Thrifty Finds This Week

Hi, all!  It’s still hot around these parts, although we have gotten some good showers lately, so we are doing a happy rain dance over that.  Helps the garden grow!

I didn’t think I’d have to say this, but please, please don’t keep adding your links that you’ve already shared from previous parties from weeks ago. Let’s keep this party fresh. DO NOT just go back in your archives and pull out all the posts that you think fit this party and link up.  Please just add one or TWO links at the most, not your entire archives.  I will delete them, especially if you just drop by, link up and never link back.  If you are a new blogger and you are doing this, let me just say it is rude to do that!  Be courteous and link back. Don’t just fly by and leave your link (in some cases several links), trying to drive traffic to your blog.  And again, if your link does not have anything to do with a thrifty find, those will be deleted too.  I really don’t have a lot of time to be the linky police, so please play nice! 🙂

OK, now that I got that out of the way, here are some highlights from last week. Ya’ll are a resourceful bunch and always come back with some great stuff!

Myra at The Casabella Project really comes up with some unique finds.  This is an old stove board, where one of those wood burning stoves used to sit and she paid $35 for it at a yardsale and then found out they are really pricey and rare.  What a find, Myra! Can’t wait to see where this goes.

How about a silverplate tray for $1.50?  Tammy Loves Dishes scored this one. You can’t beat that!
Embracing Change picked up this beautiful cane backed chair and did a makeover on it.  For $2, it was an absolute steal and she made it into a showpiece. Gorgeous!

House of Hawthornes discovered a vintage picnic basket at an estate sale for $6. How cute is this?

The Thriftress made over this $3 vintage mirror for her sister’s 30th birthday and it turned out fab! Loving all the paint colors that everyone is using now.  Can you see how adding a pop of color in a space can make all the difference?
Missy at My Cottage Charm found this old dresser at Goodwill for $15 and it was the perfect size for her laundry room renovation. Go check it out, it’s so cute!

Jess with Frugal with a Flourish painted up a Frenchy nightstand she found for $15 and it’s going in her soon-to-be baby’s room. Love, love this Jess!

Arlene at For the Love of It scored a wonderfully thrifty find with this desk and chair redo!  The desk was $4 and the chair was $1!  People, did you hear that!  What an amazing deal this was.  There are always some great furniture pieces in the Thrifty Treasures party and I wish I could highlight all of them!

Doesn’t Diane from In My Own Style have a gorgeous backyard?! Wow, Diane, I’m super jealous of that view.  Look at the brass lamp makeover she did for this space.  She picked it up for a song at her fave thriftstore, unwired it and made a candleabra out of it.  Beautiful!

I love all the totally random things that show up thrifting!  The Suite Life found five serving pieces of Ralph Lauren dinnerware at the Goodwill for $2.99?  That’s a steal, these are so pretty!

This cute terrarium didn’t look nearly this stylish when Organizing Made Fun found it at the thriftstore for $6.99, but after a makeover and adding some plants and rocks, it’s an adorable thrifty accessory.

Don’t you get inspired seeing all these great finds out there for such a steal?!  I know I do!  I love this thrifting thing.

One more thing!  My friend, Debbie, who has the pretty white farmhouse out in the country in Alabama, has started a new venture with her daughter, Tiffany, and they are repurposing old furniture and have a booth at Encore Resales in Pelham, so I hope you  Birmingham girls will stop by and visit them.  She says I created a monster since I started dragging her to yardsales when I was there.  She got hooked and now look at the results!  Here’s their booth.  They have a blog too, The Not So Empty Nest, so stop by and say hello to Debbie!

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!

  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. Hi Rhoda, thanks for hosting the party. I am hoping the projects I linked will pass the litmus test as a “thrifty” treasure, even though they are a little more craft than they are yard sale… Have a great week.

  2. Hi Rhoda,
    I just found your blog. I’ve become a follower and wanted to share some of my recent finds. Thanks for hosting.

  3. Hey Rhoda! We miss you here in Birmingham, but at least we can still party with you on here! You’ll have to show us thrifting Atlanta-style sometime soon.

  4. Thanks for hosting Rhoda. I love your party and all the great finds!

  5. Hi Rhoda,
    This is the first time I’ve joined the party this summer. It’s good to be back! Come by and sign up for my anniversary giveaway – free chalk paint!

  6. OK, All better now, I hope! Thanks for hosting.

  7. I always love looking at all the fabulous finds. Thanks for hosting this great party.

  8. I just wanted to say one thing in regards to your frustration with the new bloggers not linking back…when I was a new blogger I didn’t even know what “link back” meant. My link was deleted from a few parties I joined and I was so frustrated. Finally, after even googling it, I asked a fellow blogger to explain it to me. Now is seems like the easiest thing ever but when I was new it was really stressful! Just an observation…I know some bloggers take advantage of linky parties and honestly I just can’t imagine ever doing that. I am so grateful to bloggers who host the parties that I try to follow all the rules. I’ve just discovered your blog and hope to link up to your party soon…

    • Hey, Ann, I totally understand that new bloggers don’t always get it and know the proper way to do things, so I really try to be lenient. Some things just bug me though and I have to mention them when they do. Most everyone is very gracious and courteous, but some are only trying to link up to as many parties as they possibly can with ONE post & not every post fits every party. That’s one of my pet peeves on that subject.

      Thank YOU for stopping by!

  9. Thank you so much for featuring my chair! I do appreciate it so! Love your blog and look forward to it weekly!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  10. I love that redone cane backed chair, too! I love the yellow fabric with the numbers. (I’m a CPA, lol.) The black terrarium is very attractive, too. Thanks for hosting.

  11. It’s always such an inspiration to see what everyone finds and how they re-purpose. I ♥ Pam’s vintage picnic basket! Thanks once again for hosting, Rhoda. Wish you didn’t have to play the bad cop…. I see so many link and runs in many parties these days. What happened to the common courtesy of visiting both the hostess and the party go-ers and actually leaving comments?
    🙂 Sue

  12. Thanks for the shout out Rhoda! It was nice surprise!

  13. Thank you for hosting this party AND thank you for showing off my terrarium! Such an honor!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  14. Thanks for hosting the party! There were some great thrifty finds from last week. I love how you highlight them for those of us who may have missed a few.

  15. Thanks for hosting this link party. I linked back. going to look around some more on your blog, there’s a lot here I like!

  16. Thank you for hosting the party. I love to peek at what everyone is finding. The stove top is wonderful.

  17. Had just enough time to link up before going to church tonight but had to come back and thank you for the party! It has been a little while since I have joined in and I am so glad I had a thrifty post to share!

    bee blessed

  18. Thanks for hosting, Rhoda! There are already some great links…

    I’m sure I’ll be back again next week as yard sale season is in high gear in Chicago. Finally.


  19. Your Blog says:

    Just a small observation. This is your blog and your party. There’s no reason to explain yourself or justify your choices or requests. New bloggers would benefit best by doing research and those posting “stale” items will also learn from the deletions. It might mean more work initially for you but most hosted parties are a bit of work. 🙂 You provide so much to so many, keep up the good work!

  20. Oooh, I love love love that white desk! Thanks for posting, Rhoda! 🙂

  21. Oooh! Great roundup from last week’s party!! Thanks for featuring my lil nightstand! It looks great in the room now! 🙂

  22. linda miller says:

    Can you invite me to join pinterest. It looks like such a great site but need you help to join.
    Thank you

  23. Hi Rhoda, Love the party! It is so neat to see how people can take something found and old and make it new and beautiful. As you know I do not have a blog but enjoy getting ideas from all the Blog World. If you ever do a post on gardens… I would just love to share my flower gardens… with all the rain we had up here in OHIO… they look marvelous!

  24. Thanks so much for hosting. Knowing that this was coming-up made me actually finish a project that I’ve been dying to get to. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  25. Rhoda, these finds do inspire! Makes me want to hit the road and find some treasures of my own. I’m lovin that little lunch box, the mirror, and the Ralph Lauren china ~ be still my heart. Wow!
    Thanks for hosting. I’m joining in for the first time this week. Great party! ~ Sarah

  26. These are all great finds! Love seeing what everyone treasures everyone has been getting. Thanks for hosting!!

  27. Rhoda,
    Thank you for spelling it out for the ladies regarding what to add when linking. While not a linker myself, I grow very frustrated thinking I am clicking on a link about a thrift or yard sale purchase and instead land a tutorial or table setting (which while very nice,
    is not what your linky party is for). Just show us the goods ladies,
    if we want to paint or improve them, we will go to another site’s linky with those specifics.
    Treasure the treasures.

  28. My first link up! If I did it wrong, please be kind. Southern Hospitality was the first blog I ever read and bookmarked to come back for more! Thanks Rhoda!

  29. Just spotted your thrift party through twitter!! GREAT idea!! Thanks for hosting! xo

    😀 Lynda

  30. Hi Rhoda-

    Thanks for featuring my thrift store chandy. I have been getting lots of use out of it and yesterday just made a post style lantern to compliment it. Thanks for hosting such a fun link-up. I love finding thrifty treasure.
    My best- Diane

  31. Thanks for hosting the party! You’ve picked some goodies this week. I can’t wait to visit the ones I missed!!!

  32. I was so happy to find a linky party featuring yard sale finds! I love yard sales and love to see what treasures others have found! Thanks for hosting!

  33. I love seeing all the great thrifty finds … I’m a day late linking up but I made it! 🙂

  34. Thanks for letting us link up! I love all of last weeks finds. The picnic basket and chandelier have to by my two favs.

  35. Thanks so much for the blog comment, Rhoda! It always makes my day!!!

    I linked up (although I added MY name instead of the post name… whoops!) and added a link-back. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity. For some reason I thought of “thrifty finds” as a thrift store find so it didn’t occur to me until you mentioned it in the blog comment. 🙂

    Now remember, Rhoda.. You have friends and admirers in Birmingham (ummm, me) so if you are making a visit and have time for a visit with a friendly stranger (ummmm, me) please let me know. The July 9th #ilovethrifting party would be so much fun! I’ll take you out after the party. 🙂


    Erin @ Dwell & Tell
    Birmingham, AL

  36. So impressed with your finds and even more amazed at how you transform them into usable beautiful treasures. All with in the reach of most of us. Thanks.

  37. Thanks so much for featuring my silver tray treasure in the flashback of thrifty finds. I was just tickled pink to see it!


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