December 31, 2012

Top Ten Thrifty Finds From 2012

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was absolutely magical!

Lots of time spent playing with my son, putzing around in my house and just genuinely enjoying all the fun and festiveness of this time of year. I am so glad I took a few days off from blogging to just unplug and enjoy everything.

Oh, and I ate a bit too much, but that is what New Year's resolutions are for, right?

I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon of top ten countdowns for the year. I love a good bandwagon. Who doesn't?

But instead of top viewed posts or top DIY projects, I am doing my top thrifting finds for 2012. Because, hey, thrifty is what I do best.

So in no particular order, here are my most favorite thrifty finds for 2012:


1. Toy Phone   2. Watering Can   3. Enamelware Basin   4. Turquoise Typewriter   5. Croquet Box


6. Toolbox   7. Ice Cream Churn   8. Ceramic Christmas Tree   9. Fire Extinguisher   10. Gurley Candles

I've used each and every one of these in my house. Some of them over and over again.

I have used the heck out of that turquoise ice cream churn. Everything from a flag holder at 4th of July to a fall flower vase. And that ceramic Christmas tree was a hit and a half at Christmas in my dining room. The toolbox is still the centerpiece on my kitchen table and the toy phone always has a place on the shelf in my living room.

The only one of these that I haven't used is the fire extinguisher. Don't get me wrong, Sparky was a fun find, but I am scared it's going to blow up my house. And really, how ironic would it be that I would need a fire extinguisher to douse the explosion caused by my fire extinguisher.

It has left over, very old fire extinguisher chemical in it and I need to get it drained before I bring it inside and finish cleaning it up. Yes, I know I bought it six months ago.

OK, well that's it for now. I'll be back to my somewhat normal posting schedule this week.

Have a fun and safe New Year's Eve!



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24 comments:

  1. Pam I love your top 10 finds! I am going to do my Fav Thrifty Finds later today!

    hugs, Linda

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  2. I love the phone, and a red watering can you bet, and I would have picked up the croquet set too, even the box is cool! I doubt I could have not purchased the enamel ware and I bought a typewriter in 2012 too.

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  3. Oh this is a "be still my heart post"...I want to go treasure hunting with you, Pam! Hope you have a wonderful 2013 full of fun finds!

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  4. Your finds were fun then and now. Keep on finding.

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  5. uhmmm, you had me at hello {as in the telephone}...! your finds make my heart patter - go over & post them in +The Vintage Home on G+!

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  6. I am so happy that you showed us your favorite finds today. I had either forgotten or not seen a couple of them the first time. I missed the enamel washpan the first time. I used to have one down in my basement and forgot about it until now. I want to use it as a planter in the spring (Ah, Spring!)So thanks for the reminder. My very favorite of your finds is the "Husky Freezer". First, I love that color blue and second, that name "Husky Freezer" makes me smile.

    Have a Happy New Year! And here's to more great "finds" in 2013.

    Susie @ Persimmon Moon Cottage

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  7. Wishing you a blessed and happy New Year! Love your pictorial thrifty review. You really do find the BEST treasures.

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  8. Great finds, each and every one of them! That red watering can has me thinking of summer now.

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  9. Oh dear. That red watering can. OHHHH DEAR! LOVE!

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  10. Pam- I love all your finds for the year. You did good, girl, really good! I love that old ice cream bucket..it is wonderful- Blessings- xo Diana

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  11. Oooopps- forgot to say- Happy Happy New Year!!!!!

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  12. Those ARE such great finds.

    Happy New Year! May the new year bring special things to your family!

    M :)

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  13. Humm, top Ten.. you have more like top 50!! LOL
    Happy New Year my Friend!
    xxx Liz

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  14. I'd be happy to have any one of your thrifty finds! Great post.

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  15. How fun to look at your best finds of 2012!
    Happy New year!

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  16. How fun to look at your best finds of 2012!
    Happy New year!

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  17. Wow.. I have been looking everywhere for #8 Ceramic Christmas tree...they bring back so many memories!!I just have not been lucky enough :( I am not giving up!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a Happy New year!

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  18. Love the the thrift finds. I haven't been in awhile and have an itch to go but wont be able to for another little while. Here is to finding great thrift items this next year.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

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  19. Love your favorite finds! My favorites are the enamel basin and the turquoise typewriter. Does it actually work or are you using it just for decor?

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  20. Glad I stopped by to see what you think are your favorites of the year, cuz you know I love all your finds. You need to take sparky to the fire department, they know how to drain these things and can do it safely.
    Happy you took some down time to do the family thing and just enjoy and soak it all up. Spending the days with your son must be amazing!
    Happy New Year and may God bless your home with more joy than sadness in 2013!

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  21. Happy New Year Pam! I always enjoy seeing all the fun items you bring home so I'm loving this post. I have to say the toy phone is my favorite followed by the watering can and the enamel bowl. I have a collection of toy phones also and love them. I also have a collection of toolboxes but I never know what to do with them.

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  22. I love your ceramic Christmas tree too. I have a white one that I just love too.

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  23. The ice cream bucket is the bomb diggity. Also the croquet box.

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  24. All great thrifty finds, Pam!

    Hope your new year is filled lots more thrifty finds, blessings, and happiness :)

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