Thrifty Treasures Begins for 2012

Hey, all you thrifty shoppers!

We’re about to start a brand new edition of the Thrifty Treasures party for this year, so if you’ve been chomping at the bit to show off some great finds, now is your chance.

I only have two things to start the party with, but I love this find that I stumbled across down in Destin at the big Goodwill.  It was hopping in there the day we stopped by and I spotted 2 of these burlap shades.  With the senior discount (oh yeah, I will take that anytime I can get it, now that I’m 55!), it came out at $7.50.  It’s a huge shade and I have plans to install it in a hallway or one of the rooms of my new fixer-upper house.

I love it!

Burlap lamp shade

You can see how big it is, since it is sitting on this loveseat and takes up half of it.  Not sure how I can get it up on a ceiling yet, but I’ll figure that out later.

Shade close

It was WAY too cool to pass up and the price was right, so home it came with me.

Last Friday, I stopped by a big yardsale on the side of the road and out of all the treasures junk there, I came away with this 50 cent white pottery planter.  I love adding plants in these old pottery pieces to sit around on a table.  It will get put to good use.

I just love the imperfect finish on these old pottery pieces.

Before we get the party started, I want to give a shout-out to one of my sponsors, Saturated Color. Beth has the most gorgeous vintage art prints in her Etsy shop and she is offering a 20% discount right now on everything in her shop.   Use this code: SOHO20

But, shop fast, because the discount is only until Wed. evening this week!

You will love what she offers and when I’m in my house again, I feel sure I’ll be bringing some of her art prints home with me.  Isn’t this botanical above just yummy?!  I hope you’ll go and check out the sale!

So, are you ready to join the first Thrifty Treasures party for the year?  I do think I might be getting my yardsale/thrifting mojo back! 🙂

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. Rhoda,

    Thank you so much for hosting this party. This is so much fun! I have never met a thrift store or yardsale that I didn’t like! I can’t wait to see what you do with that shade 🙂


  2. I have had a great weekend in finding treasures….one of which you can see at my blog,
    Come for a visit…

  3. Thanks so much for bringing “thrifty” back! I love this party!

  4. Hi Rhoda,
    We must have the perfect timing! Your first Thrifty Treasures post perfectly coinciding with my first Flea Market Find post.
    Love that lamp shade! Oh how fun must it be to be allowed to shop and shop all for your new home. Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with that one.

  5. I’m so glad to be able to party with you, Rhoda! Thank you so much for hosting. Love the lampshade that you found! I’m going to check out the etsy shop too. Take care.

  6. Rhoda, I am tickled you are doing a Thrifting Party! I will try to figure out how to link to you and such.
    First, I want to let you know I am having a BIG garage, culling sale in Dunwoody, (GA) this coming Friday and Saturday. I have so many items I THOUGHT I was going to “do something with” but time goes by and… They are all in the sale. I’m really letting go. I just thought, since you are soon-to-be moving into your sweet home, you would want to know! If I don’t get to meet you soon, I am signed up for Haven!

    • Kim – I am in Milton, Georgia and would love to check out your garage sale this weekend! Would you mind emailing me your address? Can’t wait! Missi

    • HI,Kim, oh that sounds so fun, but I’ll be out in Utah this weekend at a blog conference. I know you probably have some great stuff. I am going to have to wait until I move in before I start buying much stuff. It will be fun to see how my old things fit in this house!

  7. Thanks for hosting this party today! It was fun to share my Estate Sale find – bird pictures for $5.00 each! I love a deal! Missi

  8. So excited your party is back! Your readers always find the best treasures! Love your lampshade…so many great possibilities with that one. 🙂

  9. I’m so happy that your party is back and that it is garage sale season!!! Shopping the thrift stores just don’t compare. Thanks for hosting one of my favorite parties in blogland!

  10. Yay! So excited that Thrifty Treasures is back! Can’t wait to see what everyone has picked up! 🙂

  11. I enjoyed meeting you at Forsyth on Saturday. Thank you for being so gracious since I know you must get recognized all the time. It was the highlight of my weekend in Atlanta. Check out my blog if you ever have a second.

  12. Hi Rhoda-
    I am so happy it is yard sale season again. This link party is my favorite. Lets hope we all find great treasures this thrifting season. 🙂

    My best- Diane

  13. Hi Rhoda,

    What great timing…I just posted some of my “thrifty” transformations…absolutely love the theme of this party. My friends and family know where they can find me on most Saturday mornings :)…glad the season is here!! Love your find at the Goodwill! Thank you for hosting a wonderfully themed party…since I’m new to the party, I am assuming you host for the duration of the “season”? I can’t wait to see what others “find”?


    • Hi, Erin, Yes, I have been doing this party for close to 4 years now. It’s a 6 month event during yardsale season & everyone links up their best finds every week, then I highlight my faves the next week.

  14. YAY the best thrifty party is back! Thanks for hosting, Rhoda!

  15. I am such a newbie I didn’t even realize there is a thrifting season! It’s been a year-round sport for me, but this has me inspired to spend more time at yard sales. So glad I found this via Diane at In My Own Style–and thank you for hosting.


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