Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hope Chest - New Stuff

Unlike the picture above suggests, I do not in fact have a wedding dress to add to my hope chest....although if I found one I liked, looked good on me, was vintage, and was cheap, I would get it to put in there ;) I am just a sucker for a good bargain.
 A hope chest is usually a chest that is passed down from a mother to a daughter that over the years of the girls life is filled with many useful things that will help her to start her own home, once she is married. I have a chest that my grandmother will pass to me, once I marry.  My grandmother has some things that are more for me to just keep in the family rather than be useful for anything other than "looking at" which is fine (it's nice to have some things like that in your home).
 I started collecting things in '08 with a little bit of money from my job that I had back then. I would shop around and find useful kitchen utensils, a pot here, a pan there, a wooden spoon, a grater, etc (you get the point) if it was a good price then I got it. I never spent over $15 on anything, in fact almost everything I have bought is/was under $1.
Today I went yard-sale & Thrift store shopping with Noel and my friend Lori, I got a dress, a few skirts and 2 purses for a really good deal...under $6. But, I also found these things to add to my hope chest...just to let you know, I have already moved several boxes full of my hope chest stuff to the attic and I have it all inventoried as well...yea I'm just awesome like that!
 I know many of you like to keep up with what I have gotten and to see what I have, so I took some pictures just so you could see what I got, I hope you enjoy and I hope it inspires you to be frugal, and think ahead!
If you know me well you know that I am so in LOVE with these
Golden Harvest Drinking Jars, I have always loved drinking out
of mason jars and remembered that I had used some with handles
as a child. So, me being the bargain hunter that I am began to look
for them in thrift stores and antique stores, I usually find about  1-2
every 2-3 months and I always pay about $1 or less each.
Well today I hit the JACKPOT, we went to a yard sale and I spotted
these sitting on the table, EIGHT of them at .50 a piece. I probably could have
talked them down, but I was so overjoyed at finding so many of them that I was
happy to pay that much.

I love pottery, which is what this is, I think it is more of like a serving bowl.
But, I'll find some good use for it, especially since I only payed .75.
This kind of pottery usually goes for around $5-$20.

Butter Crock.... only cost .59 ....WOW, what a deal!!!

as you can see there is a chip in the side, but it's perfectly
rounded to make it look like it's the place to set the serving
knife and/or spoon.

Country Stylin Coffee mugs...sooo cute @ .50 ea

cute little pottery coffee mug for .50 too.

I got three of these little bitty brown and white pottery coffee mugs
thought they'd be cute for a small cup of tea or for the children to use.

Top view of all I got today!

Side view of all the stuff I got today!
Payed $8.09 for all of it!!!

Man I had so much fun getting this stuff, it makes me wanna go find some more...but I think I better lay off for awhile ;)

So what's in your Hope Chest? Have you started one? Do you have an actual Chest? I would love to hear from you through comments!!!


Wanna see the rest of my stuff, here are the links to older posts of what I have gotten in the past:
http://thevirtuouswomanintraining.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-hope-chest.html