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June 8, 2009

~HOSPICE FINDS FOR MAY~

Good Morning guys...Hope all of you have had a Great week so far...I though I would show you my Hospice finds for the month of May...Now you Know how I love this thrift Store...I always find some great things and Love the cause of this shop...as all there monies do go back to Hospice for home care patients...There are no paid employee at this shop...all employee are either from our local churches or people doing community service work to pay off traffic fines or DUI's....You don't want to break a law in this small county or you will be working at Hospice, the Department of forestry, the Library,The Food share program, Even as school traffic guard...if you take up courts time in this county you have to pay for it....Boy you have to love small towns...Or as I call it "Life in Mayberry" ha ha!! Up until 8 years ago we didn't have one traffic light in the whole county....The town I live in we still don't have a one or need them yet...My town has a population of 1650 we have a mini mart, Gas station and a Post office...that's the whole town folks...All our mail is delivered to locked mail boxes at the front of each road...No one get home delivery here...Our Mail Lady drives an old Truck her own...not even a mail truck...see what I mean we live in a small town...We do not have a police department only county sheriff office and all fire departments are volunteer fire men and women....I had a squirrel hit an electrical line here 3 years ago caught my back acres on fire...and the first response up here in the fire truck was my Auto mechanic...so not only does he fix my car but saved my property...we lost about 2 acres that day..... Now I go each week to Hospice which is in the Big city of Jackson...this town is 15 miles from me but where I do all my food, banking, etc.... Now this little lamp I got for $2.50 I am redoing my poor sick guest room and bath and think I'll use it in the bathroom....
Another Ironstone soup tureen $4.50
Found this hanging basket and flowers...but I think I am going to paint it white...just hung it up for you to see....$1.50 Loved this sweet tea pot, with the cream and sugar...Brand new $5.50
Nut baskets...25 cents each...thought these would make great salt cellars...what do you think ???
I got 8 of these "LILY" bowls you can see the sticker is still in the bottom of them...$1.00 each....
blue/white candle holders...half off day...so $2.50 for both
Loved these rose salt and peppers shakers also new...$2.50
LILY plates also got 8 of them...$1.00 each...Oh I see a TT coming don't you ha ha!!
Lace table cloth...new still in package...$7.50
Small covered Ironstone tureen....$3.50
2 more Ironstone sugar bowls...both for $5.50This pitcher I think is so cute...you could use it for Summer or Fall...I see flowers in it on my kitchen table don't you???
Now this glass piece I see alot of things I could do with it...Maybe even for Marty's Cloche Party next week....$3.50
Now these fruit plates just screamed my name...50 cents each I got four of them...
Are they not pretty...also see yet another TT maybe...So guys that was my Hospice finds the month of may...I have decided that every month I will do a post and show you the finds I get each month at this GREAT shop...



May all of you have a great day my friends....Thanks for coming by and seeing me...Now for all of you that I still need to get back to...I will I had to go to Reno,Nv this week for Len's Mama's 85 th Birthday... She's my Marie " EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND" MIL ha ha!!!

Now Kyra is having yet another surgery in Dallas Children Hospital as I type this...I think this makes number 13....They really want to get that feeding tube out of her tummy as she is also trying to crawl now...And also every chance she gets she is pulling at it now....You know babies.....



Hugs and smiles Glria

43 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Gloria,

I am in awe of all the wonderful things you got at the hospice!!! Everything is pretty and you have great ideas for every bit of it. The tea set is so pretty, the tablecloth looks great where you have it, the little baskets~I think they were used as nut bowls back in the 50's and 60's at cocktail parties. Oh my. I'd love to take a trip down there and go with you some time. Would they allow a Yankee in?? I wanted to mention, you might want to show off your goodies on Thriftin' Thursday. You could make a lot of gals drool alot!! LOL!! ;-) Leigh from Bloggeritaville hosts this.

I loved hearing about your small town. That is a lot like our town in Michigan where our lake is. We have to go to the surrounding towns for EVERYTHING!! But the people in town are so nice. I wanted to mention also (and please don't think I am pushing anything on you) Melissa from Huckleberry Prarie is hosting a Best Town In America event July 1st. You can sign up and show off your town!! Pictures, stories, whatever. I think it is great to do this before the 4th of July and it will be so cool to see where all of you blogging ladies live!! Anyway~if you are interested, you can click on their blogs that are on my sidebar.

You have a wonderful weekend, my Gloria Lady!!

xoxo
Janie

Smilingsal said...

I just want to see the warehouse that you're building to hold all of these goodies!

sue said...

Gloria you are an amazing shopper! The ironstone is so great, especially love the first tureen! And those lily plates and bowls, oh my godness are they fabulous!! These will make the best looking tablescape. You did great sweetie. Hope Kyra came thru surgery well, the little sweetie is crawling? Soon walking, where does the time go!! Have a great weekend Love ya G! xoxox

Donna Marie said...

Oh Geez Gloria, I never find Ironstone for those great prices! I loved all of your finds!

I will be praying for Baby Kyra!!!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Gloria, you are one extraordinary shopper! What an eye for the best things, at amazing prices. LOVE your thrift finds this past month!

good luck with your MIL -- "Marie," eh? Hahahaha... we all know what that's like!

And I love your small town justice. Hey,it works!
Cass

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Good grief, Gloria! For a small town thrift store you sure hit pay dirt with all of those goodies! I don't think I've come home with that much stuff on all of my thrifting trips combined.

Extra thoughts and prayers going out for Kyra and family.

Joyce said...

First I hope Kyra is OK. 2nd your finds are always amazing. 3rd those gum ball machines are awesome. You have the most interesting home and posts. I love to come and visit.
Joyce

Liz said...

My goodness! What a haul! You did great. I was just at our good will and I found nothing. : ( Plus some of the stuff is way over priced....
What's up with that?!

Have a great weekend! :)
~Liz

Sharing with Sherri said...

What terrific treasures you found!!
I love all of it!! especially the darling lamp, the ironstone, that great glass vase thingamajig, I think that it would work great for the cloche party too! That cute little pitcher with the fruit on it was a great deal for only a dollar!! hey I'll give ya 3.00 for it lol! It's soo cute!

I loved the story about your small town! Sounds like a great place. I love that people have to do community service in lieu of fines, great idea!
I think I'm ready for some small town livin! Mine USED to be like that! But the population has exploded in the last few years! I'm sick and tired of the constant sound of sirens all the time, among other things!
I think it's wonderful that the thrift store donates it's proceeds to the hospice. I need to make a trip to Jackson and check out this great thrift store sometime!!

Great post Gloria! Thanks!
Sherri:)

marty39 said...

Wow, I love our Hospice Thrift Store. They have the neatest things. Everything is just so pretty and the prices are fabulous. I realllllllly love those Lily plates and bowls. Now they are extra special. Your glass container has such a beautiful shape. I can't wait to see what you do with it. It would be perfect to decorate for the Cloche Party. You are so good at that sort of thing, I just know you will do something spectacular. Hope you have a super weekend. Kyra is always in my prayers. I so often think about her darling Giggle video. Much love friend. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

Hi Gloria,
My girl, you hit the jackpot! Wait, you already have some of those slot machines, or is that hubby? Anyhoo, I am in awe of this post! Every single solitary thing you got is beautiful and a fabulous buy. Now, if you're house is every getting too crowded, I'm sure I could take a few things off your hands. LOL. (just kidding) kind of. We live in a small town too, although not that small but the whole area is pretty rural. Have a lovely week-end, hugs, Cindy

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
Who needs a big city when you have shopping this wonderful right in your back yard! I am definitely more of a country mouse then a city mouse. Small towns can be so endearing and filled with charm. Your sweet little Kyra has been through so much it just doesn’t seem fair. She is in my thoughts and prayers. Have a safe journey to the birthday party. ~Cathy~

Helen said...

Gloria, You are so much fun to know.

Everything you show us from the Hospice store is pure treasure! I also love hearing about your little town and how it feels to live there. I grew up in a very small town in IL close to St. Louis and I miss that small town feeling. I wouldn't mind driving 15 miles at all to bank, etc.....

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, I would love to have a store like that nearby, but I'm afraid it would always be empty, because between you and I shopping, they would sell out quickly! Such fabulous treasures, and such fabulous prices! I see lots of wonderful tablescapes coming out of this one shopping trip. That fringe on that tablecloth is absolutely wonderful! All of your treasures are so wonderful! laurie

Shauna said...

Hope you have a super weekend!
♥ HUGS ♥

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got some great things. I will be back when I get a little more time to check some more of your posts. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Glenda

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, you have got to be the best bargain hunter in the world! I can't believe all the treasures this great store has, and what a wonderful cause. I love the ironstone, I can't believe the prices. And that basket of flowers, did you see Dixies after she painted it white? I think yours would look great. Have fun at the Swap Meet Sunday, can't wait to see what you bring home from that! Kathy

mbkatc230 said...

Oh good grief, I forgot to tell you that I'm keeping Kyra in my prayers. She's such a little love bunny I know she will do great! Kathy

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! I am amazed at all of the gret finds you always buy there! You know I heart that tureen! You do have the makings there for a gret tablescape! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

Tootsie said...

I just know you posted that tea pot set to taunt me!!! I am drooling...all your finds are great..but you already knew to put that set on my "list" right????
love you mom!!!!
You are the most beautiful sexy sweet and smart mom in the whole world....how is that for ass kissing? lol...now will you put those on my list to take home when I get there??? hee hee!
love ya...I really mean that!

ksarra said...

Hi Happy! Thanks for the update on the baby, she's such a little trooper, I know you must be so proud of how brave she is! You sure found some treasures didn't you? I went to the Salvation Army today and found a few pieces of milk glass. I decided if I can find some at thrift stores or garage sales, I just might have a new thing to collect. HA "Talk" soon!

Linda said...

Gloria, that a charming town you live in. You can almost shut your eyes from the rest of the craziness going on in the big towns. You found some absolutely wonderful things at rock-bottom prices, and the worthy cause makes it even better. Way to go! Linda

Heather said...

you found some amazing things! love them all. my favorite is the tea pot with sugar & creamer. very pretty.

Elizabeth said...

Gloria, You found some beautiful things. I really love that tablecloth! We moved to a little town like yours 20 years ago,but it has changed a lot,they call it progress, but I like the way it was when we moved here much better.
Elizabeth

Nicole ~ said...

Wow, you got some really neat things. I think the little lamp is perfect for your guest bathroom. I just love lamps in bathrooms, it is such a pretty touch. Those ironstone tureens were a steal, $4.50 & $3.50??? I do think the nut baskets will be great for salt cellars, and oh my goodness, the lily plates and bowls are absolutely darling!! I want to go to this Hospice store with you!!!

I hope baby Kyra is doing wonderful after her surgery on Monday. She is such a precious little girl. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Jill said...

I love the tea pot set! Really pretty. I wish I had the luck you have with finding such nice things.

How are you doing????? How is the baby?

SILVIA said...

how did i miss this post!, you got some really things but the tea set is just gorgeous,great finds my friend...hope you are having a wonderful weekend..xx

silvia.

Shelia said...

Good grief, Gloria! What wonderful things you've found and I just can't believe the prices you paid! They were giving these things away! That tablecloth with the fringe is just gorgeous! I love that! Those pretty bowls and the tureen! Man, I wish I could find treasures like this!
To answer your question, yes, that's my only daughter, my baby.
Oh, I wanted to tell you, my hubby found an old stamp machine, probably not that old, but he had to have it. It gave stamped envelopes with 22 cent stamps on them or two postcards with 14 cent stamps on them! I thought of your hubby and the slot machines! Men, we gotta love 'em!
I'm loving your big pictures - they look fantastic!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Gloria, you find the best things at the hospice! I'm in awe - and a little bit green... ☺ Diane

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Gloria! I've missed you girl! Oh my gosh our puter has been a mess ansd still is. Alex has been working on it non stop trying to redo it and add all kinds of fixes. UGH! I'm still not sure about it all.

Look at all your gorgeous finds at Hospice. You do know how to shop my friend. Love the soup tureen and the delicate glass bowl/vase cloche? That would be pretty for it. I need to buy one so I can join in the party!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Thanks so much for all the kind words about our bathrooms.

You're the best! ~Melissa :)

Kristens Creations said...

Hey Gloria, thanks for taking a look at my parent's deck. It really is beautiful!

You found some wonderful treasures at the hospice thrift store! I looked at your last post and am in love with your new gumball machine! It is so unique! You always have the coolest antiques. Kristen

Really Rainey said...

What great finds... I've been so busy with getting my house rearranged for my kids to move in I haven't had time for anything else! I loved visiting your little shopping expedition!
~Really Rainey~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OK...I said no no nannette...and I've changed my mind. I'll trade you straight across! Your finds for mine..LOL GOOD JOB!!

Picket said...

Oh my word...I can't stand it! We never have anything like that around here girl and you go out and find it every month!!!!

What a treasure trove of goodies sis...oh those little baskets would be adorable as salt holders..love all that gorgeous ironstone you keep finding and I always love seeing that pretty lace valance thing on your door..what a great idea!

Oh lordy girl...Bill came home last night and I showed him what you sent me....lol lol you should have seen the look on his face!!! He looked and then said 'what exactly did she send you, hon?' lol I picked up a piece and said 'THIS! ISN'T SO PRETTY!' I think he was ready to get us both some medication girl!!!!! lol lol

he said "This is the same friend out in California right.....the one that sent you all those pretty gifts? 'I said "Yes that's her'....then he said 'How old did you say this woman was?' (I think he was thinking you need to be on some type of medication!lol)

Then he looks at me and says "Hon..why did this woman go out and get some moss and mail it to YOU!!!!!" lol lol I was about to die!!!!! He was almost as funny as Sofie!!!!! lol lol

He just doesn't understand blogland and our need for moss in our cloches! lol lol Oh my word girl I wish I had all that on video starting from where Sofie opened the box! lol lol I'll have to put that on my blog! lol lol

Have a great Sunday sweetie...you sure have made my weekend! Love ya sis!~♥~

salmagundi said...

What great finds for the month! I look and look for ironstone tureens and have no luck. I need to move to your area, I guess. I'm still praying for little Kyra - just know God has something special for that little one. Sally

Jessica said...

Beautiful finds Gloria....hope you had a great weekend!

Big hugs~ J

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You made some great scores. I sent you a e-mail, did you get it? I did not want you to miss my brunch pictures, you were so kind to give me great ideals...

Libby Murphy said...

What a wonderful store! Wish we had something like that. I must say those lily bowls and plates are to die for!!! Oh I love them, you found some real treasures.
Happy Twirls

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Gloria, Great finds! Love all the ironstone! And the blue and white candlestick holders are gorgeous! Our mail man uses his own truck, too! ...small town here too! LOL! Gotta love 'em! LOL! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

The Muse said...

Ok..I have had enough...my bags are being packed this very moment...and I am headed your way...! A treasure hunting we shall go!~Looks like you have hit the Blogland mother load! :) lol...

Now, I certainly expect to see a WONDEFUL Tablescape Thursday, Ms Gloria (wink) :)

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Still trying to play catch up here! OMG...I can't believe that I've missed seeing all of your new found treasures!!! Girl, you made off like a bandit that's for certain!!! Where do I start? I just love it all!!! I love all the ironstone that you found...ohhhh, and another pretty soup tureen!!! I swear, no one in Colorado must use them, because I never find them!!! Ohhh...I love all of your lily dishes...what a fabulous find and at such great prices!!! They will make a beautiful tablescape Darlin'...can't wait to see what you do with them!!! Ohhh...and that beautiful lace tablecloth...I love, love, LOVE IT!!! It's absolutely gorgeous...brand new and for $5??? OMG!!! Love those little flower baskets too...they'll be perfect to use for salt cellars!!! Well...you got so many fabulous finds...it's hard to mention them all...but I sure did have fun looking through all of them!!! You should have heard all of my Oooohss and Aaaaahss!!! Hehe!!! I'm so happy for you honey!!! You really got some beautiful things!!!

Love ya Sis,
Chari

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That little granddaughter of yours has had such a time of it! I will be so happy for all of you when her rough times are completely OVER!
I meant also to comment on those adorable boots you found! They look like YOU. I can imagine you in them!
So many beautiful things you are finding...I am relagated to garage sales here..but gosh it is fun...
You have some the the neatest places to shop by you...what fun you must have!! :) Those plates with all of your blue color on them are sooo pretty! Boy...you did good...Lamps...I love them!! I have way too many..but I keep buying the darned things...just love that soft light.
~smiles~
Mona

Justine said...

Holy cow, you could fill a whole kitchen from that store for less than $100! Why don't I have one of those here? Hmmm... maybe I should google it?

And go Kyra! We want that tube out too!

Justine :o )