One of my very special and dear friends, Kim, from Daisy Cottage is here today to show off her thrifting finds. Kim and I started off as online friends about 8 years ago when we met on a decorating board and since then we’ve met in person, so I’m proud to call her a real life friend now. I just adore Kim and Maggie, her adorable dachsund, as well as Daisy Cottage, her oh so cute home and if you haven’t been to her blog yet, you must go over and check it out. It’s a feast for the eyes, especially if you love cottages and vintage decor. Kim and I are thrifting sisters and even got to hang out together at her house and do some thrifting last year about this time. I wish she lived near me, we’d be hanging out all the time. In fact, Kim is the one who encouraged me to start blogging, so you have her to thank for that. I’m so glad I did!
So, welcome Kim as she shares her thrifty finds with us!
Just like our dear friend, Rhoda, I, too, love to venture out early Saturday mornings and go to yard sales. I am really lucky, as yard sale season is year-round in Florida! And I am even luckier as my sister and I usually go together. Picture Lucy and Ethel and that pretty much describes our yard saling adventures!
Attending these sales is a wonderful way to get to know your town. You discover hidden neighborhoods that you might not have otherwise found and you meet the nicest people! As the sun rises and the birds begin to sing, AND the morning air creates crazy curls for our hair, we always find a treasure – or two. 😉
Last Saturday was no exception and I did, indeed, find several goodies and all for the grand total of $6!
Here is what I found:
Two vintage hankies, three old books – one entitled “Miracle Gardening” that I am sure will come in VERY handy, a red velvet pillow, a darling Christmas apron, and a fabulously fringed Christmas tablecloth!
There are SO many things that you can do with your yard sale treasures. The possibilities are ENDLESS. For example, you can create lovely gift baskets for any occasion – by filling them with the things that you have found along the way. A garden-themed basket could include a pair of old garden gloves, a few vintage tools, a well-read garden book, and a chippy little pot with a happy plant! A vintage cookbook tied up with a bow that has a wooden spoon tucked in its knot would be lovely to give AND to receive! And who wouldn’t love to have a sweet little hankie to call their own?
And, of course, you can also layer your home, from top to bottom with your newly found treasures as Rhoda and I love to do ….
I so hope that you give yard sales a try! For you see, buried underneath the piles of rubbish and what-nots, are true diamonds in the rough, waiting to be loved and sparkle again! Think of all the fun that you, too, can have for $6!
See you at the sales!!!
Thank you, Kim, my sweet friend!
Now, it’s YOUR turn to share what you’ve found . Just sign up with Mr. Linky and be sure and add the permalink of your post and not just your blog url. I’ll have to delete anything that is not relevant to this party. And be sure and link back from YOUR blog to this post so others can come and join the party.
What is a permalink?? OK, Ladies! I’m going to have to do a little tutorial again on how to play with Mr. Linky. Once your post is done, click on the title & you will see a long address in your browser box. COPY THAT url and post into the Mr. Linky box, since THAT post will be permanent in the links and months from now, someone can click on your link and find your post. Don’t just paste your BLOG url, but the actual post url. Got it, OK good?! I just had to go change a bunch of the links to the actual post.
I’ll share a few more of my finds on Tuesday.
Our friend, The Nester, is sharing some exciting things on her blog on Monday, so go by and check it out.
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Since I read your blog every day, I will have to thank Kim for starting you and visit her blog, also. Living up north, I don’t think we have yard sales that are as good as yours. Perhaps I am not looking in the right way and have to learn how to seek those treaures! Thanks for your tips and Kims!
Funky Junk Interiors says
Ohhhh I love those colourful books on that fireplace mantel! What a fun thing to stare at all day!
I’ll join in and share what I’ve been drooling over and keep wondering if it’s still all there… I think it’s passed my ‘do I really want it’ test and now I must have it. 🙂
Betty Jo says
I just love Kim to pieces. Her thrifty finds are always wonderful. Kim it was awesome seeing you here today with Rhoda. ♥
I love vintage linens. That rose tapestry pillow is stunning!! Kim has the most gorgeous colors in her cottage.
Olive Rue says
What a great idea. Count me in too. I love looking to see what everyone else bought. 🙂
Leigh of Bloggeritaville says
Rhoda, I adore Kim’s blog and her puppy too! Hate I missed you on Saturday, hope you understood.
Got some great buys at the garage sale smyself, that I will post on my thrifty Thursday. I hope you dont mind that I miked up my last week post. You are welcome to do so with yours on Thursday.
Oh my gosh!
Look at all those goodies. This is why i have nominated you for an award my dear.
Come over to The Lisa Porter Collection & grab your award.
Pass it on to others who bring you the same good cheer, attitude & gratitude that you have given to me.
Wow, I happened to go to some garage sales yesterday and had already posted pics of my finds when I came across your post so I jumped onboard with Mr. Linky. I haven’t garage saled in a long while but had a blast yesterday and plan to go again soon. Getting out of bed so early on a day off is the pitts but it sure pays off in the end!
[email protected] Porch Musings says
Thanks Kim for this great thrifting post and Rhoda…thanks so much for hosting this event. We certainly had fun garage saling yesterday!
I really enjoy the links to everyone’s yard sale finds. I’ve looked forward to this weeks post since I read about it last week!
Thanks for hosting this event again. Loved those colorful books on the mantel – so pretty! Linda
The Queen of Fifty Cents says
Those are extra nice photos of your finds!
Thrifty Miss Priss says
Yard sales are becomming my favorite thing to do! It’s the thrill of the hunt I guess! Thank you for posting this! I can’t wait to see everyones treasures!
Life with Kaishon says
I didn’t get to go this weekend, but I will definitely try too next week just so I can participate : ). How fun is this! I LOVE the finds! The cookbooks alone are awesome! So fun!
Misti of Studio M Designs says
Great guest post! Her place is truly amazing!!! I too share her love of red… Got to check out some of the links now…
Hello Rhoda, your friend Kim had some great treasures! I loved looking at the pictures!
I’ll be joining the fun soon!
Just stopping by to say “hi” and see what you’ve been up to while I’ve been away. Kim is one of my favorites too.
Blondie's Journal says
I just love and want all that I saw today!! Kim & Rhoda~you sound like the dynamic duo!!! I love it when bloggers are friends outside of cyberspace~which leads to to say to come visit tomorrow when I introduce you to someone who needs no introducing, that is…. met this week,
I JUST FOUND OUT THROUGH KIM’S BLOG YOU WERE DOING THIS. I WILL HAVE TO JOIN NEXT WEEK. I AM QUITE EXCITED ABOUT IT AND WILL VISIT ALL YOUR PARTICIPANTS.
THE PICTURE OF YOU AND SWEET MAGGIE IS DARLING.
p.s. I am so very glad you took Kim’s advice and started a blog…the blog world would be missing a very special person
What a great post!
I would love to join in but I am not sure how to do a permalink. If you would be so kind as to tell me how I would love to join you gals.
PS..isn’t it amazing the friendships that are established through blogs. I am so blessed!