Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Thursday....

and you know what that means...

Time to show off our thrifted treasures and join in with Holly at Homebody for Thrift Store Thursday,


and Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday.



The chalkboard above was $1.51 at Goodwill ... who has enough chalkboards???

I mentioned that we had a yard sale two weeks ago at my in-laws and their neighbor decided to have one as well. Of course I had to head on over and check out what she had!


I was instantly drawn to this picture but not as much to the $10 price tag. At the end of the day she walked over to see how we had done and I asked her if she still had the picture. She did and she took $5 for it!

I actually gave it to one of my sisters to hang in her bedroom but if she doesn't hang it by July 1st, I might get it back and try it in my living room. ;)

Now, I'm off to the mountains for the weekend!

Victoria


Christina here...

I also have a few finds to show this week.

I paid $2.00 for this little box/shelf/whatever it is. It has a tortoise shell look to the bamboo and wicker. It would also be pretty painted white. Mmmmm.


My taste in art is very broad. I love traditional and contemporary. I found this very contemporary piece at a yard sale for $5.00. My son (almost 13) wants this in his room. I'm still deciding.



Here you see my more traditional side. Paid $5.00 for this traditional landscape. It has beautiful colors and such a calm scene. It is dirty and dusty, but will clean up nice. I will probably paint the frame or at the very least make it darker.


Yet another in my broad range of art taste. An old black and white photograph found at a yard sale. My hubby and I actually found this during our first year of marriage at an estate sale---some old, old, fun stuff. It has been put up for a long time and forgotten about. You can see some of the others that we found that same day in this post. I am a huge black and white photography fan. I remember clearly getting my first Ansel Adams calendar when I was around the age of 14.



My sister in law gave me two magazine subscriptions for Christmas and today was a magazine day!!! I love the idea of a fresh, thick magazine waiting for me at the end of the day. Does this count as a thrift find??----They were a gift so, I didn't have to pay for them. Thanks, Michelle!!!!


Off to look at some of your Thrifty finds! Happy Thursday.


Christina

24 comments:

Holly said...

Victoria, have fun at/in the mountains...how nice!
Christina, I'm discovering that my art taste is all over the place too. I really like the contemporary one!

Amelia said...

My vote is with son - contemporary one I like best...but the bamboo wicker three drawer chest tops the list of likes.

Have a fun weekend in what ever activity you find yourself presented with.

Carrie said...

It was fun to see your thrifty finds...especially the framed birds and the tortoise shell drawer unit.

C Maisy said...

you got yourself some great finds. It's always so fun isn't it??

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Thanks for sharing the thrifty finds. I especially like the bird picture, and the $5 price tag sounds better. The mountains sound nice, as it is VERY hot here today. The temps have gone to from pleasant to muggy and steamy hot! Have a wonderful weekend! Jackie

cindy said...

fantastic finds gurls! LOVE that bird print, what a steal at 5.00, only to be topped by that amazing little bamboo drawer set....oh man...love that!

-c
yappingcat

Kirby3131 said...

I like the painting that your son wants in his room. I also really like the bamboo shelf thing - I never think of painting things, but now that it's been mentioned, it might look really cool painted.

I wouldn't be able to pass up the chalkboard either. I love them.

Marie said...

Love the wicker box "thingie" - it's so unique!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

pumpkinpatches said...

I just LOVE looking at other peoples thrift store finds, thank you for posting which blogs showcase them :) Nice hunting by the way too :)
-Ash-

Mrs. Petrie said...

Ooh, great art! I love the modern cityscape. Your son must be quite sophisticated. :)

Mrs. Petrie said...

PS- I'm having a giveaway, so come on over!

the Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I had no idea so many people had thriftstore linky parties! Love all the things you both got especially and the birdpicture and I absolutely adore that landscape!

Manuela

Cindy said...

Christina, I love the little bamboo wicker set of drawers. Great pictures, too. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Hope you come back again, Hugs ~cindy s~

xinex said...

The pictures are really nice but my favorite is the box...Christine

Darlene said...

I love that little bamboo/drawer piece...too cute!!! I love that framed bird print too. Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

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

Hi you two,
Great post here. I love it all, but especially the garage-sale bird print and the wicker drawers. The drawers painted white would be beautiful! : )

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Oh! I love all of your artwork pieces! Beauitful and classic.

Sandy said...

I'd pick up that $5 traditional piece too! Yes!

Tomorrow I'll be sharing my top 10 entertaining yard sale finds. Come visit me!

Jenny said...

Great finds! The birds are so pretty!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

LOVE that abird pic....gorgeous. cherry

shopannies said...

I just love the wicker

Kelly said...

Christina! Thanks for visiting my blog. Love the bamboo chest - must paint white! Can't wait to see!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Victoria, that $5 bird lithograph (?) seems like a deal and a half to me! Good one. And Christina, I love that your son wants the painting in his room! What great taste for a kid...looks like he's going to follow in your thrifty footsteps. :-)

Katie said...

It is amazing what you find.