Todays Thrifty Treasures ~ Beatrix Potter Books

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In 1973 when I was in England I began a collection of Beatrix Potter Figurines and purchased a full set of her sweet little books for children. There are 23 books in the full set. Whenever I see a Beatrix Potter book at a thrift store in good shape I buy it. I found these 23 books at Goodwill for 79 cents each and I bought all 23 of them. They are in perfect shape and look as though they have never been read. A full set of Beatrix Potter books for under $20.00.



Table linens are another weakness of mine and I didn’t walk away from this either. I’ll have to see what occasion comes up for a table setting on this cloth.

Looking forward to see lots of Thrifty Treasures. See you soon and thanks for visiting…

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About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

22 thoughts on “Todays Thrifty Treasures ~ Beatrix Potter Books

  1. Oh, I love that blue cloth…it will be fun to see what you can do with it….it is so busy…wondering how you will display it’s beauty yet set a table that doesn’t overwhelm the eye…looking forward to that…you pull things together so well

  2. It’s kind of a shame that someone didn’t read those books to their child, over and over again, but what a great deal for you! And I hope you find an occasion to use that tablecloth, although everyday use sounds good to me, because it’s gorgeous!

  3. You made out like a bandit, Ellen! WOW! I just happened to hop over to see if you were posting for Blue Monday. These wonderful pieces could actually work for both! Love them. If that cloth goes missing, you won’t have far to look. πŸ˜‰


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  4. What a terrific buy on the Beatrix Potter books. You also found a beautiful blue tablecloth. I never see linens at our local GW stores.
    πŸ™‚ Sue

  5. I cannot believe the deal on the Beatrix Potter books! Someone did know what they were giving away! I’m with Ivoryspring–maybe we should just give you our lists and let you do the shopping πŸ™‚

  6. Way to go with the Beatrix Potter books! Little ones love them – especially the size – perfect for little hands.

    Love the colours in the tablecloths too. I always check that section when I’m in the thrift store.

  7. That table cloth would make a lovely skirt Ellen B. Just fold it in half, tie it in a knot at your hip and Viola! An instant skirt or beach wrap plus you don’t alter it in any way so you could still use it as a table cloth. Multipurpose…that would make it about 3.50 for the two functions.
    The fabric and pattern are beautiful!!!

    xoxo Cori G.

  8. Love the books, what an awesome find and the linens so pretty! I just seen the neatest set of beatrix dishes on craigslist the other day for under $20 and now I am hoping they will still be there, these sweet little books make me regret not getting them! Love those books!

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