When I get in my car on Saturday mornings and head out to the yardsales and estate sales, I never know what I will run across. And to me that is the most fun thing about shopping this way. I don’t always have things in my head that I’d like to find, but I’m just open to finding things that jump out and grab me, saying “take me home with you”. And if the price is right, I do.
So, this week, I bought all of this for $10. No big huge finds, but fun things. Everything was a $1 or $2. Cheap entertainment, don’t you think? The wooden birdhouse was $1 and I’ll paint it a creamy white and probably add it to my garden collection in the laundry room.
This pretty coral and white pillow was only 50 cents and I’ll put it in the blue guestroom. One day soon, I’ll do a post showing where I’ve used some of my finds, so stay tuned for that.
I just love bamboo things and have picked up a few things made out of it in recent years. This little stool was $1 and is not big enough for a stool, but will be great on a bookshelf with something sitting on it. I keep that in mind when I’m out there too and love to use textured things on bookcases and shelves and there is always something that needs some extra height. That’s a little tip for you to keep in mind when you’re out scouting and see something small like that. Ask yourself, “where oh where can I use this?”. Lots of places, I can assure you.
These vintage Pyrex pieces were $1 each and match my kitchen, so I couldn’t pass them up. I like to use glass pieces like this in the microwave to warm things up. Trying to stay away from the plastic.
Girlfriend loves her some shoes! In fact, stay tuned next week for a fun shoe post (with a giveaway, no, not a shoe giveaway). These were too cute to pass up, gently worn probably only a couple of times, judging from the almost pristine leather soles. Original clearance price on the box was $80. I got them for $2. Vero brand, which I’ve never heard of, but they are soft as buttah and I love the pointy toe and cute little heel.
Aqua blue metal earrings were $1. My jewelry collection has grown so much from inexpensive yardsale finds, it would be hard for me to walk in a store now and pay the prices.
Gap white cotton sweater was $1. And, I know you’ll be jealous of this next find….I did it again!
Scored another old vintage fan, this time for $1.50. It works too. I know! Hate me now. One for each guestroom. Check out the shabby white base on this one.
This wasn’t a yardsale find, but a library find. Our little library has book sales most all the time and they sell hardback books for 50 cents. I’ve always admired Jackie and this will be a fun book to own.
So, let’s get the party rolling. OK, girls this week I’m going to post some rules and stick with them this time. If you are not sure that you’re doing your links correctly, PLEASE read up. I’m spending way too much time on Mondays fixing links. So, I need everyone to read these next 3 things. I’ll explain it in detail HOW to do links correctly.
1. Add your permalink, NOT your blog link to Mr. Linky. A permalink is this: Once you do your post on your blog, click on the TITLE of the post. Then look up at your browser where the address is displayed. THIS is your permalink for THAT post. You’ll notice your blog name is there, in addition to more letters and numbers that are for that post only. Right click on the url address, copy it and then come back and PASTE it here on Mr. Linky. It’s really that simple. If you post your blog url, no one will find your thrifty post later. If done correctly, people can click on your link months from now and land right on your correct post. So, my new rules from here on out (and everyone who does Linky parties does this too). If you do NOT put the correct link in, I will have to delete it. This way everyone will learn how to do it correctly. I know some of you are new and that’s fine. We all had to learn how to do links.
2. Please add a link BACK here to my blog post either by a text link OR by using my Thrifty Treasures party button that is posted on my sidebar. I really don’t care which one you use, please use one of them. That’s the fair way to do these parties. That way when you participate in my party with a post at your blog, everyone at your blog can come over and join the party or at least see the other participants. If you do not have a link back to my party post, your link will be deleted.
3. Please visit other party goers and leave lots of comments! Everyone loves comments, so go and blog hop and comment on as many as you can.
I’m not trying to be mean, but need to have some guidelines that are followed. These parties are getting big every week. That’s it! Please read all of this and if your link gets deleted, you will know why!
If you haven’t visited The DIY Showoff, go on over and check it out! She highlights lots of projects around blogland. I sent in my beadboard wallpaper project and Roeshel put it up this weekend.
Not sure what is going on with my regular Mr. Linky, so try this one!! Just click on the link below and a new window will open with all the links. Then you can add yours. Regular Mr. Linky will be back next week.
Todays Thrifty Treasures Participants