Monday, April 27, 2009

Thrifty Finds

Who doesn't love a thrifty fun find? Well, I'm sure someone out there doesn't, but they probably don't read this blog anyway.

How about this adorable chair that Victoria found for $3.00. I will be making it over and posting a picture sometime soon. The seat is covered with pollen from sitting on my porch. If you've never met up with pollen---It covers everything and makes people wild with sneezing and itchy eyes. Welcome to good 'ole GA.



I loved this old picnic basket. As with the chair above, it was bought mainly with my photography business in mind, but I do try to incorporate many of these things into my home because I lack a studio and storage.



Some great misc. white pieces. Love these!!


Two plate hangers for 50cents.



How about some soup?


Is this awful? I like it, but I'm also a little scared of it. : ) I will try to link later to a blog that made over something similar in a fabulous way. It is saved somewhere around here. Notice the fluer de lis on the top of the handle.


Some unique white plates for hanging.



New Ralph Lauren tennis shoes---that don't fit the person I bought them for. : (


My most favorite find and the best deal of all is a stack of six dinner plates for $2.72. I guess it doesn't take a lot to make me happy. I called Victoria and said, "I'm hyperventilating." Why was this the best deal? Well, because they are the dinner plates that go with my place settings of Mikasa French Countryside.

One sells for $12.99! This may very well be one of my best thrifting find to date. We had broken one of our plates recently and it is always great to have extra dinner plates.


Make sure you head over to Rhoda's blog, Southern Hospitality, for the Today's Thrifty Finds Party. There are some great things over there.

17 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow I love all of your stuff. I have a thing for white dishes too. I think I have that same picnic basket lol!

The GA pollen is killing me right now!

Carrie

Victoria said...

I love those white dishes that you bought to hang up! You didn't show me those...were you afraid I would steal them? ;)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Great finds! Love the metal handles on the picnic basket!

Sue said...

I like the ladle and would probably display it with a sweet little birds nest in it, maybe add a couple of little eggs or spare feathers .Just a thought....

Sheryl said...

Oh, I love all your finds! Especially the white plates.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Cool finds

Keetha said...

Fun stuff all - - - well, except for the pollen!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI sisters! Just look at all those white dishes. I love those Mikasa dishes so much & would have probably started with those if I hadn't found some from a yardsale by Pfaltzgraff. But, they sure all mix well together. You did great!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great stuff, and I am jealous of those Mikasa plates. Great deal! Jackie

Jennifer said...

I love the chair and the dishes. I just saw that yo are in GA! Me Too!! I f this isn't too stalkerish! LOL :)
Where are you ? I am in Dalton, GA! I can attest to the Pollen our car is totally covered in yellow! Plus poor Miss Lily and I are totally having Hay Fever. I love those white dishes.I love the Picnic basket. If you are going to paint it you so need to post it so we can see what it looks like. I bet it would look good in Cream!
Have A Great Day!
Jennifer

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your finds!!! What a great buy/find on those white plates!

We are having the pollen problem right now too! Also, the trees are dropping those little things (long seed type things) that get in your hair and on your clothes....I HATE them!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Love all your finds! I'm here in GA, too. Where are your favorite places to get great deals?

Jessica said...

Great stuff! I bought a chair recently that I plan to make over. It's just a matter of finding the time to do it...

Betty Jo said...

Awesome finds! I adore the plates to your set and so very glad you found them for such a nifty price! My kind of shopping. ♥

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Love the chair! I hope all that pollen is over with soon! Love the white dishes!

Manuela

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Way to score!!! I love it all, but especially the little chair. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Linda said...

You got some GREAT deals - especially love all the white miscellaneous items. But that French countryside - wow! I have Italian countryside, and I can't imagine finding all that you did! Linda