Sunday, July 5, 2009

Thrifty Show and Tell

Rhoda is hosting a thrifty party again today. It is always fun to go over and take a look around at all of the wonderful thrifty finds. Make sure you also check out her beadboard wallpaper project. Fantastic!!

Time for show and tell.

I found this painting at a yard sale/flea market. They wanted $16.00 which I was not willing to pay. I went back later and either paid $8 or $10 for it---cannot remember which. (Excuse the dust---I just hung it and didn't dust it first.) : ) Loved the black and white Paris street scene and the fact that it is an oil painting. The frame is beautiful too.

It's funny, I'm not collecting Paris art on purpose, but was realized today that this is the third Paris street scene that I've bought.

Here is one of the other ones. An an original watercolor of the Arc de Triomphe that I have had for about eight years. It was $1.00.

I also have another Arc de Triomphe sketch that my hubby and I bought at a yard sale in our early married years that hangs in our bedroom.

I also found this little drawer cabinet which I have plans for. I love the color, but it really doesn't go with my house or style, so it may get a new coat of paint.

Found this a Goodwill. Love the clean lines, but can't remember for the life of me what this is called. Shelf/bracket/sconce???

I could not leave this fler de lis at Goodwill. It is actually a cardboard box but I will just paint it and use it to sit on a shelf. It was $1.01. Can't beat that.

This urn was found at a garage sale about a year ago and we just added a fresh coat of spray paint to it for a whole new lighter look. My daughter (9yo) was very upset at me for painting it. She did come to me later and said, "mom, I'm sorry I was upset about you painting the urn, It looks good." : )

105 copy

Hope you are having a great Monday. It is raining here in GA and we need it. Our grass and plants were wilted and crunchy. Ick.



Empty Nest Full Life said...

It seems I am hardly seeing anything for $1.00 anymore at our GW. I got some old movies today and that's all. The little drawers are cute. That would be a great place to store cell phone chargers. I love the colors. Someone once told me you need a little yellow in every room. The Paris picture is great. We are traveling to see my daughter this week and maybe I will come up with some fun finds. Have a great week. Jackie

Amelia said...

All of your "finds" have such eye for sure...the transformation makes them even more so.

~~Carol~~ said...

All great finds, but I especially love the Paris paintings! I keep seeing all these great things that people are getting at Goodwill. I never find anything good at Goodwill!

Gwen said...

Great finds, I love the Paris painting:)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I love all your Paris paintings too. That original watercolor is so pretty. Love all your finds, you've done well.

And YAY, it's been raining here too all day & we need it SO bad!

Melanie Elissa said...

I love love love those pictures your found!! If you ever tire of them please send them my way!!

Lynn said...

You are a shopper's shopper!
I like what you did with the baker's rack too.

C Maisy said...

i love it all...and i mean all!!!
every single piece. from pictures to boxes.
you can shop for me any time!!!

Kammy said...

You did find some great buys.....I love it !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Anonymous said...

Great finds... I can see why your daughter got a little upset, the cream color is cute, but I love the yellow... but then yellow is one of my favorite colors. ;)

Have a great week.

Linda said...

You got some great things! I especially love your Frenchy artwork - I do love all things French, so I say "woohoo!". The fleur de lis is pretty, too. Linda

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Great finds and very Frenchy. Looks really nice!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get some great deals.

Bill said...

I'm loving all your French finds!
Thanks for the nice comment you left for me. Hope our paths cross again very soon!

~Caro~ said...

beautiful frame, and a great painting too! I never stumble across great paintings!!

Love the sconce!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You found so many neat treasures. I love the 1st pic. That was a steal. And the black oval frame looks great. And the burlap bottle at the bottom is FAB. Did you make that?

Ashley@AshleysBusy said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my flowers :) I love all your Goodwill finds, I haven't been in a few weeks and I really feel that I'm probably missing out on all kinds of cool stuff, lol.

I totally hear you about the rain. I'm in Charlotte NC and after a few months of rain, we went totally dry. We could use some up our way :)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Yes, we need the rain! I just wish the humidity would go away!

The Paris picture is wonderful! Isn't it funny how you're drawn to certain things and before you know you have a collection!

Love the cardboard fleur - I would have picked that up too!


mondo cherry said...

You did very well finding some treasures. I particularly love the painting - it is stunning.
Clare x

BlueCastle said...

Your paris pictures are beautiful. I can't believe you found them for such good prices. I especially love the oil painting. Looks like you found some super good deals. :)

Angie said...

Love all those great finds! They'd all go with my decor too!

Kelly said...

What great finds! Thanks for the comments at my blog!

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

Hey, did you stamp that crown on the burlap? I just posted a tutorial about stamping on linen. I LOVE all your great finds here. Especially the painting at the top! Lucky girl!

Carrie said...

You are so good! We are loving the rain here too!

Private said...

It might be worth looking into the possibility that your little watercolor of the Arch is by Madame Arno. If so, it would be worth a good deal more than a single dollar. (Feel free to email me in private if you'd like some help.) -- Linda

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