Thrifty Treasures 7-29-12

It’s been a busy week at my house with the new hardwood floors going in and can I just say:  I’m completely GIDDY with excitement over those floors.  If I could hug and kiss them without looking like a crazy person, I would.  I know I’m being a bit of a tease, but I’ll show you on Tuesday, OK, with lots of pics and details!

So, let’s get on with the party and you’ll see the hardwoods very soon!  I cannot wait to show them off.

Oh, and the Good Bone, Great Pieces book giveaway winner is posted here and the winner has been emailed!

25 Simply Simplisticated

A very lucky $5 find at a yardsale by Simply Sophisticated, turned into this beauty of a chest.  Wowza now!

37 Quirky Vistas

A nostalgic set of horse shoes found by Quirky Vistas for $6 was a fun find.

46 circadee

How many paint by numbers did I do as a kid?  I remember many of them and now they are collectable again.  I wish I had kept some, but Circadee scored this pretty horse, as well several other paint by numbers.

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My friend, Roeshel, scored a pretty Victorian terrarium at an antique mall for $50 and it is really unique. Can’t wait to see what she does with it.

fish_sculpture_on_a_dowel_thumb Linda

Linda at It all Started With Paint made jokes about her fish on sticks, but I think they are pretty cute, especially for a beachy house vibe.  What do you think?  Would you use them?  Their color is even trendy.

headboard before after Erin 6

Erin at DIY on the Cheap, scored a really pretty headboard for $16 and promptly painted it white.  Got to have some vision when you find those treasures out there.

Heather 3

Here’s another vintage style headboard, a King-size found on Craigslist for $80.  Heather is mulling over what color to paint it and I predict it will be stunning when she is finished.

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Rita at May Days is collecting vintage afghans. These are colorful and useful.

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Now this I really love! Mommy is Coocoo found this pretty sweet vintage glider at a local sale, took it home and sprayed it red and then had custom cushions made with outdoor fabric.  How cute is this?!

Shout-outs to Hometalk again this week!  Have you joined the community of Hometalk yet?  Great place to ask questions, show off your projects, and get great ideas for yourself.  If you love decorating and everything about the home, you’ll enjoy being a part of Hometalk.

Did you score something fun this week too?

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.

  • 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! :)
  • 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.
  • 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!


Again this year, I’ll be highlighting great finds from the party, so if you want your find highlighted, PLEASE link back to the party. Only those who link back will be considered for highlighting the next week. Thanks! SouthernHospThriftyTreasures copy_thumb

- Rhoda


  1. Hi Rhoda, we’re all looking forward to see this next big step in your remodel. just linked up, thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Just love the red glider! Just like Granny’s blue one on her front porch where we would drink Coca-Cola out of bottles. Your photos and descriptions are always so good.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting the fun party! Your mailbox looks amazing, too!


  4. I can’t believe I haven’t checked out Hometalk yet. Summer has me out of the loop here. Thanks for hosting the party again this week. I’ll be back later tonight to check out everyone’s posts. I can’t wait!

  5. Thanks for hosting Rhoda! I had a fabulous day thrifting with friends and sporting our hometalk t-shirts! We scored some fun stuff too!~

  6. LOL! Thanks for featuring my fish on sticks! I actually zapped them with some bright orange spray paint this week …

    Oh, and not to be stalker-like, but I’m all booked for the Southern Blogger’s Conference in October and am looking forward to meeting you in person!



  7. Thank you so much for featuring my headboard find! I picked up my laptop and ran into the other room to show my husband!! This is quite the honor 🙂

  8. Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great week.

  9. Thanks for hosting! XO, Aimee

  10. Rhoda – I can’t wait to see your new floors. I know they are spectacular! I know to you it seems like your projects are creeping along, but I can’t believe you are already putting down floors. Have a great week at Blogher. I can;t wait to hear all about it. xxoo, barb

  11. Thanks so much for hosting even though you are so busy with your new home!

  12. Hi, Rhoda! Thanks for inviting us to your link party. God bless.

  13. Thak you VERY much Rhonda for featuring my old mustard drawers! Im also excited to see your new floors:) Wonderful thrifty features!

  14. Thanks for featuring my read glider. As I said last week, I love this link party and I look forward to it every Monday. Have a great week. Amanda

  15. Good morning Rhoda,
    I visit your site just about daily but this is the first time linking up one of my Thrifty Treasures. Thanks so much for hosting!
    BTW-Love everything you’re doing with you’re new home. Such great progress every week. Have a fabulous week!

  16. Thanks for hosting, Rhoda. That headboard is amazing! Can’t wait to see the floors. 🙂

  17. I’m so happy to have found your website and this fun linky, Rhoda – I love thrifting and seeing what others find! And your blog is so great – very much up my alley, as we’re DIY-er’s making over an 80’s-era ranch – I subscribed right away. 🙂

  18. I love all the “finds” at great prices, but am I the only one who never seems to be able to find them? When I look at my hometown Craigslist all I can find are expensive pieces, and my local Goodwill and ReStore are the same. Actually, I can never find anything at Goodwill as far as furniture goes–just broken junk. Please tell me I’m not thrifting challenged. Does anyone else have this problem?

    • Hannah, I doubt you’re thrifting challenged..try asking your local Goodwill when they put out new things they receive and/or go earlier in the week vs. on a weekend. Also, check local newspaper for garage sales in your area as well as get out early on Friday’s and Saturday’s and just drive around looking for garage sale signs. Also, good finds can be found in stores in the clearance area. Ask how and when they do 2nd, 3rd and final markdowns and sometimes the stores will have special days where they offer add’l % off of sale items. The clerks will know this info and are happy to share it. Keep trying….you are bound to land a real find one day and when you do we want to hear about it! Good luck!.

    • Thanks Beth, that is great information.

  19. Thanks so much for the link-up! Cannot wait to see your floors! 🙂

  20. While out of town this weekend, I saw a garage sale sign I couldn’t pass up. I bought 4 stemmed, plain glass wine glasses, new in box for $1.00 (25 cents each) and plan to spray paint the lower half of the stem and the base with black chalkboard paint (as seen alot in blogland). Just for fun, I may try to find green chalkboard paint instead of black. Can’t wait to see the next renovation post! 🙂 Have a fun week Rhoda!

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