Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thrifty Treasures...My $8 Loot

Thanks to Ms. Southern Hospitality herself, Rhoda, for hosting this fun weekly event. I absolutely love sharing my fun finds and treasures, and in return seeing all the wonderful things other people find along the way.
Sooooo...let the sharing begin!




Black open toe wedges by Mossimo (like new)...$1

"S" measures just under 20 inches (as in almost 2 feet tall huge)...$2

Vintage aqua blue travel bag (just like my mom used to carry)...50 cents



Brand new (in box) Crate and Barrel Christmas plates...$1



Ahhhhh...I could die, I love these little cuties so much! Their whimsical flair will go perfectly with my fun Christmas decor. Speaking of which...am I the only weirdo who is already thinking and dreaming of decorating for the holidays? Yes, I am fully aware that it is only July.






My sister got me this vintage santa soap dish...ADORABLE!




(2) 18 x 20 black frames with print and custom mattes...$1 each
(1) 20 x 24 framed print (new from Kirkland's with 29.99 price tag)...$1



I'm telling ya...shopping yard sales has totally spoiled me. I will never pay regular store prices for a frame ever again! I have accumulated quite a collection of large black frames for my picture wall/hallway. I cannot wait to put them all together. My plan is to use all black and white prints with all shapes and sizes of black frames to unify the space. I am excited to see it all come together. I think it will be beautiful!



What did y'all find while out thifting this weekend? If'd you'd like to join in on the party, be sure and visit Ms. Rhoda's place. I just read her post and I am totally hating on her right now. She scored her second vintage fan in working condition. Hate her! Actually...LOVE her...she is fabulous! Now...go check it out, and tell her I said HEY!

37 comments:

Sue said...

HO HO HO love your bargains, Those Xmas plates are just too cute. Yup, I'm shopping already.... what is wrong w/me? LOL Means I won't be rushing in 6 months, I guess. Black frames will work anywhere, so why not collect all sizes to paint? Smart girl...
:-) Sue

jenjen said...

OMG - how are you so lucky??? I love all of that stuff! I have those shoes, I got them on sale, but not for $1. And those plates are awesome - I love Crate & Barrel. You are amazing!!!

XOXO
Jen

The Brannon Family said...

Great finds! Love the plates. Your area must have the best yard sales!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Love the bargins! I am shopping for Christmas things also. We are going to be on a local home tour and I am already making my list and checking it twice! Those plates are delightful. Have a great week.

Charla

Michelle said...

Wow, I'd say you hit the jackpot this week, Amanda...especially with those awesome frames!!! And of course, it's NEVER too early to think about Christmas decor...why pay so much more than you have to around the holidays, right?!

Happy Monday!
~Michelle

Richella said...

Wish I could have gone yardsaling (is that a word?) with you this weekend! I love that big "S." And those C & B plates? Those look like they were made for you! Way to go!

Mandi said...

Seriously? I have got to make yardsaling more of a priority! We usually spend our weekends at the river, but if I'm missing out on this kind of stuff I may have to change my schedule. That S is fantastic!

JobandBrittany said...

love everything! yardsales definitely spoil me too!!anything over $10 bucks retail and I think I'll just find it @ a yardsale!!

Sara said...

Love all of your bargains. The plates are adorable!

Amy said...

Great finds! The plates are super cute!!!

stefanie said...

great treasures!!!!!!!

Blue Creek Home said...

You found good stuff! I love the Christmas plates!
Rhonda

Sarah Robbins said...

I did the same thing for a picture wall up my stairs and I love it! My hubby loves to look at all of our black and white pictures, and the variety of frames keeps it from looking too forced.

Simply Stacey said...

I want that S!! Lucky!! Don't leave it unattended or else...

I also love how the piano bench turned out! Very nice!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good - great finds.
Glenda

Kristina P. said...

Those plates look like some I bought at Pier 1 last year! Love the shoes.

~~Carol~~ said...

Those Christmas plates are so cute and whimsical, and I love that vintage Santa soap dish! I'm enjoying finding vintage Xmas things at garage sales, but I don't want it to be Christmas yet! I'm still enjoying the unseasonably cool summer we're having! Great finds!

Embellished Bayou said...

What a great variety of stuff, love the plates too!

marmielu said...

Wow! You found some great buys! I love everything you found, and the prices are incredible. Just love finding bargains. Is sure is spoiling.
Mary Lou

Kelli said...

I love, love, love the plates!! You did great!

Jennifer said...

LOVE the giant 'S'!! The plates... I only wish I could come across something like that!! And no, you aren't the only weirdo thinking about holiday decorating. ;) There is at least 2 of us! I didn't go thrifting this weekend, but I did post a few finds earlier on my blog... http://studiojru.blogspot.com/2009/07/garage-sales.html

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I am a little (okay, a lot) jealous of your finds. Those Mossimo shoes are cute!!! :) Love the vintage bag---will you use it as a carry on, or for something else?

Amy Lynne said...

I am so with you, I can't do retail anymore. My hubby says I ruined him, hehehe! You found some great deals!

Nancy said...

You scored! I know what you mean, it's hard paying full price for anything after finding great things at yard sales, thrift shops or goodwill.

Nancy

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my, you hit the jackpot Amanda! Garage sales around here have been slim pickins lately Can I come shopping with you? :)

melissa said...

Oh, I would have fought you for that S!! Holy shnikeys~love the shoes too :) You did yourself proud on your piano bench too!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi there! I am new to your blog! I found you through thr thrifty post.
Wow, you did find a lot of nice things! Love the shoes, and plates. What a Santa! You could also use it for a spoon rest. Don't put it in the dishwasher though. All the paint will come off. thanks for sharing all of your goodies!

Susan S. said...

What Great DEALS! I know what you mean about yard sale prices...they are the BEST!


Don't you just LOVE it when the REAL price is on the item and you get it for about 95% OFF! WOOHoooooooo

Gwen said...

I remember those Crate & Barrel plates! What a find.

It is so addicting isn't it?

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Great finds, as always!!! I love the plates - I have coordinating ones that have the ornaments on them from Crate & Barrel. I will have to try to get my thrifting post up soon... still need to take pictures.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I’m loving the loot! You’re not the only one thinking Christmas. All Christmas items at Goodwill are 25% off so I’ve been staking up when I find things. I found a few things this week but have not posted yet. Anywho I love the plates and the frames are a steal!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training

Tausha said...

Is there ever a bad time to purchase christmas items? When I go to the DI-my two favorite sections are halloween and christmas. Love them!!! My christmas and halloween piles of decor in the storage are mounting. But-the best part-when you pull it out in october, you have forgotten what cute things you picked up in July-LOVE IT!! I love the "S" What a great find. Some people just don't know what they are throwing away! Yea for us!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love all of your finds! The S, the christmas plates, the frames! Awesome deals!

Pam Walter said...

WOW! Only $2 for that big S! Your yard sales are much better than ours. Of course, it's 115 degrees here now, so outdoor bargain hunting will have to wait for a while. :o) www.satisfiedsole.com

Lee Laurie said...

You did great! I need to take a trip to Hattiesburg to go to garage sales!

LoriLyn said...

Those Crate and Barrel plates are adorable! What a deal! I, too, am already thinking about the holidays and thought I was CRAZY! Glad to know I am not the only one :)

Amanda said...

Great finds...I love the christmas plates, the bag, the shoes..actually I can't pick a favorite, they were all great! Way to go!

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