Thursday, April 17, 2008

Puttin' the Goodness in Blogging

Two years. Today. For this little old blog. And for those of you who remember my old blog, NYCe Girl Knits, I'm not counting that one. Just Good Old Thrifty Goodness.

I was going to tell you a story about underpants but I'll save that for a day when I really need something to talk about. ;) So instead, how about a sample of some true thrifty goodness? On my visit to Charm City last weekend my Mom took Dita and I to a store called Ryan's Relics. It's not exactly a thrift store but it's not really an antique store either. It's somewhere in between and the prices are good. I spent a total of $17 and this is most of my finds:

Oh yes, I hit the jewelry section. As many of you know, thrift stores tend to really mark up jewelry even if it's broken or damaged. Well most of the pieces you see here were $1 or under. I did pay $2 for the super cute change purse and the green and white flower. One of my favorites is the carrots pin on the right. There are tiny pearls in the leaves and it was only 50 cents!

The enamel flower pins are an instant collection! It's hard to pick a favorite. Of course I'll have the eagle eye out for more and you know Ryan's Relics will be on the circuit from now on. :) (I also got two sweet little hankies with crocheted edging there!)

So how's that for some Thrifty Goodness?

And now for the Martha Crafts Give It Away Winner . . . . . drumroll . . . .

The Random Integer Generator chose comment number 8 which was Heather from Way Out West! Woo Hoo! Congrats Heather! Send me an email with your address and I'll put your goodies right in the mail: rrdusquesne (at) aol (dot) com :)

And because I have a lot of stuff and in honor of my sweet Rangers going up 3 to 1 on the crappy Devils*, I chose a second winner for another prize pack which will include a specimen box, the rose stickers, the wood grain note cards, some Martha ribbon and a Martha best wishes Banner. The second number the RIG chose was number 26 which is Jen from Red Hen Studios! So congrats to you, too, Jen and send me your address when you can.

I'll be doing a big mailing next week some time for these prizes, the Spring French Swap and some random mail goodness.


* - Rangers and Devils in Game 5 on Friday. Go Blue


Breanna said...

Happy Happy! Congrats on two years, and thanks for doing what you do. You inspire and encourage and make a lot of people happy. I love your flower pins. They are fantastic!

Sarah and Jack said...

Nice. Instant collections are my favorite!

Jane said...

The pins are so cheery! I think they would look so sweet pinned to linen in a frame. I don't wear pins too much because I wear lightweight knit shirts most of the time. I may have to search out pins now!

wayfarer said...

Fun finds!

The swap sounds fun!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Anniversary Lil' Ol' Blog! Love those pins -- the yellow flower and the carrots look like pins I had when I was a little girl. Guess that makes me vintage LOL!

Heidi said...

I love enamel flower pins, even though I have the same problem as Jane--they are usually too heavy for my shirts. Doesn't stop me from buying them, though! You found a great collection, and those were fab prices! I love that bracelet, too!. And what are the earrings? I can't quite see those.

Pearl Maple said...

Go Rangers!

Congrats on your blog anniversary, it is an achievement. Thanks for highlighting the thrifting goodness that is out there, so many little treasures are waiting to be discovered and recycled in a new life.

Thank you for your kind comments my blog earlier, yes the header is a canvas created for display purposes at shows and classes.

Bunny B said...

Happy 2 year blogiversary!!! Woot!! :) Hockey rocks!

Vallen said...

Score. What a perfect way to celebrate. I'm so happy you started blogging two years ago. You have become a good friend.

jungle dream pagoda said...

DEEE-licious on the enamel pins,I have a collection of them too!
Sorry I have been so out of the bloggy loop,we are busy buying and selling houses(just 2,for us).
I will bee back this summer bouncing ideas off of everyone!

Julie said...

You are not the dope. I am. I've been so busy I haven't been blog hopping in awhile and totally missed that I won.

sewingchick said...

Go Rangers :) Actually I'm a Columbus Blue Jackets fan, however since they're a new team, my husband grew up liking the Rangers and still likes them to this day. I picked up a Rangers towel at a thrift store today (which is odd to find NY Rangers stuff in Ohio...) and am planning on making a bib out of it!


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