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April 17, 2011

Always Room For Smalls

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 7:25 PM

Those professional pickers use the term “smalls” to refer to the least expensive items.  It could be something inconsequential that just catches one’s eye or a vital piece to a major collection.

cat stamp key ring

As you may guess, many of the smalls that attract my eye feature animals.

cat stamp, cat seal & wax, dog cutter


Tiggers are wonderful things…

I do collect Tiggers even though I have tried to stop.


Do you collect a particular type of “small?”

Linking to  Flea Market Finds 
The Pennyworthy Project (who has a giveaway)
Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays 
Wallet Friendly Wednesday



  1. PIGS :@)

    Comment by Happier Than A Pig in Mud — April 17, 2011 @ 7:44 PM

  2. I am no longer allowed to collect anything (my own rule) I did have a fabulous collection of Tiggers before I moved to dirtville.

    Comment by Cyndi — April 17, 2011 @ 7:56 PM

  3. mooses for a while, but I stopped. Now, tins are my weakness!

    Comment by Alison — April 17, 2011 @ 7:57 PM

  4. Too many things but right now I’m really loving Flamingos!

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — April 17, 2011 @ 8:13 PM

  5. AHHH I LOVE that first cat stamp keychain! I want one like that!!! I collect a lot of things also, I love animal related things, as well as Willow tree and precious moments figurines which are my most expensive collectables then comes birdhouses and snowmen!

    Comment by Kristin Gansor — April 17, 2011 @ 8:35 PM

  6. I’ve got a thing for old tablespoons! They come in very useful too (well that’s my excuse)

    Comment by Make do mum — April 18, 2011 @ 7:11 AM

  7. I think I’ll ONLY be able to collect smalls now, what with the new ‘handbag’ ruling :0(

    I have a thing for wooden knitting needles LOL

    Thanks for linking up x

    Comment by Liz Burton — April 18, 2011 @ 9:39 AM

  8. Lots of lovely things and have always loved a bouncy Tigger but thought there was only meant to be one lol.
    My finds are over at

    Comment by Kate Davis-Holmes — April 18, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

  9. i found a few smalls as well this weekend. i’ve tried to cut down on smalls as lots of smalls take up more room that they are worth at times. i do love a good collection of magnets though. and sun catchers. hrm…and and and.

    Comment by Leah - moxiethrift on etsy — April 18, 2011 @ 1:04 PM

  10. lovely small finds 🙂
    Dont think theres any smalls i tend to go for just buy anything that catches my eye 🙂

    Comment by missdaisy — April 18, 2011 @ 1:21 PM

  11. The keyring is cute! I used to collect small china and glass animals when I was a kid, still have about 200 and am often tempted to add one or two – if I see just the right ‘lonely’ piece. 😉

    Comment by tattooed_mummy — April 18, 2011 @ 3:12 PM

  12. Hi Dogsmom – thank you for popping by today! Yes, Sophie Dahl is related to Roald Dahl, she is his granddaughter 🙂

    Jem xXx

    Comment by Jem — April 18, 2011 @ 4:58 PM

  13. I used to be such a magpie for things big and small. I’m not allowed to buy any more. I have a little animal collection too, from wooden boxes to jelly moulds. I also have a collection of girls, for some strange reason. I didn’t even realize I had so many until much later :p Love that cat keychain!

    Comment by georgia little pea — April 19, 2011 @ 1:42 AM

  14. I think mine are teacups.

    Comment by Diann @ The Thrifty Groove — April 19, 2011 @ 10:50 AM

  15. I love Tiggers! Our cat is a Tigger ~ he used to bounce from side to side!

    Comment by nrhatch — April 19, 2011 @ 3:27 PM

  16. Love the dog cookie cutter! Oh, I have a HUGE thing for animal smalls! 🙂

    Comment by gina — April 19, 2011 @ 9:42 PM

  17. I have quite a few “smalls” but my favorite is sterling and silver plated spoons. I have quite a collection and love to display them in my ironstone.

    Comment by Sherry @ No Minimalist Here — April 25, 2011 @ 12:12 AM

  18. I love all your smalls :-).
    I collect small wooden vintage figurines and so many other tiny items that fit in those shadow boxes with tiny compartments.

    Comment by marina — April 25, 2011 @ 1:06 PM

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