Thrifty Things Friday #45

Hi everyone!


Right after Christmas I stopped by  CTS to check out what treasures I could find. I showed you drapes and linens I got in a different TTF party post. Today I thought I would show you something else I had picked up.


Well, that’s nice but, the original sticker says it was priced at $6.99 and it is now marked down to $6.97. Big skippy!


Well, that little yellow “as is” sticker means something is wrong with it and it is now reduced to 90% off that yellow sticker. Yup, it was .69 cents.


Let’s see the broken part.


The back side piece of glass is missing. I’m okay with that because it won’t be seen when I use it.

I always check out the metal lanterns online at places like Pottery Barn, I saw these ones recently.


Click pic to go to site.

They are definitely not the same. But the “feel” could be the same with a little redo. And .69 cents and a few dollars for some spray paint is a far cry from the above prices which are $29. $39 and $99 (yes, each).

I am hoping to redo this lantern soon (weather permitting) and I will show you how it turns out!

Now, let’s check out some fun posts from last week’s party!

We had so many fun and varied link-ups last week. Don’t you just love that!

Over at Laurie’s Little Bits of Creativity, etc. she made this simple, thrifty and sweet heart banner.


Kara at Hobbies of a Homemaker gave us her recipe for homemade laundry detergent and shared other homemade cleaners.


And over at The 2 Seasons we saw a quick, thrifty and fun redo of a cute end table.


Thank you ladies for such fun thrifty inspiration! Here is the “I was featured” button. I hope you will copy for your blog!


Please remember to link back to this party in the post you are sharing with us. I never feature posts that are NOT linked back to The Thrifty Groove.

Thanks everyone!

Let the thriftiness begin!


  1. What a wonderful 69 cent treasure...thank you for sahring and hosting.


  2. WOW!!!! What a treasure find! Well done! Looking SO forward to seeing what you do with it - but to be honest it looks darned good as is!

    I need to get off the computer more often and do some shoppin!

    Good job!!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your thrifty finds. And $.69 is unbelievable! Great job. Thanks for hosting this fun party. It's always a pleasure.

  4. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for having and hosting your linky party.
    I hope you have a wonderful week with your family this week.
    XXOO Diane

  5. What a great find; and what wonderful features! Thanks so much for hosting. Glad to link up! Have a great week!

  6. Love the lantern, what a great find! Thanks for hosting!
    Cheers, Andrea

  7. Gotta love that lantern! Fabulous bargain! Great features, Diann. Thanks for hosting...hugs...Debbie

  8. I never find a great bargain like that 69 cents for a lantern WOW

    thanks for the party I bet we see lots of valentines

  9. Sometimes I think PB exists to provide us with inspiration!

  10. I like the idea of putting a plant in a lantern! Cool!
    I have just awarded you the Versatile Award on my blog at

  11. WOW! What a bargain. LOVE when you find one that GOOD. That lantern is FANTASTIC. So many possibilities. ENJOY. Take care.

  12. Wow I sure hope I did this right! I am new to this Meme and I have been following it for I love lanterns and you got a real steal there Diann!! Please let me know if I linked up right.

  13. I love the lantern and what a deal you got. I'm never that lucky.
    Thank you so much Diann, for featuring my Valentine Garland. It's much appreciated.

  14. Thank you for hosting. Great suggestions and use of a lantern repurposed.

  15. Diann those lanterns are so popular and expensive so your bargain is amazing. Can't wait to see what you do with it! Thanks for hosting this thrifty party my friend. hugs, Linda

  16. Hi lovely lady.
    I am back !! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape for Valentines Day so sweet of you.
    Have a wonderful weekend with your famuly.
    XXOO Diane

  17. I love seeing your bargains from CTS! I have the PB lantern you showed but I got it at the Outlet. Then i found some at CTS, 3 nestedin a box for. 8.00. I have them both outside my door and they are just as nice as the PB one.

    Your Val decos look sweet too! You have to decorate for your little girl, I am sure shebloves seeing it!


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)