Monday, February 16, 2009


Hello and welcome to another
Trash to Treasure Tuesday.
Taday,I have a bit of a spin on
my norm.Today we are going to
my favorite thrift store.For V-day
my hubby took me here and out for
a wonderful lunch at Salt Grass steakhouse.
I was so proud of him.I always have
to pick out where we go.This time it
was all his planning and it was all
my favorites.
This boutique and that is what it's
called is,"The Boutique" is in Rockwall,
Texas in the Helping Hands Thrift Store.
I hope they don't mind me saying,but
it used to be a mess.A new manager
came in and took over and you will see
what she has done.
In the back of helping hands is this
unusual wonderful shop.It is full of higher
quality goods for a mere price. It is very
small.Only 5 people allowed at a time.And
you usually have to wait in line.But oh
is it worth it.
I took some pictures while I was there so
and a picture truly is worth 1,000 words.
Here are the ladies that that worked there
of course.I thought it was really neat.I
explained that I had a blog and would like
to take pictures of the store to put in the
blog.The younger lady didn't know what a blog
was,but the older lady did.Here,here for our
side.Here are my pretties I bought Saturday.

Oh Deb,just look at those plates.

It just doesn't look like the normal
thrift store does it?

Each time I've been here,it is full to
the brim of anything and everything you
can imagine.THIS is where I find
most of my goodies.

You can even put your name on display items and when they're ready to sell them,they will call you.

And even a few clothes and purses.
Most of this is gold,and silver,very little is costume.

Here is what came home with me,plus a few items I've saving for other post.

This dish ....I put mt angel on top.

This is what it really looks like.

Isn't it lovely?
I know,I'm trying not to buy anymore roosters,
but who could not------------ buy this$3.00.

I love the texture on this.

James only purchase.Isn't it cute?50 cents.

I bought 3 of these little angels.$1.00 each.

Pleas go by and check out all the other
participants and Ms Diane,our talented
and lovely hostess @


Deb said...

Looks like you found great stuff! Rockwall huh, might have to ck into that.

xinex said...

I love everything you purchased especially the compote with 3 cherubs, Ann! What a sweet hubby you have! Love the new look of your blog....Christine

Linda said...

You did very well today! Way to go! Linda

southerninspiration said...

He scored some brownie points if he took you to Salt Grass AND to the thrift store! Tell him he did good!


marty39 said...

Such a great little shop. I think your finds are just wonderful. Love the cherubs and the plate. Your new look on your blog is just lovely. Hugs, Marty

mbkatc230 said...

What a fun day, your hubby did good! I love that little rooster plate, so cute! You found some great things, this does look like a neat place. Kathy

Bo said...

Hey have been a busy little shopper, haven't you? It was a wonderful V-Day for you & your DH...Btw, did you happen to know Marietta Weaver...a 1966 grad of Permian? ;-) Bo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ann, that compote is gorgeous, and you fixed it up so pretty. You got some great deals. That store is beautiful. I wish there was something like that around me. laurie

Happy To Be said...

Ann Girl you done hit the MOTHERLODE of gifts...girl I love that compote you got how wonderful that will look on tablescape thursday...I can see it now girl friend..I am so glad you got out for the I was snowed in and could't get out of my driveway..Cooked my own VD dinner and ate my candy..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tomarie said...

Well you just had the bestest Valentine's Day ever!! Your hubby really did good! And your finds are fabulous! I am soooooo envious that you have such a great store in your area...I would stand in line too!
Your blog looks so pretty too...goes great with all your new finds!! Love ya Anniepoo! L~

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wow that is a great looking Thrift store!! There have been a few that I have just stopped going to because it is stuffed to the gills so you can't see anything!

You found some wonderful little goodies! Can't wait to see what other little treasures you found!

My hubby is a sweetie like yours- he always tries to find a thrift store for me when we are out and about in our travels-


Your new blog dress looks wonderful!

Diane said...

This is a great little shop and what a sweet guy you have there! ♥ Diane

lvroftiques said...

Girl that doesn't look like any of the thrift stores we have around here! Definitely more of a boutique! My eyes went right to that cherub compote! So I'm so glad it went home with you! Sounds like your hubbs did real good! *winks* Mine took me shopping for Valentines too...great minds huh? *winks* Vanna

Riet said...

You did great Ann. Love it all

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Ann, I just love your new blog dress and's so pretty!!! I'm just so happy for you that you won that giveaway!!!

Well my friend, looks like you had a fabulous time on Valentines Day...that James is a pretty sweet fella!!!'re absolutely right, I would have never guessed that pretty little shop was a thrift store...they have some beautiful things and they're all displayed so beautifully!

I just love your pretty cherub the pretty sugared grapes too! You know me...I wouldn't have been able to resist that "treasure find"...hehe!!! Love your rooster plate what it says, that's just too cute! Of course, you had to have it...who's countin' the chickens anyway??? Hehe!!! Love your little angels...they look great sitting amongst your plants! Girl, you just made off like a bandit!!! I can't wait to see the rest of your goodies...hurry up and post! Hehe!!!

Have a terrific Tuesday, Sweetie!
Love ya,

Kristen said...

Yay for hubby on planing such a great Valentine's Day for you.
Looking at all those pretty things make me want to shop!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Ann,
Will you please relink your post? Your link leads back to my blog...we want everyone to find you!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Love your purchases! The plate is adorable.


Southern Lady said...

Hi, Ann ...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a note for me at my Southern Lagniappe blog. I'm so glad it led me to your beautiful blog.

I enjoyed seeing the thrift store, and love the centerpiece you bought.

I'm going to add you to my favorite blogs and will be back to visit again soon.



Dawn said...

I love the plate! I remember my mother used to play that Hank Williams song when I was a kid! The shop looks like you could spend hours and hours looking around! You found some nice treasures!

take care,


Ann, Thanks for the lovely post to my blog! Lol...guess we are now thriftin blog buddies...AND lol...I have to come to TEXAS...what an awesome lil' thrifts store...Love it! The angels are too cute..and what a great deal! Lol...tell your sweet hubby...Guess who's coming to'll even treat when we save some $$$ on grat treasures like that!

Jill said...

That looks like such a cool store!

squawmama said...

Wow what great treasures you got... I loved them all and your little store was fabulous. Great Valentine's Day...


Deb said...

What a great little thrift shop! I can see why it's a favourite of yours.

ellen b said...

Hi Ann!
What a great shop. I'd love to browse there. I want the picture on top of the hutch with the lambs. The sweet pastoral scene :0)
That plate is so darn cute!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great buys, Ann! And you're right, that thrift store is amazingly clean and well "poofed"!

Thanks for taking us shopping with you!


Sheila :-)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Great finds ann, the store looks like so much fun too. I wanted to be sure to tell you to come by my blog today...I want to get to know everyone a bit more. thanks

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That looks like my kind of store. Looks like you got some great finds - I especially like the cherub compote.

Really Rainey said...

I love this shop! Great photos too! And your blog looks so pretty with its new dress!


Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Nope! It sure doesn't look like a thrift store. Love your new blog look!

BTW I do have your Texas button displayed on my blog...thank you!

Beth at Aunties said...

it is a wonderful thrift store! I live in the wrong place because we sure do not have thrift stores like that.

Cute angels:)

Glad your Valentines was wonderful...


Beaux Mondes Designs said...

Hello Ann,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm glad you liked my compotes blog. And, I love your new purchases! The compote is magnificent. It will stunning where ever you decide to put. Congratulations on your great finds.


jeanne said...

Hi Ann, The thrift store is awesome with gorgeous stuff. I laughed when you said you didn't know about the change at Diane's. I did a quick change to fix mine. Smile.


Lorrie said...

What a fabulous store! You found some great stuff.

Glenda said...

I would feel so guilty and bad for making someone wait while I spent hours browsing in this lovely shop. I would need to see everything before Ann got there, and scooped up all the best buys.

Hope your week is going well.

Mary said...

What a great looking thrift store!

JudyBug said...

Looks like you had what we call a "royal time"!