Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

Today I'm joining Tales From Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday. This weekend was a banner yardsale weekend. Lots of people trying to get rid of their stuff before it gets too cold to have a yardsale. We started out early and didn't finish until around noon. Let's get started.

First find of the day was this gorgeous silver tray.

Got that for $2.

Next up was this very large victorian mirror for $5 that went to charity.

These two magnetic boards were $1. I thought they were very pretty.

I fell in love with this chair. Mostly for the woodwork and the nailhead trim around the velvet upholstery. The wood needs repairing on the back, but since I only paid $8, I didn't really mind.

Got this cute little "love" pillow for a buck.

It found a new home on my Craig's List French Provincial chair I scored a while back for $20. I matched it with a little stool from the auction ($2) and some yardsale vintage children's books.

This cute little teapot was $1 and will make a nice addition to my white ironstone collection, although this teapot isn't a real ironstone piece. This was the Summer of Ironstone. Got so much and it's all just sitting on a shelf in my hutch until I find the right home for it all.

I saved my favorite thrifty find for last. I've been searching Ebay for months for the perfect needlepoint aubusson pillow for my new/old Goodwill Living Room chair. Now I don't know if any of you have one of these or have ever shopped for one, but they are NOT cheap! The really nice ones are about $75 and that's just for the pillow cover. You then have to buy the insert separate. I know this because I've shopped around. But I wanted one badly enough that I knew I had to suck it up and splurge. To my astonishment, I saw this pillow in a box on the ground under a table at a Church flea market that we passed while out yardsaling. It was upside down in the box and all I saw was the fringe, but I thought, what the heck, the chances are slim, but I'll look anyway. So when I turned it over and saw that it was EXACTLY what I had been searching for, I couldn't breathe for a second. You know that feeling. Then when I saw that it was only $3, well that was it - I don't remember much after that. Couldn't really concentrate on anything else for a while.

And I think it looks just lovely on my new/old chair!

That's it and thanks for checkin in!


The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I've gotten some lovely silver things for soooo cheap. I think people used to treasure them and now they can't seem to give them away - what a shame!

Patti said...

I want that 1st chair is beautiful - what a find! You seem to be a lucky one

Kammy said...

You really found some great things ! I really love that mirror and the french chair !

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You did get some great bargains. Really like the first chair.

Nancy said...

Dontcha just love a good deal! You really scored on those things. Glad you found what you were wanting. I wish we had more yard sales around here.


Country Dreaming said...

I love it when you go to a sale and get surprised and find some real goodies. Just makes my day!

You DID find some good things.


karen/Elsie Eleanor Designs said...

I like the first chair! I need to get myself out to some yard sales!
You found some great things!

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all of your finds shown here. The magnetic boards are adorable! And I love the mirror!

I need to get better at going out to yardsales and thrift stores.

Julie =)

Kristens Creations said...

Thank you for the happy birthday wishes and your nice comments! You are the sweetest!!! I appreciate you posting about the giveaway...I'll put your name in twice! Great finds at the yardsales...especially that chair! Have a good weekend! Kristen

Jen R. said...

Love that mirror! You have some great stuff!

Sherrie said...

Hi Kim,

You are one of my contest winners! Please email me at with your mailing address so I can get your gift on it's way!

Love your Thrifty Finds too!


Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hey your finds were great!! I loved that chair!! I am really happy that you found that needlepoint pillow! Don't you just love the feeling!! Hugs!!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Well, you got sooo many wonderful things at such fantastic prices!

I love the needlepoint pillow and I know that feeling when you fnd something you've searched for and not only find but find it at a great price!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Kim you did great girl...I would have been doing my "happy Dance" for sure finding that pillow...Girl I got one at Second Sunday Swap meet last year and I paid $25.00 for it and thought I stole it...Mine have down feathers in it...I don't use just sits on a chair and looks pretty ha ha!!...Love your silver tray you got...thats another thing I use to collect but hate to clean it...So I don't I tell people its pewter hey it works for me...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Captured by Love said...

Love it when you find something you've been looking for for a great price!!!

Sharon said...

Good catch on the pillow ... don't you just love how that happens.

Queenie said...

Love that pillow! I once found two old needpoint pillows at a yard sale for $5.00 for the pair (they are still my fave pillows and they always will be)....I never dreamed I'd find any of those and at that way! I felt exactly as you did...almost fell out and didn't remember much after that! LOL! You crack me up with your posts girl! I love 'em!

Queenie said...

P.S. Have you ever met Deb, at Garage Sale Gal? She's one of my blogger friends and she's a yard sale girl too, you'd love her blog it's Go by there sometime...I know she'd love to meet you!