I am thrilled to be linking up with 2 of my favorite bloggy friends today. Ms Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is hosting her weekly Thrifty Treasures Party, and Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick is having a Goodwill Party. How fun is that? Sadly, I cannot think of much else that would make me happier. Thanks ladies for hosting us!
Now on to the treasures...
I got an extra early start Saturday morning to get to a sale that I spotted in an exclusive neighborhood. In fact, after I got there the lady having the sale told me she was keeping it real low key because they are not even allowed to have yard sales in this particular neighborhood. Hoity Toity.
She had some reeeeeaaaaally good stuff. The garage was full, and so was the utility room, the kitchen, and two rooms inside.
Score one for me!
I so wish I had had more money and more space and more time...all of which I had little. So I carefully looked over every single wonderful thing and made some hard decisions. The 2 large frames above were each marked $12, which was a good price to start with considering those are some heavy, good quality, highly detailed frames. They even had a stamp on the back from a very upscale frame shop in town. I asked her if she would give me a deal if I bought both and she said, sure...$15 for both.
I plan to take the prints out and paint the frames either white or black deoending on where I decide to put them. The picture really doesn't do them justice. They are big and chunky and have beautiful intricate detail.
Oh sweet nest! This sucker is huge. It was brand new in the box with a tag still attached. I paid $4 for it and was giddy with excitement!
Compared to the bench you can see the scale of this thing. I have no idea where to put it, but it was love at first sight. The picnic basket was $3 and I plan to paint it aqua blue. Can't wait for that! Now, the bench did not come from a yard sale. My mom got that for me at a thrift store on one of her trips. I just think it is the cutest thing ever. It will be even cuter when I give it a new upholstered seat.
Look at that lovely scroll work. I am sure she didn't pay more than $10 for it. She is the Queen of thrift and more than likely paid pennies for it. Seriously, her thrifty talents are enviable. That is a post in and of itself. Maybe sometime soon I will introduce you to my sweet mother and her amazing abilities. Her all time favorite place to shop is a store called Dirt Cheap, if that tells you anything. She is the master and I bow to her!