Thrifty Treasures: Oh, the Great Finds!

You all continue to amaze me with all the great stuff you are finding.  Makes me want to get my thrifting mojo going, but right now renovation  get-it-done has taken over my entire life.  We’re getting closer to a move-in ready house and I’m getting so excited.  The kitchen cabinets are completely installed at this point and they look beee-utiful. I’m so happy with how they all turned out and my installer, Vic, did a fantastic job with the little custom touches that needed to be done in a small kitchen.  I’ll share all of that next week.

In the meantime, I’m heading to Birmingham today for a couple of days and to attend a pottery event (the same one I did a couple of years ago). It will be fun to see my blog friends in Birmingham and my friends from church that I left behind.  Going back to Birmingham always gives me a little bittersweet feeling, with all that has gone on in the last 2 years, but I do have some sweet friends over there still and I love to keep in touch with them.  Don’t be surprised if you see me at Joe’s in Alabaster on Monday!

So, let’s take a look at what y’all found last week!  There are some great finds in this feature, so enjoy.

BLissfully Imperfect 77

Blissfully Imperfect made me smile really big with this old aqua rotary phone. Oh, how I remember these and I know many of you do too! My parents had these for the longest and finally got rid of them all in the last decade or so.  Do you remember how long it took to dial a number on one of these babies?  I sure do!

Daisy Mae Bell 14

A $5 brass lamp got Daisy Mae Belle all excited and this one is beautifully traditional and not at all too shiny.

Five Eleven 30

A vintage chair find got a complete overhaul from Five Eleven Décor and she put together a pretty fab gallery wall mostly from Etsy finds.

Frugal Homemaker 50

Christina, The Frugal Homemaker got a steal of a deal $18.75 at a thriftstore and she has big plans to make a headboard out of this one.

Homeology 55

What a neat ram’s head that Home-ology found while thrifting. He is right at home on her table top.

life begins at 40 91

I love painted furniture and Life Begins at 40 scored this piece and made it over to fit her décor. Bravo!

Meredith 71

My New Yorker friend, Meredith (and Gwyneth), went dumpster diving again and put together this nifty duo.  The chest she found curbside and paired it with a hutch she already had.  How cool is this?  And she even added textured wallpaper to it all before painting it that pretty gray.  Smart girl!  Her signature pink shines in the backdrop.

Note Songs 5

My sweet friend, Sheila from Note Songs, scored big time on this set of canisters for $20 and she is doing the happy dance of thrifting thrill.  Any link that is titled, “Oh My Lord” always gets my attention. Smile

Posed perfection 9

A lucky $10 yardsale find, this wooden rolling cart got cleaned up and now put to good use in Posed Perfection’s kitchen.

Restore Interiors 65

Six for $165!! Wow, did Restore Interiors steal these beauties, upholstered French style chairs.  Me likey very much!

Shabby Love 35

A collection of doors was turned into a pretty backyard focal point by Shabby Love.  Hoarding old doors DOES come in handy!

Sophia Decor 24

Be still my heart!  Sophia found this beauty at a thriftstore and promptly updated her with one of my new fave Annie Sloan chalk paint colors, Florence.  She looks like she could be from  Italy for sure.  Love!

Sweet Chaos 42

Sweet Chaos found this sweet vintage spindle bed from Craigslist for $50.  She’s going to give it a new life.

weheart diy 77

And last but not least, this beautiful makeover by We Heart DIY, is just stunning.  A thriftstore find, this piece was the typical cherry finish in not so good shape.  After a complete makeover, she is gorgeous now.  I’m loving these 2 toned dressers I’m seeing all over blogland lately. What do you think of this trend?

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. LOVE those wonderful frenchy chairs! have a great week!

  2. Fantastic features…it’s hard to a pick a favorite, though that aqua phone really jumps out at me! 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  3. Awesome features! Thanks for hosting Rhoda! XO, Aimee

  4. Thank you so much for sharing our Dumpster Dive Dresser! What a way to top off our weekend! Have an awesome week, Rhoda! We can’t to see your next updates on the renovation!

    mk & Gwynnie

  5. Hi Rhoda! Wow…thank you so much for featuring my Thrifty Kitchen Island. I am really enjoying it. Thank you also for hosting each week. You are a gem! Have a great week!

  6. Hi Rhoda! Oh, My, Lord!! 🙂 I couldn’t resist! You featured me! Thank you so much. I’m just amazed at all of the treasures we see in blogland and the talent! Great features and thank you for hosting!
    You are the sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    • Gina in S FL says:

      I have the same canister set (circa mid sixties). While my mom was pregnant with me, she stood in line week after week at the local grocery store (New York) to redeem stamps her purchases earned. You could earn pieces of this set! I have fond memories of searching for loose change in them! Mom would remind us, “I stood on line while pregnant to get those!” I have them now. Enjoy! It was a treat to see them at Rhoda’s today. 😉

  7. I am so sorry I have never had the chance to meet you. At least not yet. Thanks for the party, and I love what you chose for this week.

  8. Debbie@Fine Point Creations says:

    Each week I look forward to seeing everyone’s creativity. Thank you for hosting!

  9. So glad my aqua rotary phone brought you a big grin! Thanks for including it in your post today.

  10. Fabulous features, Rhoda. Thanks for hosting and have fun in Birmingham.

  11. Thank you for hosting Rhoda. Have a wonderful week.

  12. Hi Rhoda…I’m all linked up for this week. I just popped over to last week’s party and saw that you featured my grain sacks. I can’t thank you enough. Hope your kitchen reno is moving right along. Have a great week!

  13. I love the aqua phone and yes, I can remember how long it took to dail!
    Thanks for hosting!

  14. Rhoda, Thanks so much for featuring my brass lamp! I always love to see what treasures everyone found! Life to the full, Melissa

  15. Thank you so much for hosting and for featuring my patio space!! What a great surprise!!! 🙂

  16. I do remember and I would always mess up at the second to last number… and have to start over! Ugh. Good memories though since it was at my gramma’s house 🙂

    Have a safe trip and thanks for hosting!!

  17. Have fun! I was just south of B’ham at Lake Martin! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  18. Thanks for featuring my door! Can’t wait to link up in a few months with the finished project! 🙂

    thanks for hosting – I LOVE this party 🙂 Linking and visiting to see everyone else’s finds.

  19. I’m loving the two-toned dresser trend also! I’m looking for something to put in my front entry and seriously considering one if I can find a nice thrifty piece to redo…

  20. Thanks so much for hosting Rhoda!

  21. great finds, as usual! thanks so much for hosting, & thanks for feature my little ram!

  22. Love seeing what others are finding in their junking expeditions. Such fun! Thanks for hosting, Rhoda. Have a lovely week.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  23. Oh, my, I would be doing a happy dance if I found a set of canisters like that, too! Thanks for hosting, Rhoda- I’ve had my thrift store rocker for a few months, but had such trouble refurbishing it that I have just managed to post it. :\

  24. Thanks so much for featuring my french bedside table! How exciting. I really love how it turned out and I’m thrilled that others like it also. Laura at

  25. Thanks so much for featuring my gallery wall and velvet chair. I love seeing everyone’s finds-inspires me to get back out there after striking out like I did last weekend. Happy treasure hunting!

  26. Thank you for hosting the party. Enjoy your time in Birmingham.

  27. Thanks for hosting the party Rhoda. Of course I love the two toned painted furniture you featured, you always have such good taste. Some of the two toned furniture pieces are paint free in places that I wouldn’t have expected, there are some super talented people in blog-world. You can learn so much just from browsing through the links – love blog parties!

  28. must love junk says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great week! 🙂


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