Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thrifty Treasures

I have been reading blogs for about a year now and have been amazed at some of the treasures people find at garage sales and thrift stores.  I have found quite a few in great deals in times past but it has been a while since I made a great find.  Friday morning, everything changed.  My husband called me to tell me about a moving sale not far from our house that I should stop at.  So on my way to church to see the closing of VBS I stopped and this is what I found.
8 pillows, in great shape, $2 a piece (the one hiding behind the others is green toile on one side and chenille on the other)

Hooked rug, in need of cleaning, (I already cleaned it) $5

Footstool, never used $10

Two hinged wooden boxes $1 each (it will be fun decorating these)

Lamp and shade, great condition $5

Shabby chic terrarium box $4

storage box/table $2
We already had the dog

I will have to do a little repair work on the outside of top

five yellow and one green bowl $3

The footstool found a new home immediately,  I will probably trade it with the one in the bedroom when I do my living room redo.

I will try to post pictures of these items in their new homes, if they stay here in our home.  We bought a few garden tools and a ladder that I didn't take pictures of.  The total cost of the things I showed you was $47.  That was a fun moving sale!

Visit Rhoda and see her Thrifty Treasures post and take a look at the others linked to Today's Thrifty Treasures. 


  1. WOW!!!You hit the jackpot. So many wonderful finds. I can not believe you got the terrarium box for $4.00! I have a thing for bowls and I would not have been able to leave them either. Great color for holiday decorating this fall. Because you found so many beauties, you probably won't have this kind of success for a year. LOL. Maybe that is your way. One great sale at a time spaced out. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see what you do with all of it.

  2. SCORE!!!!!!!! love that terrarium box, woohoo.

  3. What great finds Sherry! I especially love the yellow bowls - how cute!

  4. sweet! You really found some treasures this time...YAY you!

  5. You just hit a Home Run, a Hole in One and a touchdown all at one sale! I love the $4 terrarium!

  6. I'd say you made up for lost time. The terrarium box is amazing and the pillows are beautiful.

  7. Wow, you got a lot of great stuff. I love the terrarium box as well. Good finds!!! Also, thank you for the nice comments on my blog.

  8. I love all these thrifty finds!! Very fond of the footstool and the terrarium!

  9. Oh. My. Goodness!!! You made up for lost time! What a haul!!

  10. That must have been the yard sale of the year! So many wonderful things. It was definitely your day for a blessing. Doesn't it just give you yard sale fever!?!

  11. You got so many great things!!!! Love the lamp!!!

  12. You really made a killing! I'm at a stage in my life where I'm trying to get rid of things, not acquire more but when I see what you came home with, it makes me want to go out looking again! Incredible purchases.
    Congratulations on your Fiona and Twig win. I was sure I was going to win that one :)