A Little Thrifty Reds and Whites

Hi everyone!

Well, today is “Window Cling Day” around Casa Chaos.  The Princess thinks that window clings are THE most important holiday decorations you can put up! So, every holiday, we have our windows covered in window clings. Oh, and let’s not forget every mirror in the house as well! When I was at The Christmas Tree Shops the other day, I made sure to pick up a bunch of window clings for Valentines Day. They are only .89 cents there.

Valetines Day 11 005Note to self: For crying out loud Diann! How many times have you put up window clings? You HAVE to wash the windows first!

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Okay, windows are washed and clings are up. Now for some of my recent thrift finds.

I stopped at a thrift store I don’t get to go to too often because it is a little out of the way. However, the other day I was in the neighborhood for another reason and stopped in to check it out.

I found this pretty shadow box of red roses. The white wood frame around it needs a new coat of paint which I hope to do this week. But, otherwise, I thought it was really pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Jan Bargains 2011 033Jan Bargains 2011 034I paid $1.91 for this shadow box. I haven’t cleaned it yet. I really should do that before I take pictures! LOL

Jan Bargains 2011 035   Next I found these two pretty shell shaped milk glass dishes. They were .80 cents each.

Jan Bargains 2011 036Jan Bargains 2011 037 Of course, I could not pass up the cute Valentine creamer and sugar!

Jan Bargains 2011 039Especially for the price of .80 cents for the set!

Jan Bargains 2011 040And last but, not least this precious metal tray.

Jan Bargains 2011 041Jan Bargains 2011 042Jan Bargains 2011 043   It, too, was only .80 cents. It was made in 1985 and is called “Love is Blind”. 

Jan Bargains 2011 044 So, that was some of my recent thrifting finds. I am so glad I stopped at this store. I am cutting way back on spending money so,  I am going thrifting less often. But, a girl does have to get her fix now and again!

I hope you all are having a wonderful day! Please join me and visit Rednesday and White Wednesday


  1. Oh, I'be never used window clings. I know my children would have loved these too when they were little. You're a good mommy to clean the windows and everything first! :)
    Now you found some wonderful things at 'stealing' prices! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Wow! More great bargains Diann. That shadow box is amazing, and I LOVE your V'tine sugar and creamer set. the shell dishes are so pretty. My grands love clings. I SO wish I lived near a CTS. laurie

  3. awesome! I LOVE that you have "window cling day!" it's a holiday all in itself! LOVE those V-Day creamer & sugar!!!

  4. I love the shadow box of roses...so cool, and I remember the days of window clings on windows and mirrors, our children are all grown with there own world of window clingers now...LOL

  5. Love the creamer and sugar bowl. They look like some mugs I have! Oh I bet the Princess does love window clings.

  6. Well you know I love those window clings! Those are very pretty! I also really like your pretty sugar and creamer set too! Very cute!

  7. Blog looks GREAT!! and I am in love with ALL of your wonderful finds, but I must say that shadowbox is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love love love it!!! Awesomeness!!

  8. Wow, great finds! The box is really cool and I love those shell dishes! TFS, Nan

  9. Great finds! I used to do a lot of window clings but for some reason I quit doing it. Maybe it was because my boy won't leave them there ;)

    Have a Great Day!

  10. What wonderful treasures you found!


  11. Oh my, I LOVED window clings as a child. You're a good mom to put up with that! (I know mine was.) I love that tray--I had that same picture framed in my room as a child. Which I guess makes sense, since I was born in 1983! And I love the little sugar and creamer. Great finds!


  12. Diane I love all your thrifting finds!! You did good!! I especially love that precious tray and the milk glass dishes.

  13. Cute sugar and creamer. What fun to have a "window cling" day.
    Happy REDnesday! ~ Sarah

  14. Great finds. You made a great bargain getting all those goodies. How fun. Love it. Loved your post!

  15. That shadowbox is the perfect Valentine's Day decoration, but some of us agree with The Princess, that window clings rule!
    Happy REDnesday!

  16. LOVE all you wonderful finds! And such GREAT deals to! Have to admit, window clings are a must in my home to :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful evening!

  17. My son loves window clings...somehow my daughter has not yet discovered them...cannot figure out how that happened.

    LOVE those milk glass shells

  18. Ok, you just got me excited about Valentines day! Love it!

  19. I love that shadow box with the roses. That's a great find!

  20. You lucky! What great finds!

    Happy Rednesday,

  21. I love that tin.. I collect Bessie P Gutman prints, that is one of my fav's. Have a great week!
    Joy at Books and Life

  22. You've sure found some cute little pretties here!


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