August Thrifty Treasures

By the time you will be reading this post, I’ll have landed back in Georgia from my whirlwind trip to CA.  I’m sure I’ll be exhausted for a couple of days, but while I’m getting my body back on Georgia time, I have to scream the news!


Woooo to the Hooooo, this girl is so excited about the opportunity to represent Knorr in this very fun contest.  Myself and 3 others were chosen in the final round to be ambassadors for Knorr, so you will be seeing and hearing more about their products around here in the coming months.

One of the judges and celebrity world-renowned Chef, Marco Pierre White from England told me that he loved my dish and what a good choice it was for me to present.  Talk about excited.  I was!  🙂  The first thing I did was call my mom to tell her that HER recipe won.  She was so excited too, so this is a family victory.

I have SO much to share and as soon as I can do that, i certainly will!

In the meantime, let’s look at some of the fab finds from last week’s par-tay!

Talk about a steal!  Kiwi in Texas scored big time on this Bernhardt sofa from Craigslist for $80.  I love the lines.  Bernhardt is a great brand, I have one myself.

For just $10, Cleverly Inspired scored this cute little side table.  It had seen better days, so she opted to paint it and it really turned out nice.

I’ve always had a thing for chairs and I see that Lovely, Etc. does too.  She picked up these 3 strays at the thriftstore and aren’t they cute?

Wow, does this old Royal bring back some memories!  We had one of these growing up in my family, just like this.  House of Hawthornes found this one at an estate sale and it was made in 1925.   Raise your hand if you learned to type on a manual typewriter.  My hand is high in the air!!

You’ll have to click over to 4 The Love of Wood to see how this dresser got a facelift with repurposed legs.  Talk about reinventing, this piece got the treatment.

Our Lake Life searched on Ebay for the perfect treasure to spray paint this glorious shade of blue.  Loving that pop of color!

For a mere $35, A Big Story, picked up this beautiful set of silverplate serving pieces.  Beautiful on a sideboard.

There are a TON of parties out there to highlight all your projects, so please let’s keep this one about thrifty finds that were bought 2nd hand! Not a great sale from the store, or a recipe, or just a plain project, but 2nd Hand finds only!

And please DO NOT go back in your archives to OLD posts and link up. Let’s keep this party fresh and current! If you have already shared your find in a previous party, DON’T share it again! Please, girls, I don’t want to have to delete links.

  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.

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- Rhoda


  1. Elizabeth H says

    Congrats Rhoda. May good things continue to a deserving person!

  2. CONGRATS!!!! Nothing is better than homemade chicken and dumplings!

  3. Congrats Rhoda! I am so excited and happy for you. Keep knocking them dead with your tasty dishes!


  4. Rhoda! So excited for your win. Congrats.

  5. So excited for you Rhoda!!! Im sure it was well deserved!!
    I linked up my thrifty treasure-its been a while since I’ve had something good to link up! its good to be back!!

  6. I am so happy for you Rhoda….it’s your time to shine dear friend……rest up…..can’t wait to hear all the details…..and congrats to your Mum too !!!!!!!

    All the best,
    xo Kathy 🙂

  7. Becky in 'Bama says

    O-M happy-dance Gosh! That is such a blessing for you and us. That doorbell ringing is me and 500 of your closest blogging friends there to have a big bowl of the award winning chicken and dumplings. 🙂

  8. Thank you for highlighting my work! After a busy weekend it was finally time to sit down at the pc and read some emails. Low and behold there was my dresser pictured in the subscription email I got this morning from South Hospitality.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  9. Congratulations to you! How exciting ! How fun for you and also your mom. Yay!!

  10. Winner winner chicken and dumpling dinner — that is such wonderful news to share. I love hearing good news from good people. Looking forward to hearing all about your entire CA trip.

  11. Congrats! I’m so excited for you. Must be a wonderful recipe!

  12. Woohoo!! Congrats on the win ….. when I looked at the recipes for the other three I thought they looked interesting, but nothing can compete with good old fashioned homemade chicken and dumplings. True comfort food!

  13. Congratulations, Rhoda! Awesome!

  14. Oh thanks so much for the feature!!! I do love my little $10 round table!!!

  15. Congratulations Rhoda!
    How wonderful for you!

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  16. Congratulations on the big win! I knew your mom’s recipe was fab and that you would make it excellently and also be an excellent spokesperson for Knorr. Way to go!!!

  17. Congrats on your win Rhoda!

    And thanks so much for your link party. Last week this party sent me 114 visits. Since I’m just getting started that’s a lot. I really appreciate it. I’ve added 2 this week, my Goodwill key and my thrifting finds from today.

    Again, Congrats! and Thanks!

  18. Congrats! You know the saying when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, well honey you are drowning in lemonade! You are doing s0 well!

  19. Yay!! That is so awesome! Congrats on winning the cookoff.

  20. lizzie beth says

    So happy for you Rhoda…and so glad a classic home-cooked dish from the south won…a big congrats to your mom too! 🙂

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