Thursday, April 30, 2009


It's time again for Thrifty Thursday, a fun blog party hosted by our fun hostess, Leigh at Tales From Bloggeritaville. I know I said that I wouldn't be yardsale-ing last weekend due to a lack of funds, but the great thing about yardsale-ing is, you don't NEED alot of funds. So, after scrounging for loose change under anything I could move (sofas, cushions, tables), piggy banks, junk drawars and my car (always good for at least a coffee's worth of change) I came up with $20 - enough for coffee and the following finds.

This table was very country looking, just a plain old table. I've been needing a small table like this for my mud-room to throw my keys and mail on when I come through the garage (we never use the front door here - it's only for esteemed guests - HA!). So I gave it a little black spray paint and voila! You'll get a better look at this on Monday when I finally post my mud-room makeover on Met Monday. Cost of table was $5.

These little silver darlings were too cute to pass up. A mini sugar and creamer I'm guessing (help me out here peeps) for $2. Whatever they are, they found a home on a shelf in my master.

This was my favorite purchase of the day! White Ironstone creamer and sugar bowls. I think I paid $3 for the set.

I liked these old keys. I'll come up with a better use for them later, but for now they are just laying on an old desk in my rec room. They were $2.

The frame I fell in love with - so shabby - and the sconce will hold something at some point, probably a pretty plate, and be displayed in my Living Room. Both were $1.

And finally, I found these cute little wire baskets from Pier 1 that were never used. They fit perfectly on my bookshelf/entertainment center. I thought the labels were a fun addition, and they came with a bunch of em, so I can always switch them out. For now, I just labeled them "This" and "That". Of course they're still empty. I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with something cute to put in them, but I'm out of gas. Any suggestions???
Anyhoo, I paid $3 for these guys.

So that's it, and I even had some change left over to get a slice of homebaked coffee cake. Don't you just love it when they sell baked goods at these church flea markets???
So the moral of the story is, go in search of loose change! Another great place to check is the washer/dryer. Hubby is always leaving money in his pockets and sometimes I score big just doing the wash!

Don't forget to check out Leigh's blog for other great thrifty finds! Have a great day!!!


Carrie said...

Wonderful finds!! I love your "this" and "that" boxes.

Beth in NC said...

I really like the black table and the this and that boxes (ha). Cute!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Girrrrrrl! SHut up! You got some AWESOME deals! I hate I didnt find those first! That ironstone is the find of the day...for three bucks! WOW!!!
The table is cute as pie, as are the creamer/sugar!
I like the use for the pier one boxes!

Glad to be back! I missed ya!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Wow, that's a lot for just $20! Garage sale season officially starts today! (at leas the ones I've seen posted). But I can't go this weekend. I would have bought that beautiful white ironstone too!

Thanks for commenting on my Met Monday post. To answer your question, I don't know if you could still open a window with the window film I used. I think you probably could. It seems to stick quite well. Our bathroom window doesn't open so I can't check it out for you ;-) Good luck with your own bathroom window!

Kirby3131 said...

I a sucker for a small table & I think you took the cake. Man, I would have fallen all over myself if I'd seen that. It look fabulous all painted. (seriously, you bought that on Sunday and had it painted and put in place by Wednesday? - You're good!)

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, whatever money I find in the laundry is definitely mine!!

Kim you always crack me up on the comments you leave "around town". I saw where you told Nancy,

Me. Want. Them.

You said it perfectly!

xinex said...

Great finds and great deals!...Christine

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great stuff for some spare change!! Wow. That ironstone is to. die. for.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Wow... great finds, for very little cash.. you are a good thrifter, that's for sure.
Now I'm going to go check under the sofa cushions; the church around the corner's having a rummage sale on Saturday!

Angie said...

You found some great stuff! Such a cute table for $5 and it looks just perfect painted black! Thank you for your sweet comment today!

Joyce said...

Great finds and the price on the sugar and creamer is amazing. I am going to a flea market at our local church tomorrow at 9AM and I am ready to shop so I hope I am as lucky as you are with your finds. Oh and I use to live in Medford and Mt Laurel so I know just where you are. I miss the shore in the summers.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I wanna go shopping with you! Great finds. Love your little table. laurie

Jen r. said...

Great stuff! I love those little keys.. they have so much potential!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Mornin' Kim! I'm just catching up with your posts! You got some great buys girlfriend! I love that lamp! The ribbon makes it just perfect! And your table your DH got at the auction, guess what, I've got 2 of those same tables! They were my grandmother's. Mine aren't painted though. I love that look! You'll be sad to know that they are both up in my attic for the time being! I really don't have a place to put them! But I love 'em! You're right, the scalloped edges and the legging detail is so pretty! Be sure and stop by and check out my pics from the Biltmore trip! I've got the gardens posted now and am working on the house post for later! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

Lisa Shatzer said...

Wowzers! What great finds! I love the silver peices and the ironstone peices.

Melissa Miller said...

Kim you are so good at finding such amazing things. Love it all!

I can't wait to see what you do with the old keys.
I want some as well...Neat!

Come and enter my sixth month RED giveaway!
Have a blessed weekend my friend.
~Melissa :)

Crystal said...

Wow, what great finds and for just some change :) Love that sugar and creamer and the this/that baskets.
Thanks for stopping by to visit and your sweet comments. Come back again soon.

Nancy said...

Miss Kim, You did GOOOOD!!!! Love the little table, and love that little tassel you have hanging on it...where'd you get it?? I want ;)
I have been looking at yard sales for a couple of wall shelves like the one you got...Oh, I hope I luck up this weekend!
Love everything! Hope you have a great weekend! Nancy

Mary said...

Wow, You found some fantastic deals. I love the silver and white ironstone.
Your mudroom table is adorable, it's amazing what a little paint does!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Girl I would be doing my Happy Dance if I came close to the finds you I drooled over the Ironstone my friend...My newest collection...does it ever stop !! May you have a wonderful weekend my friend..thanks for coming by..its been a real hard day for me..what our the odds of losing your DH and Mama on the same day...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Dawn said...

Ok, I'm going shopping with you! I love that little black table, the keys, and the black baskets! Great finds!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Okay, you may find a lot of comments from me on here. ;)
You had some fantastic finds there!
I love the keys. Want an unsolicited suggestion? How about mounting them inside of a shadow box and hanging them with a pretty ribbon? I'm actually kind of jealous of them.