Tuesday, July 28, 2015

THRIFT STORE BARGAINS

I realized I hadn't shared any garage sale/thrift store finds lately.  I'm always scouring the thrift stores a few times a week at lunch but don't always find anything.  It has to be just the right item for us to want to add it to the farm.  

These rated as keepers, ha. 



This is an awesome popcorn bowl. It's a heavy, off white ceramic/stoneware bowl and on the outside it says "Popcorn is for sharing".  2nd Man and I enjoy watching movies and enjoy our popcorn...




...and when we're done, well, you see the message.  That's All Folks!

Love it, it will be fun to use.




Then I found this little guy, a nut cracking squirrel.  It's made of metal and when you lift his tail, the lower part of his mouth opens...



...you place the nut in the open mouth and push down on his tail, cracking the nut open.  Definitely another fun find that we will use at the farm.  Too cute!

Happy bargain hunting!





20 comments:

Deb said...

Fun finds. I've always loved stone-ware and especially in those colours. Deb

Anne in the kitchen said...

I personally just like eating popcorn from a hard sided container, either glass or ceramic, but never metal. The bowl is cute, but I am in love with the nutcracker. I am a huge fan of fun ways to do things (said the woman with monkey wine corks)

Sarah said...

Fab! I love the popcorn bowl!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Great finds!!! Going out to yard sales, estate sales, or thrifts stores and coming home with great deals really makes you feel good. Especially if it's something you really have been wanting. Thanks for sharing!!! Maybe this weekend, hubby and I will look for yard and estate sales :-)

Texas Rose said...

The Master Bargain-hunter sniffed out 2 more great items! I love that blue and white bowl - especially with its’ Porky Pig cartoon ending! And that squirrel will be fun to use this fall.

Jacquelineand.... said...

If it has to do with popcorn, then I'm in!

Gail said...

Finding pieces that you enjoy is important. You will be surrounded with things and people you love.

Janie Junebug said...

Those are adorable. I can't remember the last time I ate popcorn. Maybe it's time to start again.

Love,
Janie

SAM said...

A good popcorn bowl should fit multiple hands. Love that one.

Hill House said...

Greetings from TN! You might really enjoy this post about bees and the passion flower vine. Maybe they would be something you would enjoy planting at the farm.

http://homeiswheretheboatis.net/2015/07/29/purple-passion-flower-tippling-bees-and-a-winner/

1st Man said...

Stoneware is so pretty (and definitely durable, ha). Thanks!

1st Man said...

Monkey wine corks? Love it!!! Popcorn is better when not in a bag huh? I can't wait to use th nutcracker, it is cute and will make the task fun, ha.

1st Man said...

Thank you! Fab is a great way to describe it. ;-)

1st Man said...

I love going, and you know, even if I don't find something, it's still fun to just roam around. I hope you find some treasures yourself, be sure and post about them!

1st Man said...

LOL, I'm not sure about THAT but hey, I'll take any title I can get, ha. Can't wait to use both of them.

1st Man said...

Amen, popcorn ranks up there with bacon for us, ha.

1st Man said...

Aw, that's a sweet way of describing it. And I like that it did belong to someone and they have just given it to us to carry forward, right?

1st Man said...

Popcorn is so good and it's so much fun to eat during a movie. :-)

1st Man said...

Awesome way to describe it. You're so right, it needs to fit multiple hands. Great!

1st Man said...

Thank you SO much for this link. Do you know we have some of that growing at the farm? Not on purpose, but hey, I bet the bees will love it. I need to look for some in bloom. Thank you for that link. And thank you for stopping by and commenting. Hope you'll come back soon!!