One More Week of Yardsales

Fall is actually a good time for yardsaling around here.  People are trying to get rid of things before the Holidays and it’s cooling off.  Plenty of neighborhoods gear up for their sales this month too and one of my favorites is Eagle Point.   I always try to hit that one and it was this weekend.

But, since I just decluttered (and still have some stuff to pack up to donate to the thrift stores), I’m thinking long and hard about what I bring home.  I do not want to pack my storage closet out again, but I did find a few choice things.  I spent a grand total of $3.75 at the Eagle Point sale, but found something in Cahaba Heights too. I always grab these camis when I find them cheap, these were $1 each and I can always use black and white. Two cute small picture frames were 25 cents each.  Aren’t they pretty?

This galvanized little bowl with copper handles was also 25 cents.  Will be perfect to put a live plant inside.  Iron plant stand was $3…..

With a cute dragonfly and green and white mosaic design.  Which so happens to match….

Two of these that are hanging in my laundry room.  I got these ages ago, maybe at Joann’s, can’t remember.  I’ll probably keep the plant stand out on the porch.  There was an orchid show down at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, so I went to that and on the way back stopped by an antiques yardsale sign that I saw in Cahaba Heights.  These ladies had some really nice things, but most things weren’t yardsale prices. This pretty linen lampshade was brand new, tags still on and wrapped in plastic from a pricey shop and I got it for $10.   I had sold the old floor lamp that was in this spot last week at my yardsale.  Because I had this heavy iron one stashed in the closet that I found a couple of years ago for $3.  Now it has a snazzy new shade, total cost $13 for all.  That’s a great deal! I just need to paint the finial a darker shade and it will be perfect.  And I did pick up an orchid at the orchid sale.  This one is supposed to be pretty easy to take care of, so we’ll see.  I’m sitting it on a table in the living room where I hope it will get plenty of light.  Fingers crossed that I don’t kill it! 🙂

Have you grown orchids?  Any tips for me?


Just a reminder that NEXT WEEK will be our last Thrifty Treasures for the year!  I know, I know, you love doing it, but we all need a break sometimes.  I will definitely think about bringing it back in the Spring if we all are still enjoying it.

In the meantime, I’m off to New York tomorrow, bright and early for The Nate Show on Tuesday and it’s going to be a whirlwind 3 days.  I think I’ll leave my laptop at home, because it’s going to be so busy we are not going to slow down the whole time we are there, so I will not be online and plugged in very much.  But, we will be having so much fun, I’m just jumping up and down with anticipation. 🙂

BUT, I have a couple of great giveaways going on next week while I’m gone and I think you’ll love them both.  There will be plenty going on here on the blog and I will return home on Wednesday with plenty to share (after I rest up a bit!).  It might take a few days, but I’ll get pics and posts ready then and will share all my adventures in NYC!  🙂


The giveaway winner for the Quick Cornice is:  Amanda J with Keeping up with The Jones.  Congrats, Amanda!  Send me an email and I’ll put you in touch with Quick Cornice to get your prize.

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  1. Love your finds but my favorite is the plant stand! I love drangonflies and this is just too cute!! Good luck with the orchid.

  2. Score with those picture frames!! 🙂 Good finds for so late in the season! There haven’t been any sales around here lately. :s Have fun in NYC….I am so envious! Thanks for hosting. 🙂

  3. Just love the plant stand! I have a thing for dragonflies so this is right up my alley! Have a blast in NY!!
    🙂 Sue

  4. I was always leery of bringing home orchids until about three years ago…now I have an orchid problem (to go with the handbag problem)! I have about eight orchids now in an east facing window, a few in a south facing but there’s a covered porch over those windows. Your orchid is beautiful and loaded with flower stems, I’d like to know how they accomplished that. Mine always have one or two stems, rule of thumb on those…after flowering cut the stem two nods below the flowers then the stem will flower again on the lower nod. You may not be able to on yours but I’d try, even if it’s one nod below. For instance, the stem on the left with the clip, the main stem (middle) has three buds at the top, when those fall off clip just below the flowering nod and the next one down may flower (can’t tell if that’s a bud or a nod). If that’s not the case, cut above a free nod. Since you have so many flowers it may not rebloom on those stems but to be sure I’d cut down a little but leave the stem until it gets brittle then you’re sure. Once brittle you can cut it down, I leave a couple inches initially, and wait for new stems to grow up out of the leaves. This can take a couple months, be patient. I water mine about once a week to week and a half. I let the water run into the medium for a while, drain excess, then back in the window (don’t think it’s necessary to keep them in a window). Good luck, I bet you’ll be buying more orchids in the future.

  5. I love those frames and that little pot. Thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful time in New York and take some awesome pictures to share. I’m so jealous!

  6. Great finds! I have not grown orchids…but have always wanted to. Good Luck with it 🙂
    Thanks for hosting another great party!

  7. Great finds!!! I love that lamp! As for the orchids I think the number one thing I have heard is don’t over water! I haven’t been hitting up the yard sales lately because of traveling and prepping for a biggun next weekend! I will hopefully clear out a lot of junk and maybe find a couple new treasures!

  8. Score on the lamp shade. It looks great! You found some nice things this time. Have a great time in NYC!

  9. Love the yardstick picture frame.

  10. How fun! This sounds like a super exciting trip!
    Be safe and I can’t wait to hear about it when you get back.

  11. Rhoda,
    Love tha iron dragonfly plant stand. and your green shabby shutters.

    always appreciate you hosting.


    barbara jean

  12. You just can’t beat a good yard sale and don’t you love it when you find something that matches what you have owned for years! Have a great trip to NYC!

  13. Great finds Rhoda! You find the best stuff!

    Thanks for hosting such a fun party!

    So envious about your trip but wishing you a safe, fun filled time! Sounds like it’ll be a blast! Looking forward to hearing about it!

  14. Great finds! As usual I love your post! Thanks for sharing with us all!

  15. Nice finds — I especially like the yardstick picture frame! I am going to miss Thrifty Treasures now that I had just gotten into it! I hope you start up again next year! Thank you for all you do!

  16. I just love drooling over all your amazing finds each week! thanks for sharing! you got skill!


  17. That lamp is a steal for $13 total! I hope you’re living it up in NY 🙂

  18. Cindy Coghill says:

    I am new at blogging and just found your blog. I love it! I read all about you and we sound so much alike. I’m not a pastor’s child, but I am a child of The King 🙂 I’m an older single mom(daughter in college now) I’m and taking interior design classes while working full time. I also have a part time sewing business making curtains and pillows. I refinish old furniture too that I find out and about at yard sales/flea markets, and have a big sale on our village green this weekend. I am very much looking forward to reading your blogs and learning from your experience. I’ll be visiting often.

  19. Some great finds! I liked the camis for a buck…Lucky girl 😉

    I thought I would kill an orchid, but my hubby got me one Easter and it still looks great, healthy as ever! I read that they liked filtered lighting so I put it in my guest bedroom about 3 feet away from the west window and I have sheers over my windows. I think the orchid really likes her space there and I water it about every 10 days. Good idea with the clips!

    Have a wonderful day, M

  20. Have a wonderful time with Nate. Wish I could type in green, I am so envious. While I will be sad to see this thrifty party end (with high hopes it returns in spring) I know there will be parties and events to fill in the time. (I started a list on my own blog.)
    Nice of you to remember us with some giveaways while you are schmoozing. We’ll keep your blog warm for you.

    The main flea market I hit last weekend had super high antique store prices so bought nothing there. Luckily I found a church sale on the way home. (Well, by going the wrong direction)

  21. good stuff! love the plant stand and the lamp. (your room is so pretty, love the shutters)
    thanks for hosting!

  22. Rhoda;
    Sometimes those last garage sales can be the jackpot ones! Stil smarting over missing yours!!!!
    Hope your trip is all you could hope for, and can’t wait to see you on Nate’s show.. Enjoy- Keep us posted!

  23. I love the iron plant stand and those little frames are too cute! You also got a great deal on that lamp shade. Good job this week!

  24. Love the dragonfly plate! They are a really positive symbol!

    Thanks for the great party Rho!

    love, kelee

  25. I have an orchid collection in my sunroom which is on the south side of the house. I have found that I can kill an orchid quicker by overwatering than by anything else! I usually take them to the kitchen sink and allow the water to run completely through the growing medium until it stops dripping before returning them to their home. I recently came home after being gone for just over 2 weeks to discover one of my newer orchids that I purchased last Christmas was loaded with blooms. It had NO water for more than 2 weeks and the inside temp was set on 85. Try a little orchid food as you water to encourage blooms. Good luck!

  26. Hi Rhoada…great finds.

    A few orchid tips:
    – Water it when the plant is completely dried out. I put mine in the sink, give it a good dousing with the water sprayer and then let is drain out for about 30 minutes. Orchids are very sensitive to excess water. I usually water about every 2 weeks in the fall/winter and about every week in the spring/summer, but always check the soil first.
    – To get the leaves to have a waxy look and not “water spotted”, rub a small amount of carmax lip balm or petroleum jelly on the leaves. A small amount goes a long way. With a tissue, gently rub the lip balm or jelly into the leaves until they get a nice shine. This does not hurt the plant and will make the plant really shine.
    – Keep the stems supported with a clip as they already have done when you have more come up next year. I have my orchids in a south facing window for fall/winter and move to a more eastern facing window for the hotter months. Filtered shade is best.
    – Be patient – they have long periods between blooms but enjoy them during the months they have their lovely petals on display.
    – If you really get into orchids, they always have a ton of orchids on the clearance rack at Lowe’s or Home Depot. The plants typically get relegated to this area after their blooms have already dropped off and you only have the leaves left. Many people don’t want to purchase orchids during the off season, but for 75% off you can get a lot of orchid varieties and once they bloom you get to enjoy that many more blooms. 🙂

    Hope this helps!

  27. Love your cute little plant stand…. I gave up on orchids. I always kill the. Yours is lovely.

  28. Rhoda, I just found your site and the party. It is great! i’ve just gotten back into thrifting and finding all the great thrift shops and consignment shops in my area of Atlanta. I hope you resume the party in the spring. Have a great time in NYC. Love NYC!!!

  29. Hi Rhonda, love all your yardsale finds…yardsales are such fun, especially when you find fun deals!

  30. Great finds! I never knew about the Eagle Point yard sale; Im on 280 and need to check that out!

  31. The ruler frame is too cute!



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