Thrifty Treasures for Loveladies

Since I was out of town for Mother’s Day this weekend, I didn’t get to do a lot of yardsale shopping, but did hit a couple on Friday and found 2 treasures for myself.

I hit a moving sale and these little ladies had some pretty nice stuff there, so I scored this beautiful large soup tureen for $5 to add to my growing collection.

And I couldn’t pass up this pretty pair of crystal goblets for 25 cents each.  Anyone recognize the pattern? I think I’ve seen these before.

Let me also share a little project I’m working on at The Lovelady Center. I’ve told you about this wonderful place before, a center that houses women coming out of prison, drug addicts getting clean, homeless women, really women from all sorts of backgrounds, along with their kids, live at The Lovelady Center, a faith-based ministry helping these women start over with their lives. The center is in an old hospital and as you can imagine, the rooms need some updating.

So, I’ve picked a room to redecorate and spruce up.  Nothing special, you can see it needs paint and some work to make it feel more homey.  My small group and I are going to take this room and make it better for the girls living here.  There’s a full-sized bed on this side of the room.  I’ve got to get rid of those pink blinds somehow.

And bunk-beds right by the door.  I’d love to paint these bunk-beds. They are really rough looking in person, so I hope we have time to do it all.

The vanity area is not very attractive either, but I don’t know that we’ll have time to paint this piece.  But hopefully, with some paint on the walls, new bedding, accessories and lamps, it will feel a lot better when we are finished.

The bathroom has this pretty aqua tile and I’m going to bring this color out to the room too.   I have left over paint at my house that should work great in the room.

The girls in my small group chipped in money and I’m taking it out with me yardsaling to see what all I can find for this room, since we have limited funds and have to do it on a small budget. I’ll keep you posted and show y’all the finished project when we’re all done, which might not be until June.

Here’s a really great find from last week’s yardsales that will be a good start to the room redo.  This pretty chenille bedspread with 2 shams was $8.   Now, if I could only find some twin spreads to coordinate in here too, I’ll be set.

This lamp from Pier One was $5 and will be a good addition in there.  That pillow on the floor is by Waterford and was $1.

And this pretty water print was $5. I’m going to paint the frame white and it should be a good focal point for the wall.
These 2 shell prints were $5 for the pair.  Can you see where I might be going with this.  A little bit of a beachy feel, which I think would be really cheery in that room.   I want to keep things light and airy since there is no overhead light and it’s rather dim in there.

This pretty striped pillow was $1 and will add some texture to the bed.  I can’t wait to see what else I can find to complete this room renovation on a budget.

You know how much I enjoy yardsales, right?! There’s a great website that helps you find all the yardsales in your area.  How cool is that?  They are doing a really fun giveaway for TWO i-phones for their brand new i-phone app, which can be downloaded. Now, you can find those yardsales really easy and right from your phone.  I don’t have an i-phone, but would love to win one.  I’m sure it would make yardsaling easier AND faster. So, click on over and sign up.  The contest runs through June 4th!

So, now it’s YOUR turn for the party this week! What have YOU found lately. Add your link to the Linky list and remember our guidelines for the party:

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Let’s have some fun this week with the Thrifty Treasures party!

- Rhoda


  1. Fantastic Rhoda on the Give-Back project! Yeah!

    Very exciting…I know it will be such a gift to them!

    Go! Go!

    love, kelee

  2. Love that soup tureen, Rhoda. What an amazing, fun project you’re taking on! It sounds like it will be rewarding for the recipient and for you too. 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  3. Love the idea of giving back. I am sure the room you decorate will be very much appreciated by all.

  4. Rhoda what a great thing you are doing. I’m sure it will turn out wonderful and who ever stays there will feel warm and safe. Keep us posted.

  5. Hello sweet Rhoda – thank you for hosting another fun week. And for allowing me to link up my fun lighting swap with a friend of mine. Our dining room is getting there!

    Your project sounds like it’s going to bless those sweet ladies. What a way to give back to the community and to shine Jesus’ love light. Can’t wait to see photos of the finished rooms.


  6. Holy cow…but I’ve got the EXACT same soup tureen!!! I inherited mine from my mother.

  7. Can’t wait to see your progress on the room; I’m sure those living there will appreciate it so much! Thanks for hosting the party; I’m joining in for the first time!


  8. That is so sweet of you and your group to re-do the room at the Women’s shelter. That will make the biggest impact on those people’s lives. I can’t wait to see the finished room! Your soup tureen is beautiful! Great find! Love & blessings from NC!

  9. What a great project for small group. My girlfriend and her small group are always looking for community service projects. Looks like you found one that was “designed” for you!

  10. Rhoda, I love the tureen you found and what a good price. I am looking for a couple myself. That is great that you are going to help make that room at the center look better. Can’t wait to see the finished room.

  11. I LOVE the tureen, Rhoda! And it sounds like you are involved in a really worthwhile project! I know you will create a fabulous space for them! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  12. Love the project! Definitely looking forward to how it comes together:)

  13. Great finds and it looks like you are involved in a great project. Thanks for sharing and for being an inspiration to the rest of us.

  14. I love the soup tureen. I hope you can take some pictures of the room when it’s finished. I’d love to see it.

  15. I was away this week myself, Rhoda, so no thrifting for me. Maybe next weekend as I have some things to drop off at Goodwill. You always find the best tureens! I love this and I have been keeping an eye out when I am at Goodwill. What a wonderful thing you are doing ~ I can’t wait to see how the room turns out!

  16. Your new tureen was a terrific find. I have a fondness for tureens myself, especially ones with interesting texture and finials like this one.
    Bravo for you and your friends for helping at the Love Lady Center. This sounds like a great project and one that will be greatly appreciated.

  17. Rhoda, love that turreen! Can’t wait to see how the room turns out at the Center. I know you will make it warm and welcoming, and you have some great things to get this project started. Linda

  18. Rhoda, you are always finding those great tureen’s. Love it and the goblets too. Great idea with the giveback project, I know you will do a spectacular transformation. Thanks for hosting this party. Marla

  19. You have found some fantastic treasures to start the redo with.

    What a wonderful challenge and such a worthy cause. I’m looking forward to the end result.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  20. Leslie says:

    Your goblets are Parklane by Mikasa! Great score!

  21. JoLynn says:

    Love what your small group is doing for the Lovelylady Center. That will be a HUGE blessing!!

  22. That is so sweet! Those girls will have a fantastic new room once you get finished with it! Love that little lamp!! Thanks for hosting too!

  23. This was a great post and I loved seeing all of your great finds. My favourite things would have to be those prints, though, as they look great and were a real bargain!

    Thanks for having me and Happy week!

    Best wishes,

  24. Wonderful how you are giving back to the community! Hope you had a great time in Atlanta; we’re headed in that direction on Wednesday.

  25. The crystal goblets look like Mikasa’s Artic Lights to me.

  26. Love that Lamp! I think it is great what you and your group are doing for the LoveLady Center! Can’t wait to see the results. You will be blessed and rewarded for your works.
    Blessings, Vicky

  27. I always look forward to Mondays to see what you;ve found at the yardsales. I am always so jealous ( but in a good way).Will be visiting my in-laws in the States this summer so I am looking forward to my first yard sale 🙂 I have to say that you are doing a great job helping those women at the centre by sprucing things up. I am sure they will appreciate it a lot.

  28. Thanks for hosting the party. Your project sounds like one that will be very rewarding. Keep us updated on the progress!

  29. I love that you are redoing that room at the shelter! Good luck and can’t wait to see it!! Maybe turn those pink blinds into no sew roman shades??

  30. Rhoda, what an awesome and generous thing to do! I know it will be wonderful and I can’t wait to see what you ladies create!

    Lou Cinda 🙂

  31. I think it is terrific, what you and your friends are doing for the Lovelady Center. I helped organize a church-based homeless refuge for families in our county, years back — it was heartbreaking, but rewarding work.

    We blog-ladies love our homes; can you imagine being without a place to call your own? It’s so hard on the children, especially those of school age. Thanks for doing this kindness; I’m sure it will be lovely when you are done!

  32. Rhoda, You found some really wonderful treasures. Bless you for taking on the project that you mentioned. I know it will look wonderful with the things that you have already found. I will be looking for photos of the finished product when it is finally done. Hugs, Cindy S

  33. Wow! What a great project! My hat is off to you for all your work!
    Thanks so much for hosting another great party!

  34. I so love that you are doing this! What a fun project to do witha group of ladies!! We all know how much better our family feels when their surroundings are given some TLC. So many lives will be touched and so many women will feel lvoed and pampered for a time. GOOD JOB!

  35. What a great project you are taking on! I think it will be a great boost to their spirits. We all know how much our surrounds can affect our moods!


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