This week's edition of Today's Thrifty Finds is dedicated to my dear bloggy friend Angela from Free Spirit Haven. If you all aren't tuning in for her weekly "Yard Sale TV Show" as I call it, where she shares a video of all her fantastic thrifty finds, usually on Saturdays, you are missing out. This girl means business when it comes to garage-sailing and she always finds great deals and inspires you to get out there and bargain-hunt!
So, Miss Angela, I am proud to say I followed your example and Friday night I got the paper and looked for those sales....
And then I got on google maps and made myself a route through the city from stop to stop...
And I was on my way with a big cup of coffee and a wallet of cash on Saturday morning! I got up early to go, so you know I was excited! And you know, Miss Angie, it was not only fun perusing through all the yard, garage, and estate sales, b ut I also redeemed the drive time by cranking some worship music and spending some much-needed time with the Father in between shop-stops. It was a glorious morning, and I did manage to get some sweet, cheap finds. So thanks, Miss Angie, not only for this tip, but for your continued encouragement in the faith!
So without further adieu, this week's finds:
I snagged the pot holders, the lace doiley runner, and the mint white tablecloth for a quarter each. I got the pretty little aprons on the right for a song, and be sure to stay tuned because they will be important later in this post...
I believe that white pyrex bowl on the right was once the bowl to a stand-up mixer, but it's a nice sturdy bowl with a put of a pouring lip and I got it for 50 cents. I also got the white ceramic planter (which Ill probably use as a decortive bowl) for 1 dollar. And the white hand-made ceramic cornicopia was 50 cents. I can't wait to put some cute fall gourds in it in just a month or so!
Well you know I had to get this cute little Le Creuset saucepan. It's one of those heavy pans that have the smooth finish, like a coated metal, what do you call that? Anyway, it's red, white, and black, and it's going to look cute hung up my kitchen wall. My only dilema is.. red and black side showing or...
Red and white side showing. Hmm...
I got this nice glass hurrican glass for 50 cents, will use it with a nice pillar candle.
Couple of old red and white coke bottles, fifteen cents each.
This was my big steal of the day, ladies... a Bruan hand-blender for 75 cents!! And it works great!
I got these little primitive-style miniature benches at an estate sale for a dollar. I think they were used for dolls, but I think I'm gong to turn them into little shelves in my kitchen. I saw on a primitive art website a larger bench-shelf and thought it was cute, so I'm going to make my own smaller version with these little ditties.
My other cool find is a bit hard to see here, but it's what I would call a linen tree (what do you call it?). It's a little tree with thin branches coming out of it to hang little linens on. I see them used all the time in antique stores to display vintage linens. I plan to paint mine, probaby white, and figure out a way to use it decoratively in either the kitchen or the dining room, and I'm on the hunt for more pretty dishtowels to hang on them. 3 dollars!!
I asked you to remember those pretty retro aprons that I bought this weekend, and that's because I am having a give-away and they are the prize! Click on the button below to go to my give-away post and enter!
Thanks so much, all of you, for stopping by and seeing this weeks finds. I look forward to seeing what all of YOU out there in thriftland hunted up this week!