September Thrifty Treasures

This will be our last Thrifty Treasures party for the year, since the holidays will be just around the corner and things will start getting busier for all of us.  Thanks for joining in all summer and showing off your finds.  I actually have something to share this month!  I went to my friend, Debbie’s late father’s estate sale last weekend and found a few good things that I couldn’t live without.  I’m not sure where they will all go yet, but sometimes you just have to take something home when you find it.  And besides, this was someone I knew and adored, so it was nice to be able to bring some of Debbie’s family home with me.  He will be missed, Debbie’s sweet daddy.

wood and marble table

When I spotted this marble topped table or plant stand, I just had to have it.  It’s in perfect condition and the gray veined marble top is so pretty.

marble top

At $35, it was coming home with me!  I love it and don’t know where it will go yet, but I’ll find a spot for it.  The wood base was originally metallic gold, it looks like and someone sprayed over it with black, but I may go back to the original metallic gold color, we’ll see.

italian candlesticks

I went back on the last day and scored these beautiful Italian candlesticks for $17.50 for the pair.  I had spotted them earlier and hoped they would still be around and they were.

brass floor lamp

And I picked up this pretty antique brass floor lamp for $15.  That was a real deal!  It’s nice and heavy and will be a great lamp beside my bookcases in the den.  I’m still waiting on my recliner to be finished on the recovering and as soon as I get it back, I’ll be taking updated pics of the den.  Can’t wait to finally get this room finished, once and for all!

Here are a few more treasures from last month’s party that caught by bargain loving eye!

blue willow house Sugar-and-Creamer

Blue Willow House scored some beautiful blue and white, the sugar and creamer separate from the pretty ticking striped platter.  So lovely together!

chaotically creative

Lesley with Chaotically Creative decorated her office space with thrifty finds. Love this beautiful creamy vase and those cute pair of chalk birds, all great finds.

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These pieces are so pretty, the vintage silver tray and ornate gold mirror from Girl in the Garage.

shirley's bike

And I love Shirley with Housepitality Designs crusty old Schwinn bike that she brought home from thrifting and added to her backyard scenery.  How nostalgic is this?

So, link up below and share what you’ve found lately in thrifty treasures.  When I go shopping like this, it really gets me going again. I just love a deal and you can’t beat shopping yardsales and estate sales for bargains.  Enjoy the last hurrah!  I’m undecided if I will bring this party back in the Spring or not.  It just seems that there are so many thrifty parties out there and this one is not nearly as big as it used to be.

- Rhoda


  1. Thank you, Rhoda, for hosting Thrifty Treasures this summer. I have looked forward to this party every month and have really enjoyed seeing everyone’s great finds! I love that marble top table and I am excited to see what you do with it. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

  2. Thank you for the feature, Rhoda! Your marble table is just beautiful. I’ll miss this party but I know how crazy the rest of the year can get. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  3. thanks for hosting, i always enjoy your party.
    happy fall!

  4. Rhoda, thank you for the feature. I enjoyed linking up to your Thrifty Treasures. Linky party this summer. Have a great week!

  5. Amazing finds & deals! They look perfect in your spaces – I especially love the little marble top end table!! Have a great week!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  6. Fabulous finds, Rhoda! I’ll miss your party…but am happy to be here today.

  7. I love your marble table and that lamp! What a score!

  8. Rhoda, I always enjoy your posts and these Thrifty Treasures finds, so I’m hoping you’ll bring this back next year – it’s so fun! Looking at your new marble-topped treasure, I was thinking you have such a great color scheme going on that includes some silver/grey, so what about a light grey or slightly distressed silver or pewter-colored base over that black finish? Just a thought…whatever you choose, I’m sure it’ll be lovely. In addition to my own inherited family pieces, I have a few things from my oldest friend from childhood’s late mom – the latest being a small chair that my friend gave me a month ago – that are truly special keepsakes from a dear lady whom I adored, too.

  9. Love the table. Perhap revealing a bit more of the god would be the solution, rather than all gold, which may look a bit too harsh with the gray marble. Beautiful find, especially as it has such meaning.

  10. Rhoda, thank you for having us all summer long – what a fun stop to link up with and browse each other’s items! You are right – that brass floor lamp was a deal – more like a steal! I love estate sales, and they’re always bittersweet, esp. when you know the person or family for whom they’re being conducted. Have a great week.

  11. I have a pair of marble top plant stands identical to yours. Mine were given to my mother years ago by an elderly woman she helped care for just before her passing. The bases are in their original condition and are mahogany. Except for a blemish in the honed marble (courtesy of my son), they are in perfect condition.

  12. Love all the treasures. Thanks to everyone for sharing.

  13. Thank you Rhoda for hosting this fun party all summer!

  14. Love the marble top plant stand! There is an identical marble top plant stand for sale in a booth at Frisco Mercantile in Frisco, Texas! I found your blog a couple of months ago and I just want to say that I really enjoy your blog and all of the projects you do!!!

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