Thrifty Things Friday #72

Hi everyone! Welcome to TTF # 72!


Today I am going to share a couple of brand new thrift finds from The Christmas Tree Shops.

IMG_3946IMG_3947I picked up this metal lantern for $2.47. It was marked 75% off because it has some dings in it.  It is sitting on my shelf just ready to be decorated for Fall!



Light pink and fuchsia pink striped placemats bought at FULL price for a whopping .49 cents each! I used some serious restraint in not purchasing a set in every color!



And I grabbed these red and white placemats as well and paid the full .69 cents each! The white detail actually has sparkle to it which did not show up in the picture.



And I couldn’t pass up the cute fruit candles for 50 % off their regular price.

Let’s check out some fun thriftiness from last week’s party!


Plum Perfect


2nd Hand Moon


Gilbert Street Stitches


Thank you ladies for sharing such pretty, crafty and fun thriftiness!

Remember, please link back to Thrifty Things Friday in the post you chose to link up to the party. I only feature those who have a link back to The Thrifty Groove!

Now, let’s check out what thriftiness you have been up to this week!


  1. I love the lantern specially and the other fun things too. Nice features. Thank you for hosting, yet one more gerast party. Hugs,

  2. Thanks for hosting TTF. I'm a new visitor to your blog and I am into all things thrifty as well. I am a new blogger and I linked up my craft project. I'll have some thrifty finds to share next time I link up. I'll explore your blog more and I am a new follower!

  3. You found some awesome bargains. I love the lantern, the candles, and the placemats. Great prices! Thanks for hosting!

  4. I don't know Diann, I think I would have bought those place-mats in every color! What great prices, what a great store! I feel like I have not visited forever, so glad I came by and caught up!


  5. Diann, You found some great things at the Christmas Tree Shop. Love the lemon and orange candles and the lantern. Thanks for hosting,

  6. Great Finds at the Christmas Tree Shops! and the prices are SO AMAZING!
    Thank you for hosting.
    Have a fun weekend,
    Hugs, Donna

  7. Didn't see those placemats, they are great! I did get the candles! :)
    I feel the need to go again soon!
    Thanks for hosting!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting! I Love the Christmas tree shop :)

  9. LOVE that store. Wish there was one here.

  10. I bet some very creative ideas will be coming from you soon with your purchases. Thanks for hosting.

  11. You found some wonderful bargains, especially that lantern. I'm so ready for Fall!!! Thanks for hosting the party!

  12. Diann I love that lantern and can't wait to see it in it's Fall Glory! Placemats, Placemats! I can't seem to get enough of them either. What great deals you found! Hugs, Linda

  13. The lantern is great. I am kicking myself. We don't have Christmas Tree Shops around here, and when I saw one recently in Cape Cod, I had no idea what it was. My husband kept wanting to go. On our last day, before driving home, we popped in, with no time to look really. I wanted to stay and look but we had a long drive ahead of us. Oh well!

  14. Sorry to be so late posting, we have been out of town for a friend's funeral.
    Wish there was a CTS within driving distance!

  15. I'm seriously crushing on that lantern you found. Love it! I see a trip to the Christmas Tree Shop in my future. I'm a little late to the party, just got back from a camping trip. Thank you for hosting.

  16. Diann,
    THANK YOU so much for the feature and I am so sorry for the delay in response to your message!! I am out of state with my Dad, he had surgery on a stomach aneurysm and this is the first chance I have had to be online.

    I look forward to seeing the other party goers and Thank You for hosting TTF!
    Have a wonderful night!


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