Monday, August 31, 2009

Treasure Hunting

I had fun this weekend going with my sister-in-law and niece and nephew to a few yard sales! They found some things they loved and so did I. I also got my friend, Leslie, to go with me to the Salvation Army! Much funner than taking my sister! ha.

I got this little organizer for 75 cents. I've seen them used for scrapbooking supplies, a diaper caddie, or a shower caddie.

I got this sweet little watercolor painting of London for $1. The frame is going to get a makeover and then will be perfect in my office.

I got theses DVD's for $2 each.

Also, found this "umbrella stand". (At least I'm assuming that's what it is because the spaces are too big for it to be a trash can.) I'm contemplating attaching fabric somehow to make it into a trash can. Any suggestions?

These two scrapbook albums were $1 a piece. When we go to Disney World (one day), I'll already have the scrapbook for it! ha.

At the Salvation Army, among other things (two boxes of baby cereal, un-opened of course, for 79 that weird??), I found this new drapery rod. I paid $2.99 for it.

I had to return something to Marshalls so I exchanged it for some things they had on clearance. I found a wonderful ceramic artichoke candle holder for $1 which is perfect for my "cheese tray" that I painted last week.

I also found this pear wall hanging ($3) and a little black pencil holder (.70) that I will decoupage in some way.

The week before, I also found some great finds, but didn't have time to blog about them so.....

I got these crystal glasses that match the patter I have. They were in a large box all for $5. In total I have 21 I think. Some have 3 and some have 2...which is fine because we've broken some of our originals so we now have replacements! ha.

I also got these at the same yard sale. A cute little bucket, two plates (not sure how to paint these...any suggestions???), and two fleur de lis plaques. They were all 25cents a piece.

I'm adding this post to Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party at her blog,! I love looking at all the wonderful finds each week! My husband is counting down the weeks until yard sale season is over....but I'm NOT looking forward to it...I feel the withdrawls coming now! ha


  1. What fun! You found a lot of great things!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps My mom really likes the cute glasses you found! : ) I actually think I have a couple of the tumblers from when I liquidated a storage unit for a good friend.

  2. you scored! great stuff!

  3. Great finds! You had good luck past weekned too. Love the tote, great movies too.
    Thanks for stopping by & leaving such a nice comment. I think we're both dreading the end of yardsale season :~(

  4. Great finds! The glass is pretty!

    I would think regular old spray paint should be fine.

  5. Wow, you made some great finds. The dvd's are great. You'll love Will SMith in Pursuit of Happyness. I've never seen the Lake House, let me know what you think.

    Have a great week, and please stop by and say hello.