June 8, 2009

Monday's Thrifty Treasures

Ahhh, the joys of yard saling. We went this past Saturday and happened upon a neighborhood sale in a great little area of town. An ad for a weedeater led us there and all the great finds kept us going up and down each street.

Head on over to Southern Hospitality and see what treasures others found this weekend. I love seeing all the old stuff put to new use. This week, Ms. Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality also gives some excellent tips on getting the most for your money and time at yard sales. I have a whole commentary on reusing someone else's stuff, but I'll save that for another time. Now on to our finds.......
One brown shutter and two blue ones = $2
One good solid mirror = $3
Various pieces of silverware = $8
(I have big plans to get my money and more back out of the silverware)

Chair on the left = $2
Chair on the right = $3
Both will get a little wood glue and recovered, can't decide about painting

See that price tag on the fabric?
I paid HALF of that.
That's right, fifty cents for about three yards of good fabric.
Love these pots (2 for $1) and candelabra ($2).
I also got about 50 children's books for about $5 at this sale too.
They were good books too. Great variety and in good shape.
Unless you are a teacher, it might be hard to appreciate getting
that many books for so cheap to build your classroom library.
Candle stick set = $1
Two packs of shelf brackets = $1
Wooden star was free. I have big plans for that little star!
Remember that mirror I got for $3? I took some silver leafing rub and gold acrylic paint I had leftover from wedding projects and made it fit our home. I cannot get over how it looks, especially up close. It is perfectly us now. Love it!


  1. great finds, i love to re-do old mirrors, i've been looking for some flower pots like the ones you found. on a blog, i read she painted flower pots with black & white stripes and put them in her flower beds, looks awesome! i also love the chairs, great shapes!

  2. Fabulous Finds! I especially love those chairs! I look forward to see the redo pics! The mirror came out great!

    Have a great week!

  3. Wow! You did very well! Great prices on those things too! Love both of those chairs! I don't know why but I LOVE chairs!

  4. Man oh man! I want to go to yard sales in your neighborhood. You got some great finds. congrats! I vote for no paint on the chairs.

  5. Great finds and the prices are amazing. The mirror looks fabulous.

  6. WOW gr8 finds, girl! i'm amazed at those prices!!

  7. Hi,Teacher! I don't remember if we've met before or not (I don't think we have), but I'm so glad you stopped by. What a good eye you have for the bargains. Love those 2 chairs & all the extras you snagged. Great job & please come back to see me often.

  8. oh wow! I think it all looks wonderful! I like the look of your blog. I'm a teacher too. Music. GREAT header photo by the way! Kelly

  9. You always amaze me! Love the pictures of you and your trip to CO- and laughed hard at Jacob's phone message. Love you guys.

  10. Wow, I'm drooling over that fabric for 50 cents?? Love the candlesticks too. You asked at the paint party where I got my clock and I have taken forever and a day to get back to you, but I got it at Target on clearance over 3 years ago. So, sorry, wish I could send you somewhere right now to get it :)