August 9, 2009

Good Deals This Week

It is time for "Today's Thrifty Treasures" with Rhoda @ "Southern Hospitality".

It's also "Metamorphosis Monday" over at "Between Naps on the Porch", hosted by Susan.

I found this sweet soup tureen at TJ Maxx for just $7.00!!! As soon as I spotted it down the aisle, I already had the "amount that I won't go over" set in my mind. That price was $19.99.
I couldn't believe the price when I carefully flipped it over. Yoo! Hoo!
This will be great for our Thanksgiving crab bisque.

This oddity also came from TJ Maxx. I got two of them for $1.00 each.
The clerk had no idea what they were. I didn't care since I wouldn't have used them for their original purpose anyway.
Here is what I came up with.


Hot glue to seal the bottom, filled with water, and overnight in the freezer

Monogramming with a hammer and nail
The ice prevents the metal from crimping when you pierce it

Choosing the wire hanger

Hanging up
Flowers would be fun too

Lights dimmed with a candle in it

Lights off...looking a bit spooky



  1. Very fun project! It looks nice. And I love that tureen! Crab bisque sounds so yummy ... my mouth is watering!

  2. Rhonda!!!!

    Great re-invent on the metal cone!!! Also love the
    sealing tips....NICE demo!


  3. I love the soup tureen! You did a great job on the hanging candle holder. Great tip on the ice, too.


  4. Rhonda, I love your soup tureen! I bought one recently too. They/re hard to find at a reasonable price but I think we both did really well. You did a nice job on whatever that metal cone was! Punching out a witch or a pumpkin would be a perfect addition to your Halloween decorating- maybe hanging from a tree? oooooh.... spooooky....

  5. So creative and imaginative! Nice job

  6. The tureen is just wonderful and what a great price. I also love the new pierced lantern you made. What a fantastic idea. Love them both. Hugs, Marty

  7. You're the most creative one! Love what you did with the cylinder!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  8. Rhonda, love the tureen and what a deal. The lantern is great.


  9. ha, at first I thought it looked like a megaphone, and then you dismantled it and I had no clue what it could be for, lol.

    Great job on the lighted interpretation.

    I have a giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to check it out :)

  10. Very awesome job...great tip on the Ice thanks...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  11. That is so funny because when I saw it in the first picture I thought I would make a floral door hanger out of it.

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  12. What a creative idea for the "unidentified object"! Love how it turned out.

  13. I love TJ Maxx. I should go every week on a certain day, just make it part of my schedule. You have some good finds and I like what you did with the cone.
    Have a blessed week,
    Mama Bear

  14. Great finds! I really like the soup tureen, and that lantern, too cool!

  15. Well aren't you clever, I was so anxious to see what you were going to do with that thing and I love the results! It would be great on a wall/door with flowers or tall dried grasses.

  16. Great finds! I recently got a similar tureen at a garage sale for $8.00. I love the lantern!

  17. Well, aren't you clever! I wish I had the artistic eye to see something like that in the store and envision something else entirely! I love it, and that soup tureen. Crab bisque sounds seriously yummy!

  18. Hi Rhonda... friend, you got such a great deal on that gorgeous soup tureen! I love it! Oooh...and crab bisque sounds soooo good right now! Hehe! I love your other treasure find as're so creative! Love your monogramed letter and it's so pretty with the candle light shining through it! Thanks for the tip about the ice...saving the edges from crimping!

    Just wanted to let you know that I just went down through some of your blog have a delightful blog! I love your style!!! I am adding you to my list of blog follows and look forward to your upcoming posts and getting to know you better! So very nice to meet you!

    Warmest wishes,

  19. Wow you really did great with your finds. The Soup tureen was a real bargain.

  20. You are so creative - super vision !


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