Thrifty Thursday

The Ugly Bird

The Ugly Bird

We have been thrifting several times, but I haven’t gotten around to posting the things we found. Fabgrandpa has been collecting birds, and is planting succulents in them. This one was just so ugly that it was cute, and he had to have it. What do you think?


One salt shaker

One salt shaker

This little birdie is one half of a salt and pepper shaker set. There was no sign of the other half when we came upon him in the thrift store. It was too cute to leave in the store. 

Blue Jay on a log

Blue Jay on a log

The Blue Jay on a log is one of the more ornate, and bigger, bird figurines we have found while poking around in the thrift shops near us. I think it was $2.  Do you think that was a bargain or a rip off?

Hecho en Mexico

Hecho en Mexico

This Mexican bird had a note taped to it that said “broken”, and sure enough, it is missing a foot. We felt sorry for it and brought it home. Beside, it’s from Mexico. How could you NOT get that one?

Egg Cup

Egg Cup

And while it is not a bird, the last one IS an EGG. So, the old question of “Which came first, the bird or the egg?” begs to be answered. It doesn’t have a plant in it yet, but will soon.

That is all for this week. What have you found in thrift shops where you live? Any really good bargains?

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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. I love the blue jay….it’s so pretty!

  2. Karen Glatt says:

    I love your bird knick knacks. They are so cute and you got really good deals on it. I like getting good deals on stuff at the Thrift Store!

  3. Fun pots to plant in. Love the Blue Jay.

  4. My favorite is the ugly bird! Love it, especially with its pretty plant.

    This week, I scored a dehydrator at Goodwill for three bucks! I’ve always wanted a dehydrator, so I was thrilled with my find. Yesterday I tried it out with some banana chips. I didn’t have the manual that goes with the dehydrator, so I was winging it, but the banana chips came out okay. Next time I’ll slice them thicker. Still, I’m pretty pleased with my first attempt at drying my own food.

  5. The Blue Jay is great. The ugly bird is at least better than the can.

  6. What a fun post! I do love that ugly bird a lot and a great idea to put succulents in them. I am a huge fan of that so you gave me some ideas. I collect teapots and have found tons at thrift shops.

  7. What a fun way to make your way through thrift-shop world–and come out with an endearing collection. thanks for sharing.

  8. I love the egg cup and the blue jay. I love that you are doing this. I LOVE OLD STUFF.

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