A Catholic Rummage Sale: Part II

Last 4th of July, I hit the Homewood Catholic Rummage sale and found some great things, so this year I hit it again on Saturday a.m.  And since I have been on hiatus for 2 weeks from yardsaling, my thrifting mojo was on once more and I found some great stuff.

First thing on the way to the rummage sale, I stopped in at The Narrows, which has always been a good stop for me, I’ve found a lot of good things in this small neighborhood.  The lady had some awesome clothes at only $1 each, so I went through the racks to see what I could find.  Brand names all over the place.  I’m SO spoiled on shopping retail, since I find so many great things shopping like this.  I could never go back to shopping the regular ole’ way now.  I love the deals too much!

Studio Max adorable tank top, in turquoise and brown.  I’ve got some cropped brown linen pants that will be perfect for this.  Add my flip-flops and it’s a cute summer outfit.

J. Jill coral tank top with linen jacket.

The Limited hand knit creamy white cotton sleeveless sweater.

Ann Taylor Loft crisp white cotton sleeveless blouse, with tucks and a flounce on the bottom.

White House Black Market cream knit tank top.  ALL of these were $1.00 each, 5 measly dollars for 5 new tops.  Now how can you beat those prices?? You can’t, not even with a stick!! 🙂

Now, for the rummage sale stuff…

I have been wanting another vacuum cleaner that is lightweight that I can keep upstairs and pull out when needed.  This Eureka is SO light compared to my heavier one and is also bagless.  Works great too, I tried it out before I bought it for $10.  YAY, I’m excited to find this and Ronald McDonald would be so proud for me! 🙂

Cute old suitcase was $1.

And it says Amelia Earhart on the tag, how cute is that?  I’ll stack this up with another one I have.Little wooden shelf was $1.  I’ll probably paint it white and use it with a grouping of plates and platters I have planned.

Moss basket was $1, with a plastic liner inside, it will be perfect for some live plant.Pretty old creamy white planter pottery was $2, to add to my white collection.3 books for $1.00 each. You can see I found classics, Gone with the Wind and Dr. Zhivago (which I’ve never read).  The black one is called My Life in Court, but I got it for the colors. 🙂

And last but not least, this oh so cute old bench was $10.  Part of the veneer is missing, but I can take the rest off and sand it down, since I’ll be repainting it anyway.  You can see why I fell in love with it, right?

Yep, it’s her purdy old legs that got me.  I’ll probably paint this creamy white and add it to the end of the bed in my upstairs guestroom.  Of course, it will get new fabric too.  So, there’s another project for me.

That’s my haul for the week!

Oh, and before I forget, the winner of the Custom Roman shade is Erin, from No Money Will Decorate.  Congrats, Erin, hope you enjoy your prize.

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. Last year, I can’t tell you how many links I had to fix. This year I might get mean & delete them, so 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.

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

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda,

    Perfect scores all the way!!! I would have purchased every one of those cuties myself. What a great day for “saling!”

    Happy independence day!
    🙂 Laura

  2. Fantastic finds, especially the clothing. I do love the bench. What a great idea to keep a second vaccum upstairs. I hate carrying mine up. I will have to be on the lookout for one now. Thanks for sharing your finds and hosting such a fun party!

  3. Hi Rhonda,
    I love all your cute clothes. You got some real bargains. Love everything.


  4. Great finds Rhoda. I do love that bench especially the legs!
    I might have something next week. Will have to see after I visit a new flea market/shop here at the lake.

    I was going to get the T1i Rebel, until Jeanne mentioned her husband bought the T2i. He left a cute note for me in the post with the log house pictures. It is a tad different from my old Rebel, but I’m having fun figuring it all out. Haven’t used auto at all yet. It only took about 3 or 4 months on the old Rebel before I turned the auto off. I think it’s more fun doing all the little dials and gadgets.:-) I’ve certainly had fun experimenting the past week, at the lake.

    Happy 4th!

  5. great stuff! I love the suitcase and the bench! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

  6. You bought some fabulous clothes! Yippee for thrfiting. That bench is wonderful…love the legs!

  7. Hi Rhoda! Love your finds! My favorites are the moss basket and that wonderful old suitcase! I hope you are having a great 4th!….hugs…Debbie

  8. Rhoda,
    I need to come to B’ham one Saturday! You find the best stuff.
    The little bench is going to be so cute at the end of the bed after it’s makeover.
    And $1.00 each of those tops…crazy!!!

  9. Wow, you really did find a ton of great things. I love them all. You did so good. Hugs, Marty

  10. love that suitcase for a dollar! great find!

  11. Hi Rhoda, I can totally see why you bought the stool, love the legs and it will look wonderful in white. The suitcase is really special!! Kathysue

  12. Lots of fun finds! I have been thrifting my wardrobe for so long that I am totally shocked at what the stores are charging for full price retail!

  13. Linda Chapman says:

    I drooled over your 5 tops!!! That Ann Taylor number is just awesome! Great finds….oh, the THRILL of the HUNT!

  14. Pam from S says:

    Rhoda, what great finds. Oh my, I love the bench, the suit case, and the clothes are great. I can’t wait to see the bench after you put your special touches to it.

    I am sitting here watching some of the 4th specials on T.V. and listening to fire works out side. It is so wonderful to live in this country of freedom. We had a great 4th special by our choir at church today. I hope you and your readers had a wonderful day today.

  15. great finds! I have the same little vacuum, it is nice to have an extra little one to pull out for a small mess

  16. The bench looks like a piano bench, great finds!

  17. i love the bench – it would go great with the vanity i’ve been dreaming of…

  18. Rhoda, you found some very cute tops and love that bench you bought.

  19. Hi Rhonda!
    Thanks so much for hosting. Love the party. You got some great deals, I know what you mean about not being able to shop retail anymore. The brand new looking stuff you can get second hand can’t be beat. The suitcase is my favorite!

    🙂 Michelle

  20. WOW you really did good! I can’t beleive you got all those name brand tops for $5 bucks. Love the piano stool. Can’t wait to see the re-make. Happy 4th of July, Vicky

  21. You really scored! It’s so nice that you are able to pick up designer clothes for such unbelievable prices. I’m so hard to fit, that would never work for me. ::sniff sniff:: Love the stool! It will be fabulous with a little makeover.

  22. Great finds! Glad you have your mojo back! I have that same edition of GWTW.

  23. Rhoda,
    Love those two little white tops, and the suitcase. Great finds!!

    Have a blessed week and thanks for hosting.


    barbara jean

  24. I am pure green…………green with envy! I can’t believe what amazing things you get when you go out! I love all of it. Good job! Your trip was amazing to read about and really sounded like you and the hubby had fun together.

  25. Great price on the tops and the suitcase is just adorable! Thanks for hosting. Hope y’all had a wonderful 4th!

    Mary Ellen

  26. Great finds! If I found great clothes like you do, I’d never shop retail, either. I can’t wait to see the after picture of your bench. I know you’ll make it into something really cute.

    Thanks for hosting the party!

  27. OMG!

    Absolutely THE BEST finds!! I am so jealous ~ especially love the suitcase find!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  28. Great finds, Rhoda! Love those books ~ those are the other things on my thrifting list now.

  29. OH! Rhoda!
    I NEED an upstairs vacuum, too!
    So happy for you that you found one, but I would have fought you for it 😉
    I can’t go back to shopping Retail, either– I think if I were a million-bazillionaire, I would still shop yard sales–it’s too much fun!
    The tops you found are adorumble!
    Thank you for the fun partay!!

  30. Hi Rhoda! What great finds!! Can’t wait to see pics of that adorable bench after you work your magic!!

    Susan and Bentley

  31. Hi Rhoda,
    I’m a Tuscaloosa lady married to a native New Yorker and living in Manhattan. I love your Thrifty Treasures feature and would love to share what I found this weekend: a $4 vintage gold-painted thermos with bird and flowers.

    I’m new to the blogosphere, so this would be my first sharing/linking experience. Here’s the question: the thermos is featured in today’s vlog. Is it alright to share vlogs instead of photos with text?

    If you approve, I’ll link away: http://www.diaryofaluddite.com (http://bit.ly/8XAjDA).

    Love your site,
    Helen Ellis

  32. Great finds!

    The bench is my favorite. Those are some heavy-hitting book titles.

  33. Great scores.
    There were no sales close to me this weekend, but that saves money for another time.
    I agree about clothing. So much more fun to get bargains and often find things with tags still on.

  34. I loooove that first top, want it!

  35. Love the finds. I really like the suitcase with Amelia Erhart on it. What a great treasure to bring home.

  36. I can’t believe the cute tops you found for only $5 – blows my mind! Thanks for hosting!

  37. you have scored some really cute things!!!!

  38. What great finds! Clothes!!! The planter! The suitcase!! Adore it! I just love the bench! So much! It going to look great!

  39. I LOVE that suitcase! Only $1? What a find!

  40. I would have paid a lot for that suitcase. I cannot believe it was only $1.00! Amazing finds!

  41. I love the bench and it only cost $10.00. What a great deal! I am doing a CSN stores giveaway on my blog. Stop by when you get a chance!

  42. Brava! (She types, whilst sitting at work in her $5 Calvin Klein yard sale skirt. 🙂 I just love that suitcase!! Love it more with the Amelia Earhart tag.

  43. What a great load of goodies! What a score of bargains.
    Carol in GA

  44. Rhoda! What great finds! I missed this post the other day, so it’s been fun reading it today. 5 tops for $5? Jeepers, you make me want to get up early on Saturday mornings! But I think the Amelia Earhart suitcase is my favorite of all your finds. It’s adorable.


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