I keep saying that thrifting prices have really gone up and that is true. However, you can still find bargains. They don’t seem to be restricted to a particular type of item. It’s more about being in the right place at the right time. This week’s shop was like that.
In the picture above you can see a beautiful Nordic Ware baking pan in the shape of a Christmas wreath. These pans are really wonderful for baking and the impressions in the pan turn out beautifully.
Here’s the shape you will see when you turn the cake out. It’s a lovely pine and holly wreath with a big bow…perfect for the holidays.
The same day in a different shop I found this Nordic Ware pan. Each section of the pan is a complete house. These will be great for Christmas or Hallowe’en. You can decorate them appropriately for the holiday with icing and a cake piping tool or just dust them with confectioner’s sugar.
I think the one on the right is actually a church so maybe not Hallowe’en. LOL. Can’t wait to experiment with them and see how they turn out. In the right setting these could be a great centerpiece or grace a buffet and be quite fun.
I found this lovely Lenox candle holder with Christmas motifs. It came complete with candle. These make great gifts perhaps accompanied by some home-baked goods.
This great French country runner in blues and yellows was a great find. It’s reversible with a simple blue and white polka dot pattern on the backside. You can see both patterns in the photo above. French country settings are a favorite of mine so I snap up appropriate linens when I see them.
The Christmas items were half off because they were in “Christmas in July” sales…so extremely affordable. The runner was $2.
We stopped at The Christmas Tree Shop on our way home. They are, sadly, going out of business but their Fall inventory was 75% off. I bought a few things for under $10 total.
This first item is a harvest table runner in burlap. It has a nice country feel to it and I can see using this for a more casual or an outdoor meal.
This very cute Fall sign caught my eye. The Fall colors will fit in with other pieces in my Fall collection.
This second sign was nice and simple.
I also bought some great ribbon. Maybe I’ll use this on a wreath or door decoration.
Finally, I found two boxes of moss-covered eggs for Easter. These were also 75% off.
All-in-all this was a great day of thrift and discount shopping.