Friday, April 23, 2010

Today's Thrifty Treasures!

Today I'm linking up with the bee-u-ti-ful and oh so talented Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures party.  I've been showing you some of my favorite finds over the past weeks since yard sale season began here in South Jersey.  Last Saturday was no disappointment.   Denise and I headed out extra early for a townwide yardsale in historic Haddon Heights, a beautiful neighborhood filled with huge homes just oozing with character and streets lined with ginormous oak trees.

At our first stop of the day, I scored these two boxes of crystals from a man who was still setting up.  Poor guy, we didn't even wait for him to finish.  Shame on us!

This one was a box of drop crystal napkin rings for $1.

And a set of chandy crystals in perfect condition for $1.  These crytals were huge I tell ya!  Since I seem to be finding antique chandeliers on the curb alot these days, I decided I better start scooping up crystals whenever I can.

At the same home, I got two venetian mirrored boxes for $1 each.  Here's a pic of the one that's a jewelry box.  I put this one on my dresser.

And this table was put out just as we were about to get in the car and leave.  I got it for $3.  It's a sewing table and both sides open up for storing knitting supplies.

Moving on.  As some of you may know, my home is going to be on the local Christmas Tour of Homes this year, so I've been stocking up on Christmas decorations every chance I get.
This feather wreath got lots of stares on the way back to the car and a few chuckles too.  I think it's delightfully whimisical!  And only $2.

Also got a Christmas throw for $2.

Before every yard sale day, I try to keep a mental note of things that I really need and I usually come home with at least one of those things.  This time it was cushions for my front porch rocker.  Well, I didn't come across any that I particularly liked at the yard sales, but that didn't stop me from picking these pretty ones out of someone's trash NEXT to a yardsale!  Ha!!

Don't you just love the birdies??? So sweet!

I think they look nice on my rocker.

They just needed a little Febreeze is all.

And last but not least, I got these window boxes.  A set of two for $5.  All they need is some soil and flowers and they're good to go.  The hardware even came with them!

Hope you enjoyed my Frugalicious finds of last week.  Don't forget to check out Jane's blog for more!



Privet and Holly said...

LOVE your TREASURES! Isn't it fun to find goodies like this for so little $$$? I am really enamored of the crystals and the mirrored box on your dresser.....It will be fun to visit YOU at Christmas and see what you do for the tour. That is wonderful! Have a great weekend.... xx P&H

Turley Times said...

$3 for that table - are you kidding me?! Wow! I thought of you the other day because I was reading the ordinances for the town we just moved to and taking things from other people's trash is prohibited. You wouldn't like living here! :)


ann marie said...

That sewing table is amazing! What are you going to do to/with it?

Kimberly said...

if you lived closer I would come with you one Saturday! You find great things!

Linda said...

I wish I could garage sale with you, Kim! It would be so much fun! Great finds! How cool to be in a Christmas homes tour!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful finds! Happy go find some more! smiles.

Jessi said...

Amazing finds, as always! Love that Christmas wreath--great addition to your growing collection for the tour. Your home is going to be beautiful and so festive!
It was so nice to meet you yesterday! And thanks again for the sweet gifts yesterday. The tea cup and saucer have inspired me to pull out some others I have and to find a spot for them. Hope you all found some great stuff yesterday! Hated that I had to leave.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great finds! Love that sewing table! I like that feather wreath! I agree, it adds a touch of whimsy to your Christmas decor.

Cathy said...

Wow Kim! You did gooood;)! I am amzed by all of th fun goodies you found! The feather wreath is adorable!


Natalie Catherine said...

wow great finds!! loveee those window boxes. that was a steal.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You really did good! Especially on the crystals and the table.

Jennifer said...

I love the whimscal christmas wreath!!! Too cute!

Wendy said...

You go girl! You did awesome! I would say this is a can sense a good bargain a mile away! You always clean house! I need to come with you next weekend! That wreath is so much fun and the window boxes are awesome! Have a great weekend :)

stephanie said...

Hey Kim,
So great to meet you yesterday!! What a fun time with awesome chicks!! You are so kind and beautiful!!And very thoughtful!! The photo album color matches my living room perfectly!! Thanks again sweetie!! Have a great weekend and may you find many bargains!!

handbags*n*pigtails said...

OHHHHHHHHHH how Ive always wanted one of those lovely mirrored boxes. What a steal! I got a couple nice goodies today(furniture) and will be posting about the transformations soon.
Happy Friday!

sissie said...

Great stuff, love it all. The sewing table is my favorite. I can't wait to see what you do with it.
And the mirrored box is so lovely.
Those things can be kinda pricey so you got a steal!


Mimi said...

Kim, you got a good deal on the sewing the Christmas wreath...I would have bought it in a heartbeat.
Have a great weekend, can't wait to see what goodies you will be bringing home!

Julie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by & following today. I LOVE your $3 table. Great potential. Following you back!

Nancy said...

I can't believe the deals you find! That sewing table is so awesome!


Debbie said...

Nifty thrifty is right! I love that wreath, what fun, I wish it where X=-mas so I could see it on your door:)

Paula said...

You really scored! I loved seeing all of your finds. Good luck on your hunt this weekend.

Mary said...

Great finds but that sewing table!! I would love to have one like that and 3$ is a steal.
The single pillows are perfect for your rocker too.

Carrie said...

Great treasure, Kim! I especially love the sewing table and cushions.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Great finds, Kim!! Love that sewing table, what a deal that was. You did great. THanks for playing this week. Let me know when you put up your LR makeover, I'll come back & see.

BB said...

my mother is 92... she has a sewing table like the one you got for $3 she calls it the Martha Washington... I dont know why.. perhaps it's the style... or just what she calls it.. but defintely worth Googling.