Thursday, August 6, 2009

Totally Random Thrifting

Not lots of time to go thrifting or to yard sales as of late, but I do have a few things to show you.

Victoria has really found some great deals lately and I was the recipient of two of them.

She found a pair of Pottery Barn curtains for $10 at Goodwill recently. Because I am very indecisive and can't decide if I want to put them in my son's bedroom or mine, they are still in a bag. Isn't that sad. Oops, I have stored the bag somewhere and can't put my hands on it at this moment. I'll show them to you all sometime. They are a great floor length drape in basic khaki color.

I had been wanting an umbrella stand for my patio table. They are so expensive! We found one at Aldi, and though not really pretty, it does the job. Vic called me recently and said she found one at a yard sale---the word fluer de lis was mentioned and that was all it took. Oh, and the $3.00 price tag. Wow! In the end she took everything she was buying to the lady and I think she ended up only paying $2.00 for it. Even better.

I found this flour sack at a garage sale about a month ago. 75 cents!!

At a friends yard sale I recently picked up these perfectly good muck boots for $1.00!!! Her son had used them once and they had been sitting around in the way in their garage.

My parents have a swampy place in the woods that the kiddos love to go to. Turtles, mud and the possibility of snakes abound. These tall boots will be great for adventures to the swamp and though there have not been snakes seen there yet, my dad did kill a copperhead in his yard. Yay, boots that offer a little bit of protection and can easily be hosed off.

Go on over and visit Holly at Homebody and Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville. Holly is back with Thrift Store Thursdays---yay!

and Leigh always has some fun going on with Thifty Thursdays!

Oh and if you haven't been over to Holly's blog lately, please check out some fantastic projects that she did when her sisters were in town recently here and here. Sisters are the best, aren't they??? You know we love sisters here at As Time Goes By.: )



Darlene said...

I can't even believe that umbrella stand was $2.00 and it is gorgeous!!!! WOW what a deal. You are cracking me up over the curtains (that you can't find now...hehehe). Also the muck boots....can't beat that price!! Great deals!

Holly said...

Oh my, how many of my awesome finds sit around in a closet or something for months on end! I'm sure those curtains will be great when you find them ;)
Glad to have you back with TST!

Jennifer said...

I love the great deals that you guys find!
Have A Great Day!

Maisy said...

you got some great stuff.....

Sarah said...

Nice finds! I went to goodwill today and found some clothes and a shower caddy. Woop! Nothing too crazy or even exceptionally well priced but 2 pairs of shorts for me for $4 is a good deal, I think. :) I know I'll certainly enjoy them.

Lynn said...

What are you going to do with the flour sack?
I want to see!

I have some boots just like those!

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

Those curtains are there somewhere, I just know it. You would not believe how much I have stored from great deals. And yes, this is all about my life of simplicity. Good grief! We should do tea some time and compare notes! :)

Candy said...

Great finds. I could use the rubber boots for garden work. Love the picture of the new baby toes. So sweet!
Thanks for stopping by today and if you have time come back and see how my day went. ;-)

Leila said...

Great deals, and the flour sack is a mighty find!

It all is!

Thanks for stopping by -- xoxo!

Kammy said...

Wow, I love that umbrella stand....such a great great deal !
Love your other finds too !

Embellished Bayou said...

$2 for that umbrella stand is a steal!! And of course I love the fleur de lis!

Tausha said...

I love the stand. I am laughing at the boots. I would never think to pick some of those up, but I really could use a pair. No, i SO DO NOT live in the country when there are snakes and turtles and mud in abundance. But here in UTah we do have snow, which turns to slush and is very messy. And who wants to put all the gear on to go and get the mail. I wonder if they have MUCK boots here. (so just kidding)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I in in LOVE with the flour sack! Lucky you!Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday this week! Some great finds, my friend!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Gwen said...

The boots alone were a steal!

Anonymous said...

Thrifty finds are the best! Love that umbrella stand, it is gorgeous.

Victoria said...

Love the flour sack!

Couldn't resist the umbrella stand, especially since I know how much you love fleur de lis! By the way, I got it at the same scary yard sale that I got my milk glass dish from. Two shirtless rednecks sold it to me. :)

Marie said...

Hello Christina - what great finds! Love that umbrella stand. What a steal of a deal. Such a pretty fleur de lis design! I heart garage sales.


Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

LOVe your thrift store finds! That umbrella stand is perfect. I am so jealous that you got one...I am still looking. But you give me hope! :)

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by last week. It took me awile to get back to visitng everyone. I just love that umbrella stand!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great buy on the umbrella stand! Don't you just love those bargains. I have been trying to concentrate more on how I will be using my finds, so I don't just accumulate great things, and will probably be giving away a few of them. Have a great week. Jackie

Carrie said...

Ohh, I could use one of those umbrella stands!