Friday, March 28, 2014

Look What I Found at the Thrift Store

I really didn't need another champagne bucket...

...but I couldn't pass this one up. It was only $3, and much nicer than the other one I have.

It has nice handles...

...and a hefty weight to it. It was really tarnished when I got it, so I polished and polished, but did leave a little patina. That's unusual for me, since I normally polish things to within an inch of their lives. 

Here's a little Belleek Double Shell  creamer that I found for...

...you got it...55 cents!

You'll just have to wait for me to show you the other thing I found...but here's a peek.

I'm working on it for an Easter vignette. Can you tell what it is?

Hope y'all have a great weekend.
xo Babs

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16 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Babs I love that champagne bucket! It is gorgeous and the creamer, another great find. Can't wait to see your Easter items.
hugs,
Linda

Sarah said...

Babs, great thrift finds! Can't believer 55¢ for the Belleek creamer. I have some little shell Belleek pieces too. One just like your find. '-)
They are so delicate. Mine were wedding gifts.
Bunnies are beginning to hop out of my storage bin. Fun to see them after a long year in hibernation. '-)
Are those grape hyacinths in the creamer? So pretty.

Kaye Swain said...

Oh how gorgeous - and what a great deal! I thoroughly enjoyed this fun visit via Anything Blue Friday. You really got a "steal of a deal" on this thrift store goodie. And the flowers were grand as well. We are thrilling to all the spring flowers around our home as well. A sweet delight for the season.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow, what a great thrift store you have!...Belleeek for 55 cents!....Now that is the bargain of the century!...Love that champagne bucket..All the ones I find are rather pricey...you did good Babs!!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a great finds- a Belleek for 55 cents! The champagne bucket is a nice one- the handles are great! Looking forward to your spring vignette!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Dang, do people know what they are giving away? What thrift store??

Kathy Moreland said...

You certainly found some goodies! Love the creamer and the champagne bucket too! Lovely treasures!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You can't have too many since they can be used in so many different ways. Love it. Great find. Hugs, marty

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, that is just fantabulous!! Is that a word?? Anyway, what a lucky find, that bucket is just one that I'd love to find! And the creamer, that gets a big wowzers! Okay, I think that is going to be window box will with flowers...whatever it is, know it's going to be a charmer!

Kelly said...

Such a pretty champagne bucket. I love the flowers you put in it!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Babs!!
You are always at the right place at the right time!!! What a neat idea --- the champagne bucket for a plant holder!! AND the Belleek!! I knew the Belleek the minute I saw it!! I really need to get out more!! Lovely finds!

Savannah Granny said...

What awesome finds! I love the Belleek creamer. I am like you I usually polish and polish but the champagne cooler is beautiful.
I think the tease looks like a tool box or a window box.
Have a blessed Sunday.
Ginger

Pat Cantwell said...

Babs,
A M A Z I N G finds, dear friend!!!
You have such a good eye for fabulous pieces and this thrift store is a good source!
I'll be back to see what's in store for us, because I never was any good at guessing!!! ha!
Fondly,
Pat

Alycia Nichols said...

Only $3 for that champagne bucket??!??!!! I don't know that I have EVER seen a silver champagne bucket at a thrift store. You really have such a keen eye for that kind of stuff!!!

I have nothing against a nice patina. It just makes the whole thing feel well-loved over the years.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love your finds! And, of course I love the way you styled them! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Sorry it took so long to let you know. It's been crazy busy around here. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/04/anything-blue-friday-week-53.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

kitty said...

Wow, you got some great deals at the thrift store. I love your pretty vignette, Babs.