Thrifty Things Friday #38

Hi everyone!

Here we are a couple of days away from Christmas 2011! Isn’t that amazing? Time is really moving a break-neck speed to me this year. But, I think that happens every year. The older you get, the faster time moves. It really feels that way to me!

I know everyone is showing Christmas treasures in one form or another right now but, I am going to be the odd man out! LOL

One of the last stores we all visit before we say our goodbyes at the Girls Annual Shopping Trip is Pier 1. We have a Pier 1 near my home but, I don’t go there very often. It’s one of those stores that my credit card keeps jumping out of my purse and wanting to be used! I do check it out every few months for clearance items and have found some really fun things marked down to prices I can handle.

When we stop at Pier, we are generally all done with our Christmas shopping and are ready to splurge a little on ourselves. We scour the aisles for those glorious red clearance stickers! LOL

Back in the summer I had stopped at Pier and spotted these cute ant picnic dishes. I thought they were so much fun but, no way could I afford to just buy them full price. Well, they had 3 left and clearanced to  $1.18 and then 30% off . So, I snatched them up (there is just me, the Hubs and the Princess so, I often buy just 3 dishes). I think they are going to be so much fun this summer!

TTF38 026 Don’t you love big tassels? I like to use them in decor and tablescapes. I picked up 4 in 2 different fun summer colors for .89 cents each. I make a lot of my own tassels and I can’t make them for that price!

TTF38 028 And I love fun napkin rings. I generally thrift all my napkin rings or make them. There are so many awesome ones out there but, they are expensive! This was a big ‘ol honkin’ splurge for me since I usually buy thrifted napkin rings for $1.00-$2.00 a set. But, they are so fun and colorful and I knew I would not see them at a thrift store or yard sale. So, I forked over the $1.18 a piece clearanced price (original price $6.00 each! yikes!) for these cute beaded bird napkin rings..

TTF38 034 So, those were my fun thrifted new finds that were just silly and a gift to myself.

Let’s check out a couple of fun posts from last week!

Over at Lavender Dreams, you have to see what $2.07 can get you!

DSCN9398_thumb[1]And check out these sweet angels at Karie’s  Chic Creations

December 2 Angels and trees 013

Here is the “I was featured” button!


Now, let’s see what fun things you have to share this week!


  1. I really do like your picnic plates.You can not beat those prices either.
    I am sure ready for the season that we can use them also. I am so tired of this cold.
    Merry Christmas.

  2. Diann, I do indeed love the ant plates and your colorful tassels. Merry Christmas and may 2012 bring you every blessing.
    Hugs, Beth

  3. Diann I agree time goes so fast as you get older! I love the picnic plates and those bird napkin rings are truly the start of a great tablescape I'm sure! Enjoy your weekend! hugs, Linda

  4. Oh how I just love Pier 1. It is one of my favourite stores. I love those plates with the ants. You really had some great finds. I would love for you to link up this awesome post on our What's It Wednesday linky party. Hope you can join us. Thanks for hosting my dear...I am all linked up.


  5. Hi lovely lady.
    Sorry you need to take one off for me.
    Thanks so much.
    xxoo Diae

  6. Great finds, Diann! Love the features! Merry Christmas to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

  7. Cute plates, Diann. They are perfect for picnics. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!..Christine

  8. Diane those are the cutest plates!! Merry Christmas!

  9. Cute cute plates Diane. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  10. Very cute plates Dianne. Besides just thanking you for hosting, I want to go a little further with my thanks, for having me through out this year 2011, as you've been such a generous and gracious hostess and for having me. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas ever!

  11. I'm so excited to be featured, Diann! Thank you! And I went to the same sale...heehee! I bought a watermelon plate and one of those beaded birds at Pier One. They have the best mark down prices! Merry Christmas my friend! ♥♥♥

  12. PS I didn't find any tassels...I better go back! lol! ♥♥♥

  13. You found some great buys at Pier 1! They have the cutest things; I should drop by there more often to check out the discounted items. Those ant plates are just the sweetest. I know you will have a fun tablescape to share with us once summer rolls around.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  14. Cool finds! I love the picnic plates! I think I have fabric like that!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Merry Christmas!


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