More Thrifty Treasures!

Today is 2nd time Around at "A Picture s Worth a 1,000 Words". Make sure to stop by to see what fun finds Diane is posting and what others linking up are showing!

I just couldn't resist using this picture for thrifty finds! LOL

Here are a few more of the treasures I got at the Trade Center last week. You can read more about my adventure HERE and HERE.

Back in the early 1980's I sold Avon. I still love Avon. Good Company and good products. Anyway, I had bought 2 wine glasses and 2 dessert plates in this pretty etched glass Hummingbird collectiable series. I have always regretted not getting the candlesticks and the vase. But, at the time, they were a little pricey. Well, not only did I find a perfect condition set of the Hummingbird candlesticks for a great price but, the vendor said he thinks he still has the vase somewhere and will look for me.

Here is the set of Avon Hummerbird candlesticks. They were a grand total of $2.00 for the set! I think I will use my pieces for a Valentines Day tablescape next month.

At a vendor that I bought several things from (Mondays Blue post plates for example) I was able to do some successful haggling. I really like these cut glass coffee cups. I have been kind of looking for some clear glass cups so I could mix and match them with different tablesettings. You can' go wrong with a nice set of plain white dishes and a set of clear dishes. They just stretch your tablesettings to a gazillion possibilities. The vendor wanted .50 cent a cup but, i asked if he would take $1.00 for all 4. After some "discussion", he agreed.

Sorry for the dark pictures coming up. I hadn't realzed how much the sun had gone down when I took the pics. The same vendor as above had this one little lonely pink glass cup sitting on his shelf marked .25 cents. I love pink glass and I don't have a lot of it. I am slowly trying to build up enough for a table. I used to never buy just "one" of something because, afterall, I didn't have anything to go with it. And then a "DUH" moment struck and I realized I would NEVER have anything to go with it if I didn't start buying a piece here and there. Not to mention, I do way more mixing and matching than I do complete sets of anything. And I even paid the FULL .25 cents for this cup! LOL I was doing a LOT of haggling with this guy and thought I would be nice and just shut up over this price! LOL

I got this beautiful purple pansy design teacup and saucer at a little vendor area way in the back of the building. The booth was being run by a mother and daughter and they were so hidden in the back that they were not getting any customers. They were such sweet ladies and were so thrilled that I stopped by their booth. I ended up buying two teacups and saucers from them (I will be posting the other one for Pink Saturday. Both sets were marked $1.00. I did not haggle at all. I have been buying teacups for too long to know a good price when I see one! This set is not old, just pretty. Oh, and after I left their booth, I wander to another one nearby. As I was looking, the daughter ran up to me and handed me a bag of roasted peanuts (they were selling them as well) and told me that her mom insisted I take a bag for free! How sweet!

That's it for today. More to come in future posts! Have a wonderful day everyone!!

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  1. Love the candle sticks with the humming birds! And what a good buy on the pretty little tea cup and saucer!

  2. You did good girl!! I love the hummingbird candle sticks!! Hope you get the vase! I love that teacup and saucer and for $1 great deal.

  3. The hummingbird candle holders are so dainty. The pieces with the panies are so pretty

  4. That teacup and saucer are a great find. I think it is chintzware.

  5. Love the little Avon pieces! What a surprise to find them after all these years, huh?

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  6. The candle holders with the hummingbirds are just adorable.

  7. you always find great things.

  8. Oooohhh thrift store shopping .... my best!! I love the teacup and candle stick holders - truly exquisite!
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  9. You're really good at finding great bargains. Congratulations on finding the candlesticks too!


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