Pretty, Practical and Pure Pleasure: all for $11.35

So, I got the yardsale mojo going at least one more weekend and discovered that one of my favorite neighborhoods, Eagle Point, was having their annual Fall sale. Oh, it’s usually a pretty good one and I was not disappointed. IMG_6806 People may think I’m just the biggest cheapskate, but really now, who can blame me for shopping like this?  When you shop like this for years and find the deals, it’s hard to go back to shopping like regular folks.  I don’t ever want to be regular again, I’m having too much fun this way.  These pretty pink slip on Bandolino shoes were $2 and just like new.  I have a few skirts that these will work with.  I will disinfect them before wearing, but really I have no pride in wearing used shoes, as long as they look this good. 🙂 IMG_6810 Another creamware piece to add to the collection, this sweet little covered dish was $1. IMG_6811 This is an old ashtray (do they even make these anymore?) and I just love the colors and it’s heavy old Italian pottery.  Pretty bird too.  For $1, I figured this would be good to sit a plant on.  And besides, you know how much I love this color. Alabama Crimson Tide One more bit of ‘Bama for hubby’s office, this metal tray is too cute. It’s pretty full now, so I have to stop bringing more home. $2 IMG_6813 This darling little wood easel was 10 cents.  I’ll probably spray it black and use it on a shelf somewhere. Perfect for showcasing a seashell or a small framed print. IMG_6814 When I spotted this old worn tiny hammer, I knew it would be perfect for storing in the sideboard for those small projects that come up.  Don’t have to drag the big hammer up from the garage.  25 cents IMG_6815 Always on the lookout to add to my workout clothes stash, this Danskin workout top was $1 and in perfect condition.  Score! IMG_6817 This sweet and summery lime green straw purse with shells and baubles was  marked $2 and I asked if she’d take less, so I got it for $1.  Not sure she was happy about it though.  Oh well, that’s part of yardsales, the bargaining.  Ditto on the lime green, love it. IMG_6820 And a pretty and finely detailed white blouse from Coldwater Creek was $2, also in perfect condition. IMG_6821 This aqua blue Nora Roberts book will be added to a bookshelf.  I got it for the color, but it just might be good, Rivers End, for $1.  So, that’s my haul for the week.  I did find one more treasure that I’m passing on to my sister (she’ll pay me back). IMG_6808 They have been working on updating their lighting too and this fixture will be perfect in one of the bedrooms or somewhere else.  It was too pretty to pass up at $20.  A real bargain and the thing weighs a TON.

Oh, and guess where I’ll be early on Monday morning??  Jury duty! Wonder if I’ll get picked?  I sort of hope so, maybe it will be exciting. 🙂  I love lawyer-ly stuff and courtroom books.  I got picked once at Atlanta Federal court (the only time I’ve ever served) and it was a drug trial with a female defendant.  We convicted her.  I’ll keep you posted.

How about YOU?  Did you get out and about this weekend and find any treasures.  You know how it works. Remember our guidelines for Mr. Linky parties:

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Todays Thrifty Treasures Participants

1. Marianne@songbirdisnesting(Brocante Season)
2. Queen of Fifty Cents
3. Dab of This and That
4. Suzanne in TX
5. Joan@anythinggoeshere ~ Homemade photo holders
6. Rhonda @ A Home With A Smile
7. Bugaboos Creations ( Lots of Garage Sale Finds )
8. ThriftyAnnabella
9. Yardsale Queen’s $10 Wii Buy
10. MelanieElissa
11. Linda @Nina’s Nest
12. Debbie @ Plate Addict
13. Katillac Shack
14. Susie Q
15. Leanne@Organize & Decorate Everything
16. Pammie Jo
17. Bugaboos ( A FREE Coffee Table Redone )
18. deb@Dragonfly Treasure
19. Michelle@BigBlackDog’s Kitchen
20. Kammy-Small Home in the Country (whole kitchen remodel)
21. Toni @ The Tattered Cottage
22. Karen@Saving The Family Money(Fall Wreath & More)
23. The Lazy Peacock
24. Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking
25. Jenny@Kerr Family Blog
26. Julia @ Open Hand Living (thrifty tip and a giveaway)
27. ellen b
28. Rhonda @ Blue Creek Home
29. santamaker-beside bling
30. Easy home decor yard sale style (beauty and bedlam)
31. The Stylish House {Vintage Paris}
32. Rhonda@Scooterblu’s Whimsy
33. Roeshel – thrift store find – fall decor
34. Melanie@The Old White Cottage
35. Lori (Good Will finds)
36. Anna@Kiwi in Texas
37. deb @ Dragonfly Treasure (Shutter Remake)
38. Reid – a Fellow GRITS
39. Shanty2Chic ~ Ashley’s Large Vintage Looking Dominoes
40. Tattered Hydrangeas
42. m – tales from an oc cottage
43. Marsha’s Mpressions (autumn tweaking)
44. Twice Remembered {Red Cottage Kitchen Vignettes of Thrifty Finds}
45. Shanty2Chic~Whitneys DIY Apothecary Jars
46. Rhondi
47. Beth
48. Robin @Robin’s Nesting Place
49. Lisa @ fern creek cottage
50. Making Lemonade: Thrifty Thursday, BEACH Edition!
51. gina@the tickle pink thrift
52. Jenn@First Comes Love Then Comes Marriage
53. Sherri S at Design to Shine
54. Caroline (crystal lamp makeover)
55. Beth@The Stories of A to Z (Muffin Tin Halloween Advent))
56. Cindy @ Applestone Cottage (our cottage face-lift)
57. OnOurWayOnline –
58. Brittany
59. A BEACH COTTAGE ~~ Vintage European Sea Trunk!
60. Alicia @ Titere con Bonete
61. Shirleys World
62. Monkey Girl @ Monkey Hill
63. The Magic Brush (blue tufted chair)
64. Marla @ SevenPalms
65. ALong the Way : TRash to Treasure Party!
66. For the Love of It – I SCORED BIG & a transformation
67. Knock Offs
68. Michelle@Sweet Something
69. Sharing with Sherri
70. Cinnibonbon (Small desk redo
71. VintageDutchGirl – $2 Headboard ReVamp
72. Shery-Craigslist Hutch
73. How To Make Tassels
74. Rita @ Goodwill Haunting
75. Michelles Cozy Cottage
76. Complete Bedroom Redo (inc Furniture) for $10.00!!
77. Inexpensive Coat Rack Options
78. Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage
79. gail MRL curb finds and thrift store bargains
80. Amanda @geekdetails
81. Cynthia @ An Accomplished Woman (A Bedroom Tablet)
82. The Shabby Chic Cottage — favorite finds
83. Mustard Seed Creations – Goodwill Goodies
84. Delightful Dwelling-Thrifty Finds
86. Cheryl
87. REbekah – shutters and set of dishes
88. Amanda @TheEckLife
89. Becky@ Just Bee ‘n Me (Big Studio Reveal!)
90. Rhonda @ soul searching & sweet tea (yardsale virgin)
91. melissa * 320 Sycamore
92. SusieQ
93. Cindy@Fairy Tale Cottage
94. A Penny Saved – baby baby grand piano
95. Clara & Marcela
96. Kim-Starshine chic-Part 1
97. Kim-Starshine chic-Part 2
98. Alice @ Once Upon A Dresser
99. Kate @ Little {tiny} Moments
100. Michelle @ FTSN
101. Tyler @ Cutie Patootie
102. Rhonda @ soul searching & sweet tea (Love goodwill)
103. Pamela-From My Front Porch To Yours
104. Pat – tool box to flower box
105. Serendipity~McCoy!
106. Mama Byrd ~ the Byrd’s Nest
107. Jane @ Mamie Jane’s
108. Audra@Frugal Missus
109. Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle
110. Lampshades and cheap Artwork
111. The Hem of His Garment
112. edie@lifeingrace
113. mandy from burkett blessings – curbside trash wrought iron plant stand
114. Crazysuburbanmom-new vintage magazine
115. Jane @ The Borrowed Abode – vintage dishes
116. Our Creative Life
117. laura @ b3designs
118. Meaghan Marie Pretties – A Thrifted Tablescape Shabby Style
119. Amanda

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- Rhoda


  1. i CANNOT BELIEVE your deals Rhoda!!!!!! so amazing. I want that hammer. so perfectly worn. great finds!!! (i’m SO ok with used shoes/ clotehs too! haha)


  2. I buy 90 % of my clothing second hand. Most of the time the items are new or barely used. I am with you Rhoda, I may be cheap but it’s hard to go back to the retail sector when there are such great finds to be had at a fraction of the price!

  3. Hi Rhoda, what good buys! Wow, I would love to go shopping with you!
    I enjoy your blog so much and I gave you a little blog award, you can check it out on my blog at

  4. You go girlfriend! You did good.


  5. I love your blog!!! This is my first time to participate or comment, but I have been a fan for several months. You inspired me with your office post!!! It is gorgeous!!!

  6. Oh my….you REALLY know how to shop. What wonderful finds….I love the pink shoes too….If only I could walk in little heels…. 🙂


  7. great chandelier find rhoda!!!! i can’t wait to see you use it!

  8. You’ve got marvelous decorating style! Thanks for your thrifty ideas and savvy finds.

  9. Great finds! I’m curious…how do you disinfect your shoes?

  10. Oh my, you are someone I would love to spend time with out hunting for treasures. A great assortment. I love the Chandelier, (do you want to sell it?) Danskin top, well pretty much all of it!


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