Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Thrifting I will go.....

Hello, everyone...

we are still having cloudy, lovely days...a tiny bit cool one day
but 70+ degrees the next....

Summer time is trying hard to get here and I am more than ready.
Springtime here in West Texas if full of wind and I am glad to get it over with.

I stopped at a thrift store on my way to the grocery store today....
I am looking for a killer outdoor conversation patio set for our girl...
she needs one for the deck at her lake house.
I guess we waited too late in the spring to start looking because
every thing we find is sooo expensive.
was hoping to find a great one at the thrift store...or consignment shop.
no luck so far.

it seems i can always find something WHITE that i love at the thrift stores...

this is a great perfect shape for $2.

A piece like this has so many fun uses....

 I really fell in love with this large metal tray....

and I didn't even notice what was on the back until I got home...

made in England...

I love anything made in England.
(some of you may remember that I was
 IN LUV with

A really nice large tray for

 I love using large trays on this pretty metal table....
it can go outside....

and works beautifully inside as well....
(that little tiny white dish is another story for a post...)

Put them all together, along with my thrifted COFFEE pot and mug....
and a plate of warm cookies
and I had a winner.

I wonder so often...
why did someone get rid of such great pieces...
and then I remember...
"One man's trash is another man's treasure..."
I believe it.


  1. I don't think I've seen anything say it was made in england. We got a pizza bag (to save the heat) and it was made in Germany. It was only a dollar too

  2. Oh sweet thrifting finds! And I think that you will find what you are looking for one of these days soon. That's a wonderful picture of Stacey in your sidebar. Her sweet smile is making all of us smile right back.

  3. Your new finds are terrific. The plant looks wonderful in that vase and I especially love the tray -- it's perfect for your table! And I'm a sucker for made in England too -- anything English, and French will be just fine, too! Lovely!

  4. LOVE that tray:) So many uses for a piece like that! Have a blessed day dear B.J. HUGS!

  5. I also love the tray,, you have such a skill at setting things up,,creating vignettes so beautifully!

  6. BJ, Your two thrift finds are wonderful. I love the tray on the iron table. The vase went with your other white finds very well. Hope the wind dies down there. I like breezes , But hate when it is super windy. Where we live, everything outside has to be weighted down , tied down, or nailed down. It's not all the time but occasionally . Just keep your eye on yard sales and may find something for your daughter yet. Blessings for a fun weekend. xoxo, Susie

  7. Good finds,Bj ! I love shopping thrift stores. I donated a lot of things when I moved last December, and so many were really nice and I didn't enjoy losing them but had to downsize. Maybe some one was wondering why they ended up in SA, Hope they enjoy them as much as I did for years.

  8. Great finds, BJ! I love white pottery, too! Good luck in your search for a patio set! ~Rhonda

  9. You find the neatest things when you go thrifting. Love the tray and vase.

    God bless.

  10. HI BJ! Oh, what lovelies you've found. The white vase looks so nice with your tulips in it and that tray is gorgeous! You did good!
    Have a great weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Hope you find lots of thrifting treasures today!

  12. No matter where or what you find, you always utilize it in a perfect way. I have not been thrifting in a while. Need to be getting rid of things.

  13. The white vase is so pretty but I LOVE that tray. Perfect on the table! Good finds!

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  15. What a gorgeous tray you have found. The vase is very nice as well. Hope you fine the outdoor set you are wanting. They have one on a auction site where I live, I am looking at it, its white wicker. You can see it here if you would like,then you go to online auction.

    1. I keep messing up sorry the site is

  16. Ooolala, I really am crazy about your tray, it's so cute!! Great find!
    Happy day,

  17. you made quite a haul. Sorry you didn't find what you were looking for, but then it's a good excuse for another trip, right?

  18. Hi, BJ. Love your treasures, especially that tray. When the table already has a top, I don't think about using a large tray on it, but now I will. Great idea inside or out..Have a great weekend..Judy

  19. I love things made in England, too. I'm kind of a sucker for them. That tray is very nice! I'm enjoying my time in your state, bj, even with the lightning drive!

  20. I REALLY want that tray:):) Love it! Love the white pieces too. Great finds, BJ!

  21. Wonderful thrifty buys. I'm jealous! HeHE.
    Have a good weekend.

  22. Great finds! I love things made in England...found a large glass container with a lid that is marked England. I keep bath salts in it.

  23. You did find some treasures! My favorite is the white vase, is it ironstone? It just looks so beautifully made and in a shape you don't usually see. The tray is wonderful as the top of the little table, what a great idea :)

  24. Love your treasures! Your vase looks like ironstone and I have a Dahar metal tray. The designs are so pretty on them. I often go in to a thrift shop for one thing and come out with a bag of treasures!!

  25. So enjoyed this lovely peek into your peaceful world. And what terrific and lucky finds.

  26. Like all of your thrift finds. Hope you find your daughter a table and chairs for her deck at the lake house. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  27. Nice thrift finds bj . . .
    I look for "white" too . . . not much luck of late . . .
    Love your tray find, makes for a nice side table!

  28. Bj, how any beautiful things!!
    Happy May

  29. Such a pretty tray and I love how you've made to into a table. The whole tray set with cookies looks so pretty. Ya gotta love thrift stores. You found some wonderful things. Keep looking for the patio set-you mat just luck out.

  30. Hello my sweet sister friend. I too love to go thrift shopping. Your search for a small table and chairs for outdoors will be a tough job. So many people love the same thing. I am wishing you good luck.
    The tray you found is so perfect the way you displayed it. I never thought of doing that. Great find. We haven't had much sweets in this house because of Bill's diet restrictions. Sigh. Looks so tasty.

    Thanks for joining Blue Monday for tomorrow. I am posting the photo I chose for the photo competition. There was a lot of people joining in. We'll see. Check my post tomorrow.

    Have a wonderful week.

  31. I adore that metal tray! Gorgeous!

  32. Nice looking pieces, and the foods looked Great. We (in the Carolinas) are having rains and temps have been warmer. A great week to you and yours.

  33. You are oh so talented finding those pieces and pairing it with the perfect spot. And ofcourse metal is a favorite of mine.

  34. Here I am catching up again! It seems life goes by so fast and I miss blog posts here and there and suddenly realize it's time to stop and see what my friends are doing. I love seeing your thrifting finds. You hit the jackpot with the white vase and the blue tray. Love how you put it all together, too.


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