Every Monday Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality hosts Today’s Thrifty Treasures.. What is Thrifty Treasures about? Well its where we thrifty folks get to go and share some of our treasured finds with everyone. Rhoda has graciously shared many of her yard sale hunting tips & numerous treasured finds and now we’ve all got the bug.
A couple of firsts for me: This is my first Thrifty Treasures post .. And my first Yard Sale Venture. On Friday night Jeff had asked what our plans were for Saturday.. When I told him I wanted to get up bright and early and hit some yard sales he nearly fell outta his chair. You?? Yard Sales? What? For Real? Yep Me.. that’s right I’m gonna go hunt me down some bargins. I made my list.. which consisted of only one because only one person listed their sale in the paper, and it was way across on the other side of the county. Luckily on the way to that one we came across 6 others along the route I had chosen… and here are my treasures I found.
First find was this old antique dresser with the mirror missing.. When I asked the price I was told $60.00 which I knew I wasn’t going to spend.. so I moved on. I did end up with it and a few other things.. but I’m saving the price I paid til the end! :)
Next I spotted this old painted window.. $1.00 Wow can’t beat that! I will leave it chippy white but I’m gonna repaint the picture on it.. maybe some nice geraniums.
I love the detailed wood.. I can’t wait to get started on making this pretty again.
All of the drawers are perfect .. no repairs will be needed. I LOVE the little key hole in the center of the top drawer. How do ya like that wild funky contact paper?
I’m pretty sure I’m going to paint it white and instead of putting a mirror back in it I’m going to do a chalkboard. I’ll be using it to store my silver flatware and my chargers.
This is the next piece I bought at the same yard sale.. asking price $30.00.. Which I didn’t pay! It’s an old Singer Sewing Machine stand. My grandmother had 3 of these that still had the sewing machines intact.
The first thing to go on this will be the top!
Once I clean it up and repaint.. It’s going to be awesome!
As for the new top.. I’m going to replace it with this.. Granite! Which I will be getting for FREE .. because I have the best brother in the world who happens to work and live in the granite capitol of the world .. and he is top dog at the company.
Now.. What did I end up paying for these 3 new treasures… $40.00 ! Yep 40 bucks. I was walking away with just the window.. and the guy said make me an offer for the sewing machine table.. I told him that was the first yard sale I had ever been to and I didn’t have a clue. After a few this and that he said for 40 bucks you can have all 3.. the dresser, the sewing machine table and the window. I said sold!
A few other deals I found:
This basket of blue silk Hydrangeas marked down from Kroger.. Regular $24.99 got em for $6.25.
Set of 4 flower dishes .. also from Kroger. Regular $6.99 EACH.. But I paid $3.49 for the set.!!
I love them.. Won’t they be pretty in a tablescape!
These next deals I got from one of my favorite stores.. Kirklands. Memorial Day weekend Kirklands was having a 50% off their green tag clearance items.
So I paid 1/2 of the green tag price. So I got the $39.00 tiered server stand *missing the red serving plates* for $3.00 and the $12.00 battery operated flameless candle * which does work* for $4.00.
The 3 pc Red Glass Canister set was $29.00 and marked down to $19.99 so I got them for $10.00! I have wanted these for quite some time. The one shown below is the medium sized one.
Here’s a shot of the Scented Flameless Candle… and Yes it does smell wonderful!
That’s all folks.. So grand total for this showcase: $ 66.75 !! Not to shabby!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share in my Thrifty Treasures.. Make sure you head back over to Rhoda’s and see what everyone else has found to share.
Have a Blessed Week!