Thrifty Things Friday Party #23


It was a Williams-Sonoma Thrift day for me!

Hi everyone!

My mom and I did a girls shopping/lunch day a couple days ago. We started by hitting up the two local Border Stores that are going out of business. Since my mom and I are huge readers and we read the same books, we loaded up with some bargains and just split the costs. After that we checked out the new discount store that replaced A J Wright. The store is called C W Price. Same basic type of store as A J Wright (which was owned by the TJMaxx. Marshalls and Home Goods Company). I bought a couple of Christmas presents there (I am about 50% done with my Christmas shopping! Woohoo!) and a couple of tops for me.

After lunch, we headed to Big Lots. Do you check out B. L. discount book section? I generally will find one or two nice large hardcover decorating or cook books there. This time I was so excited to find this gorgeous Williams-Sonoma “Thanksgiving Entertaining” book for $3.00!!

8-11 bargains 021 Isn’t it just a beautiful book and considering that Thanksgiving is less than 3 months away, this book will give me some wonderful ideas for the holiday!

8-11 bargains 022 I have only glanced a little inside the book. I am saving it for when Troy is at the market and the princess is with Grandma and I am all alone! A nice pot of tea, and special little goodie and total quiet is called for to enjoy this kind of book! Do you save these kinds of books for a time when you know you will be alone and can really enjoy it?

8-11 bargains 023 Next stop was Value World with our 50% off total purchase coupon! I found several bargains that will be shared in the future but, these ones I just had to share today.

This is exactly the way I bought it. It was priced at $2.50. So, I paid $1.25 for this 4 plate set. I have not opened it yet so, we are doing that together today!

8-11 bargains 0248-11 bargains 0268-11 bargains 0278-11 bargains 028Love them! I like the oval shape as well. It is different.

Well, as I continued to browse, guess what else I found? Another Williams-Sonoma set of plates! Also brand new and I paid another $1.25 for these 4 plates!

8-11 bargains 029Also love these! The beautiful gold edging and soft browns and yellows are making think of a Fall table! There is a green, blue, orange and red design.

8-11 bargains 030Okay, now I want you to hang onto your chair! Check out the original price for this set of 4 salad plates.

8-11 bargains 031**CHOKE** **GASP** $49.00! 

I think I had a very lucky thrifty day finding all these beautiful new Williams-Sonoma treasures! !   Total spent: $5.50!

 It is good to be thrifty!

happythumb_thumb[1]Now, let’s check out some thriftiness from last week’s party!

KarenSue at SueBee  showed us a $5.00 table that she refinished! Great Thrift find!

Kitchen table and Annie Sloan 008Diane at Lavender Dreams found some wonderful old children's books!

DSCN6502_thumb2Mary at Sweetwater Style showed us how to turn an ugly thrifted table into a beautiful addition to her home!

DSC_0002Thank you ladies! I hope you will grab the “I was featured” button above!


Don't forget to enter my Yoplait “Pink Lids” Prize Package Giveaway!

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This Saturday (9/3) is our monthly Thrifty Tablescape Party! I will have the party up Friday evening!

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  1. Those Tuscan-themed plates are a brilliant find Diann! I'd have snapped those up myself if I'd spotted them in one of our charity shops here :-)

    Jem xXx

  2. Wow! You're so ready for fall Dianne, with these incredibly gorgeous plates, some finds... you did sooo good!! I don't blame you for grabbing them at a breath! Thank you for hosting and see you later at my AUTUMN rablescape! Hugs. FABBY

  3. Beautiful plates and it looks like I need to check out the books at BL.


  4. Great WS finds! I will have to head on over the Big Lots as well!

  5. LOL, WS prices! I shop the WS/PB outlet often, and sometimes they have 90 off that price. I laugh when I see people trying to sell them on ebay for the orig price! The Tablescaper just emailed me to ask if I wanted to hit WS/PB tomorrow! This is after she told me she had no more room for anything and wasn't going to shop! :) I have heard that before!
    Love your bargains, enjoy your book!

  6. Great finds, I really like the William Sonoma Thanksgiving book! But the best part had to be spending the day with your Mom.

  7. WOW! Those plates are gorgeous! Great deal!

    Thank you for hosting. :-)

  8. Unreal for sure. I love both sets of your plates and the price is just unreal. Great patterns and colors too. I think they could even be mixed together for a fun tablescape. Thanks for hosting a fun party. I'm all linked up. Hugs, Marty

  9. I am reallly impressed, Diann, that you got such beautiful plates and the tablescaping book for such great prices. You really know your shopping! Congratulations, Diann!

  10. Thanks so much for featuring my disguised Goodwill endtable. You made my day!

  11. I love your William-Sonoma finds! All the plates are wonderful and I especially love those Tuscan designed ones. That cookbook looks great! Hope you had a great Birthday my friend!

  12. Love the Thanksgiving book! You're so thrifty!!!

  13. Diann, you really must have an inner magnetic field which draws you to the best bargains! Fantastic finds on all the Williams Sonoma items. I'm very envious of the Thanksgiving book; $3, incredible!

  14. Hi Diann:
    Amazing finds!!! You go girl! LOL
    Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway!

  15. Wow! I think I gasped out loud at that one! Great bargains! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  16. Dear Diann....Is it a sin to be jealous? Well,I'm JEALOUS of your gorgeous finds. Seriously, they are very lovely. WOWSERS. What a deal you got. Beautiful quality. The best. Good for you! Sincerely, Susan from

  17. Man you did get some great stuff! :) Fabulous buys!


  18. It is definitely good to be thrifty! I think we should have bumper stickers made.

    The tray in your banner caught my eye. One of those lives at my house too. It was blogged at my place

    HOW FUN!

  19. Your plates are really neat! Always fun to go shopping!

  20. I feel a little bit jealous of the Tuscan plates! I'm going to see if we have any of those stores around here! WOW! What great buys! And thanks for featuring me...I feel special! And of course I'm linked...with another book! heehee! Enjoy your holiday weekend, my friend! ♥

  21. Indiana, Michigan and Ohio...those are the only states with Value World! Wonder if I could plan a trip! lol!!! HUGS! ♥

  22. Wow I think you had a very lucky day too :o) Scarlett x

  23. Wow, what fabulous finds!! Lucky you. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas.

  24. Oh, wow! I was just at Big Lots and I didn't look at the books!! What a great book. I love your plates too! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining HSH!


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