Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thrifting...Not Bad For a Guy...

I made a run to the bank this morning. The branch nearest our house is not open on Saturdays, so I had to leave the mountain. There is a branch just at the foot of the mountain that is open Saturdays. After I finished my banking business, I decided to make a quick stop at a nearby church. This relatively new "Calvary Church" was having a thrift sale to raise money to send some of their older kids on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. I really love the prices that you find at church thrift sales, and as you may know, I am always on the hunt for interesting bottles for our hummingbird feeders...and anything else that I cannot resist, or that cannot resist me:-)

Below is a picture of my "finds"...some practical, some not...Pyrex measuring cup, strainer, 3 books of interest to me, 2 bottles for hummingbird feeders, Royal Stafford collector saucer, and stone/concrete nativity scene. Can anyone tell me what the real "find" is in this group? BTW, I spent $4 for the lot...

A hummingbird actually feeding from one of our feeders...yippee!
A chipmunk munching on some snack stolen from my bird feeders
Peace and blessings...Have a Happy Fourth!

8 comments:

  1. Hey there! Happy 4th of July. It looks as if you got a bunch of great thrift items. I love church sales. They are so reasonable and going for such good causes. Hugs to you and yours today and happy weekend! Anne

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  2. We have so many hummingbirds out here! My best feeder got clogged with bees, and my prettiest one, which really didn't work all that well, broke when I was cleaning it. For a couple of years I had a rufus who thought the feeder belonged only to him. If it got low, he would dive-bomb me, and he chased all the other birds away.
    MY guess would be one of the bottles as a real find.

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  3. Jeff, I dont' know what "the find" was for you... but for me it would have to be that little plate that says Penticton BC. You may or may not recall a post I did recently for Alphabe-Thursday letter O, about the Ogopogo, the sea monster in Okanogan Lake. http://patchofzinnias.blogspot.com/2010/04/o-is-for-ogopogo.html
    Well, Penticton is one of the communities on the shores of Okanogan Lake!!
    So for me, that plate is the treasure among your garage sale finds.

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  4. Oh good finds! That looks like fun. What mountain might I ask? Perhaps I should read your profile and see where you reside?

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  5. Ok, I read it. Look Out Mountain Tennessee (duh) We have a Lookout mountain here in Colorado too! My mom's family is from your neck of the woods (sort of) Ft. Oglethorpe GA to be exact but a lot of her time growing up was spent in Tenn.

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  6. http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/jingles-july-follower-awards-happy-4th.html

    Please pick 2 to 5 awards from the post.
    Enjoy the fun!
    Smiles!

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  7. Jeff very good thrifting!! I like the little nativity scene a lot. My guess is the plate is the best buy unless that green or blue bottle is really old. I can't tell from the photos! Still all great deals at $4 for the lot! I love the photo of a hummingbird on one of your feeders. I am going to get one from Mrs. C for sure!!

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  8. Maybe the collector's saucer? I bought a 2 cup measuring cup recently and it was 3.99 if I remember correctly. Of course I wouldn't want to pay that for a used one even if it wasn't harmed. lol. I love bottles and have a small collection I got from my mother but I'm not sure of the worth.
    I like the humming bird feeder very much.

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