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June 7, 2010

Blistery Hot Deals

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:18 AM

This past Saturday was a hot one.

So hot that candles left in the sun for mere moments melted before your eyes. So hot that people who set up for garage sales wanted to give up before the shoppers, who were walking, in the sun, from sale to sale.

So hot that prices were being slashed to get rid of it.


I did not get an early start to my treasure hunting.
I was disappointed in the sales I was seeing, it just was not fun.
Did I mention it was HOT?

Then I came across a very nice woman tucked in an alley. Her items were quality and her prices were slashed. Nothing over fifty cents.

I noticed a plastic bag.

She said, no one else had even been curious. I could have it for a quarter.


Already distressed with nice patina. It also has a lovely blue detail.

As I jumped at that, another flash of blue caught my eye.

A trianglular crystal bowl, very heavy.

Filled with catseye stones and a gel candle in a triangle container.



I picked up a few other ten cent treasures and walked away with change from my buck.

This is my contribution to Blue Monday at Smiling Sally’s. Please visit to see all the entries and leave them nice comments.
I am also linking this to The Tablescaper’s Summer Sun meme.
I am sure you will also find me over at Bloggeritaville on Thrifty Thursday with another post as well.
I have just learned about Midweek Blues at The Dusty Cellar.


  1. Thanks so much for coming and joining the party! The copper pot with the china handles was a real steal. I can’t wait to see what you do with it?!?!?!?

    Hopefully you’ll join us next week at “Summer Sundays” with the bounty of your next treasure hunt.

    – The Tablescaper

    Comment by The Tablescaper — June 7, 2010 @ 8:30 AM

    • Thank you for hosting.
      I am trying to visit and comment but Blogger is having a problem.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 7, 2010 @ 8:40 AM

  2. I love your treasures this week!

    I take it Minnesnoooooooowta is now snowless!

    Comment by cyndi — June 7, 2010 @ 8:54 AM

    • Not sure about Minnesnowta, I am in Wiscowsin.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 7, 2010 @ 9:51 AM

  3. Those blue touches sure show up pretty. Happy Blue Monday.

    Comment by Sally — June 7, 2010 @ 8:55 AM

    • Same to you. I still am not allowed to comment on any Blogspot hosted blogs!

      Comment by dogsmom — June 7, 2010 @ 9:51 AM

  4. Cool quality post. Have a happy blue Monday!

    Comment by Belle — June 7, 2010 @ 8:58 AM

  5. Oh my!!!!! You did well. Verrrrrry well, and got some beautiful things.
    Happy Blue Monday and have a great week..

    Comment by CC — June 7, 2010 @ 12:10 PM

  6. Oh wow your find are so gorgeous! Love it!

    Blue Jar

    Comment by Manang Kim — June 7, 2010 @ 7:30 PM

  7. Great find! Enjoy it!

    Comment by Cuisine Kathleen — June 7, 2010 @ 9:50 PM

  8. That was a great score. It never hurts to ask.
    You could send us some of your sunshine. We are unseasonably cold and wet this summer.

    Comment by Lori E — June 7, 2010 @ 10:31 PM

  9. I love all your finds, especially the glass bowl with the gems and the candle

    so, was it hot? 😉

    thanks for your visit

    you might want to check out Mid Week Blues, this post is perfect for it and it’s hosted by a really nice woman

    she usually puts the post up late on Tuesday

    Comment by dianne — June 8, 2010 @ 10:39 AM

    • Thank you. I love checking out new blogs and finding new memes and parties.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 8, 2010 @ 4:22 PM

  10. What pretty things! We had a big neighborhood garage sale this weekend, too, but my mom isn’t very much into treasure hunting. Her sister thinks she’s kooky cuz she lives for the hunt. My mom’s lazy – I mean, um – well, yes, she’s kinda lazy and just wants those kinda treasures to be in the first place she looks. I don’t think she’ll ever be on that Antiques Roadshow show saying, “I bought this for 10 cents and now it’s worth one million dollars!”

    Wiggles & Wags,

    Comment by mayziegal — June 8, 2010 @ 2:45 PM

    • We would never call your mom lazy. She is a busy, involved lady.
      We also love finding treasures at the first place we look…and the next, and the next.
      Of course there is the gazillion dollr dream, but I have been reading blogs about buying for a dollar and selling for a hundred or five. That would still make me smile. (And buy a lot of pet food and kitty litter.)

      Comment by dogsmom — June 8, 2010 @ 5:10 PM

  11. Thanks for posting this at Midweek Blues too! Yay for you. I kid you not, but I have that exact same copper thingy…not sure what it is. I do a lot of thrifting too. Love finding the deals! I will stop back and check out your blog…everyone is asking about dinner.

    Comment by rebecca — June 8, 2010 @ 4:55 PM

    • Thanks for stopping by. I am happy to have heard about Midweek Blues.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 8, 2010 @ 5:06 PM

  12. Yay…so lovely! It always feel wonderful to find new treasures! Gorgeous! Enjoy!

    Comment by Kiki — June 8, 2010 @ 5:23 PM

  13. Quality and cheap! Hey, you cannot beat that!

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — June 8, 2010 @ 6:24 PM

  14. pretty blues you have found!

    Comment by Doreen — June 8, 2010 @ 7:41 PM

  15. Very nice blues.

    Comment by Gigi — June 8, 2010 @ 8:57 PM

  16. ooooh. I don’t really NEED that copper gravy boat (or whatever) but I like it. I would have outbid you by at least 50 cents. We dog moms might just get into a little scrap:)

    Comment by Kerry — June 8, 2010 @ 9:18 PM

  17. Looks like you made out pretty well! Nothing like a treasure hunt where you score something sweet for a song!
    Thanks for posting on my blog a few days ago…great to blog-meet you!

    Comment by Anonymous — June 8, 2010 @ 9:23 PM

  18. Wow, what great deals. Love the copper vessel.

    Comment by eye of the beholder — June 8, 2010 @ 10:04 PM

  19. Wonderful finds, and so cheap too. Love the scuttle with the blue handle.

    Comment by Joy @ Joy of Desserts — June 8, 2010 @ 10:51 PM

    • Scuttle – that’s the proper word. Thank you.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 9, 2010 @ 8:49 AM

  20. I was so pleased to see you at Mid Week Blues
    and now that I’ve stopped by a second time I have decided I love the copper piece and want one just like it 🙂

    Comment by dianne — June 9, 2010 @ 7:50 AM

    • I will see what I can find!

      Comment by dogsmom — June 9, 2010 @ 8:49 AM

  21. Wow, getting change for a buck doesn’t happen much these days! I say you hit the jackpot!

    Comment by carolynUSA — June 9, 2010 @ 11:20 AM

    • And live to hunt another day!

      Comment by dogsmom — June 9, 2010 @ 3:51 PM

  22. Such a beautiful copper pot with blue porcelain handle! Another perfect example of how blue and orange are perfect together!

    Comment by GardenOfDaisies — June 9, 2010 @ 7:38 PM

  23. Hey, nice site you got here! Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Zener — June 11, 2010 @ 11:11 AM

  24. You have some great finds!! My favorite is the candle holder, such an unusual shape!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your comments on my gazing ball! Please visit again soon and join me for the Garden party June 23-25…lots of funand giveaways each day!!

    Comment by Sharon — June 12, 2010 @ 6:16 AM

  25. lovely collections!

    Comment by Webbloggirl — June 14, 2010 @ 12:16 PM

  26. You do know how to shop.

    Comment by вело -velopark — June 30, 2010 @ 12:03 PM

  27. Wow- you did good!

    Comment by автомобили -getusacar — June 30, 2010 @ 12:07 PM

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