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.

footstool-on-rug-this sorta old life

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!

plant stands 35

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!

town and country 16

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. Absolutely FABULOUS yard sale…wish I were in the area!
    XO, Aimee

  2. Rhoda,

    I’m new to thrifting and am itching and scratching and impatiently waiting for yard sale season to kick off here in Chicago …

    … the weather is so sketchy at this time of year that it won’t really get into full swing till June. Until then I have to settle on the Salvation Army store on the fringe of the richest part of the city. Always some interesting finds …



  3. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    Oh my goodness…I would have been in lots of trouble at this AWESOME sale…all those chairs would have gone home with me.
    Happy that I had something to share this week…hop over when you can and party with us at my party.


  4. Rhoda,
    You have some serious self control! That’s like kid in candy store yard sale fabulous!

    Love that crewel art and that chip/dip bowl turned planter.

  5. I think I would have loaded up at that sale. Thanks for hosting.

  6. 25 years ago, we lived in Cobb County in one of the multitude of new subdivisions. I really loved seeing the homes in old Marietta and Roswell. We hated to leave but were transferred back here to Missouri. so many great things, I don’t think I could have passed up on the wicker!

  7. Rhoda, that was an awesome garage sale, and you were very strong to resist. I will have to check out some of those features.

  8. Rhoda,
    You have a lot more will power than I do! I see some things I would love to have! Beautiful place for yard sales!

    Thank you so much for featuring my vanity makeover! I really appreciate it!
    See you soon at Haven!

  9. I really enjoyed this post of the yard sale and pretty house. I used to play in the square of downtown Marietta when I was a kid. Still love to go there and shop.

  10. Oh, I would have had to take home one of those chairs! (I got a little chair problem…I want to save them all…) Thanks so much for highlighting our rug. Can’t believe I didn’t see its charms right away!

  11. Marlee @ Marlee's Mississippi Mojo says

    I admire your restraint! It would have been impossible for me to leave empty handed. Lots of treasures! Thanks for hosting and a special thanks for recently featuring my Adirondack chairs.

  12. Thanks for hosting, Rhoda! I really enjoyed our painting palooza, hope we’ll be doing it again soon. 🙂 Hey, I’d love your opinion on the frame I painted from my thrift store find (#21 above). I painted it white & glazed it, but am thinking it’s too light and washes out the picture too much. What would you do with it?

    • Hey, Sheila, I replied over on your blog. Thanks again for helping paint, you girls were awesome! I will probably do it again soon.

  13. Girl, you have some will power. A barley twist chair, really? That would have come home with me for sure. I can’t believe the prices.

  14. Looks like one fabulous sale! Hope you have a wonderful week.

  15. My mama had the same green bowl. Jello salad rather than creamed corn! Good memories.

  16. I would have loved to buy one of those wicker chairs and I spotted a bolt of striped fabric, too. What a great sale!

  17. I also want to commend you for NOT buying when you know you shouldn’t, like when you’ve set your mind to unpack your boxes before you bring anything else home.

    It’s tough, but the gratification of telling oneself ‘no’ is almost as good (almost!) as taking home a new pretty.

  18. the salvage collection says

    as someone w/ storage units packed to their brims, i feel the “must pass it up”-pain that you have. i, however, don’t share your self-control and have pulled the curtain on craigslist and thrifting ’til after our move.

    curbside finds are still game!


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