Friday Finds

The week has come to an end and so has summer.. but your thrifty girl’s finds are still going.  Me & Mom went thrifting in Columbia, SC at the Palmetto Thrift Store and here’s what I found during our journey:

A perfectly good leather club chair.. Price tag $35.00  – what a bargain  (if only I had room in the truck to bring it home – smh)

In the corner I  spotted this really nice mid-century lamp.. The teardrop base mixes perfect with the barrel shade (of course I would work a little paint magic on it.. )  However, they were asking $30.00 for it..  hmmmm… I’ll wait on that…

I also saw this kitchen chair, which I loved….Can you imagine how great it would look with new fabric!!  I wish they had three more..  drats!!  Do you see the price tag ????  Yes – $8.00

Unfortunately none of those came home with me.. but what did come home with me were these wonderful barstools!  We went to the grand opening of the new Salvation Army in Chester, SC and of course lady luck was with me…


They were $40.00 for the pair.. That was a big deal.. considering they still had the original store’s ticket price of $99.99 each stapled under the seat.   Although they came home with me but they left the next day to head to their new home..because weren’t for me.. They are for my son, Jamil’s place.. He told me he wanted some barstools and I told him be patient.. I’ll find some…  and so I did!!   Like I always say.. Patience is a virtue.. It pays to wait …  Have you all gotten lucky lately??  If so , please share…  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I’ll see you Monday with a new Makeover.    Tah-tah!!!


$2.00 Tuesday #12

Hi everyone – I hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day holiday.  As they say, it’s a bid to say farewell to summer, although the weather here in South Carolina says summer doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere (which makes me happy).

Today’s episode of $2.00 Tuesday  item was shared with me by my friend Elizabeth Claytor of the beautiful Inn Upon Moon River Plantation Bed & Breakfast.  Elizabeth, like myself loves to hunt for thrifty finds.  You can read about her other fab finds here.    Just in time for Fall – she lucked up on this hand-embroidered vintage table linen set at her local Salvation Army in Chester.  They had a big grand opening last week and I was there.  I, too, lucked up with a fab find which I’ll post about on Friday’s Fab Finds.

The set includes the rectangular tablecloth with 6 matching napkins.   Vintage embroidered linen is always a must to have somewhere stashed in your collectibles.   The hand sewn details are beautiful and I’ve always admired the details taken to create these lovely items.

See how the multi-color thread is used to highlight the flowers and leaves to add the right amount of fall essence to the cloth.

Can you imagine – all this handwork-  sold for $2.00..Wow…The crispness of this freshly washed, starched and ironed vintage linen adds the perfect touch to any Fall table setting.  Kudos to Elizabeth on her fab $2.00 Tuesday find.   Remember, if you come across a fantastic item for $2.00, by all means do share.  I’d love to hear about it.   You can also post it on Instagram using hashtag #2dollartuesdayfinds or  #urthriftygirlfinds.   Here’s wishing you an enjoyable week ahead.. Take care and as always “VivaLaVintage!!”