Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

I am joining Leigh's Thrifty Thursday party for the first time....Go see her and other great ideas here.
Recently, I popped in His House I actually think I'm addicted, hubby agrees and found these. Total for the shopping trip was $25!

I am in a REAL platter addiction...someone call Intervention, please!?

the top one is a cheap-o one but the others feel solid. Does that make sense? I can't make out any markings on the backs. The cheap-o one will get painted and not sure about the others. More to come on those projects as they unfold. each tray was around $1 each!

This little gem was .50 and will get a makeover for a friend of mine that collects pineapples.

Don't you just love old books. $1 each and I've already found a home for them--pics to come later.

This piece had some old ugly dried flowers in the top and sorry no picture of the true 'before' but those flowers headed for the trash pile before I entered the house!

Got plans for this one too.....

.50 cents

You can't see the detail well, but these are two old handkerchiefs with lace detail on the corner and small lace around the edges. He didn't know what they were, so threw them in for FREE!

I have semi- plans for these, if it works the way I think/want.
OR do any of you have suggestions?
A serving tray (see, the addiction continues) and a soon to be cloche! I got the idea from Jennifer, at chester and donkey. See her project here. Go ck our her ideas...and, she's planning on starting her own shop on Etsy, I hear!
$1 each

This beauty was $1 and has already been painting for the first part of this project. Yes, I have a gazillion projects going on at the same time. Hubby says I need to start selling some of these! Ha!

I squealed when I ran across this!
Not sure why, but I did!
Anyone ever seen one before? It is a cast iron alphabet corn bread maker. $10 for it!
And I've found some online (not terribly old, but looks it) for $35-$49!
Now, anyone know how to clean rust off of it?
I just love it, even if i just display it!
That is it for now....thanks for stopping in and I'd love to hear your comments!


B. J. Brooks said...

I've never seen an ABC cornbread pan. How unique I love it.

Today someone sent me an email about WD40 and how it doesn't hurt anything but cleans everything from rust to dirty shower doors, so you might just try it on the pan.

Good luck

Many Blessings

B.J. Brooks

jennifer said...

I agree with BJ Brooks - a little WD40 plus some steel wool should fix it right up. And I've never seen one of those either but it is cool!

I love the colors on your stack of books. They really look good together.

Welcome to your first day with Thrifty Thursday! Leigh is a gracious hostess and a wonderful person.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You have some great finds there. I feel your pain when it comes to the addiction...I also have trouble walking by the platters...they are just so darned useful and can be very pretty.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Oh, I would have squealed too! That pan is really unique.
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Jennifer said...

Aww, thank you for the shout out! I'm so excited you found a clock, too - can't wait to see how it turns out!! LOVE those platters! LUCKY!!!

Kayleen said...

Great finds! Try vinegar for the rust on the cast iron pan!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What great thrifty treasures you have shared today! Now when I see platters, I will think of you! Smile. Thanks for linking up, my friend!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Ally0005 said...

What a cool ABC cornbread pan.
Love old books. You found some great things.


Keetha Broyles said...

I wouldn't use WD-40 - - -it isn't edible.

I'd just rub the rust off with an OLD wet dishcloth, then I'd "season" the iron with vegetable oil. Rub oil into it, then heat it in the oven. Wipe off the excess oil, and Voila!

If you actually USE it, you'll need to keep it seasoned or it will rust after you wash it.