Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Thrift Store Finds

Silver
Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your comments on our recent celebrations. Today, I am sharing some recent thrift store and estate sale finds. I got this silver cake server and small spoon for $3.00.

Silver
I still need to clean it, but the detail work is beautiful.

Spoon

Magazines
I am especially happy with this next find: 40 Martha Stewart Magazines, many of them dating back to 1995/1996.

Magazine
I love looking through the back issues each month. I got each one for 59 cents.

Book shelf
I am officially out of room on my bookshelf now!

Tea cups
And lastly, some of you will remember these tea cups that I found last year.

Tea cups
They didn't have saucers, so I've slowly been collecting ones to match the soft green, blue and pink.

Tea saucers

Tea saucers
Most of them are around $1.00 each.

Tea cups
Only two more to go and my set will be complete.

Tea cups
Thank you for taking a look at my new treasures!

69 comments:

Linda C said...

You have some great finds there, Kelli! The Martha Stewart magazines a jewels of knowledge and great pictures. What fun you will have reading those:)

Congrats on the saucer finds also!

Have a good week:)

Linda C

Lori said...

I love all your thrift store finds.

What treasures indeed.


I love all the tea cups and saucers.

Finding all those Martha Stewart magazines is quite neat.

Kelli email me at lorialb@gmail.com
My blog is going private and I would like you to be able to view and comment.

Thanks

Lori

The Southern Housewife said...

You got some gorgeous finds there, Kelli! Love the cake server!! So beautiful!

The Southern Housewife said...

PS- I started collecting my Marthas back when I when getting married. I have quite a collection as well!

Shanda said...

Great finds you got. I am not sure if you are even interested, but if you like Martha Stewart Mags, I just saw in tonights paper a complete set of Martha, dating back to 95 for fifty dollars. Thats a lot of mags and the complete set. you could have them sent to you by media mail and thats not very expensive at all. After reading your post I just thought you might like to know if you really want to collect those. I stopped collecting after 2 years. She and I don't like the same recipes, but I love her crafts.

Anonymous said...

I think your thrifting finds are wonderful! I love to look at older magazines, too. And I love the saucers.
Sarita in Texas

Gracie said...

The saucers are really beautiful and they match the cups perfectly! Good find Kelli!

Janet, said...

I like your cake server and cup collection. I have a bad habit of keeping magazines. But the ones we have are Discover and National Geographic. Cleaning out my sons room I came across a hoard of Discover, they're taking over house and home.

JanMary said...

I love those tea cups with the mis-matched saucers - such an eclectic look!

. said...

Ah, teacups, I like it so much and yours are so nice.

Alfazema

Danielle said...

Good work, Kelli. I love thrift stores. Love the serving spoon!

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli as pretty as those tea cups are,I would not have bought them with out the saucers. Now leave it to you to find saucers that are sooo pretty! I love them!! I havent been trift store shopping in forever! You inspire me!

Nancy M. said...

Kelli,
You always share the nicest things.
I always enjoy finding "treasures" I can use for my home!
thank you for sharing Kelli...

Arlene Grimm said...

Loved looking at your treasures...what great finds.

Gina said...

I love your cups and saucers. You really found lots of goodies at the thrift store. I just love when I find something like that; it's so exciting.

Leigh said...

The saucers are so sweet, Kelli! Hey, on Thursday's I host thrifty Thursday's with a mr linky. It will actually be up tonight at 9 to link. You should swing by and link this post showing off your neat thrifty finds. It would be perfect!

sandra said...

I'll love all you show us.
Happy birthday to your son, he 's eight years old like my son.
Big Kisses from France

Christy Lee said...

I love the thrift stores! I also love seeing what other people find, because then it gives me new ideas! I love your idea about the teacups. I worked at a small dessert and coffee eatery and we served all our desserts on these wonderfully mismatched saucers...so now I've started collecting them. Usually I'm a stickler for things matching, so something like this is very special! Take care.

Christy Lee
*~Petals and Pine~*

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Lucky you finding so many MS mags! I love that you're choosing different saucers for those cute cups. They look so pretty!

Manuela

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Everything is gorgeous. I too love looking through old magazines.
Teresa

marie said...

The tea cups and saucers are perfect. Like Tina Leigh, I would have left them behind because of the missing saucers. The assortment of saucers is just the right touch. Beautiful!!

Love the cake server too!

Jen said...

I just love thrift store finds and yard sale finds...looking forward to yard saleing this spring/summer.
love all your finds...the Martha Stewart magazines are a great find...you should organize them season to season...

Angie said...

Fun, Fun! Gotta love thrift stores!

The tea cups look adorable :)

Tammy said...

Kelli, I love the saucers. Thanks for inspiring me to do things beautifully! And thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm loving this little sisterhood of kindred spirits. Blessings today!

Ali said...

Ooooo! Another cup and saucer fiend! Do you mind if the tops don't necessarily match the bottoms? I don't. I've picked up odd ones for no more reason other than their too pretty to pass up simply for not having a mate.

Ali @ A Cosy Life

Heather said...

wow, great treasures you found! i love the detail on the little spoon!

Jules said...

I LOVE your new finds! Especially the teacups. Great treasures.

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow.I wish I would have been with you but we might have gotten into a fight over those magazines! LOL. I love the teacups you'll have to be thinking about your next quest once you get those last two. The set is coming together beautifully. Isn't it just so much fun! I hope to see you Friday.
Have a great Wednesday. How's Daisy? I have two other dogs in my house this week. 2 male German Shepherds. One old one and one that is about 12 weeks maybe! Wow. We are not puppy proof! Having a fun week.
Sherry

Julian said...

you seem to find the BEST things! Im coming for a visit!
Christina

Shelia said...

Morning, Kelli! Oh, I adore your treasures.! What a find with those mags, too! I think your little pastel cups are so pretty and glad you're finding little saucers for them. Wouldn't they make a pretty little Easter tea table!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Kelli,
I can't wait to see your cake server all polished up...it's so pretty!

A great thrift find is the best, isn't it?

Blessings,
Susie

marty39 said...

Such great finds. The silver cake server is just gorgeous, and wow lots of good reading in all those magazines. How neat to find such wonderful saucers to go with all the cups. I love all the flowers and details on them. Great shopping. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! I love all your new goodies. I am like Tina Leigh...I would never have bought the tea cups without the saucers but your wonderful creativity knew they could be beautiful mixed with other patterns. I have never been a "Martha" fan but now I am curious. I think I will pick up her magazine when I go grocery shopping this week.

I hope you and the kids have a great day. Love, Debbi

Anonymous said...

P.S. I see my comment was sent more than once. I am sorry. I don't know how that happened. Guess I was overly excited about all of your pretties. :-)

Debbi

Raggedy Girl said...

I love your cups. Whenever I see really great posts like yours I either want to go shopping or go clean out a closet and re-arrange it. I have no idea why a photo of beautiful teacups makes me feel this way.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
from Roberta Anne

Needled Mom said...

Looks like you got some great finds. I love the cake server.

It would be fun to check out all of those old Martha Stew*art magazines for ideas.

Cherrie said...

Great finds. I love the cake server. I found a real nice one at a thrift store a couple months ago.

Treasia said...

I have the exact silver pie server myself. I love it. I adore the cuts and saucers you found. Just beautiful.

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful the cake server is. That a great collection of Martha Stewart Mag. I love all your tea cups and saucers. I think the saucer with the tiny rose bud, is just like one I have. Love your Treasures!

rohanknitter said...

I just love all the teacups with the different saucers, that's adorable!

Susan said...

I went thrifting yesterday and there was nothing left at our thrift store...not even books. Usually I get a bunch of paperback mysteries. I go through books so quickly. And there were no cute plates or bowls. I was shocked at how empty our store was!

Lori from British Columbia, Canada said...

Aren't you clever to match up your pretty pastel cups with a bouquet of different saucers! Just lovely.

Have a blessed day, Lori

Pink Slippers said...

Oh your teacups are darling and the saucers are great!
I just love going to the Thrift Store. I started to get an itch for it this morning after looking at your pictures.
Wendy

TJ said...

Those are Fabulous Finds! I love Martha Stewart Living. I love finding it on the free rack at the library, and in free bins at the yardsale, and I've even been known to pay for a subscription I love it so much.

Plus they make great coffee table magazines. I like to pull magazines from the season we are in to display.

My open roads said...

lovely finds!
have fun with all the reading!

Brenda said...

Wow girl you found some neat things.I love the cup and saucers.

Emily said...

You found some great things! The detail on the spoon is just lovely. And I especially love the saucers. They match perfectly!!

Mrs. E. said...

I love the tea cups and saucers! What a great idea. I have a collection too. I'll have to "show and tell" them sometime.
Have a great day!
Heather

Lady Farmer said...

Kelli~
I love that you are collecting saucers to go along with the cups. Searching for ones to go with (but not an exact match)makes them all the more interesting. And it is so fun ~ the thrill of the hunt!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Hi Kelli,
It looks as though you hit the jackpot at the thrift store! Those little saucers are so sweet and look wonderful with the cups.

Mommy said...

What wonderful finds! The cake server is beautiful!

Simply Heart And Home said...

I love treasure hunting! Kelli, you founds some lovely pieces.

Michelle said...

Oh my Kelli what GREAT finds!! I especially love those pastel teacups. How sweet! And those Martha Stewart magazines! What a find!!

Jennifer said...

The saucers are beautiful - and look like they were made to be together with your cups!

Erin said...

What fun finds. The tea cups and saucers are beautiful!

Kelly @ The Barefoot Mama said...

All of those Marthas, how awesome, Kel! I'm bowing down to you. :0)

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

I'm drooling over those Martha mags! I have issues dating back to 1997, but I'm still on the lookout for earlier ones. I just spent $9.02 today on Ebay (that includes shipping) for 3 issues from 1995. I'm consoling myself on the cost by reminding myself that they're all the good holiday issues...

Great finds!

Elena said...

Those are just beautiful! I love Martha Stewart magazines too.

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, wonderful finds !!!! Clarice

Carrie said...

You've found wonderful items...I love how you have found saucers for your pretty cups! What delightful conversation pieces.

Monique said...

Those are all great finds Kelli !!! I love the combinations of the cup and saucers, that is a great find !!
Those magazines are great, wish I could get my hands on so many Martha magazines ; )
Have a wonderful day !!

Julieann said...

Kelli--All those magazines---How lucky!

Happy Birthday to your son too:)

We love Webkinz here too.

Julieann

Susan B said...

You found some beautiful items. The cake server and spoon are lovely, as are the saucers for your teacups. They all match so well. Very pretty!

Kelly @ Wisdom Begun said...

Wow, you scored on those Martha Stewart Magazines! Awesome find, dear friend. :-)

Adrienne said...

Hi, Kelli -
You sure found some treasures! And such bargains, too. I love the way you are collecting saucers to go with those gorgeous cups. That's a great idea. I'll keep it in mind when I'm thrifting. There's always a saucer somewhere to go with every cup!
~Adrienne~

Julie said...

I collect silver serving pieces but haven't found any affordable ones lately. I just love the patterns on them and use them all the time - soup ladles, big serving forks, big serving spoons, etc. Cake servers work well for other things than just serving cake, and I love them the best.

IRENE said...

Lovely! Enjoy!

crystal said...

Very beautiful and I would love to find the magazines...very thrifty....

Blessings
crystal

shama said...

Wow!!!
you really found a treasure, why did someone discard 40 Martha Stewart magazines ?The set that you have made is so good....