Fun Finds for the Week

Once again, there were some great items shared last week at the party, so I’m highlighting a few of my favorites that YOU all shared!  There are always some wonderful treasures found and I wish I could highlight all of you, but I have to choose just a few each week, so bear with me on that if I don’t pick your find that particular week.

First up, someone at The Happy Home has been dumpster diving and found these 6 beat up chairs for FREE.  Did you hear that?  FAA-REEEE!   Now that is thrifty, my friends.  I’m all for saving something from the dump and love that she took these beat up chairs that started out black, painted them white and even found a $40 table on Craigslist to complete her set.  How frugal is that?

BJ at Sweet Nothings, found this incomplete set of cherry dishes at Goodwill for $10, brought them home and made an adorable table setting with them, along with some linens.  Way to shop, BJ!

DIY Newlyweds found this cute tray for $1 and quatrefoiled it all up in a pretty green and white.  Ack!  I love this!  I’m a big lover of quatrefoil right now and wish I had more places to use it.

L’Heure Bleue at Home had a really great week too with FREE finds!  This set of 4 vintage chairs were sitting curbside with a FREE sign on them.  Already painted white along with the pretty red toile on the seats.  How about that?  Perfect as they are.  I have never seen anything like this sitting on the curb with a FREE sign, have you?

House of Hawthornes found this pretty little cabinet with a neat metal top for $20.  Lots of possibilities with this one.

Megan with Row House Nest, all the way over in Ireland (I just love how this thrifting thing spans the miles between ALL of us!) found these adorable set of doggie bookends at a car boot sale for 2 pounds (Meagan tells me this is $3.25 in American $$).  Doesn’t that sound like so much more fun than a yardsale??

Katy from An Inspired Space found this old vintage cabinet at a thriftstore for $60 and completely remade it into something pretty and useful.  Check out her post for the how-to’s!

Willow and Paisley scored a vintage green chair for $5.  How retro is this little number?  I actually think it cute as is.

Now, I have to tell you this!  I’m completely and utterly jealous of my bloggy friend, Lana Austin, who is living the dream in Italy for a few months, as her hubby is stationed there and actually gets to thrift shop over there!  Man, that makes me drool just thinking about it.

Here’s an outdoor space she put together with her vintage Italian linens and silver. Ack!!  I’m dying here, Lana!  

And this pic of some gorgeous florals she plucked from her yard.  Dying, I tell you, I’m just dyin’!

Is that really where you are living, Lana?  Yes, I know it is!

Here are some of the gorgeous goodies of Italian linens that Lana has scooped up.  Wow, are these pretty!

These silverware pieces are just gorgeous too.  I could die over all of this, in a manner of speaking.  Thanks, Lana for sharing all the beauty you are finding over there.  I really wish I was right there with you, seeing it all in person! Italy is the best place I’ve ever, ever visited and I sure do want to go back one day.

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!

  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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  1. Thanks for letting me link up for the 1st time. Love your site!

  2. great features. i am drooling over Lana’s outdoor living space too.

  3. Oh my GOODNESS!!!! Thank you so so much for showing everyone what I found!!! 🙂 I’m so glad you liked it!!!! FREE is the best price, isn’t it?! 🙂

  4. You know I’ve always thought you are the most amazing woman! Truly, you are! Gorgeous inside and out and such a blessing to us all. Thank you for sharing my little bloggie Italian finds–I’ve had such fun thrifting here. With 3 kids, it’s a necessity, but even if I had all the money in the world, I would still love these values and vintage finds!

    I just want you to know: You’re way too young to be my Mother, but you’re my awesome Bloggie Mama, as you are to so many of us for whom you are inspiration!
    Oh, and I already have a package of Italian things just for you!!!!


  5. What great projects/items you highlighted!! Hope you are doing well. 🙂


  6. Thanks for hosting! Love the projects you highlighted. The one I shared wasn’t exactly “bought,” but it’s definitely secondhand! The two end tables we refinished were in our house when my boyfriend moved in (and already in terrible shape!). 🙂

  7. Hi Rhoda, I have only found one free thing on the curb and it was a 4 drawer chest that hubby transformed to a 2 drawer chest with baskets. Our daughter used it in the nursery! I love the Italian goodies – wow! Linda

  8. Awww, thank you Rhoda for highlighting my retro vinyl chair. I love it and I won’t be changing a thing about it. In fact it’s already found a very happy home in a little corner of my craft room. Thanks so much for hosting the most awesome thrifty party anywhere! I’m off to see what everyone scored this week!

  9. Thanks so much for hosting! I love those little ebook ends and that cool retro chair, awesome!

  10. Thank you so much for hosting the party and than you for highlighting my cabinet from last week. I totally missed Lana’s post last week – I’ll run on over and check her out.

  11. Thanks so much for featuring me, Rhoda! I’m so flattered!!!

  12. Wow! Loving all the thrifty finds! I can’t believe some of those makeovers and who wouldn’t love thrifting in Europe! Too fun! Thanks for hosting!

  13. that retro chair and those dog bookends are my faves! i wish i was that lucky to find such great things!

  14. I love these creative bargain finds! My town has a Habitat for Humanity “Restore” and I have gotten a ton of great pieces to play with there!
    I will give the “linky party” the old college try to share some finds!
    Kerry at

  15. What fun finds. Thanks for sharing. I’m still hoping to find a fun “Free” something curbside one day. The other day in my neighborhood someone did have a Mad Hatter framed poster for free. It didn’t really strike my fancy if you know what I mean 🙂

  16. That’s what’s amazing about DIY projects – you can make something dull into a beautiful item at a fraction of the original cost. I used to buy (second-hand) cheap house and garden decorations in Craigslist but it’s not safe anymore for me. Instead, I join several local yard and garage sales here in our city.

    With an eye for detail, some inspiration, and a little creativity, I could transform a boring lamp shade into something stunning.

  17. Inspiring in deed! Thank you, my friend! I went to the Annie Sloan Chalk class this past weekend…I had so much fun and learned a few tricks on how to use the chalk paint…I will post 3 ways to use it…soon…Ill post my practice boards today or tomorrow…:)

  18. I’m so glad I found your party! The blogs you’ve featured have found some amazing things! Thanks for hosting and I can’t wait to see what’s been uncovered this week!!!

  19. I am just dying over that little vintage green chair. It’s amazing the deals you can get if you persist!

  20. Thanks for hosting. such cute finds here! I love thrifty finds.

  21. Great finds! Visiting Birmingham any time soon, sweet lady?

    Erin @ Dwell & Tell

  22. Hi Rhoda, thank you so much for highlighting my 4 white vintage chairs with the red toile!! It’s such an accolade and a real thrill! Thanks for taking the time to host such a fun link party. I appreciate it so much.

  23. Oh! just found your site and can’t wait until next week. Thank-you so much for hosting 🙂


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