Thrifty Treasures at Lovelady Thrift

There’s a new girl in town.  Lovelady Thrift.

It was a busy weekend for me, starting on Thursday, when I stopped by this new store.  Brand new and located on Crestwood Ave. in Irondale, the new Lovelady Thriftstore is stocked for business.  I hope you local girls will check it out, as this is such a worthy cause, benefiting the Lovelady Center, which I’ve talked about many times before. 

I stopped in to take a peek and it’s very well organized.

The girls at Lovelady center are working there and keeping it all organized and ready to sell. 


Plenty of clothes

A whole warehouse just for furniture.

This table would be a likely paint candidate for sure.

One of those Frenchy nightstands.

And a pair of blue ginger jar lamps. I think these just might be coming back around again.  I can see these with updated drum shades in a bedroom.

And this reminds me of the 60’s with some of the bright colors popular then.

I found this pretty scalloped white plate for 99 cents to add to my ever-growing white dish collection.  This one would be nice hanging on the wall.

And this yummy white bowl by Anthropologie for 45 cents.

Original sticker was $10, so I got a deal.

I also found this pretty blue comforter which is perfect for layering across our bed, with ivory trim and a two-tone blue which complements the current fabrics I have in here. I had been looking for something blue just for this reason and at $7, it can’t be beat.  And YES, I have washed it.  That’s the first thing I did when I came home. Threw it in the washer and dryer!   You can see the slip covered white chair has a new home here in the master bedroom now.   And by the way, you might remember I was looking at new bedding a few months ago. I ended up getting another scalloped matelasse  coverlet and shams almost like the first one I had. 

On Friday, me and my friend, Debbie and her daughter, Tiffany, headed down to Petals from the Past’s Antiques in the Garden (just south of Birmingham in Jemison, AL), which they have every spring.  Always fun to go to this beautiful nursery and with antiques, that’s just icing on the cake.

Here, you can pick yourself up a gen-u-ine Redneck tire swing……there’s the guy responsible sitting in the chair.

I had to laugh at these, he had all sorts of these unique creations.  That’s about all I can say about those.  Only in Alabama!  Taaaarr swangs. 🙂

Petals from the Past grows some beautiful roses and if you haven’t been here and you live nearby, you must visit their gardens.  Always inspiring!

More antique vendors, this one sold cute birdhouses.

More antiques and collectibles.

Gazebo at the gardens.

Tiffany and Debbie, the redheaded girls.

The wisteria was peak and those hanging clusters of purple blooms were breath-taking.  Ahhh, spring!  We headed out from Petals and stopped by the Jemison Antique mall, where I found a couple of goodies. 

This sweet old little framed print of Wall Street in NY was $5 and I just loved it.  It’s now gracing my salon wall.

And this pretty aqua USA pottery vase was $15.  I adore this color in these old pieces.  I’ll show you soon how I’m bringing this color into my living room revamp even more.

I found more goodies at the Saturday yardsales, but they will have to wait til another time.

So, now it’s YOUR turn for the party this week! What have YOU found lately. Add your link to the Linky list and remember our guidelines for the party:

  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. Last year, I can’t tell you how many links I had to fix. This year I might get mean & delete them, so 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.

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Let’s have some fun this week with the Thrifty Treasures party!

- Rhoda


  1. Omg! That thrift store is huge. What an incredible furniture department too. Where is the Petals antique show? I would love to go there if it’s not too far away. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  2. you have such amazing places to shop at!! i just love that little ny picture.

  3. Your thrifty trips look like so much fun. I actually do have a few treasures to share this week but I haven’t taken any pics yet and it’s getting dark so maybe tomorrow.

  4. We have one of his Tire swings!!!!!! Ha! Madison loves it~

  5. Rhoda, some great finds, it is so fun to go thrifting!!

    I have a new post and interview up I think you will enjoy!

    Art by Karena

  6. Wow, Rhoda! I’m hopping in the car and heading yuor way! Great stuff! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  7. Great finds! I love that Anthro. bowl – swoon!

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. “Junkin” is one of my favorite activites, and I’m always surprised by what people want to get rid of! But their loss is often my gain. There’s nothing more fun than finding a gem among the trash. Wish I was close enough to peruse this one!

  9. OMG! Sure wish I lived closer! What fantastic places to shop. Love the color of the vase!

  10. What a great thrift store ! Lucky you!

  11. Wow, they look like great places to go! The thrift store looks huge and I always love a good outdoor market!

  12. You sure do have a great variety of spots to shop at! I’d love to browse that furniture showroom. 🙂 Bet my girls would love a gen-u-ine redneck swing. 😉

    Thanks for hosting, Rhoda! 🙂

  13. Rhoda, you sure got some great items this weekend. I got a few things this morning, but I have not hit a good sale in weeks. I well, it is still fun to look. Your vase is so pretty. I love that shade of blue. Love & blessings from NC!

  14. I love those white pieces Rhoda!

    The slipcovered chair is perfect for your room.

  15. Thanks for hosting again. I love that plate and bowl. That store looks huge and I would love to take a walk through the furniture warehouse.

  16. Miss Rhoda, How fun to go thrifting with girlfriends, nothing better than that!! It looks as if everyone had a blast. Love the blue/green USA pottery. The older pieces in that color are always so wonderful. I can hardly wait to see what you do with it in your living room. When Rhoda is on a roll there is no stopping her!! I need your ambition!! and energy and while we are at it, May I please have your figure too, xo Kathysue

  17. Rhoda, it would take me a month of Sundays to go through a place like your new one. I still don’t really look through clothes all that much because I’m so taken in by all the dishes/linens, etc. I know you have found some great clothes too. Thanks for hosting our Thrifting finds. I’m excited to be a part of it this week.


  18. that looks like a nice thrift store – big and very organized! I would love to find a nightstand like that one for my daughter’s room, she has a dresser like that. Thanks for hosting the party – I just linked up with some pics of my free patio furniture and a yard sale table I got this weekend

  19. I just wish I could find great places like this over here! I have one place that I visit regularly but it is nothing like this! You are so lucky!

    Thanks for having me today-my first link up to this great party!

    Best wishes,

  20. Looks like fun! The first place reminds me of Goodwill 🙂

  21. I ‘love’ thrift shopping! I just wish I were closer to nice stores like that one. I could have filled more than one vehicle! Happy shopping 🙂

  22. I will definitely check this out, as I am in this area.

    I just have to say this one thing: “tar swangs” is funny… Very funny. However, as an Alabama native and then as a returning retiree, I do get so perturbed with the stereotype of what a bunch of ignoramuses we are here, don’t you?


  23. Love your aqua vase and Wall Street print.

    And as another Alabama gal…I have nothing else to add to the tar swang thang!!!

  24. Hey Rhoda-
    What great treasures you found.
    I love white plates- but I have a serious space problem!
    I’m joining in tonight-
    The little house has been a complete thrifty overhaul!

    White Spray Paint

  25. Hi Rhoda,

    I just found your blog and I LOVE it!! I’m now following you. I live in Alabaster and I LOVE LOVE LOVE thrift stores, so I will definitely be checking out the Lovelady Thrift Store!


  26. I was just telling my husband today that we need to go to the new Lovelady Thrift store! After seeing your post, I HAVE to go soon! I’m sure I will find some treasures!

  27. Hi Rhoda!

    What a great thrift and sale! I would have bought enough to make my husband officially disown me!

    Thanks for the great party Rho!


  28. Becky in SC says:

    Don’t you just love when a thrift store is so well organized?? It makes the trip so much more enjoyable. I love that pretty blue comforter on your bed…very pretty!!

  29. Good Morning Rhoda,
    I hadn’t been to your blog in a while and I love the Makeover!!
    Looks like you have a new gem of thriftstore at your disposal, it will be fun to see what kind of treasures you will be able to find there.
    Thank you for hosting, I am glad to be partying along!

  30. I just passed by to say hi and God bless.

  31. Looks like a fabulous antique show! I’ve seen those horse-tire swings at craft shows around here {Toronto, Canada} ~ I think they’re so fun!

  32. Joyce Ackley says:

    Rhoda, I’m from Alabama too. I just can’t understand why you didn’t buy yo’self one of them taar swangs, girl! That would be just the thang for your back yard when you set outside and have some ice tea!

  33. What awesome places to shop! Girl I would be soooo broke! Ooh, wish we had places like that! Be blessed. Cindy

  34. Kathy :) says:

    We are on the lookout for a round table….that one is a beauty !!!

    Great finds Rhoda…have a wonderful week !!!

    Kathy 🙂

  35. Kathy :) says:

    ps Love your new bloggie look 🙂

    Kathy 🙂

  36. This is my first time at your wonderful Monday Happening and I’m so glad to have found this Thrifty Place. Enjoyed seeing the LoveLady store….we have a similar place here in San Angelo, Texas called Christians In Action…CIA. It’s huge too, and a charitable organization. Loved seeing all the outdoor stuff, too. You surely are a thrifty shopper with an eye for a good deal. Thanks for hosting this fun party…Sue

  37. What a great store! I find that near me, the “thrifty” items aren’t so thrifty and rather expensive.

  38. Rhoda –

    You had a busy week treasure hunting! I love the white pieces you discovered. The anthropology bowl was a steal. I would be in heaven at Petals with all those antiques and vintage pieces to search through.
    Love your new header!

    Your Friend,

  39. What a great store!!!
    I could waste time in there!
    Did you?
    Your scalloped matelasse comforter is gorgeous next to the slipcovered chair!
    I want me one o’ them there Redneck tar swangs, didja git me one?
    Blessings to your home from mine!

  40. Wow, that is an amazing thrift store! I want the anthro .45 dish 🙂 Enjoy your day!

  41. I came over from Leslie’s blog and couldn’t believe it was you! My mom talks about your blog all of the time; she’s addicted! “You should see what Rhoda did…” 😉 You’ve gotten her inspired!
    I saw the new store the other day when I took my Nana to Olive Garden; I’ll have to give it a try soon!

  42. Oh that looks like such a great thrift shop and so organized. I would love to get my hands on that table and give it a good coat of white paint. Just what I’m search for.

  43. Thank you girls, for joining the party today! Y’all are so much fun to yardsale shop with & I love to see what you’ve found. Forgive me for not commenting on all of these links, but I just don’t have the time! Wish I did, but then nothing would get done around this place.

    Scribbler, you mentioned the bad rap that the South gets & I couldn’t agree more. Hubby & I were watching the news last night & they were interviewing some poor ole’ memaw with a really hick accent. I turned to him and said. THIS is why everyone thinks the South has nothing but hillbillies, they choose to interview the wrong people on the new stories and that’s the impression that is left.

    But, we Southerners know that we are all a bunch of articulate, smart, clever, and sophisticated people for the most part, right? 🙂
    All of my joking is done tongue in cheek & I wouldn’t live any other place but right here in the good ole’ South!

  44. I love the coverlette you found, it is gorgeous! But then you do have that certain something when it comes to finding lovely things.

    What a hoot those tar swangs are! I can see a couple in the back yard at my Aunt and Uncles, they would fit right in with the decor and the grand kids would love them to bits!

    Thanks for hosting this gathering, it’s the high light of my week!

  45. Oh my GOSH…that thrift store has me drooling and pressing my face against my computer screen to get a closer look! What a perfectly…ummm…perfect weekend you had!


  46. Rhoda! I cannot wait to visit Lovelady Thrift. I live in Memphis, but next time I visit my sister in Atlanta, I will be jumping off 65 to go into Irondale!! (We used to live in Vestavia some years ago, but I’ve still got my Alabama bearings)

    Thanks for sharing!

  47. Love your finds, Rhoda- especially that sweet print! Thanks for hosting!

  48. I luuuuuuuv that adorable lil pony “tarr swang”! My girls would flip over that…and it would be right at home here in Texas 😉 I might need to find one of those.

  49. Oh, my how I would love to go there, and get my hands on some of those dishes and I want the table! Your only four hours away! lol I love the gazebo! Now my hubby would love the tire swing! lol I wish I could find one of those coverlets! So bad! I just need to come to AL! I loved this post!

  50. I would be in heaven if that thrift store moved into my neighborhood! Or more like I’d be in trouble for spending so much there, haha!

    Antiques and a nursery? Can it GET any better??? Thanks for sharing all of the great pictures, I would looove one of those taaaaar swangs up here in IL! 😉

    Thanks for hosting, I’m enjoying the par-tay!

  51. Rhoda – what are the hours of both those places you mentioned? I think we’ll be driving RIGHT through that area on Monday (on our way home from our anniversary trip to New Orleans <3) and they both look like fun!!
    I would love to stop by one or both of them! If you have the time to email me the hours I would so appreciate it!
    Thanks! -Jessica


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