Another Week of Thrifty Treasures

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It was a crisp, but sunny Saturday a.m., as Debbie and I, along with her daughter, Tiffany, hit the yardsales in Chelsea and found a couple of estate sales and a few yardsales.  This one was out in the country at this neat house and the lady had a huge barn filled with all sorts of collectibles and antiques.  We got excited just driving up and scoping out the scene.  Picture 003

The barn was a treasure trove.  She has been an antiques collector for years and was in declutter mode.

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Debbie spotted this set of shutters and got them for the fantastic deal of $5!  I was about to wrestle her for them, but really she can use them more than I can and they will be so cute down at her Gulf Shores condo.  I think this was the deal of the day though.  She was a happy girl.  I think I’ve created a monster now and Debbie finally “gets” the yardsale and thrifting thing.  ‘Bout time!! 🙂 Picture 007

I only found 2 things at that sale and these were my finds for the day.  A rickety old plant stand with a lot of character. Picture 008

The top is 1/2 falling apart, but it will look cute with a nice plant on top, so I’ll just have to find the right spot for it.  It was $10. Picture 006

And this pretty old old painting was $20, more than I usually spend, but I loved it, so decided a splurge was OK for something like this.  I’ve got a fun project going with all my vintage artwork that I can wait to show you, so this will be joining them.

Today’s Thrifty Treasures is brought to you by Crystal at Vintage Remixed.  She has a cute Etsy shop called Olive Rue and is offering up some cute giveaway items.  Click over to my giveaway page for all the details on this $50 prize, but don’t forget to sign up!! Crystal was a regular at my Thrifty parties last year and you might remember her blog, Olive Rue.  Now she’s back with a new blog,  called Vintage Remixed, so go on over and say hello.

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

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Thanks and let’s have some fun this week with Today’s Thrifty Treasures party!

- Rhoda


  1. I’ve been reading your blog for a while and I just started one of my own! I love the painting. Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  2. Hi Rhoda, my first time joining. I made a new vignette out of my finds. I love that canvas you bought. Twenty isn’t bad for that. They are so much more at the flea markets here. I don’t know if you remember me from rms and I have commented on your blog a few times. Just started my blog the end of January. I am really enjoying sharing my home and projects I work on. Have a great week….Kim

  3. I would wrestled for the shutters… But I guess that’s just how I roll. Alright, no I wouldn’t, but I would have wanted to! Really a lot. I want to go wrestle for them right now! What an awesome thing to find that kind of garage sale!! Lucky, lucky girls!

  4. Love those shutters!! I’m a real l shutter gatherer myself.
    You can never have too many.

    I did not where to sign up to show you my find.
    Am I just not awake?

    Thanks and blessings
    barbara jean.

  5. Hi rhoda, i’m a big fan of yours!! I just love your blog! I think the plant stand and picture are great finds….Kathy

  6. Hi rhoda, I’m a big fan of yours!! I just love your blog! The plant stand and picture are great finds….Kathy

  7. I finally got a chance to link up with you for Thrifty Treasures! At first my post did not have the proper link back but I think I fixed that so I hope it all works.

  8. Hi Rhoda Thank You for hosting a great blog show and tell. I am going to try and do the link from my blog. Back to yours ive been having some trouble. But ill keep on it. Thanks for shareing your pic’s . Julian

  9. great plant stand! i am so happy thrifty treasures is back – i love reading through all the posts! thanks for hosting!

  10. We stumbled upon a similar setting once, on my birthday 26 years ago and I came away with a trestle sewing machine with original working parts for a song. I still remember that “OHMYGOSH!!!” feeling and the goosebumps as I got out of the car and walked toward the barn.
    So glad you found the mother of all tag sales and has some fun converting your friend too. The oil painting is stunning.

  11. Love those shutters. Her smile shows she does too!

  12. I would have wrestled her… I am totally looking for some shutters. Can’t wait to link up…I didn’t have internet access yesterday adn missed out 🙂

  13. The shutters are great, but I really like the plant stand. It’s got character!

  14. Hi!
    Thank you so much for hosting Thrifty Treasures!
    It sure is fun and I learn so much!
    Have a blessed day and thank you, once more 🙂

  15. wow, look at that, very creative and inspiring, I wish I could design something like that

  16. Awesome finds! I love those blinds!
    What is the name of the barn in Chelsea – I may have to check it out soon.

  17. OMG, That painting is fantastic. If it is an original, you have quite a find – that is NOT an average painting by a hobby artist. Is that painting an original?


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