Thursday, October 1, 2009
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!