Friday, April 24, 2015 / 25 Comments

Went Thrifting Again, Loved Saving Again


And I mean....loved saving this time.


 I haven't replaced but a few throw pillows since our house fire and I was so pleased to see these high- end babies sitting up on the shelf when I got to a new location at one of my favorite thrift shops.

A friend of mine told me to go so I did. I love anything with gingham and can always find a use for it and this yellow and white gingham pillow was a steal at only a few dollars.

The colorful striped pillow only ran $2.99 and it's in great shape.

I also found a plain yellow one at only $1.99 and it looks like it's never been used.

Eyelit lace is my absolute favorite....and I can blame my mom for it. She had my bedroom covered in it when I was a child and my whole life everywhere I've lived I've had to have eyelit lace. I was devasted when I lost my previous collection and oh did my heart sing when I found these three throw pillows for less than $4.00 each without a stain on them.

Have you checked the price of eyelit lace lately? It's ridiculous. The fabric store is even higher than the department stores. You would think they are charging for silk.

See real eyelit's so pretty.

The last thing that made it into my basket was this patriotic God Bless America throw pillow. It can grace my couch from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know how much I love anything patriotic. 

4th of July is kind of our thing. It was always our favorite family holiday next to Easter and we are carrying on the tradition. Years of decorations were destroyed in the fire and it's taking some time to replenish my supply.  I love the bunting...the colors, the flags, the food, the fireworks, the colors, you name it I love it.

I know what some of you are thinking do you clean them, right?

Dryel is your friend and mine. I've tried the washing machine and mine doesn't have the center piece, but even so it still rips them up. 

A Dryel bag in the dryer and voila....clean and smells good.

I keep trying to get my painting done but it's been raining on and off here for 10 days. It's taking forever for the paint to dry. 

We still need to set our furniture outside to stain the floors and don't know when that will happen with all the rain.

Someday soon we will have our rooms done.

How about you...any good deals lately?

I'd love to hear.

Hugs from Oklahoma,


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  1. Thrifting really gets in your blood, doesn't it? It's so fun to go and find bargains. I don't like shopping as a rule, but make an exception for thrifting and yard sales.
    Your pillows are darling! Enjoy!

  2. Nothing wrong with saving a little money!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  3. I'm always on the lookout for good throw pillows, as our family is very hard on them. Those are great finds, especially the eyelet lace.

  4. Love your great finds! Thrifting is a great way to spruce up your house without spending a lot of money. Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from Work It Wednesday today.

  5. Great finds! I'm with you. I love thrifting also! Thank you for the Dryel tip.

    Hugs from a fellow Okie!

  6. Congrats Val, you were the most clicked on Simple Saturdays Blog Hop...people love you and love thrifting, as do I!!

  7. The pillows are great finds. I love anything patriotic as well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I absolutely love your blog! I hope you will visit mine. - Seri from

  9. I haven't been to a thrift store in a long time, but they are so hit or miss where I live. Sometimes they have a TON of stuff while other times there is nothing. Since I live in an area where there are a lot of seasonal residents, sometimes they leave all their junk at the thrift store before going home.

  10. Hey Valerie! Those are some great finds! I'm a huge fan (and collector, ha!) of throw pillows. You can never have too many! I love the tip about using Dryel to launder them! That is such a great idea!

  11. i love thrift store shopping, great finds!

  12. You found some great stuff. I love the thrift store. I tend to find cheap books there.

  13. I love that pop of color with the rainbow pillow! My small town has got a ton of thrift shops and flea markets. We explored them when we first moved here, but haven't gone back because, quite frankly, we live in a teeny tiny apartment (temporarily) so there's no space for new things! (Which is probably a good thing to keep my spending in check!)

  14. I alao love thrifting! When I visit thrift stores, i look for clothes in huge sizes with good quality of fabrics, then i make it as dress fit to my size :)

  15. So sorry that you had a housefire. I am always afraid of that happening in my apartment. We have gas stoves. I love vintage thrift finds and that eyelet lace just takes me back. I had the most beautiful eyelet lace bed set growing up. I wish I still had it!

  16. We have a few stores here and on Tuesday one store gives a 25% discount but they are not as good as other stores. I go once and awhile but not as much as I would like.

    1. You should go at the end of Jan. People will be throwing out their old stuff because they got new and will be cleaning from being stuck indoors.

  17. Love all those pillows. The eyelit lace is gorgeous and a magical find. Who would get rid of those?

  18. Gosh I have not done proper thrifting in years though I am not as good as my mother who like you always finds the best items ever. The eyelet throw pillows are cute actually all of them are

  19. Great finds! I love finding throw pillows. My thrift store used to have a really great sale once a week. I have to check them out.

  20. My friend keeps trying to get me to go thrifting with her and I still haven't gotten around to it. CLEARLY I need to hop on the bandwagon here! Such great finds for amazingly low prices! Im all in!

  21. How do you tell a good thrift store from a bad one? I don't have any issues with giving a home to gently loved goods, but every thrift store I've gone in the stuff looks so bad I can't believe they expect anyone to pay for it.

    1. Roxy if their stuff looks bad leave. There are tons around OKC and the majority are bad. I'm loyal to like 4 of them and have 2 more on rotation. Keep shopping more of them.

  22. Thrifting is an art.You are great at it.Finding treasures in a thrift store does make one feel very happy Loved the eyelit lac


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