Memorial Weekend Thrifty Treasures

It was raining here in Birmingham for most of the day on Saturday, but that didn’t stop Debbie and I from venturing out and checking out a few sales.  Since it was a holiday, there weren’t any big neighborhood sales, but we managed to find enough and brought home a few treasures.

This beautiful and large pottery pitcher was $2 and still has the original sticker on the bottom, from Banana Republic (had no idea they carried housewares, did you?), Made in Italy and the original price was $24.

This cute little retro Westclox clock was 10 cents!  Adorable.  Winds up so I imagine it still works fine too.

I love this metal holder with the tiny glass insert, just big enough for a leaf frond or flower, it was $1. This old copper hanging pot was $5 and the girl said she got it at an antiques store years ago.  I’m getting ready to spruce up our deck, so a real plant will go in here.  I’ll tell you all about my plans this week and I’m really excited about it.  That umbrella find last week really got me inspired to make our deck beautiful.   This lovely fabric will come into play on the deck too when I get it all together. Not a yardsale find, but a thrifty find nonetheless, I found this fabric at of all places, Old Time Pottery. I had no idea they sell fabric.  This was a 5 yard remnant for $20 and I’m planning to make some porch pillows with it and there will be plenty left to do something else with.  Maybe something in my kitchen later on.  I just fell in love with this fabric and see a lot of possibilities for it.

For the first time ever, Random .org chose the very last comment for The Vintage Pearl giveaway winner and she is  Mary Jo,  who said this:

If I won, I’d love to use the gift certificate on a wide cuff for my husband.  He’s getting ready to take several students from his student ministry (he’s a youth pastor) on a mission trip to Ukraine.  I’d love to have it stamped with Ecc. 4:12 – which is engraved inside our wedding rings – to serve as a little reminder on his trip.

Congrats, Mary Jo!

So, now it’s YOUR turn for the party this week! 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. Last year, I can’t tell you how many links I had to fix. This year I might get mean & delete them, so 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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Let’s have some fun this week with the Thrifty Treasures party!

- Rhoda


  1. Is it just me? I’m not seeing the Mclinky thing!

  2. I don’t see it either.

  3. Somehow I knew you’d manage to find some sales and I was waiting to see what you found. Love the copper pot and can’t wait to see what your up to next!

    Have a great week.

  4. I love all your yard sale finds. I went yard saling, but all I found was a bunch of junk yesterday. Don’t you just hate it when the sales are not good? I did not find anything. Oh well, better luck next week.
    Love your fabric. That will be so pretty on your deck. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

  5. Duh!! Hang on, I’ll get the linky up pronto. 🙂

  6. It looks like it’s working now, Rhoda. I wasn’t sure if you have the party since lots of folks are out of town. So glad you did. Love the pitcher, and the fabric. Can’t believe you got the clock for a dime. I never find deals like that. Lucky you. Have a wonderful weekend.


  7. Hi Rhoda! You found some great stuff in spite of the weather! The little glass container in the metal stand is so expensive looking! And I can’t wait to see what you do with that gorgeous fabric! Happy weekend!…hugs…Debbie

  8. I didn’t know Banana Republic carried house stuff either. Love that vintage clock. Those are becoming quite collectible. You got a great deal on that.

  9. you found some great little things, I love the white pitcher and little clock. That fabric will make some very pretty pillows for your deck. I linked up this week with a dresser I got this weekend.

  10. some nice finds! Really love the white pitcher and that fabric is perfect for a patio or deck.

  11. great finds! love that copper pot, i can’t wait to see what you do with the gorgeous fabric and the deck!

  12. You found some great things. Love the pitcher and the clock. The vase and copper pot are both wonderful. I am on such a fabric bing that of course I love the fabric. The colors are just wonderful. Great finds. Hugs, Marty

  13. Happy Sunday Rhoda!!!! I hope yours was blessed!!!

    Okay, those are some fab deals. I soooooo want that white pitcher. I had an awesome pitcher and put it up for sale in my booth, when I had it, at an antiques & nick nack (is that how you spell nick nack?!?!!) mall and of course it sold…..I should’ve kept it because of the deal I got on it!!!

    And I love the awesome fabric……can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    And my favorite is that copper hanging pot!!!

    It has real “character.”

    This week I’m actually highlighting the thrifty deal of my friend Brown Eyed Belle since SHE GAVE ME MY FIRST BLOG AWARD!!!!

    Yes, you will LOVE the house she recently finished and all of her collections and best of all her SUPER CHEAP GAW-JUS walnut counter top for her island (it is so thick and beautiful) for super cheap. I know people who spend ten times what she did, as that whole big thing was only $50!!!

    She’s a bargain hunter, too!!!!

    I was so honored that she gave me the award a few weeks ago and I finally figured out how to add the award button to my site (I am really technically STUPID, no, REALLY!!!)

    Anyway……I hope you can can check out her fabulous thrifty treasure!!!


  14. This is one of my favorite blog parties – I love seeing what everyone finds!

    It was a sloooow weekend full of a lot of junk sales, but I did manage a few treasures. I love that copper pot that you got for your deck!

  15. You found some great things! I am looooving that pitcher especially!!

  16. Hi Rhoda.
    Thanks for hosting again.
    I love those top two pics.
    I’d pick those up any day!!

    barbara jean

  17. Love the fabric, Rhoda. I know it will really spice up the backyard space. You always find such fun stuff on your excursions….I need to shop with you!

  18. My favorite is the white pitcher. The fabric is very cheerful and should work out well.


  19. Another week of good finds for you! I love the fabric that you chose for your deck pillows. Can’t wait to see them!

  20. Patti VZ says:

    Great finds! You are really the shopper queen. I need to become an apprentice and find those deals. Love the pot!!

  21. What great finds! I love that fabric. Happy Memorial Day!

  22. Rhoda, I’m late with my link but wanted to join up anyway. Love that white pitcher and the old pot! You found some neat items this week. That fabric looks so 40-ish vintage- is it? Hope you’re enjoying the warm weather this holiday weekend!
    🙂 Sue

  23. Hi Rhoda! Gorgeous finds –LOVE the white pitcher — but I am a total pushover for fabrics. I love the yardage you found — what a great print, with a retro-feel to it, and terrific colors … AND a fantastic price! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  24. I love that clock!

  25. Don’t you love the hunt of finding such wonderful treasures! Love them! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Take care

  26. I love the vase! Oh, the copper hanging pot is just wonderful! The white pitcher is so pretty! I just bought two new white pitchers from Ross for $3.99 each. They are great, but I love how smooth the surface is on your pitcher. What a great finds and price! Your fabric is so pretty! Looks like it made for your deck! makeover! I wish we had Pottery Barn here! Love all your wonderful finds. I wanted to tell you, the post you did on the redneck swing, I was planning to show my husband, for I knew he would love it as we have a tire swing for the grandchildren. The next day, my daughter came home with the horse redneck swing, she got for free, before I could even tell anyone I saw it on your website! lol Now the tree has the tire and redneck horse for the grandchildren to play on, they are having so much fun.

  27. Kathy :) says:

    That fabric is amazing !!!! I can’t wait to see what you do , and adding it to the kitchen too…hmm new curtains and covers for your chairs ???? It would be very pretty Rho…..

    We are covered in smoke/smog today….it’s actually coming down from Canada… would swear we were in LA all smogged in…. crazy….

    ***Rhoda I made hamburg patties that were a big hit….I put together beef and ground pork…sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and added Feta cheese, did the hole in the patty trick so it stayed flat….popped them on the grill and everyone loved them….thought I’d pass along !!!

    Happy Monday….

    Kathy 🙂

  28. What truly great treasures. I love looking at what other people find. I also love hearing about the great bargains…10 cents??? Fabulous!

  29. I love that copper pot!

  30. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wind up clock–and for only 10 cents!! I want it! Such great finds! Thanks for hosting another fabulous link party!


  31. Oooh I love the fabric. Can’t wait to see what you do with the deck.

  32. Girls, I have got the junkin’ fever bad…so bad that I have to go and look at the finds of complete strangers and get a junkin’ fix…how sad is that?! It is such a fun addiction but I believe it is an addiction. Don’t you all just love the warm weather so we can go? I don’t know if I could stand some place warm, where I could junk year round.

  33. You just might have my favorite link party EVER! Love it!


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