thrifty momma thursday

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage gold bracelet $5

This is probably my favorite thrifted piece of jewelry to date. I may just wear it with everything..everyday.


Vintage ice cream maker SCREAM!!! $8

I am dreaming about all the homemade ice cream that I am going to make over the summer! I got home and thought "PLEASE WORK".....I plugged it in..turned it on... the motor hummed PERFECTLY and and it is ready to do some serious ice cream making.


A couple Dr. Seuss books to add to Max's collection. $1 for both

Thrifting Tip:
If you are a frequent thrifter, learn the employees names and say hello. Be sweet. Be sincere. There is the nicest man named Patrick (who is missing a few teeth) at the Salvation Army. I have made it a point to get to know him. Not only will they appreciate this but they will remember YOU and just might give you a "special" price because you went out of your way to say hello. Give it a try next time you go.


Meet Virginia Design


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love looking at your finds Lindsay. I love thrift store shopping (or op shopping as we call it). I was at one of my local stores yesterday and picked up a couple of good buys. We're off to a cocktail party on Saturday night and I didn't really want to go out and spend 100's of dollars on a new outfit when another cocktail party will probably be highly unlikely anytime in the near future. I thought about wearing a pair of nice dress black pants I have with a black no sleeve shirt under and I wanted a jacket to go over it. I found the most beautiful (famous Australia designer) 'tangerine' orange coloured taffeta mid length coat which can be buttoned as a top as well for $12! Also picked up a couple of long warm pants for my daughter who I thought was a size 7 but is still a size 6 so the things I bought earlier this year fall off her.

Looking forward to your future finds!

Anne
(Domesblissity)

Mindy said...

I'm sooo jealous of that ice cream maker! There are so many thrift stores nearby and I hardly ever go, even though I love to. I need to just kick myself in the rear as motivation to get there once a week. Of course, that would mean actually taking a shower. lol

Sharstin said...

Awesome finds!! That ice cream maker is fab!!

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

Oh! I have the BEST recipe for homemade ice cream:

1 small can eagle brand milk
1 can evaporated milk
2 c sugar, a little more if adding fruit
6 eggs, BEATEN
1 T vanilla extract
2% milk
Rock salt
Ice

Mix first 5 ingredients together. Add to ice cream freezer. Add 2% milk to the fill line. Place ice and rock salt around the container holding the ingredients. Plug in freezer and ice cream is ready to eat when maker stops churning. (You will need to continue to check the ice level until it's done, it melts fast. Add a little ice then some rock salt and keep going like that.)

:)

birdie to be said...

I love that vintage ice cream maker! Adorable!!!

Mama Wolf said...

You need to show us photos of all the delicious icecream you make! I need to keep an eye out for one of these, the kiddos would get a kick out of making there own treat over summer vacation.

And thats a pretty bracelet! I don't know what it is, but i NEVER look at jewelry when I thrift. Something I need to explore more often.

I have been going to the thrift store by my house since I was a child. One woman there, JoAnn, saves me pretty dresses in the back that she thinks I will like. It really is a plus to make friends with employees.

Ashley said...

You racked in with the great thrift store finds! That bracelet? An icecream machine? Success!

Katie said...

amazing finds!! that ice cream maker is to die for! homemade ice cream is the BEST!

Vanessa Valdivia said...

Aww love your ice cream maker, super cute. The ring, also is beautiful. Thanks for sharing :).

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www.fashionsaveur.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

awww thank you so much for your sweet birthday wish. okay so i totally bought two dr. seuss's books today at gw too ha! seriously we could be real life friends lol. and that bracelet adorable! and yes i am a thriftaholic too ;)

Aimee said...

these are all so adorable, I love your blog too! So cute and simple. Thank you for the sweet comment, I'm new follower!

Mongs said...

gorgeous bracelet, yes, you should wear it everyday with everything. Haha... and the ice cream maker, awesome and it works! $8? I'm drooling...


love~mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

TracePoo said...

Hi there! I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Hope you get a chance to follow me too!

Cute finds. :)

TracePoo
http://www.amauimommy.com

Jo said...

Goodness, I absolutely adore the vintage bracelet!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

Pretty Things said...

what amazing finds! love that bracelet - its so pretty

http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

xxx

Hearthandmade said...

that ice cream maker looks amazing ^_^

blacksandbrights said...

love the emerald and gold bracelet - beautiful xx

Lori said...

Oh I love your thrifty finds! Such great ones :)

Want to link up to my pinterest linky?
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2manyironsinthefire said...

so jealous! grandma Kujawa made the best ever ice cream in one just like that!! hope it brings you lots of fun memories... Want to come see you this summer...

The Gunny Sack said...

I would love to get an ice cream maker! I think the kids would have so much fun with it but I haven't wanted to spend the money!

www.StarHughes.com said...

That ice cream maker is a classic!! I love the bright red and that cute little image on it. You have the best luck at these thrift stores girlie!

jacquie. said...

That bracelet is an amazing find! I also love the books at thrift stores, especially when it's vintage books.

Also,thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! I'm your newest follower =)

il ├ętait une fois... said...

super cool finds!!

xx
http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au/

Pink Ronnie said...

Wow, those really are awesome finds. Never owned an ice cream maker myself but a vintage one seems doubly cool!

Divina Joy said...

Adorable bracelet!

Pandora said...

Amazing finds!

I love that bracelet, I can't believe you only paid $5, it's beautiful!

Pandora from Home and Decor

Renee B. said...

Awesome finds!!!! That bracelet is fab!!! Love your blog, so glad I found you! xoxo

simplychicforcheap said...

love the bracelet!

xo jeanette

www.simplychicforcheap.wordpress.com

Megan said...

Thanks for the 'be friendly' reminder :)

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