Thursday, September 17, 2009

...Thrifty Finds

Re-edited to add that I am including this post over at Tales From Bloggeritaville for her Thrifty Thursday linky party!

Recycling last week's post in doing so, but after all, this blog is partially ABOUT recycling!

First I want to say hello and welcome to my new followers.    So, Hello and Welcome To My New Followers!   Seriously, there are almost 20  40 of us here now, and that's definitely not a bad way to start a blog.   Next I want to say this:

I. Am. So. Excited.

Wanna know why?  Well - do you??    Okay, I stopped by a little thrift store this morning.  I cannot BELIEVE that I have never been there before.  Oh. My. Goodness.

I should have known what to expect, being the penny pinching cheap girl that I am.  It was an absolute Treasure Trove of old stuff, just waiting for a makeover.   Soon to be new, beautiful stuff!   I will no longer be a slave to full price.  Or even half price.  Heck, the most I spent on any one item was $1.00.   ONE DOLLAR!   And that was for a PAIR of stuff.

I scored the following:  One white SUPER heavy and fat vase (dying for a coat of paint), Two black wrought iron candlesick holders, One heavy silver pedastal, One brown wood chunky candlestick holder, Two lengths of fabric, and One other thing.  Not sure what to call it.  I am gonna pretty the bunch of them up.  AND, I'm gonna show you how.  

But first, today's finds...........

Bad lighting, sorry....

See all those white stickers??   Those are price tags.  They say things like 35 cents.  1.00.   50 cents.  You get the idea...

This is a planter of some sort.  I have no idea yet what I'm going to do with it, but I loved it's shape.

Yup - it's "A Genuine Old Thing".

Here's a pretty pewter candlestick holder (which will never be pewter color again once I have my way with it)

35 cents. 

Another holder or pedastal - this time wood

Honest to goodness dust and everything.  She SO wants to be pretty again.  You can just tell.

Another planter or vase.   Again, I love the size and shape

50 cents.   I could probably even bargain with this poor woman who owns the store too - I feel like going back with a wagon and loading up.  I might even see if she wants to come home with me someday and just pretend to be my grandmother for a while.  She's just that cute.

I think these two cuties would look nice dressed for Fall.

Now, how's all that for a Cheap Frill!?

I called this post Thrifty Thursday, and it actually gives me a really good idea.  Each Thursday (beginning whenver I can actually figure out how to use links and whatnot) I will be hosting an online Thrifty Thursday party.   Link up and share your most recent, or most favoritest ( it's my blog and I can use bad grammer if I want to) thrifty find!

A fun way for you girls (and guys) to show of your own treasures.   Very good exposure for your blogs or stores too, plus just a great way to meet new friends.  

Stay tuned - I have great plans for my old junk....

Smiles and Hugs,


  1. Holy Moly, girl! You made out!!! What amazing finds!

  2. You did it right--your link worked! So glad you could join the blog party. :-)

    Love the pewter candlestick holder! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Joyce.

  3. thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Im glad you enjoyed it :) I love your blog as well and you were right about having a few things in common! I love your little treasure you found. (side note: you forgot the "R" in treasure trove haha) Im a little OCD on my blog so i thought i would help ya out :) youve gained a follower girlie:) cant wait to see what you do with these great finds

  4. Hey there- Just stumbled across your blog! LOve the great items you found! I think the last two (candlestick holders) are my fave.
    Can't wait to see what you do with all of them!

  5. LOvely cheap buys !! I love sales like that !
    Love that big ol flower pot thing !

  6. These are the kinds of posts that make me never want to go into a store - well a retail store ever again. I mean, why?

    Fabulous lovely shaped things...I even like them as they are!


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