Hey Guys!! I know it’s late, but I meant to post it earlier (but a squig of Nyquil knocked me out last night and I’ve been busy since coming home).. but moving along.. Things had been a bit quiet around … Continue reading
Every wander in a store and find an item at a great price and then see “why” it was a great price? Well that was the case with this 9″ brass pineapple. It was a misfit, but for $6.00 I had no problem bringing it home with me. I guess someone thought it’d be useless because it’s missing a couple of tips. Well given the fact I know I’m not perfect and got a few broken wings myself, I figured it’ll be fine for me.. who am I to judge right?? One thing about me.. I’m not the perfectionist type (and please know, by no means, I’m not knocking anyone who is). My home is filled with vintage items, so I’m used to things not being “perfect”. I’ve been looking for a bigger one (without paying $80 to $120 for it) and they’re extremely hard to come by. Even though it was badly tarnished, I knew my trusty “Barkeepers Friend” could handle that part, especially after seeing how it brought the coat rack back to life. However, the broken stems.. oh well.. can’t do anything about that.
After polishing it and setting it out.. I think it’ll do just fine
With it being shiny and clean, the two broken stems aren’t so noticeable
The brass crab was another find at a yard sale for $3.00. Ever since I saw this one I’ve been wanting one. The only difference, mine is a trinket box (which is larger) instead of a bottle opener.
When I created my Antler tray I knew I’d have fun styling it. My motto “patience is a virtue” (plus the mere fact of re-directing my spending habits) really pays off.
I’m definitely satisfied 🙂 with the style of the tray.
I also found this brass candle holder for $5.00 at RestoreHabitat
Which looked great on my Thanksgiving table (I wish I had polished it before – but again it was a last minute decision)
Another find – which I showed on Instagram (because I couldn’t wait).. and was also excited about was a black panther planter. I saw this during our Mountain trip, but it was actually a light, and it was $60.00 – I was very tempted, however, I really didn’t need it as a light fixture, but it sure was fierce! It was the first I’ve ever seen.
And then this cat crept in my life… for $4.99
I haven’t picked a plant to use in it just yet, or I may not put one in at all and use if for something else, but one thing for sure is I’m glad I found it!
That’s all I have to share for now.. I’m sure you’re out there shopping for holiday gifts, but in your travels and hunts – if you score a terrific find – don’t forget to share using hashtag #urthriftygirlfinds to be featured on the next FridayFinds. As always – Happy Hunting while you thrift your house into a home!
The time is approaching again for our town’s 2nd Annual I-2-I 49 Mile Yard Sale and needless to say I’m excited about it. Last week I had the privilege (as HE called it – WHAT EVAH!) to accompany the hubby on one of his annual golf tournaments in Tennessee. I’d never been to Tennessee and thought it’d be fun to go thriftin’.. I mean let’s face it.. I have no real interest in golf – but I was totally excited to see what I’d find in another state. So I googled the thrift stores in the area.. and LUCKED UP.. Too bad we didn’t bring a truck, because I’ve got some goodies to show you…here are some of the items I found..
Item #1 – This pair of wooden/rattan end tables… for a whopping $20.00
Item #2 – this vintage wooden lamp – $10.99 (WOW)
Item #3 – a vintage club chair.. $28.99 (What a Steal!!)
Item #4 – another chair.. this little find could use a cleaning, but no tears and guess what – $14.99
Item #5 – it must be chair season.. because look at this chair.. $48.99
Item #6 was this ultra comfy sofa in the most prettiest soft bluish grey color for $164
This was fun trip and I look forward to going again..(of course I got that “Oh brother” look from him – but do I care- NOPE!) I’ve got a few more items to show that I brought home and I’ll show those next Friday.
If you’re in the area.. Come on the thrifting trail at the 49mile yard sale.. You never know what you’ll find..
Now, if only I can get lucky with the winning lottery numbers and pick some good numbers I’d really be a happy camper.. In the meantime..