Thrifty Treasures and a Yardsale

Hello all you fun people!

Hope your weekend’s been good.  My little angels showed up on Saturday and we got most of the trim primed in the house, so I will share that next.

In the meantime, I stopped by my friend, Lynn’s yardsale and wow, did she and her buddies have some great stuff.  I did not buy a thing, but I sure wanted to.  I must wait until I get in my house before I start picking up more.  Here are some of the things I saw and passed up.  One of the ladies who came and painted with us (Phyllis)  hit it too and scored big time.

Lynn thought it would be fun to take a pic of me taking pics at the sale.  Lynn family’s house is located off the historic Marietta Square and I got to play docent in their house at last year’s Christmas tour of Elwood.


Elwood is beautiful and Lynn and her family have lived there going on 20 years.


Isn’t Elwood pretty?  One of these days, I’ll do a tour of the inside for you.


Today, it was all about the yardsale happening outside.  Lynn and a couple of her friends put on a big show with all their treasures.  I stopped by as they were getting things set up and could have had my pick of the best things.


I looked at every table.


And they had some great stuff.


Like these 2 cute chairs.


And these two beauties just needed new fabric.


This little table was tempting at $15.  I almost caved in and got it.


And this chair, at $10, almost got my attention too.  But, then I kept remembering ALL those boxes I have packed away.  I have no business bringing home more of anything until I get in the house.


But, you’ll have to agree, it was a GOOD sale!   I know it had to be successful, with all of the great stuff there.


Across the street is this pretty Victorian and it’s for sale.


With this big  beautiful blooming oakleaf hydrangea, it was picture perfect.


I will definitely be planting some oakleaf hydrangeas at my new house.  I love them!  Aren’t you glad I took you along on the yardsale?  I hurried over to my house for the paint party after checking out the yardsale.

OK, back to thrifty treasures!  From last week’s party, here are some highlights!

brimfield finds

This adorable pink child’s rocker was found at Brimfeld by Thoroughly Modern Me.  I’ve heard so many great things about Brimfield over the years, it has to be fun.

Debbie vanity

Debbie at Refresh Restyle gave this vanity new life with a pretty paint job.

drop-leaf-table daisymaebelle

Drop leaf tables are so versatile and Daisy Mae Belle’s $75 find is a nice one.

Fire King (old) 2nd time around

I love this bowl, mainly because my mother has one just like it.  It’s a Fireking and jadite and holds a lot of memories in our family. Our bowl has held a lot of creamed corn through the years.   Second Time Around scored this one.

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Rita from This Sorta Old Life shares her story of lessons learned from a thriftstore rug that is very sweet.

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As usual, Parsimonia found another treasure, a retro and vivid colored crewel art piece that is current again.  Lovely!

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These plant stands are just so cute and Mommy is CooCoo found these out thrifting.  Love!

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Look what Silly Pearl found at a local thriftstore!  A chip and dip bowl becomes a succulent planter.  How clever!

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Town and Country Living scored 2 stools at different times at the flea market and made them her own.  Too cute!

So, what did YOU find this week?

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.

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!

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- Rhoda


  1. Judy Clark says


    Shucks, I forgot about that sale. We did not talk about it Friday night so I totally forgot. She had some wonderful treasures. Oh well, on to the next one.

  2. I LOVE a good yard sale! Thanks for featuring my plant stands. This coocoo momma couldn’t be more grateful. I’ll have a better picture for you next time. I love the concept of this link party. Fun!

  3. Those candle holders are just fabulous. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. I would have loved to have been there, fabulous things to buy, I really can’t wait to see your home all done:)

  5. Cyndia Montgomery says

    I don’t know how you have such restraint! I am drooling over that little turquoise table and would have grabbed that FAST! And the wicker rocker, and the pair of French chairs… What great deals!
    I used to live in Marietta about 30 years ago and I “think” I remember that house! Such a sweet little town, and I loved shopping on the square.
    Oh- that little Jadeite bowl- I have my grandmother’s. I remember seeing her mix up cakes in it, so when she died, I asked for it. It’s my most cherished thing.

  6. This makes me want to go thrifting! I would not have been able to control myself with those deals! Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. I did score some thrifty treasures this past weekend at the Fishersville Antique Expo…it was an awesome time! Love the homes featured in this post…maybe one day we’ll get to see the inside?

  8. Wow! What a sale – not sure I would have had the willpower you did! Ha! But, it will be so much taking out your treasures you have packed away once you get to move into your beautiful new home. Thanks for hosting this great party! Jane

  9. Wow! I could not have resisted some of that great furniture! Thanks for featuring my drop leaf table! I will be sharing some more of my finds from this weekend tomorrow! I am new to your blog and LOVE your style!

  10. Good Morning,
    I have missed you, it seems life just gets in the way of my blogging. I am so happy to be joining you today. Your sale looks terrific, I see those great chairs I could have used in several places. It is such an accomplishment when you can actually complete a sale and purge. I know you added more into your nest egg to go towards another great item. Thanks for hosting the party. Kathy

  11. What a fabulous sale!! It looks amazing! Sharing my new chandeliers for the dining room~ Thanks so much for hosting!!

  12. Rhoda, thanks so much for featuring my kitchen stools. Love that little Victorian house that’s for sale!

  13. What a lovely house and what a super yard sale! I sure wish I could find some like that. I could do some real shopping there!

  14. I wish I were able to shop that yard sale! I would have driven off with a truck load of goodies!

  15. You really found some goodies…can’t believe you resisted the urge to buy. You must be Wonder Woman.


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