Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thrifty Annie

Okay so I think I got a deal. I needed a punch bowl for my Mardi Gras Madness Punch that I'm going to make for my party. And yes, this will not be a kiddie punch bowl, lol. =)
So I was on the hunt looking for a punch bowl.
I know that if I went to a department store, they would be at least $40-50, I'm sure.
I seen some plastic punch bowls that you get at those card shops. There the ones where you can also buy decorations for different theme parties. That's is where I got my decoration for my party as well. Well the plastic punch bowls were $16. I don't think that included cups and a ladle.
So I remembered back in the fall when I went to a couple of Salvation Army Thrift Stores in my area, that I had seen punch bowls.
So I went to one yesterday and did not like the two they had. One had grapes on it and the other was in a square design and I just didn't want that one. So of course I headed to the other one on the other side of town. But I first stopped back in at home to grab some lunch.
When I get to the other thrift shop, I seen that they only had one. It has roses on it and I didn't care for that one either. So I circled around and still could not find anymore punch bowls. I don't know why, but I turned around one more time and seen this box around the corner where the rose punch bowl was tucked in on the bottom shelf. I noticed it was a punch bowl. And I absolutely loved it! I opened it up and seen that it was practically brand new. It came with it's original box. There were no chips and all eight cups were in there. It also had the ladle that was wrapped in it's original wrapper. It also came with the plastic hooks that you can hang on the edge of the glass bowl to hold the cups. I don't even think that bag has ever been open. It looked like it was never used. Of course I have to wash it really, really good. Then I seen the price...$15.99 for the whole thing. I was like woo hoo, I'll take it! Of course I had to take a few pictures for you all to see. I also took a picture of the cups we will be using for the punch instead of the glass ones.
Now I have to go and try a chicken jambalaya recipe along with some black eyed-peas. I hope it turns out. It's suppose to be on the menu for the party. That's why I want to try it out ahead of time to see how it tastes. If it doesn't turn out than I guess it's just going to have to be pizza. But I wanted the food to be authentic. I hope everyone is having a great day!


  1. Wow, I just love it when I find deals like that! It IS the prettiest punch bowl and you gotta love those mardi gras cups :) I know ya'll are going to have a great time!

  2. Woo hoo! whata deal you! =) That is awesome, and it is so pretty. I can't wait until the party!

  3. What a steal of a deal you found! Nothing like Thrift Stores! I too love going thrift shopping. Lord knows my Goodwill Store loves to see me coming! LOL Guess cause I just love buying their VCR Movies and CDS. :0)
    Best of luck with the part and the punch too.

  4. Anonymous2/03/2009

    That has got to be the prettest punch bowl that I've ever saw.. I'd have gladly given that much for it too.
    If your jambalaya turns out good, share the recipe with us.

  5. Anonymous2/03/2009

    Annie, what a deal you got. Your puch bowl is a beauty! I can't wait to try the punch :>)

  6. What a great find. Sounds like you are going to have a great party. Have fun.


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