Thrifty Things Friday #50

Hi everyone!

Wow! this is the 50th TTF party! I can’t believe it! I have to confess, I really didn’t think I would do it this long. LOL But, here we are almost at the one year mark of TTF. This year has flown by!

Before we get to anything else, I am sure you all want to know the winner of the 1st week 1 year magazine subscription giveaway.

The winner is……..

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes

Congrats Tammy!

I have a little thrifty share with you today. Hold on to your seats because this was such a huge…NOT purchase!


I picked up these chunky candle sticks at The Dollar Tree.


I really liked the colors greens, blues and browns.


And I liked being able to use tapers or pillars in them.


But, what I REALLY liked was the price! Yup, a quarter each. My Dollar Tree always has a couple of shelves of reduced items. And this week these two were sitting on the shelf.


I couldn’t resist!

Today is The Thrifty Groove’s official birthday! Amazing! 3 years old. Oh how they grow so fast! LOL Today also starts the second 1 year magazine subscription giveaway!

You can get more detailed info from last week’s TTF party.

Here are the two ways to enter…

In your comments please let me know that you want to be entered into this giveaway!

  1. Leave a comment stating you are a follower of The Thrifty Groove (please actually be a follower)
  2. A second comment if you joined this week’s party!

That’s it. Super simple.

All entries for the 2nd giveaway must be on this post. 

3 yr. anniversary giveaway

Please remember to link up to this party on your post. You can use the button or just the name of the party with a link back.

Let’s get this party started!


  1. WOW you just scored a pair of really unique n groovy ceramic painted candlesticks for fitty cent? WOW - good job!!!!

    I am a follower and would love to win a mag subscript, thank you!!

  2. Diane, those candlesticks are really great! The Dollar Tree has some wonderful finds!

  3. Wow....a quarter a piece! You scored!!! Thanks for hosting!!!

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  5. I have joined your party this week!

    Jocelyn @

  6. Our Dollar Tree never has anything marked down. As a matter of fact, I've looked for things that you feature, and have never found them in our area :-) I do follow you on my side bar!

    Jocelyn @

  7. Great price for such sweet candlesticks...
    thanks for hosting...

  8. Congratulations to Tammy for her win. Those candlesticks are a great bargain. Occasionally our Dollar Tree will have things marked down. Yes, I'd like to be included in the drawing for this giveaway. I'm a follower, of course.

  9. Those candlesticks would have been cute at $1 each but for a quarter...SCORE! I love those blue candles. Congrats to Tammy for her week #1 win! I'm hoping I'm lucky this week. I am a follower of your blog. I can't believe it's 3 years! Wow! I won't hit my 3 yrs until Nov, but it has been such fun I'm so glad I started blogging. Hugs, Linda

  10. I've joined the party again this week! WOW #50...have I missed any?
    hugs, Linda

  11. I'm so excited to be the first week winner in your anniversary giveaway! Now to decide which magazine....

    Your candlesticks are so cute! Diann, you always amaze me with the bargains you find. I should know that even at the Dollar Store you can find a deal for less than one dollar! You are the thrift queen!

  12. Hey those are cute! I wouldn't pass up those either!~Ames

  13. Thanks for hosting. You certainly do find some great little bargains!

  14. Congrats again on the 3 yrs and thanks so much for hosting! I posted my thrifty link party a day early so I already linked it up.

  15. Happy Birthday my 'Thrifty' Friend! What a find and love those basket weave candles! I thought we were 'Friends' but I didn't see myself..over 800!! I just refollowed again 8-)
    Have a fun St. Patrick's!

  16. I'd love to win the magazines...thank you!

  17. I also linked up my blog tonight. I think your candleholders are super cute!

  18. Happy 50th TTF! Thanks for hosting.

  19. Happy 3 year blogging anniversary and 50th party

    I always love another magazine , I just cleaned my pills out by donating to hospital waiting rooms

  20. I ment to say I cleaned out my PILES of

    magazines not pills LOL oh well

  21. congrats to Tammy
    I love those candle holders.That price makes them even nicer.
    happy 50th also
    I would love the be entered in the next one.

  22. 50th party. Congrats. Thanks for hosting.

  23. Congratulations on a great party that grows and grows. As spring arrives I know it can only get better and better.
    Please enter me into your giveaway. Happy Blogiversary!

    I had hoped to be playing along again but my thriftiness has been used taking advantage of solar energy and line drying laundry. I just have to be outside these beautiful days.

  24. Those are definitely good finds! Hmm I think I'll head to the Dollar Store today:) Thanks for sharing! Also if you'd like I would love to invite you to link up your cute candlesticks at my cheap finds and transformations party:) Have a great weekend, it's pretty outside here, I hope it is where you are too!

  25. Very cute candle holders. My Dollar Tree never has reduced items and I've never seen those at ours. Lucky you! Thanks for hosting you weekly party.

  26. Great usual! Congrats to Tammy too.

    I'd love to be entered for the next one.

    Have a fun and Happy St. Patty's Day!

  27. Hi Diann Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share. Love seeing the great finds that you find.
    I wish I could ride along in your purse just one day. Have you ever
    thought about moving closer to Phoenix? LOL...

    Congrats to Tammy. Magazines are so much fun to receive and it is a
    gift that keeps on giving the whole year through.

    I am a follower and would love to be entered as well.

    Many hugs sweetie and much love, Sherry

  28. I am a follower of the Thrifty Groove!

  29. I'm a follower and would love to be entered in your 2nd week's giveaway :)

  30. Am a follower.

    Great buy. Lucky you.

    Lafayette, La

  31. Fun giveaway! Been a follower for quite a while now. Don't get to stop by as much as I'd like. Please enter me and thanks for the chance.


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