Thrifty Things Friday #148

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Today I am sharing kind of an odd mish mash post. Just a few thrifty things that I did throughout the week.

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I have spent a lot of time going through stored dishes. I am doing a major purge and downsizing all my beautiful treasures. However, there are always things that I plan to keep for later uses.  Above is a picture that I took of some items that I am keeping. I took a picture of the items and printed on the picture what was in this box. Then I printed out a small copy of this and tapped it to the box. I learned my lesson and make sure that I use much smaller boxes when I store dishes. I reuse priority boxes. This way I can manage the box easily and only pull out things that I want to use right then and there.And the boxes all stack nicer.

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We have a C.O.R.N. night once a week here. CORN stands for “Clean Out Refrigerator Night”. In other words using up the leftovers. So, I created a soup/chili dinner one night. A little bit of shredded roast beef, a cup of ground hamburger, some leftover corn, a bowl of leftover chili and then I added a bit more things like beans and V8 juice. After a little seasoning, it turned out to be a yummy hearty meal. No one leftover would have made a meal for both Troy and I so, into a pot they all went.

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I was all excited to set some time aside to play one day this pas weekend. I planned on recreating this old thrifted topiary tree. The first thing I did was start stripping the old nasty dried up moss off of the cone. Well, best laid plans and all that….I had a massive allergic reaction to this stuff! I started sneezing, my eyes started watering, my hands turned red and itchy and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I had to stop immediately. go upstairs take some allergy medicine and lay down. Troy dealt with all the stuff for me so, I wouldn’t have to touch the moss again. So, this project was put on hold for awhile. the dangers of crafters/thrifters!

So, those were a few of my thriftiness this week. What were you up to this past week?

15 comments :

  1. Love those polka dots and I'd be excited to find that pitcher. Love the idea of C O R N night. I need to adopt that!

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  2. I LOVE that Johnson Bros pitcher!!! Thanks for hosting the party!

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  3. That was some allergic reaction you had. Hope you are ok now. LOVE the pink polka dots.

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  4. Love those polka dot plates and the pitcher too. I don't really love black and White, but in transferware it's lovely! Thank you for hosting my friend.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  5. I didn't know you have this party on Fridays, glad I found it!

    Dagmar
    Dagmar's Home

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  6. I love your polka dot plates! thanks so much to you and linda for hosting!

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  7. Hi, Thanks for hosting. First time linking up.

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  8. Thanks so much for hosting a party for us! ~Zuni

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  9. Love your party--thanks so much to you both for hosting! Blessings, Diana

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  10. I am itching to get out and find some pretty thrifty dishes this weekend

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  11. Thanks for hosting the party ladies and have a nice weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  12. Love the idea of the CORN soup. Thanks for hosting such a fun party.
    Audrey Z.@ Timeless Treasures

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  13. wow that seems like a pretty bad reaction scrap that project on to the next one ;) thanks for hosting

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  14. Thanks for featuring my Vintage Store Display Shelf on Facebook. Quite a honor.
    Audrey @ Timeless Treasures

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