Thrifty Things Friday #74

Hi everyone!


How has your week been? I know a lot of you had kids going back to school already. The Princess has another week and half before heading back. So, we decided to head up to our cabin for the holiday weekend and the last trip before school starts. What are you plans for the holiday weekend?


On to some thriftiness. These past several days have very busy around here. At the end of a couple of our market days, the produce vendors have been loading all of us other vendors down with fresh veggies. Most of the produce has spots or just won’t be fresh enough for the produce vendors next Farmer’s Market. So, that mean everything needs to be dealt with ASAP.


With such a wonderful blessing of these treasures, I have been canning, pickling and freezing my little ‘ol heart out this week. When the veggie crops come in, you almost have to drop everything else going on in your life and dedicate your time to dealing with the bounty. But, I know I will be very happy I did all this work when winter rolls around.


Such gorgeous beauty! All of this will be heading up to the cabin with us this weekend to share with the rest of my family. I also received some beautiful fruit (watermelons, cantaloupe, strawberries and peaches….YUM). We are really looking forward to enjoying a relaxing getaway with all of the family. We have so much fun when we are all together.

Last week I showed you the Autumn floral arrangements I picked up at the thrift store. Today I am showing you a couple of the other Autumn treasures I picked up.

IMG_4109IMG_4110IMG_4111IMG_4112 This was the first treasure I had spotted at the thrift store. It is a large wood pumpkin. It is hollowed out inside.

And it still had the original Pier 1 price tag on it for $8.00. As you can see, it was marked for $1.49 and then I got an additional 25% off of that. I thought it was a good deal for $1.11.




And I like this small handled basket with the copper details. It too had the original price tag on it from Bath and Body Works for $10.00. I paid .96 cents for it (after the markdown). I think it is perfect for a small Fall floral arrangement.


Now, for some fun features from last week.

That Old House


Fabulous Finds Studio


Just Cats


Thank you ladies for sharing such wonderful things with us last week! I hope you will grab the “I was featured” button above for your blog!

Okay, on with the party!


  1. These are some great features! Thanks so much for hosting each week!

  2. I love that wooden pumpkin and it's so nice to have baskets to store things or display our pretties! Great buys and fun features this week, too! Hugs!

  3. You got some lovely items / bargains but at this time of year / I am loving the produce ones the most! :)

  4. I ♥♥♥ that wooden pumpkin Diann!! Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I don't know exactly what my husband paid for the cultivator and the bird bath at the auction but I know he's pretty thrifty!

  6. Your fresh produce looks so good, Diann - enjoy the holiday weekend and thanks for hosting!
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  7. I dont even know what to say! This is such a load of treasures!!!! I adore each piece! :D


  8. That is some good looking veggies. There is nothing better. I haven't had a garden in years but this winter I am going to prepare raised beds for next year. Produce is just getting too expensive.
    Love you treasures, I went gaga when I saw that wooden pumpkin. That is so perfect, you can do so much with that.
    As you read my post this week notice how THRIFTY the operation of this gigantic equipment can be. Leave it to the Scots to perform economically. My husband is of Scottish descent.

  9. The produce looks so yummy! My brother sent me photos of his garden bounty and I was so jealous. My one tomato plant hardly produced anything at all this year..ugh. Maybe next year :)
    Thank you so much for featuring my kitchen vingette, I'm so honored to be included!
    Have a fabulous weekend,

  10. What a bountiful harvest! Your basket is really pretty too....Christine

  11. Your veggies look delish and what cute finds for Fall!! Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful night!


  12. Love the fresh veggies. You work hard to put these up for winter I know! Now I think the pumpkin is adorable. Hugs, Linda

  13. DiAnn,
    I love the pumpkin and the basket!!

    Thanks so much for hosting!!

    Hope you have a great labor Day weekend!!


  14. LOVE the pumpkin! Thanks for hosting and hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

  15. Farm fresh vegetables - the very best!!!

  16. The pumpkins are fabulous. Thanks for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home and for hosting!


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 :)