Highlighting Your Thrifty Finds

On a very sad note, I am so sorry for the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the Southeast in the last few days.  I was watching the aerial footage over Tuscaloosa from a news helicopter and it was just unreal, the damage was heart-breaking.  My heart aches for Alabama and the other Southern states for all that they are facing right now.  My sweet mother-in-law’s power was out for 4 days and that was very hard on them, but thankfully not a lot of damage except for a fence that was blown down.  I hope that we will all find some small way to help those affected by these tragedies.

The Thrifty Treasures party is getting off to a good start and I’ve enjoyed seeing what all you have found out there. I think some of our old participants haven’t found out the party is back on again, so hopefully more will join in along the way.  Feel free to pass the word too!

Today, I’m going to highlight a few really great things that caught my eye from the last party.

These aqua Ball jars are favorites of mine too and I have a few of these collected.  My buddy, Myra, from The Casabella Project, found all three of these for $10.  That’s a great find! 

This pretty blue chest didn’t look like this until Stacey from Embracing Change found it and repurposed it for better use.  And she got it FREE on Craigslist, now that is a thrifty find for sure.   I love, love the paint technique she used on this gorgeous piece. 

Erin, from Richmond Thrifter really got me with her linky title:  Prison Uphostery.  I couldn’t click over there fast enough to see what in the world she was up to.  She had an old chair that needed a new dress really bad and after finding out that the inmates (who knew?!) now are learning to do this in the joint for cheap ($25), she took it on by the local prison for a new look.  Beautiful chair now!

And my very favorite find of the week goes to Beth at Unskinny Boppy and the really cool ladder she scored an an antique shop. Just look at what Beth did to spruce up her outdoor space with this vintage find.  Love the hanging lanterns and how totally adorable it is now. Beth, you must be loving this!  This shot is magazine worthy.

The Atlanta blogger’s lunch at La Madeleine was a LOT of fun! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone.  We talked and talked and talked over some delish tomato basil soup.  I hope to do this at least once a quarter.  There are some wonderful women here in Atlanta and it’s a pleasure to get to know some of them.

(Back row:  L to R: Jena (reader), Dorinda (reader), Kim (Savvy Southern Style), Tamela’s friend (sorry!), Renae Moore (Renae Moore Designs), Libby (Light of the Home), Kim (Abnormally Normal), ME; Front Row:  L to R:  Babs (Upstairs, Downstairs), Lori (Lori May Interiors), Tamela (reader), and Connie (Sensible Redesign).  Thanks ladies, for a fun day! )

We will have to do it again.

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. 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. Hi Rhoda,

    I wish I could’ve made the lunch! My son had a T-ball game at 11 am. I would love to meet up next time around though.

  2. Hi Rhoda,
    Sorry I missed the La Mad lunch. My husband wanted to go down to FL to see the shuttle launch – he’s wanted to do it for years. Well, we sat on the beach and waited and then found out is was canceled. Wished I had gone to the lunch instead (but I always enjoy being with the hubs!)

  3. Ohh I love this feature!! I can not wait to join in the fun! Okay Next Monday got it!! Such a great idea!
    Love your blog! I am your newest follower..hello!

    Delighted Momma

  4. You are KIDDING me on the prison chair!! I recently got a price quote on a chair smaller than that of $300. And I was supplying the fabric!! (Needless to say my chair will remain uncovered.) All lovely finds…and what a fun feature!


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