Sunday, August 16, 2009

This One's For You, Angela!!

Hello, ladies! Be sure to read to the end for a link to my latest give-away!!

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!

Blessings, Ladies!

14 comments:

Pam @ This Humble House said...

LOVE the mini benches! So cute! I collect little chairs...

Sue said...

Oh you found some really good priced merchandise! love the hand blender and the linen tree. But then I love linens (as evidenced by my latest post)! Your bowl purchases were a bargain, too.
Re: your little pan- use the color scheme that will enhance your kitchen decor the best- do you need an accent of black or white?
:-) Sue

~~Carol~~ said...

Well you sure found alot of goodies! You're going to love that Braun mixer--I'm crazy about mine! I think those mini benches are going to make cute little shelves, and I love that linen tree! I didn't think I'd ever seen one, but I think you're right about store displays. Ooooo, it's going to look good painted white, and piled with lots of vintage linens!

Unreasonable Grace said...

That bench transformation to shelving idea is awesome! I'll remember that one.
kim

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got some good deals - especially on the blender. I kept the bowls from my old mixer stand.
Like Sue said - use the side that would look best in your kitchen.

Cheri Peoples said...
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Angela said...

You did AWESOME girl..the prices that you paid were fantastic.

You asked if I paid what they asked? I do at times.

Since I've been doing this for awhile,I've gotten to 'know' what most people will price their items for. So if I see if some have marked items too much, I either won't buy anything from them (that is when I stomp back into the van and my girlfriend is busy looking around to see where I went, and than realizes I'm in the van and I'm ticked,lol.)

I only pay for clothing if it is under 2 dollars. Magazines and books, 10 cents to 25 cents will I pay.

Sometimes I will gather a bunch of stuff and than ask,,'will you take this for it?".

That one quilt I got on Saturday was priced one dollar. I asked if she would accept 50 cents. I told her she didn't have to say yes, it was ok if she didn't want too. She said I could get it for 50 cents.

The red pillows I got were 3 dollars. I asked if she would take 2 dollars. She did.

When I find a place that is priced quite reasonably, I always tell them,'I love your prices, your yard sale is awesome'...

I don't want to 'rip' anyone off. On Saturday my heart broke for one family. Their son, who was mentally challenged, told a man a remote car was 10 dollars. (I KNOW this man to be an antique dealer, see him all the time at yard sales buying items). the man paid a quarter for the car. The poor son got in trouble. We overheard the conversation, well the yelling,,"I told him to give me 10 dollars mom, and he only gave me 25 cents"...

I was hoping to run into that dealer and tell him,,'wow, you scored big time with that remote car didn't you? Do you realize how much trouble you got that poor guy who is mentally challenged?" I still may one day if I run into him in the next few weeks. Just typing this out is making me mad..lol

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hello! I am new to your blog. I hopped over from Old Glory Cottage. I like what I see on your blog too. We have similar tastes in vintage finds. I will look forward to visiting with you again! Twyla

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Love all your great finds!

Sarah D. said...

I don't have much experience, but when we host a garage sale, we usually price things higher expecting to haggle. If we wanted 1 dollar for something, we marked it 2. Of course this can backfire, b/c some people don't want to haggle or are afraid to ask. So that's when we make the offer ourselves if we see someone eyeing it. But if things don't get sold Saturday, everything is half priced on Sunday! Last year, we even sold a girl a make up box for a bag of fresh peaches from her farm and a key chain she got from Jamaica, just b/c she was sweet and it made a great story! Garage sales are all about making deals! Good work!

Wendy said...

Great stuff! Love the coke bottles :)

ThriftyAnnabella said...

You made some good buys and I agree that it helps to map out your route the day before. The only disappointing thing for me is people that place ads on Saturday and I'm not sure where the streets are because I'm not in front of my computer.

GRITS said...

I love to see what everyone finds at yard sales! I'm always looking for linens, especially cloth napkins when I go.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those mini benches are adorable! You found some really wonderful things!

Manuela