Friday, September 19, 2008

SHOW & TELL #27 - We're On A Roll

Friday and Show & Tell time once again at Kelli's. Go here and check it all out if you're not familiar with it and then join in on all the fun.


Thursday, after cleaning our son's house, and not time to pick up the kids from school, Mickey & I hit a couple of thrift stores looking for a hot plate and a cheap pan.

We need these two items to melt our honeycomb into wax. I am going to give making candles a go!!!! We hit two very large thrift outlets and there was not a thing.

Heading back to pick up the kids I remembered another thrift store and we had enough time so decided to go ahead and stop. BINGO!!!! One of the things we needed and more!!!

We needed a large pot to melt the honeycomb. I have very good stainless steel cookware that we bought years ago and I did not want to use it for this. We did not want to have to just buy another pan and pay a lot for it either.

Just look at this gym I found for $9.98, $10.83 with tax.

A 3 piece, antique, white porcelain steamer!!!



A view with the inner steamer out.

I just love this!!



Then I found these 40 coffee cups @ 45 cents each. To begin, I think I'll just make the candles in these. It will be easier than buying molds and then removing them from the molds. I will be a novice at this candle making. $4.50 for these, $4.88 with tax.

As you know, we've been picking Aric up from school every Wednesday for him to go to Royal Rangers at Church . He then spends the night and we drive him into Tulsa for school the next morning. They play a lot of games with a soccer ball and Mickey had mentioned he wanted to buy Aric a soccer ball to leave here at our house so Mickey could work with him on kicking it.

Mickey found this!!!! $1.98, $2.15 with tax.

Aric was thrilled to dead. He said, "Well thank you, grandpa. That was so kind of you." He is such a sweet, gentle, appreciative boy, AND I'm not just saying that because he's our grandson :o) !!!!!

So we got ALL these for $17.86. YEAH!!!!! I may even convert Mickey into being more willing to garage sale and thrift shop!!!!!

Really good deals 2 weeks in a row.


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40 comments:

Gattina said...

Wow ! that really was a good deal ! especially the pot !

Momma Roar said...

You are on a roll - way to go!

I really like that steamer! And the candles will look so neat in mugs. My sister in law once bought a candle in a mug that matched my mother in law's pfaltz.graf pattern. She likes having it sit on her counter! I think that is a great way to use the mugs! :)

Lynn said...

Great find. I love the steamer!

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing these. I like the steamer.

Hootin' Anni said...

How great to have all these for so little cost. And good luck with making them! Super steamer too. You did good.

I think I've told you I love how his name is spelled. Our son is Erik...and I thought that was different, but your "Aric" is way cool.

Monique said...

What a great deal and I'm looking forward to pictures of your homemade candles. Good luck with the making of them !
Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend !!

ceekay said...

Good luck with the candle making. I am anxious to hear how that turned out. We made candles years ago when we were first married!

Wanita said...

What great buys! I hope you show us some pictures of the candles after they're made.

Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Angie said...

I love the pot. That's really nice.

diana said...

great finds and deals. i love that antique steamer. you're going to use it for honey? will that ruin it? it's so beautiful.

hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.

Pen of Jen said...

I think that although the deals may be good, I think that the deal finder is the key!!!!

Your grandson sounds so delightful!
Jennifer

Mary said...

You got a terrific buy with that pot. It is a beauty - and the cups will be perfect for candles. They are so pretty. I had never thought of putting candles in cups or mugs. Great job!

I'm sure your grandson was pleased to get the soccer ball. It's always fun to get a surprise from Grandpa and Grandma.

Blessings,
Mary

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Wow, you got some really good deals! I love shopping at thrift stores, you never know what kind of deal you will find.

Dianne said...

Love thrifting too! You got some great buys.
Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You guys did good!

Shirley said...

Very cool finds! You guys still amaze me at all of the new things you are doing! It's hard to keep up just watching you from afar :)

Shirley

Anne Fannie said...

Good luck with your candle making project! I have never tried making candles, I bet yours will be great! Can't wait to see all your lovely candles! Please tell us how to!
Love, Ann

Barbara H. said...

You hit the jackpot! Those are great. I need to go to the thrift store more often.

Kitty said...

I love everything!! I don't know which is my favorite. The pot is so useful and bright at the same time, the mugs are all cute and unique, and the ball will be fun for your grandson... all great stuff!!!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Fabulous finds! I 've seen candles in tea cups and they're very pretty so I'm sure your candle project will turn out great!

Manuela

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!! This is so kind of you. We all love plants in some form or another. Some can grow them and others just like to look...hope your day is going great..It is finally some cooler here today

Tracy said...

Wow, you did good! There is nothing like a great deal. :)

annie said...

You are on a roll!!!

Jean said...

You certainly did some good shopping!

Melissa Wertz said...

You did really well at the thrift store! I need to go with you!

Love Bears All Things said...

Great shopping trip. I love the enamel pan. Thanks for stopping by my place.
Mama Bear

Grandma Faith said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. I celebrate your thrifty shopping prowess with you. I always look for things I need in second hand shops, too. Most of my treasures have been owned by someone else before me. Have a great evening.,

The Olson's: said...

Great finds & great prices! That's a great idea to buy the coffee mugs as candle holders. At first, I thought, "Why would Susan want 40 mugs?" You are so clever! And then to find the soccer ball! Sounds like Aric was thrilled!

Thanks for sharing!
~ Leanne

It's All Good! said...

I get excited about seeing your thrifty finds, cuz I know exactly what you feel like when you find such great bargains!
God bless,
Brenda :)

michelle said...

Way to go! Such great deals.

Lisa Ann said...

You got a great deal! I love the idea of candles in the coffee mugs.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great finds! Makes me want to go to a thrift store!!

Katherine

Charlotte said...

I'm impressed. You certainly did get some bargains. I love the white pot. How nice he found the soccer ball for your grandson. I can just hear him thanking his grandpa.

MightyMom said...

yeehaw!!

Chez Nous said...

Great bargains and what a good idea to search out craft supplies at thrift stores! I never thought about looking for a pan to melt wax or mugs to use as molds there. There must be dozens of other things you can pick up as well - I'm thinking white plates to paint, or to use to hold dabs of paint, and odd jars to hold homemade bath salts...the possibilities are endless!

Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda in OK said...

sales are so much fun, aren't they?

Dawn said...

What amazing finds! That pot looks like it is in pristine condition. My dad makes candles and enjoys it to much - since he and I are allergic to scents, he makes ones that we can live with!

Come on over and see the before/after (so far) pix!

Kathi said...

I love your idea of using the coffee cups. What a great deal too. Your grandson sounds so nice; what a blessing to have him. Kathi

Ivory Spring said...

Amazing finds!!!! And that whole collection of mugs is simply too good to be true! :)

Barbara said...

Aren't you going to eat the honeycomb - it's delicious.

Used to make lots of candles years ago but gave away all my equipment when I did not have the time for it. Did not use fresh beeswax though, it was parafin wax. Beeswax m uchhealthier.