Thrifty Things Friday-The Thrifty Groove Giveaway!

Hello, For the first time I am joining up with the blog,  ” Diann’s Thrifty Groove”,   for  “Thrifty Things Friday”.  She is having her first Linky party with a Giveaway;  It is called “The Thrifty Groove Giveaway and is from now until April 6th!    Only a couple of days left .

Some of the pretty spring theme things she purchased at the Christmas Tree shops and she is sharing with us in case your state does not have a shop like this.  Oh …….,so lucky.


This past weekend, I went on a little shopping trip to an antiques auction and to an antiques shop.

The antiques shop is filled with every sort of antique imaginable in the space of an old A & P grocery store; I can tell by the shape of the outside building and the automatic opening door reminds me when I was a kid.

First , here’s a pic of the outside of the shop.

Beyond this door is yesteryear!

This store is semi-arranged by category and the first aisle that we spent some time looking was the cutlery.  If you are on a budget or just feel that you need a change from  your  everyday cutlery or need some for another blog party,” Tablescape Thursday “, you will find on the shelves, many   spoons, knives, and  forks in assorted sizes  among the plastic boxes.  Why pay full price, some spoons here are just .25 cents each with bigger slotted spoon, .50 cents and the soup  Ladle was .50 cents.

Here’s a photo of the spoons!

Could you ever imagine so many spoons?

Me being moi , I keep a keen eye out for kitchen items  with the inscription , “Made in the USA”.  You see during both my mother’s time and grandmother’s time, it was an everyday occurrence to purchase an item that was made in the U.S.A.  On one of my last shopping days, I was looking for any kind of baking pan made in the U.S.A. and upon reading all of the labels, of familiar names like Cusinart, Calphalon,  I could not find one.  Hmmmmm.  I was thinking in the back of my mind to make a mental note and start looking at the antique shops and yard sales.

Since I like to cook soup and being thrifty, would better spoon -like item to take home with me than ” A long-handled ladle” and inscribed ” Made in the USA”, was music to my ears.  I’ll post a photo as soon as I take the picture.

Can you imagine, What's inside "The Keeping Room"?

This is another aisle which has a combination of furniture and a stack of off-white dishes.  At the end of the aisle , we spotted a  sign on the door, “The Keeping Room”.  Hmmmm .  I asked my husband, wasn’t there an old-time saying about ” a keeping room”, or was that the ” drawing-room, a parlor the old name for living room.  Does anybody know what a keeping room is?



I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ~William Penn

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