Monday, August 31, 2009

Thrifty finds

I haven't been to many yard sales or to Goodwill of late due to my little one starting school...
and Momma starting a new schedule (insert picture of tired Mommy here)!

I am pleased to announce that we have both adjusted well and I can get back to yard sales, Goodwill, playing house and having fun! :-)

Saturday I snuck away with my SIL Meg to a couple of yard sales and found a few great items.

First off, check out this fabric....pretty, huh? My Sweet Girl walked into the room a few minutes ago and exclaimed "Mom, what a beautiful blanket!". :)

How about a Full/Queen duvet and 2 shams made out of it for $2!

I bought this little cannister for 75 cents.

I am thinking of spray painting it white. Any thoughts???
I almost passed this next baby by since it's not my style but then it dawned on me that I could spray paint it and use scrapbook paper to make it more to my liking!

Last year I saw all the darling Advent calendars that everyone had and was wishing I had one. For $2 now I do!

I also bought my Sweet Girl a bag of Polly Pockets for a quarter, a little laptop computer game thingy for her for $1 and a bag of costumes (pirate, batman, etc) for $1 for my nephew to dress up in when he comes over to play.

I was thrilled with my finds from just 3 little yard sales!



Christina said...

Cool beans! Lots of great stuff. I love the fabric! Beautiful and so perfect for sweet girl.

I also love, love, love the advent calendar. Great idea to make it more to your liking.

Wow, you really found some good things for going to an August garage sale.

Traci said...

Those are all great finds! Glad you are back into the swing of things. The pictures of your daughter are priceless! The first one reminds me of me when I was little!
Have a blessed day,

Amelia said...


What an array of good finds from your trip out with Meg on Saturday. Being a quilter I love all kinds of fabric - you really found a great piece there.

Sweet girl looks so pretty!

Take care and adjust to your new schedule.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You'll be able to make a really cute advent calendar with that one! Beautiful fabric too!


~~Carol~~ said...

I'm so jealous of that advent calendar! I think I saw those at Hobby Lobby last year, and I wish I had gotten one! My daughter will be 21 this year, but I still like to do things like this for her, and she loves it too! A pair of earrings, or a piece of candy, or a hair tie. Any little thing! Looove the pink duvet too!

Darlene said...

It looks like you found some FABULOUS things!! LOVE that fabric!

Maisy said...

great finds. has great luck. thanks for all the photos. i love them!!

Lynn said...

Turn around and she's tiny.
Turn around and she's grown.
Turn around, she's a young wife with babes of her own.


Michelle said...

You found some great things! I especially love that fabric!

Have a wonderful day!
~Michelle :)
(Treasure the Moment)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

WHat cutie pattooooties! I always love seeing your finds...please leave that little jar silver! It is adorable..with its patina. I love your message board redo. cherry

Anonymous said...

I love the little canister and what a steal. Hope you have a good weekend. Hugs

Gretchen said...


Your daughter is just too cute!

Love all your bargains from garage saling. I wish I knew someone else who would like to go with me.


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

Amazing finds!!! Especially all the fun things for your little one. And I can't wait to see the advent-doors made over!
The two pics at the top, of 'Sweet Girl' are to die for. So So Precious!!! : )

Tausha said...

Oh how I love garage sales!! Oh how I wish that I needed more stuff and I could go to more and mu husband wouldn't yell at me!!

Ron said...

Great finds! We've been so busy here as well, I haven't been thrifting in a long time. Now that school is back things should calm down a bit! Hopefully anyway. :)

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

The above comment was mine! Sorry about that, didn't realize my husband was signed in!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Lu-hu-huv that duvet you whipped up. That fabric looks so high-end. Divine!

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