Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thrifty Thursday #146 Plus a Tablescape

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Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama. Ever wonder where all that unclaimed luggage winds up when the airlines cannot find the rightful owners? Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama is where it goes. The baggage center purchases unclaimed baggage by the cargo load, launders and dry cleans and repairs all clothing and then makes it available for sale to the public. It's not just suitcases that are for sale -- it's the contents, too.

My mother and I headed out last weekend for a spur of the moment trip to Scottsboro Alabama to the Unclaimed Baggage store.

I was on a hunt for a turquoise ring. Turquoise weakness. And last trip up I got such a deal on one. I found one from a designer in Arizona whose rings retail for about $300.00. I paid $40. I was thrilled.

Alas this trip, I didn't find any turquoise pieces, but I did find a "western style" ring as well as some costume pieces.
I love a statement ring....

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This one below actually came from AT HOME in Homewood yesterday but I thought I would share in this post too. Its a birds next with seed pearl eggs. $11

Here is a better view of that Western ring I found. It does have the name of a designer on the back, but it is hard to read. It appears to have been sized smalled and the sauntering had covered part of the name.

This Nautilus ring has a dragon fly on the side. Reminds me of the beach in the fall. As I walk the beach or the park, there are hundreds of dragonflys ready to migrate. It retails for $79.99. I paid $20

I found these cuff bracelets....

I paid less than $5 per cuff.

Another cheap ring. Its abalone.

I found this pretty tunic top in a neutral geographic print. I plan to belt it since it has a boxy shape and wear it with slacks, jeggings or jeans paired with heels or boots. Just fun and verstile!

Its a Dana Buchman top and retails for around $50. At Unclaimed Baggage $15.00

This was one of my most favorite finds.
If you have read my blog for a lengthy time you probably know that I love all kinds of things.
Jimmy Buffet. Hair Bands. The Beach. Southern Cooking. Travel. And ...roller derby.
More so....
I want to be a derby girl.
Which my husband likes to point out, an "over 40 derby girl".
He says he is not willing to pay the doctor bills that would certainly come with the title of Derby Queen.
And so, I just pretend like I am one every time I put on my skates.

I am trying to be real diligent in my exercise program and thought some cute workout clothes would be a good motivator.
Well, I didn't find any. But I did find this perfect hoodie to wear while walking/jogging and to my zumba classes....

Its almost as if they put it on the rack for me!

So fun!

I found this pretty little cross at Unclaimed Baggage..

And these sneakers. Nice to just throw on with jeans..

They retail for $45 and up
You can see what I paid.

And they are brand spanking new!

Oh! Such a fun day shopping with mom in the picturesce Scottsboro.
We did get a late start in our day so we ended up calling up a cousin and asked her is she could house us couple of gypsy's.
She was happy to do so. Family is good like that.
After spending the night at my cousins house, we got up early and refreshed. She mentioned that there was a catholic church nearby having a tag sale. Mom and I agreed we would stop by before heading home. I picked up a couple things for dirt cheap.

One was this sweet little Christmas tree. I felt guilty buying it because I have really been a "get rid of crap" mood lately. I have called the Donation truck to my home for the past 3 weeks and donate large amounts of items.

But this little tree called to me with its vinateg charm....

Soft plastic type material branches and colorful balls that are attached to the tree.

A precious little star atop

The tree was created on a sort of cardboard cone. The balls and little lights are affixed to the cardboard. It is made to put a lighted low watt bulb underneath.
And just look at the date!

The tree cost me all of twenty five cents. How could I have left it behind? I couldn't! I can't wait to use it in future holiday decorating!

Finally, this sweet little Indian girl print in antique frame...

Look at her sweet little face and features. And she too....twenty five cents.


Tablescape Thursday

Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES for Foodie Friday.
Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday. Please use Mr. Linky below to link up your blog.

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With Warmest Regards,
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Dixie said...

I think I'm in love with that Dragon Fly! wonderful treasures!!

Jane said...

You sure found some interesting items. (I have never heard of a store like!)

I mentioned you in my post fellow WW mermaid. (Kaybe's mom was chosen to be a mermaid in 1956...but her dad wouldn't allow her to do this. (read the comments)
Jane (artfully graced)

Unknown said...

I worked for the airlines for 27 years and always new about the lost luggage store in Alabama. Some friends would fly there just to shop! You found some great things. I would be going there all the time
Thanks for hosting again!

Rebekah Greiman said...

I am so jealous of all the goodies you found! I loved the bird in the nest ring. So pretty!
At any rate-Happy Thursday morning to you! I linked up: My Springy, Silky Scarf Shirt. It's easy to make, fun to wear and looks good on everyone.
And Bachelor Bingo-makes watching a silly reality show that much more fun when you are competing against friends and family!
Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great week!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I want to go shopping with you , what great finds

Savannah Granny said...

Wow, what treasures you found. I have heard of that place through TV. Is is open all the time?
You really found some awesome things. I love the western ring.
Thanks for hosting.

4thelove! said...

loving that holiday find!!!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Wow! What a great place to "shop"! You sure found some fantastic buys.

I'm glad you picked up that little Christmas tree at the church sale. It has a lot of vintage character.

Brenda Cantrell said...

Thanks so much for the awesome blog post about Unclaimed Baggage Center! I'd love to feature it on our Facebook page and possibly our website. Would that be okay with you?
Brenda Cantrell
Dir. Of Mktg @ Unclaimed Baggage Center.