Weekly Treasures

As usual in August, I’m losing my yardsale mo-jo for the year, but did find a couple of sales near my house to check out on Saturday a.m.  I always go through this every year.  In Spring, I’m rarin’ to go and by August, my enthusiasm is waning.  I didn’t find much this week, but a couple of notables.

These 2 seashells were $1 for both.  Have you ever seen yellow coral?  I haven’t either, so I suspect it has been dyed.  I’ve already tried soaking it in bleach and it turned a nice shade of brown, so I’ll spray paint it with flat white paint.  I love coral and it is very pricey in the stores.

Pretty turquoise and silver bracelet was $1.  Love this, especially since I really like turquoise.

And last, a little vintage dessert plate with a pretty scalloped edge was only 10 cents.

That’s my haul for the week.  Not too exciting!


The 2 giveaway winners for the Rusty Cricket art prints are:

Kristin Y with Addison’s Abode and Mary L (no blog).  I’ve contacted both winners.   Ladies, please email me and I’ll put you in touch to claim your prizes!


My friend, Kelee, at the Katillac Shack is hosting a big party this week, starting on August 27th and doing a reveal of her miracle makeover space for a cancer patient that was recently featured in Guideposts.  If you’d like to see more about that and also blog about it, click on over and visit Kellee for all the details. She would love to get a lot of folks participating in this big event.


Now it’s YOUR turn!  What have YOU found lately? Add your link to the Linky list and remember our guidelines for the party:

  1. Add your permalink to the link list, which is the actual post that you did for this party, NOT your general blog url. To get the actual post, after you publish the post, just click on the title and THAT will be your party post url.  PLEASE try to get the correct url in the first time! 🙂
  2. Please add my button to your post or blog OR at least link back to this post in your post. That’s all I ask. It’s common courtesy to link back to the person having the party, so that all of your readers can find it too.
  3. Please do NOT link to an Etsy shop or something similar (even if you think it’s a fabulous deal) or I will delete the link. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from yardsales, thriftstores, or something along those lines. If I see that your post is not really on track with this theme AND you don’t link back, I’ll delete your link. Sorry, but I’d like to keep the party consistent! IF YOU SEE THAT YOUR LINK HAS BEEN DELETED, IT IS PROBABLY BECAUSE IT IS NOT IN LINE WITH THIS PARTY THEME.

SouthernHospThriftyTreasures copy_thumb

- Rhoda


  1. I think something went a little wrong because I don’t see McLinky?
    So sorry, had a nice vintage treasure to link up.
    You can find my vintage beer crate here:
    Have a wonderful week Rhoda!

  2. oops looks like you deleted your linky-check back later!

    mine is here- http://heywhatsfordinnermom.blogspot.com/2010/08/thrifted-sunday_22.html

  3. I’m with you on being burnt out by the end of August. I even think the good stuff starts going away too as though those with the best stuff dig it out in the Spring, you think? I’m getting ready to have my own sale though now that I am tired of shopping:)

  4. Hi Rhoda! Love your shells! And the bracelet is gorgeous! I think I am tired of just about evrything by August…it’s just too hot to care! I’ll come by later to join in. Hope you are having a great weekend!….hugs…Debbie

  5. Rhoda, I agree with you…..spring is great for yard sales, but when August comes around, it’s just too hot! You did get some good things, though, and they were close to home! Linda

  6. I love the white plate. And that coral. Great find!

    I was going to hook up my pea bucket, but the McLinky isn’t up. Here’s my link.
    I’m going to go ahead and add a link back to your post.

  7. Hi, Rhoda! Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your Sunday feature of yard sale treasures. I live in S.C. and my husband and I yard sale year round here. Fall is a great time for yard sales. We’re blessed with mild winters and no snow so yard saling goes on!

  8. Love the new bracelet, Rhoda. I’ll stop by later to link up. This happened last week, too. Computer glitches…
    🙂 Sue

  9. Aren’t garage sales just so much fun? I really haven’t been to any since I’ve been in Charlotte (3 years) but the ones in NY and PGH furnished my house!
    Great finds :[)

  10. Sept yd sales are pretty gd. will check back for your linky….

  11. Sorry girls, my brain is old & I forgot to put up the linky part. It’s up now, so post away!!

  12. Boogieboard Cottage says:

    Hi Rhoda, You found some great things, the bracelet was a true bargain. Mary :O)

  13. I’m with you, Rhoda! I think the end of summer & the heat makes it so much less appealing. I think back to school time kills things too b/c people are more busy or just aren’t cleaning out like they do in spring or early summer.

  14. Can’t wait to see the coral spray painted…I bet it will look cool! And I love that bracelet! I bought a small little black bag today for $1, it will perfect with a dress I’m wearing for the Baking with Betty Crocker tomorrow night!
    Thanks so much for hosting!

  15. I love that bracelet too and the little plate is so cute. I got some great things this week. Thanks for hosting again.

  16. Rhoda,
    Love that bracelet!

    Maybe mojo is what i have lost too. I just thought the sales were not much good any more.=)
    Hope everyone is not out of the mood because we are having one shortly.

    Blessings on your day.

    barbara jean

  17. Hi Rhoda!
    Thank you again for hosting! I can’t believe that summer is so quickly drawing to a close. I hope ya’ll had a blessed weekend!

    : )

    Julie M.

  18. Thanks so much for sharing your ‘loot’…:)
    and thanks for hosting.

  19. Rhoda, you got a great buy on your shell and coral. I was looking at coral at the beach last week and it was very expensive. I was shocked at how expensive it was. You can spray the coral and it will be beautiful. I always love a nice white plate/dish. Love & blessings from NC!

  20. Love the coral – great find!

  21. Hi Rhoda! I love the little bracelet that you found. Too cute! It has nearly been too hot for yard sales this summer, so I understand loosing interest at this point in the season. Thanks for hosting a linky party!

  22. Hi Rhoda! Thanks for the tip about the coral..I had no idea! I love the plate too. Happy Monday~

  23. I usually feel a little bit of a mojo lull at the beginning of July but by mid to late August I have found new energy. Luckily we still have a few village wide sales coming up, a big one Labor Day weekend. Other big summer holidays (Memorial day, July 4) seem to show a lack of sales, but maybe parents are celebrating the kids not being around by inviting all the junking friends over.
    Unfortunately, my thrifting budget has been stretched thin by August. (Budget? Ha – what does that mean?)

  24. hi rhoda, great find with the coral. we are definitely seeing that a lot in decor. i linked up some pillows that are definitely a thrifty find, but not from a thrift store. hope that’s ok?! hope you have a great week.

  25. I still want to yard sale but find there aren’t as many this time of the year where I live. I work weekends sometimes so there are times I’m raring to go only to find out that I have to work. Your coral will look great white.

  26. Hi Rhoda! It’s fun to be linking up with you today. I do love your recent finds. You wouldn’t find things like that in the midwest. I haven’t done as many garage sales this summer, but still hit the thrift shops every chance I get!

  27. Yes, I think I’ll be looking forward to when people throw out stuff after Christmas. All our charity shops are picked clean by visitors just now. But we can always find something eh? The coral will be lovely sprayed.

  28. That bracelet is so pretty.

    I think I’ve had my fill of yard sales and auctions too…at least for a while.

    Have a Marvelous Monday! La

  29. I kinda like the weird yellow coral. COuld be cool in the right space. It would definitely need to be white to work in my house though.

    P.S. We’re giving away free design consultations. Not that you need any help since everything you touch turns to gold. I just wanted to spread the word.

  30. I just spent the last three hours going through every link on there, all things look pretty

  31. I really like the silver accents on the bracelet! I put my link for my finds this week.

  32. I love the coral! It is very expensive to buy in stores. I think white will be a good color for it.

  33. Hi Rhoda from another GRIT here. Bama girl actually. I just recently found your blog and I am super impressed. I love all your design ideas. I just started my own design/craft blog. I hope you’ll stop by.


  34. I found four very similar little creamware dessert plates just last week. You got a much better price!

  35. Rhoda,

    That bracelet was a great find for $1. I recognize the clasp as being Bali Silver and is quite expensive. The beads are also Bali Silver. Good deal – I would price something like that in my jewelry shop for at least $35!

    Lisa Lee

  36. Do any of you Freecycle?


  1. […] Southern Hospitality – Today’s Thrifty Treasures Share This Now! […]

  2. […] to Today’s Thrifty Treasures @ Southern […]

Speak Your Mind


Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

+Rhoda Southern Hospitality