Summer Treasures Party

It’s another week of thrifty treasures and here are a few of the highlights from last week.

Please girls, if you have already shared a link at a previous party, do not share it again! I see links/pics come through that make me go hummmm, didn’t I already see this pic?   If I think it’s already been shared then that compels me to go back to an old party 2 or 3 weeks back and see.  Sure enough, if it has been shared, I will delete it.  Don’t make me have to do all that work! 🙂

Nostalgia and cookie jars!  Nothin’ better.  The Blest Nest was cleaning out her mom’s house and found this pretty old jar.  I don’t blame her for keeping it either. 

The Hill Hangout scored this nifty old dresser from the thriftstore for $75 and really personalized it with some bright orange paint.  Talk about giving it new life, this will do it.  I’m loving the new trend of painting old wood with a pop of bright color to infuse some energy into a room.  These old 70’s pieces are great candidates for that look!

Now here’s an amazing find from Made by Meg!  This Maitland-Smith desk (very high-end furniture manufacturer) was found for $300 at a resale shop.  What a fine looking desk this is and there is no telling how much it cost retail when it was new.

Mary, the Retired Nester, found this chair sitting on the side of the road.  Hello!  What a beauty she is now with a fresh coat of paint and new fabric.  I love these old Empire style chairs.

Look what Betsy from Coastal Colors did with that oh-so-cute stool we found thrifting at the I Love Thrifting party a few weeks ago.  I love it!  She stenciled on the top and painted the legs creamy white.  I’m so glad she found a way to keep the top,  it really had a nice patina.

Now, it is beautiful! 

Check out what Taking a Sunday Drive found at a yardsale for $2!  It was plain brown wood, not very appealing, but after painting it a coat of creamy white paint and adding that bright coral fabric, how perfect is it against the teal walls now?  Yes, perfection.

Selep Imaging collects pretty colorful bottles and this pic just made me smile!  Love old bottles and all the colors they come in.

For a mere $15, Stacey from Embracing Change scored this beautiful blue dresser in need of  a makeover. I’m sure she has big plans for it!

There are a TON of parties out there to highlight all your projects, so please let’s keep this one about thrifty finds that were bought 2nd hand!  Not a great sale from the store, or a recipe, or just a plain project, but 2nd Hand finds only!

And please DO NOT go back in your archives to OLD posts and link up.  Let’s keep this party fresh and current!  If you have already shared your find in a previous party, DON’T share it again!  Please, girls, I don’t want to have to delete links.

  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. 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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- Rhoda


  1. Love seeing all these inspirational ideas and finds! So glad you host this party, Rhoda. 🙂 Sue

  2. Rhoda, this is my first time sharing at your party! Thanks for hosting this linky. I love seeing what treasures people discover, so this will be fun to look around.

  3. Hi Rhoda
    I think I finally have something that works for Thrifty Treasures. An old garage sale find gussied up with leftover paint!:-)

  4. I shared my makeover of my grandmother’s lawn chair. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Thanks for letting me share my vintage coffee pot!!!!

  6. So the big question is will the two queens of thrifting meet up?

  7. I’m so glad you like my orange dresser; we sure have enjoyed it! Thanks so much for featuring it, Rhoda! Gotta decide what to link up this week!

  8. adventuresindinner says

    Wow! That cookie jar is my new want object. Looking forward to seeing what everyone had rehabed this week.

  9. thanks for hosting the party! I shared my newly found couch. Looking forward to checking out some of the other links

  10. Amazing what treasures you can find on the side of the road!!

  11. This is my first time participating in your thrifty finds party. Most of my post is about second hand deals for my living room. I hope that is okay but be asured I will be back so share my finds again. Thank you for hosting such a nice “party”.

  12. Thank you for featuring my blue armoire! I am super excited to see how she turns out after her facelift!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  13. Thanks for Featuring my Little White chair make-over!

  14. Hi Rhoda.Love your blog.
    Just wanted to let you know that I saw that same exact cookie jar in an antique shop and it was $ 75.00
    I loved it but didn’t get it.I already had several things on the counter already to purchase.
    I’m glad your friend kept it to enjoy.Blessings,Becky

  15. Hi Rhoda,

    I love that Maitland Smith desk…$300 is a steal! It looks pristine.
    You featured some great finds!

    Thanks for hosting,


  16. Thanks for sharing the pictures on this post. The orange dresser, the stool, the old cookie jar…there’s nothing like a great find!

  17. Rhoda,
    Thanks for featuring our new desk. We still have not found a way to get it up the stairs, but I think we have a plan. 🙂

  18. Thanks for hosting this party weekly, Rhoda. I’m still learning about all of this. I posted about a find yesterday, but I didn’t link it to your party until today. Does that mean my blog will show up again in followers’ lists?
    Also, when I tried to link a picture from my blog, I couldn’t get there. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks so much.
    I’m #61.

  19. I am still having computer difficulties but try to get around to visit and comment as soon as I can. Things move slowly and I get booted off (frozen screen) which is frustrating. I need to sell my tresures for a new computer!

  20. You featured some great treasures this week….I really love that old cookie jar! Thanks for hosting the party!!!

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