More Thrifty June Treasures

I didn’t do a lot of yardsales this weekend, but did stop by a couple of them on the way to meet up with a long-time online decorating buddy that I met up with in Oxford, AL.  She was in Atlanta on business from CA and drove over to meet me.  I’ll share that later on.  We did some antique shopping.

One stop, I found this pretty lamp for $5.  Not sure where I’ll put it, but I really loved the shape and colors for that price.  It actually looks pretty cute in my laundry room.This summery and bright dress was $2.Not the most flattering pic, but I even have some pretty pink shoes to go with it.  There is pink in there, even though it looks all red. And I found a bag to match for $5, by Cappelli.  I found this at an estate sale and oh, my gosh, did it have the stuff. And by that, I mean, the lady could have been on The Hoarders show. This was all in the driveway. Lots of retro old garden and porch things. This was all left on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday they were having a 1/2 price sale. There was a TON of stuff left.And out-building full of Christmas stuff.

Basement storage, more Christmas stuff. This is just a small part of what I saw. Upstairs bedroom.Linen closet.

And this was the master bedroom, FULL of shoes and purses and clothes.  TONS!  They said the lady was in her 70’s and loved to buy things.  Really?! This sale gave a whole new meaning to the phrase, “you can’t take it with you”.  When I go in estate sales, it does make me sad to think about the end of a person’s life like this.  All their things out there for people to rummage through.  Do you think about that too?

This was FREE from another sale, a solid wood pantry or cabinet door of some type.  I figured it could be made over for something useful.

The back side of it, it actually looks like it would be perfect for a chalkboard, all you’d have to do is spray this side with chalkboard paint.  If I don’t use it for something, I’ll pass it on to someone else.

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! 🙂
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  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. Great finds, Rhoda! What a cute dress! And I think you might be right about that sale…definite material for The Hoarders! Can’t wait to see what you do with the pantry door! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  2. Hi Rhoda, you got some wonderful things again! The lamp is a beautiful shade of green, and you’ve gotta work some magic on that pantry door! Please stop by and see my porch. I finished (not happy with the tabletop….looking for a glass top table at Goodwill). I do like the green,black, white, tan fabrics….kinda of like your Atlanta porch. Linda (p.s. I’m going to work on my basement, especially after seeing the hoarder pics.)

  3. Very cute dress Rhoda…the pink shoes are the perfect addition. Thanks for hosting your party.

  4. I do love auctions/estate sales and I have often thought it was sad that someone owned and possibly treasured their stuff just for it to be disbursed in boxes to the highest bidder.

    But your post made me laugh when I remembered a local radio station was joking around saying “you know you’re in trouble when you watch Hoarders for tips on garage sale-ing.”

  5. Love the dress, lamp and purse!!!!!!

    Great colors!

    Thanks for the event Rho! Love You!

    love, kelee

  6. Awww, the poor ol’ doll. At least some of her things went to someone who appreciates them 🙂

  7. Wowie- that woman had Imelda Marcos shoe tendencies!! LOL That was a lot of stuff in that house. Fun dress and purse you found. And I like that sharp looking lamp, too.
    🙂 Sue

  8. I also feel “Odd” while looking through an Estate Sale.. “It’s someones life”… I don’t think I want my kids having an Estate Sale when I go.. just donate it all to Goodwill!
    You did find some good stuff!!

  9. I was just at an estate sale and said the same thing to my hubby. I felt a bit sad for the person who was sort of on display in a sense. With all their belongings laid out and waiting for people to rummage through them. I think that door would be great as a chalk board Rhoda, thanks for hosting this fun party!

  10. Wow, seems like you did pretty well! I love the fabric of that dress! I was laughing reading your post because only a blogger would take pictures at an estate sale 🙂

  11. That is such a cute dress on you!

  12. Great finds this week Rhoda! Well, at least she looked like a organized hoarder! lol!

  13. You look adorable in that dress. The reason I have a garage sale every year is so that my family won’t have to deal with a situation like the estate sale you went to. I could easily become a hoarder, lol!

  14. Oh my gosh, Rhoda. I just saw the exact lamp at Goodwill a couple of days ago. I picked it up, looked at it and didn’t get it. I just might have to go back and hope that it’s there.


  15. Rhoda, Love your finds for the weekend. I also feel that way about estate sales. My MIL has a house full of primitive antiques and she jokes that me and her daughter will sell things for $2.00 when they are worth much more. I get a kick out of aggravating her about it. I tell her to label the bottoms so that we know what everything is.

  16. Joyce Ackley says:

    Rhoda, I don’t believe it! For years, my sister lived in a big white house on Main Street in Oxford, Alabama! She now lives in Anniston, at Fort McClellan. She still attends First Baptist Church in Oxford. I wonder if she and your friend know each other.
    It’s a small world, isn’t it?

    • Hey, Joyce, that’s neat! My friend is from CA & was in Atlanta on business, so she drove over to meet me in Oxford. We just putzed around for a couple hours, looking at a few antique shops.

  17. Hey Rhoda, Wow I love that dress and you have a great figure!

    Yes, it is very sad to think of the people who died and I do feel bad going through their things, I just try to be very respectful while I am there and if it’s a family selling the goods…I always ask about the deceased and let them know that I will treasure my find!

    I love that door and it would be a cool chalk board! xoxo Beth

  18. I love the dress you found – so cute!

    Yes, estate sales make me a bit sad, especially if the person seems to have too much stuff.

  19. I love the lamp, Rhoda.

    The dress is cute.
    I’ve often thought about the people when at estate sales or auctions. It’s a bittersweet time for the families, too.

    This weekend was our subdivision sale. I spent a total of $25 cash and did a little trading, too. All in all, a great sale for us, with a tidy profit and wonderful found treasures, too.

  20. That dress is so cute! And wow was that a lot of stuff! I guess part of it is sad but I really feel for the family more than the person that passed. It is probably so stressful on them to have to go through and “value” someone who they loved things. But it is kind of a necessary evil if there is a lot of stuff to move through. But that is just my two cents!

    PS – Thanks for hosting too!

  21. Holy Hoarder! You ain’t lyin Rhoda. Who am I kidding. That’s so gonna be me one day! Ha!

  22. I left a comment awhile ago and don’t see it.

    I like your new lamp Rhoda and the dress is so summery and cute.

    We had an auction at my grandparents in the early 70’s. It was a bittersweet time for our family. I often think of the people who lived in the house and their family when at these sales.

  23. it’s a pretty lamp you found.
    I love shopping yard sales and goodwill etc, but each time I go to goodwill I always bring a bag of things with me, I can’t stand clutter! I know the best yard sales I’ve been to are older people that seem to keep things for a long time and take care of them well

  24. If I had been to that estate sale I would have needed a truck to load all of my purchases!! You found some great stuff!

    Thanks for hosting –

  25. That door is pretty enough to be a coffee table, just put some legs on her.

  26. I could never pull off that dress. But you definitely can. You are too cute! It’s a perfect summery dress. I did find some great stuff this weekend but I haven’t taken any pics yet so I can’t link up.

  27. Oh, my! I hope my loved ones won’t have to deal with that much “stuff” after I’m gone.

    I, too, think about the same kind of things when I go to estate sales. I wonder what type of person they were, why they had the material possessions they had, etc.

    By the way, I would love for you to visit my cottage and join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties:


    You can get the details here:

    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see ya there!
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  28. Becky in SC says:

    WOW Rhoda, you look adorable in your cute little dress!! I too think about what the owners would think about all of us rummaging through their stuff…then I think “Oh well…I’ll take that candle holder for $1.00!!!”
    (I’m so bad) 😉

  29. Great finds Rhoda!

    And yes, I feel that way at every. single. estate sale. I realize it helps the family out by dispersing items to people who want them, but I always feel so bad.

  30. Great finds, Rhoda. I like the “drippy” pottery lamp; great colors.
    But HOLY MOLY that estate sale! Yikes, and yikes again. I know my kids will be selling off piles and piles of dishes when I go, but nothing like that. That kind of shopping needs a 12 step program.


  31. Great finds, wow! I adore the dress. Can you believe what some people end up with….ooops I’d better go through my closet.

    Art by Karena

  32. Wow that is an intense amount of stuff!

  33. I LOVE the colorful dress, I would wear the hell out of that! 😀

  34. Estate sales are sad, to see someone’s things “up for grab” can be a little disturbing. I hope that when I am older I will be able to give my collections away to someone whom I know will really appreciate and care for them just like I do.
    Great finds! I really like the dress.

  35. Boy did that lady have a lot of things! Someone did a lot of work to get ready for her sale. You found some great things this week. Be sure to show us where you put your lamp!

  36. oh my gosh, i would have LOVED to go thru that house. All that furniture! All those shoes! And you look super cute and sassy in your new dress and pink shoes!

  37. Great finds. Especially like the lamp, purse & dress. I buy a lot of lamps like that and disassemble it for the pottery.

  38. Love the dress! So cute with those pink shoes!

    And yes, I get a sad feeling at estate sales as well.

    Mary Ellen

  39. Rhoda

    We go to Anniston several times a year. They have some great places to thrift. I don’t think Oxford is far from there. Maybe next time, we will go there too.

    And yes, I also think of the people whose things we are all going through. I got choked up at one where the gentleman’s military uniforms were hanging neatly on one side of a closet and the lady’s pretty formal gowns were hanging on the other side. I could almost imagine them in younger days, dancing at a military ball.

    You look cute in your bright dress and sassy pink sandals!

  40. super deals! great finds.
    I feel very uncomfortable when I rummage through people’s things too!
    Then on occasion I get this twinge about what MY family might have to go through some day… *sigh*
    thanks for the party!

  41. My mother had that exact same lamp in our living room when I was little! Ha!

    And yes, that cabinet door is perfect for a chalkboard.

    Thanks for hostessing!

  42. Look how cute you look in that cute dress, Rhoda! Love that and the purse. Can’t wait to see what you do with the door…


    Sheila 🙂

  43. Kathy :) says:

    Good Morning Rhoda…just wanted to pop in and let you know that the Welcome Sign I won came in the mail on Saturday…thank you and Jodi so much 🙂

    Have a great week,
    Kathy 🙂

    **Heading back to read your post now 🙂

  44. I do think a lot about the people at estate sales. Most of the time I tell myself that their treasures that they saved up their entire life are going to be loved by their new owners. It’s almost as if the person gets a second life as their belongings are sold to hundreds of people.

  45. What a fun summer dress! You need to be holding a frou frou umbrella drink in your hand when you wear that one!

    Seeing estate sales with one’s things laid out makes me want to clean and clear out my home more. It’s so sad to see. I gave away my babies crib yesterday and while it’s hard to see material things go sometimes due to memories attached to them…well, I’d much rather not have the piles of “stuff” and take pleasure in knowing it’s getting used and making new memories elsewhere!

    Thanks again for hosting, this is one of my favorite blog parties!

  46. Oh wow! I wish I was at that sale with you!

    Mostly I try not to get sad but instead really appreciate that person’s life and try to learn a few things about them while I’m there.

  47. What great finds! Love the lamp. Oh, I would have loved to go through this house! I agree with you about going through someone’s stuff. Creepy!

  48. Great finds and loving those free doors!

  49. Hi! I usually do a post on the day I link up letting my readers know where I am by featuring the buttons. That way, if I’m submitting an older project like this one, my folks will still be able to discover you! If that’s not acceptable just let me know, and thanks for hosting!
    P.S. LOVE the bag.

  50. I love your decorating! I need advice on how to put it all together. I shop at thrift shops, antique stores, and bargain stores but how do I know what to buy? I am picky but when I see something I like I don’t know where I will put it? I have a large older home with plenty of room. I like to paint, tile, and sew but I just don’t know how to decorate like you do. Please help!

  51. I couldn’t link to your party this week but I wanted you to know I love looking at all the finds that people find each week. Have a great week!


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