Treasures in Blue

Summer is about to wind down and then we’ll be into September and I can say I’m not sad to see this heat go.  Yep, I’ll be glad for a little cool down soon.  Summer did seem to fly by this year.

This week, I made it to a few sales and an estate sale and found a few things.  A few blue things, to be exact.

This pretty blue glass ball was $5 from the estate sale.  It looks to be hand-blown, so I think that’s a good price for it.  I love those old fishing floats and this has that look, so I added it to the seashells in our master bathroom. This blue bottle was $2 and I loved the colors in it. I’m sure it’s not old, but it has a rustic look to it and also works in the master bath. Again, from the estate sale, this pretty blue/gray pottery piece was more at $10, but I love hand made pottery, so didn’t mind splurging on it.  The colors are so soft.   This estate sale was out in the country in a horse community. Buried under some paper in the above piece of pottery, were these 2 little horse tropheys.  Cute, huh?!  Some kid probably won these years ago.  The nameplates are missing.  I don’t need these, so will pass them on to someone.

I’ve just discovered a new show on the History channel:  American Pickers! Have ya’ll see this one?  I love this show, someone just told me about it, so I went and looked it up and now I’m hooked too.  Two guys from Iowa go out in their van all over the US countryside, looking for old barns to pick treasures from.  Watch it if you haven’t.  Totally fascinating! It’s amazing to me how many people there are who are pack rats and never get rid of anything. Apparently, collecting is still a huge thing in our country.

From another yardsale, this Old Navy cute graphic green and gray top was $1.  It will be very versatile with a white cami underneath.

And that’s my haul for the week.  Nothing spectacular, but a fun week.

Here’s a heads-up for all of you who join my party each week.  I’m going to end the Thrifty Treasures party at the end of September for the season, so looking at the calendar, the last one will be scheduled for September 26th.  I know you all love it, but by then it’s time for me to take a break.  Hopefully, I’ll bring it back again next Spring!  It’s been a fun party, but a break is good too. 🙂

Now it’s YOUR turn!  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.  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.

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- Rhoda


  1. Hi Rhoda! I am ready for cooler weather, too! I just want a nice frost so the grass will stop growing! lol I love your blue finds…especially the bottle and the blown glass ball..gorgeous! Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  2. Hi Rhoda!

    Love the blue ball and bottle!

    Have a great week!


  3. Hi Rhoda, your blue finds are so pretty. Love the bottle and the glass ball. My daughter just got the paint you used in your blue bathroom (wedgewood gray?) to do a room. I told hubby that “Antique White” was a sure thing for our office/guest room, having seen it so often, including your dining room (I think). Thanks for all the tips you share – they really help a lot! Linda

  4. lovin the pottery! beautiful!

  5. Rhoda,
    I love old blue glass. The hand blown ball is awesome.
    I know it looks great piled up with up with your seashells.

  6. Hi Rhoda,

    I love the first picture on your post today. Hmmm, I’m noticing that you got in really close and used the rule of thirds in your photo! 😉


  7. Don’t you just love estate sales. I found 6 Royal Copenhagen dinner plates at an estate sale a couple of months ago. I was eager to snatch them up. I really like the blue glass. It’s gorgeous and would brighten any room. AND the price is a real steal. Wishing you a lovely week ahead.

  8. I actually have the same blue ball hanging in my bedroom window. It is a witch ball. Evil spirits are supposed to get caught in the strings inside the ball and be unable to escape. And yes, $5 was a great deal.

  9. Cindy@ Applestone Cottage says:

    Hi Rhoda,
    You got some really great deals there! i love the blue glass and that’s a very cute top too!
    Thanks for hostessing!

  10. I absolutely love all your blue- especially the glass ball set in with the shells! I’m back into blue these days- found a cool vase I’ll show next week’s party. I am so ready for cooler weather, too! Football weather, crisp nights~ aahhh….
    :- ) Sue

  11. The little horse trophys are just so cute. Thats something that I would pick up, just to have on my dresser someplace.

  12. Cute top! I found Gap and Old Navy pants last week for $1 each, too – you just can’t beat yard sale prices, can you. 🙂

  13. Hi Rhoda
    I am ready for a little cool down and the move into my favorite season of the year.

    I love the blue bottle and ball.

  14. Love that blue bottle and that adorable top! Sounds like you had a great weekend! And I can honestly say I have enjoyed the party over the summer! I think running it seasonally the way you have is perfect! 🙂 Thanks again for hosting.

  15. Loving the blue items. Nice.

  16. I love the blues. It does’t matter if something is old or not. If you love it and it looks good in your home, then that is all that matters. Getting it a good price never hurts either!!!

  17. I am ready for some cooler weather too! The blue bottle you found is so pretty

  18. I love your blue finds. Thanks for hosting again.

  19. Blue is my favorite accessory color!

  20. ohhh, love the blue items, and great deal on that top for $1
    thanks for hosting!

  21. Hello Miss Rhoda! I’m with you, I can’t wait to see this Summer go. Too much.
    That blue ball you scored at an Estate Sale was a really great find. My friend collects these and says they are very expensive – so good for you! Also love that cute top from ON. Woohoo!

  22. Love your blue finds!

    Mary Ellen

  23. LOVE that top pic. sooo fun how you photographed it.

    Thanks for hosting. Have a super week.

    barbara jean

  24. I cannot resist pottery. I have so many pieces now that I’m wondering if I need to stop. I think your piece is especially beautiful. And those little tropheys? Absolutely precious. I love buying a piece of childhood history. It makes you think of the past in such a beautiful nostalgic way.

  25. Rhonda,first of all please let me tell you I am same as tired of this ongoing heat here in the Houston Area as your are in Alabama.
    We actually should be used to the heat but this year is kind of extraordinary and having an heat index of a 110+ for almost 3 weeks is wearing me out.
    Anyway, you found some really nice bargains and my favorite would be the 2 little horse tropheys followed by the hand made pottery. Congratulation for you could find such nice little treasures.

  26. Rhoda, I just love that blue bottle and that jug. Such pretty colors on that piece. That blue bottle does look old even though you said it probably isn’t.

  27. Hi, Rhoda –
    I loved seeing your ‘new’ treasures. Another good weekend for me, too! Thank you for the info about American Pickers. My dear, little eight-seven-year-old mother loves shows like that and since she doesn’t get the History Channel I’ve set it to tape tonight to share with her. She’s going to enjoy it – so will I!

  28. Hi Rhoda!
    I am your newest follower, I take your button.
    Your blog is wonderful:))
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

  29. I have seen American Pickers! I grew up in Iowa just down the river from where they have their shop. Next time I’m there, I’ll stop by. The two guys are a lot of fun aren’t they!

  30. I am loving the blue treasures! Great finds!

  31. First of all thank you for doing the party. I have been enjoying myself each week. I love seeing all the treasures and thrifty finds. Sometimes, it just makes me drool. Also, I found out about the Picker Guys, aren’t they cute, from a fellow blogger, and I am now hooked. Such fun. Have a great day. Let’s party right up through September.

  32. B'ham nancy says:

    I love to watch American Pickers. My husband said leave it to me
    to find a shopping show on the History Channel. They have come
    to lower Alabama on previous shows. I’m surprised that some times
    the people don’t want to let go of what they have even though they
    have multiple buildings full of junk!


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