Thrifting at Value World!

Hi everyone!


This week I was excited to see the 50% off coupons (one for March and one for April) for Value World Thrift Stores come out in the Red Plum mailers. That also means they have a coupon available on the website for 50% off as well. You can find Value World stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

We have two stores near us. I used one coupon this past weekend and found some fun finds. I will be sharing them with you over the next few weeks.

Here are a few of my finds.

3-11 Bargain Finds 001There were only three of these cute village placemats. But, there are only three of us in this house, so that works out just fine. The set was .99 cents.

3-11 Bargain Finds 013I love this table runner!

3-11 Bargain Finds 014 I paid $1.29 for it.

3-11 Bargain Finds 058With Easter coming up I couldn’t pass up this cute little tin for .10 cents.

3-11 Bargain Finds 0593-11 Bargain Finds 060A couple of sweet scenes on the tin.

3-11 Bargain Finds 072A couple of ceramic swans. These are getting incorporated into my spring decor. I thought they were a nice find for .25 cents each

3-11 Bargain Finds 073 .Here is what I did with them to “Spring” them up. I grabbed my bag of Spanish Moss and two of these cute little buckets with purple flowers in them (Bought at Michael’s last Spring).

3-11 Bargain Finds 080 3-11 Bargain Finds 081 3-11 Bargain Finds 082

I will be adding them to a little Spring Vignette.

3-11 Bargain Finds 061These little angels just caught my eye. I don’t know anything about them but, I just really liked them. They are different from what I see on a regular basis. Yup, they will go into the holiday box I keep in my coat closet until I fill the box and put everything away in the boxed up holiday stuff in storage. The pair were $1.49.


I am joining Linda for her last Junkin’ Finds Friday. She has passed on the torch to me. Woohoo, my first linky party! And as Linda changed this party passed to her from Debbie, I am changing it a bit as well. Here is the new name and party button:

happythumbI hope you all will join me next week and link up your thrifty finds, thrifty re-dos, thrifty re-purposed things and any other thriftiness you want to share!

And to kick off this fun new addition to The Thrifty Groove, I will be having a special Thrifty giveaway with two winners!

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. very cute! i wish we lived closer so we could go thrifting together!

  2. I SO would have snatched up those swans if I had seen them before you! They are gorgeous! I love how you filled them for spring. Good job on the deals. I must go to Value World on the wrong days. I hardly EVER find a treasure. LOL But, I will look into those coupons. I've never seen any. Which Value Worlds do you go to? I live in Michigan too and have a few near enough to my home as well.

  3. I love the table runner! And the swans are looks lavender in one photo! I had to go back and look! I have a vintage swan in my bathroom...I'll post it soon! See you next week, Diann! ♥

  4. The prices are amazing Diann, lovin' the Easter tin! I look forward to joining into your party just like I did Linda's:@)

  5. I love those coupons! I used one last year when I was in Texas and scored!! I do think that runner looks like my potholder. Again thank you for taking this party and keeping the THRIFTY fun going! I will be joining you when I can! hugs, Linda

  6. You scored! Those items are all so lovely. I love the vintage stuff. The modern stuff is so bland! I love that Easter tin. What a gorgeous piece it is. Hugs to you

  7. love the easter tin and esp at that price!

  8. I Love the angels! As I collect angels ...when I can find them for a great price:)
    The Easter Tin is very Vintage...Love that!

  9. I love the swans and the vintage tin. The prices are incredible! Don't you just love the hunt! Thanks for sharing with us! Luv-Loretta

  10. Love those place mats. I have seen people frame ones similar to those. You did a great job with the swans very pretty spring setting!

    Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving me a sweet note. I like what I saw over and will return you are very creative =0)

  11. Great finds! Love the swans and what you did with them.

  12. Diane you always find the cutest stuff!! I love the swans!

  13. I love everything you found! The swans look like high end pieces with the arrangements you made!
    High Five!

  14. Hi Diann... got some really nice things at Value World, my friend! I have never heard of this place but then I guess they aren't in my neck of the woods. I love the pretty lace village placemats. I was thinking how pretty they would be to just frame! A pretty fabric background with the little village house on top...would be pretty! The details are beautiful!!! I also really like your swan planters! They are perfect for spring...especially after your added the moss and pretty flowers! Great treasure finds, my friend! You always find the best stuff! Thanks for sharing them with us!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  15. Great finds! Loving that tin esp - would love to have found that :o) Look forward to partying with you next friday - well done for taking the reins and being another fabulous host. Scarlett x

  16. Diann,
    Love that Easter tin! I would have grabbed that one as quick as I could!! The placemats are really cute and will look lovely against a darker colored tablecloth. I have actually seen one framed against a darker background.
    And those swans are lovely and what a great idea to use them as a Spring decor item!!


  17. Wonderful finds & congrats on the new "Gig"! I'm a new follower & hope you might visit me & follow back.

  18. Those little angels are so cute...Great thrifting!!! Looking forward to your party next week!!!

  19. Nice finds, Diann...the place mats are very unusual, but my favorite is the pair of angels, they have the sweetest faces.
    Have a great weekend!

  20. Great finds ...I love the vintage tins!
    I really enjoy your blog. You have such great finds a wonderful tips. Looking forward to your party next week!

  21. Diann,
    Me again! I added your button for the new party to my sidebar and you can count me in for next week!!


  22. Hi Diann, I'm visiting from Linda's @ A la Carte. I'm so glad you're going to keep the torch going with the thrifty finds link party!
    It's been one of my favorites and I'm sure yours will be also!
    See you next week!

  23. Congratulations on your new linky party and THANK YOU for keeping the great thrifting linking action going. Especially since in a weekend or 2 THE SEASON will be beginning around here. It has been such a very loooong winter. (off season)
    Your vintage inspired tin does have great graphics. The angels remind me of the musical kissing angels I had growing up.
    You always have a very creative eye and make cute things cuter.


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