Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sally Anne & I
There is nothing more exciting to me than getting a shirt for $1.99, or some delicious decor item for a mere $2.99. 85% of my wardrobe is second hand and the majority of things in my home come from garage sales, flea markets, and the salvation army. I can be insanely cheap.
Being thrifty has it's freedom. I am able to redo an entire room for under $100 easily, and with that affordability the constant 'ants in my pants design syndrome' I am afflicted with is easily satisfied. Thriftiness also keeps Doug's throbbing head vein at bay. I sometimes wish my forehead had more veins, it seems to be a good tool for getting people to obey you.
These are my salvation army salvation shopping purchases. I've recently started collecting china plates. I do have an entire china set that I love, but I'm enjoying collecting various designs. There is something delightful about a pretty floral plate that reminds me of english tea parties in the 1800.
I was thrilled to find this silver plate holder for $5! A little bit of silver polish and it sparkled again. The yellow flower plates I found in the bargain basement of the salvation army. It's true, our salvation army has a basement full of "junk" aka. a patient shoppers paradise. I found three of them and bought them all for $3. I love a bargain!
I've been told china is a thing of the past and no one uses it anymore (except seniors and myself). Do you have china? Do you use it regularly?
Happy Tuesday! J xx