This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

March thrifty.........

I took a few moments to go to my fav thrift shop yesterday. Laura came over and we escaped for a few minutes. Well an hour and a half but who's counting. The thrift shop I like is now jacking their prices up I have noticed. If they keep that up I will not be shopping there much longer. What a shame.
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So That is my finds. I have no idea why I bought the bear but it was just so sweet. The clothes look hand made, no idea if they are or not but here is her picture. I like the details on her outfit.
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You all know I collect plates. Last year I was collecting plates for garden ornaments. Not sure why I got these except they are my colours. I already have them situated around the house. This one was the cheapest and not usually something I would buy but there was something about it I liked. May weed it out later when something better comes along but for now it has its place
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This little blue one is Limoges France, but it has a small chip in it. I put that in the blue bedroom.
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Violets, because I collect Violets
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This beauty is hand painted and signed. Its my dining room colours so thats where she will live.
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I also found 99 cent birthday cards. Had to pick a few of those up just for the heck of it.
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So that was a quick expedition and a few finds. I put back a couple of cups and saucers, I was not that keen on them so I restrained myself. They were more than I wanted to pay.
Linking up with Ivy and Elephants
Linking with Adorned from above
Also linking with Shabby Art BotiqueShabbilicious Friday and also with Pink Saturday


  1. I like the blue plate the best.

  2. Great finds my friend. Too bad they are putting up the prices! I haven't checked out our Goodwill shop lately. I should! Hugs ;o)

  3. You seem to have had a great day at the thrift store this time. I never find much when I go. I like the bear as well.

  4. I can't pass up a cute bear either. And plates, well can't pass them up! You found some really good ones. Yup, our GW has jacked up their prices too, as has the Salvation Army. The SA I don't mind because they do good works, but the GW is just greed.
    Visiting from Pink Saturday.

  5. Yes, these are all things I would have picked up myself.. the difference with your shops and ours is that you find old things that are really collectible..I have to go to antique shops for that sort of thing and they are no bargain.
    The bear looks like a hand knit on it... and I love it !!!!
    Barbra Joan


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