My Best Thrift Store Haul So Far - A Moet and Chandon Punch Bowl
My best thrift store find ever! A Moet and Chandon Punch Bowl for only $4.99.
Hello, friends! Welcome to this month's Thrifty Style Team post. It's one of my favorite posts of the month because everyone participating shares something thrifty!
This month, I'm sharing my thrift store finds from a recent trip to Chicago. I always LOVE to go thrift store shopping in Chicago but, this time I had to control myself. I used to have a big ole Armada that could hold everything and then some, but now, I have a crossover and my husband had to remind me as I was filling my cart with finds that I wouldn't have room....and he was right. 😉 When we were packing up the car for our trip home, I literally ran out of room. *sigh* So, this is what I was able to buy. Not my usual over-the-top haul but still a few goodies.
The first item I eyed up at the store was this beautiful silver plating over pewter Moet & Chandon punch bowl. Since we were on vacation this was the bowl before I had a chance to polish it up, which I'm still in the process of doing. It's taking a lot of elbow grease but it is even shinier and more beautiful now.
Here is the best part. One of my sisters-in-law told us that Savers (a thrift store in Chicago) was having a half off day. EVERYTHING in the store was half off the ticketed price which means I bought this beautiful bowl for $4.99!!!! Once we got home I did some research and these can go at auction for over $200.00 or more....SCORE!
The next item to make it into my cart was this crock marked Geneva Illinois. I'm not sure of its authenticity but it was only $2.50 so I felt I needed it. 😉
When I first spied these snips I thought they might have been vintage garden shears but the more I looked at them, I'm pretty sure they are probably antique tin snips. I'm going to use them in vignettes with a gardening or floral focus, like I did in this farmhouse autumn tray display, so even though they're not for gardening, I'm pretending they are.
This three-legged hobnail milk glass vase was too cute to pass up, and it was only $1.50!
Now, this wooden do hicky (what is THIS????) was only $2.00 and I liked it, so it made the cut.
While we were away, we stayed at my sister-in-law's house....which is huge. So, while we were there, I had ROOM to take pictures and really have fun with my camera, which in my very small house, is almost impossible. So, on the day I took these pictures, my youngest son and I pretty much had the house to ourselves, so I let him take over the photo shoot from this point. He did amazing! First, he removed the price sticker from the Moet & Chandon punch bowl.....he thought it was tacky (but I wanted you all to see the deal I got!).
Then, he went outside to the garden and used the vintage tin snips to cut these beautiful hydrangeas.
He then styled them in the wooden do hicky with the vintage snips....
and he started to snap away....I think he did a really good job! I was in the background enjoying space....a fresh cup of coffee, and silence.....
He also filled the crock with some of the hydrangeas.....
and added the snips....I think he did a pretty good job (but I am partial to him!).
And there you have it.....my most recent thrift store haul!
And here are the other lovely ladies who are part of the Thrifty Style Team....check out what they're sharing this month below!
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Those are some amazing scores! I love how your son got involved... he did a great job taking pictures!
Thank you, Cindy!
Such great finds! I am partial to the Geneva Ill since I grew up in Chicago and we use to go up there.
I've never been to Geneva, Il, but my husband is from Chicago and every time we visit I love it more and more. 🙂
First of all, your thrift haul is incredible! Each piece is beautiful and perfect. Second, your son is the best assistant and stylist. You have taught him well, my dear. 🙂
Thank you so much, Meegan! xo
I agree! Your son is not only good at shopping, he is good at styling photos! He is so cute and talented! I have never been to Illinois but perhaps I need to get there to find such good deals.
Thank you so much, Jane, and you should go to Illinois. The first time I ever visited I had a big ole SUV. I loaded that thing to the brim with finds and I think I spent less than $80.00 on EVERYTHING!
Thrift store shopping is just the best. I love that your son helped you take the pics. SO CUTE!
Thank you so much, Jessica.
I'm loving that your son is your photo stylist! You got the deal of the century on the silver bowl. Great finds!
Thanks so much, Pam! I hope my son stays interested in photo styling. He's better at it than me.
That punch bowl has my heart going pitter patter...it's GORGEOUS, Mary Beth! Loving the crock, too.
Thank you so much, Kristi! I just need to figure out what to do with the punch bowl. Right now, it's just sitting and staring at me. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
Lets see, the wooden doohicky..... I think it's a hydrangea holder!
You are so smart, Miss Bliss....and always right from what I can tell!
Max did a fabulous job with the styling and the photos!! Those were some great finds.... I look forward to seeing your finds turn up in future blog posts. The do-hicky tray... looks perfect for serving crackers or snacks, maybe?
Thank you so much, Diane! I think the do-hicky is for serving crackers. Great eye! xo