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My Mom's Thrifty Finds

We had a nice visit with my parents this weekend. However, they had to cut their trip short due to the impending snow. They came in Friday afternoon and left this morning. (They made it home safely.) Yesterday, we went to the Chicago Auto Show and it was great! (Suck it Detroit Auto Show & Cobo Hall!) We saw a lot of cool cars and some nifty concept cars. On Saturday, we took my parents along with us to some sales. My mom found a few things and I decided to post her thrifty finds. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll post my finds sometime this week.

I actually had a coupon for one of the estate sales…$5 off any purchase if you bring in a copy of the ad. I found some books (not pictured) and so did my mom. The woman at the sale said the coupon would cover the cost of the books and I was happy with that. She found a 1942 copy of “Dragon Seed” by Pearl Buck and a book of poems by Robert Browning.

Mom's Books

This pretty Asian plate was 1/2 off and only $2.50. It’s marked Japan on the bottom too.

Mom's plate

My mom also found this framed print. The woman at first said $20 but my mom was able to snag it for $10. Luckily I have some artwork boxes on hand from our move so I packed up the painting securely for her.

Mom's Painting

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening. I’m looking forward to visiting blogs tomorrow to see what everyone is up too. Hope your weekend was great ๐Ÿ˜€ I also updated my previous post to include the granola bar recipe.

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  • mikaela February 12, 2007, 8:53 pm

    Sounds like momma and daughter had a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sara February 12, 2007, 10:57 pm

    Emmy you find the most lovely things at these sales, I envy your eye!

  • bazu February 13, 2007, 7:18 am

    Yeah, Emmy, both you and your mom are estate sale pros! Good for you for the finds and the coupon- sorry your parents had to leave early! =(

  • Nikki February 13, 2007, 9:52 am

    I love estate and yard sales. Wish I knew someone around here that loved them as much as me!

  • Twisted Cinderella February 13, 2007, 11:15 am

    I love love love old books! And I love Robert Browning!

  • veganruthie February 13, 2007, 6:52 pm

    LOL Your mom is so cute! I can’t wait for garage sale season!

  • Harmonia February 13, 2007, 9:10 pm

    That plate and painting are gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I got one of your comments…nothing in spam…I think you are alright…strange that you got that message…sorry

  • vicki February 13, 2007, 11:28 pm

    vintage thrift shopping runs in the family — no wonder you’re so good at it! i’m going back for the granola recipe — i need a good one! lol!

  • pinknest February 14, 2007, 10:32 am

    happy valentine’s day!

  • Vivacious Vegan February 15, 2007, 12:02 pm

    You always find such cool things. Thanks for posting the granola recipe. It sounds delicious!

  • johanna3 February 16, 2007, 7:40 am

    i absolute ly love the pretty Asian plate ! lucky girl