with a itchy nose and sneezing. Get well soon sweetie!

We are kinda talking about maybe going to a movie and Chinese dinner early on Wednesday (like at 3:00 or 4:00 and you guys are invited if you would like to come. We thought we would be done in time for us to go to our individual parties we're invited too.

Have a happy Tuesday!
Love, Shar

Sarah said...

Thrifting is always so much fun! Glad you had a great time!

Julieann said...

HOW FUN!!! I absolutely love going to trift stores!! I have gotten a lot of my pretty summer sun dresses there for a dollar---and books, love the books. You did awesome--the wreath is just gorgeous!

Have a wonderful day and I hope you feel better--drink lots of fluids today.


The Southern Housewife said...

What a cute store! I would have been so dangerous with my credit card in that store!! Yikes!

Stephanie said...

You went to Ruthie B's ! I LOVE that place and was just thinking , I need to go there again soon!
You got some great bargains at GW, I was just there the other day and got some cool 1/2 off things. In fact, I was looking for some new sweats and found Nike ones there! Made my day:)
Hope your day is bright !!

Jennifer said...

I've been reading Sharons blog, she ALWAYS finds the best stuff at great prices!! You are in good hands my friend!!!

Elena said...

Your post sounds like so much fun. My MIL loves to thrift shop too. There is a new Salvation Army store near by, that we want to go check out:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Brittany!
Welcome to the world of thrifting! If I were the richest woman in the world, I'd still shop at Goodwill, garage sales, etc. Love it! And you have a great teacher showing you the ropes. You got a lot of great finds for $20. Hope you're feeling better soon.


PS: I really like the way I can click on your pictures and they blow up really big. My old eyes really appreciate that cool feature!

Anonymous said...

You got some great items!
Brittany your blog is comming along
so nice! And looks very pretty.
I just looked at your special pictures Christmas Day on Sharons blog. We are empty nesters so Sharons blog has been such a blessing to me.
Pamela from NE OH

Sondra said...

I love the goodwill too. Your coffee mugs are great! I love the colors on your blog layout. I think my niece is using those colors in her nursery if it is a girl :)

Sweet Nothings said...

Thanks Pamela and Mardell! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures!

Have a happy new years!

Beth said...

I love thrift shopping! You got some great deals! I also love antique shopping, it is one of my favorite things to do! You are lucky to have such a great MIL who loves all those things too! Hope you feel better soon!

Happy @ Home said...

Hi Brittany,
After reading Sharon's blog I just had to come over and see what you found on your shopping trip. Looks like some great finds.

I love thrift shopping. A lot of times I don't find anything, but all it takes is that one great find and you're hooked.

Great blog you have here.

Happy New Year!!


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