Monday, September 24, 2012

My First Trip to Savers (Value Village)

Hello everyone! After hearing so much about Savers (aka Value Village for those of you in the South), I decided to check it out myself, and I am glad I did!
I went on a Saturday and it was busy so I was skeptical of what I would find and right when I was about to leave I spotted this lemonade sign. I LOVED it and had to have it BUT there was no price tag on it so I took it up front to customer service to see what they would price it as.
The manager said I could have it for $3 dollars so I made it mine.
This sign is resign, not real wood, but the colors are vibrant and it was in great shape. I know its out of season too but it will be THE PERFECT piece for my entry way table in the Spring. I can't wait to use it!!!
Then there was this HUGE cornucopia. I haven't shown you my fall decor yet but I will let you in on a little secret....I {heart} cornucopias. Yes, love em! To me they symbolize Thanksgiving and it all goes back to when I was a kid. I don't know where I was but I remember seeing the most beautiful cornucopia somewhere and learning about the Pilgrims and Indians and ever since then I've always been a fan of cornucopias, so I can't wait to adorn this one with my fruit of plenty.  Its HUGE and should be a nice centerpiece!

Here is side view of it so you can see just how large it is.

Then of course I found yet ANOTHER Pier One pillow that was in near new condition. This one was a burlap pillow with a cute neutral pattern and I thought it would look good for fall so in the cart she went.

Here is an up close and personal pic and you can see the texture of the burlap.
So after my trip to Savers I was pumped to hit the GW again in search of fall and holiday decor and it must have been PERFECT timing because I found something I wanted but was not looking for.
I really like the Pottery Barn reindeer collection of dinnerware but I don't like the price tag so I was pleasantly surprised when I found this reindeer plate. It is a white plate a gold reindeer which will look great on the mantel during the Christmas season.

Then........drum roll please...........Pottery Barn creamy white beaded salad plates. I was not even looking for these when I found them, but at 99 cents each I couldn't resist and had to make them mine!

Unfortunately there were ONLY three of the four plates but nonetheless, that was a great deal so in the cart they went!

And last but not least I found a lantern for $4.99. Not as cheap as Christina at the Frugal Homemaker-she got an AWESOME deal on her lanterns, but it was a good deal and I'm addicted to lanterns..... and since they sit outside and take a beating from the elements I have a hard time passing them up when I find them at garage sales and thrift stores. (I hate to pay full price for outdoor items!) 
This one was in good shape but it needed to be cleaned up so I plan on cleaning it up and leaving it black for now, but I have entertained the idea of painting it another maybe? Chrome/Silvery color????  hhhhmmmm...........the possibilities are endless but for now it will remain black.

So my first trip to Savers was fun and it got me pumped up to make  second stop at the GW too! The prices at Savers were higher than the local thrift stores, but they are larger and have a much larger selection of goods therefore you can find some great things if you have the time to look.
I will definitely go back again, probably next month, but I am curious to hear what others say about Savers/Value Village. Do you guys find good stuff? Do you think they are a little pricey???
Enjoy your week,



shabby creek cottageThe Shabby Nest


  1. Jennifer,

    I am surprised you haven't been in Savers before now. My Savers is right across the street from Goodwill which makes for easy shopping at both. There is also one (Savers) that opened up in the same strip mall as The Scrapbook Page. Since I work at SBP every Wednesday evening, many times I stop at in between jobs if I am running early. Savers is a bit higher than Goodwill but it seems cleaner and more organized for easier shopping. I love both and try to hit them weekly. Recently, I found some really cute, stylish jeans for under 5.00 bucks (goodwill). I have also found some great halloween decor for cheap. You've got me addicted, girl!

  2. What fun finds! Isn't thrift store shopping the best? Thanks so much for sharing, I'm your newest follower :)

  3. Wonderful finds. I've never heard of Savers before, wish there was one around here. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  4. I've never heard of Savers/Value Village. Where is it?
    Rita at

  5. Roisin,
    They are a thrift store chain. In the midwest they are called Savers but I believe in the south they are called Value Village. You can look them up on line and if there is one near you I would recommend going.....AND signing up for their rewards card/club card so you get to take advantage of special sales.

  6. Thanks for stopping by our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

  7. Love all of your thrifty finds! Those plates are beautiful and perfect for $1! Life to the full, Melissa

  8. Thanks Melissa and Gina. I'm glad you liked my treasures :)

  9. WOW, what a great deal. I have the Emma White collection from Pottery Barn and LOVE it! Sure wish I could find a great deal like you did :). I'm visiting from

  10. Holy Cow! I got that same Lemonade sign at a yardsale a couple months ago for $3! Too funny. I absolutely love it. You found some great things!

  11. Great finds!! I wish I could find some cheap lanterns!! They are on my 'wish list'! Love that Lemonade sign too! I just discovered your blog and I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to stop by and follow me back! Cheers ~Deanna

  12. Kim,great minds think aike!

    Laurel,nice to meet you!

  13. What great treasures! Thanx for coming to THT.

  14. I've never heard of Savers! I'd say you got some great deals. I, too, am a lover of cornucopias. I've had a papier mache one for 21 years--I love getting it out each November!

  15. Don't we all love shopping for treasure. Thank you for linking up this week at Shabbilicious Friday.

  16. I LOVE everything and WOW what bargains!!!! hugs and thanks for sharing over at Junkin Joe

  17. Great finds! I recently visited a flagship GOODWILL that opened near my home just a few months ago. It's clean, well organized and I found a brand new storage box for my scrapbook supplies :) SAVERS is called Value Village also in the midwest (MI for example). For those that are not familiar, they sell gently used clothing and furniture etc.


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