Friday Finds


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!







10 thoughts on “Friday Finds

  1. Great Find! Goes so nicely on your antler tray! I have been so busy but wanted to say Happy New Year to you! Love stopping by your blog and seeing your beautiful posts!

    • Hi Nancy! Thank you so much.. I truly appreciate you taking the time to check in on me and seeing what I’m up to. Your compliments are much appreciated. Thanks again and Happy New Year to you too

  2. You got a new camera? Well, I still haven’t figured out how to use mine and then I dropped the lens and the piece of plastic that broke off was apparently something important. Those panther television lights are very cool. I’ve never seen one with stripes on it. What great lines and round curves…it is so appealing. Yes, grass would be so cool in the planter. That was a great idea. (I’m reading my emails from weeks back… Ginene

    • Yes girl.. and it’s not easy for me to learn it .. Once I hit a wrong button and couldn’t figure out what the heck I did and it took me hours to get it back to where it was (and I don’t know what I did to fix it..smh – lol ) . And yes, I’m definitely feeling the green grass.. I’m so glad Linda mentioned it.

  3. The pineapple was a super find, and the missing stems, really you don’t notice at all. The panther on the rug, omg….priceless!! 🙂 An option for a plant…grass, trimmed low, as if he had a stripe going down his back. Love it all. (BTW: Your photography is awesome)

    • Thanks Linda! And I love your suggestion about using grass in the planter.. I’ll be using that.. It’s the perfect concept for it. (and about the photography – thank you for that – I’m still trying to learn this new camera)

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