Weekly Treasures

As usual in August, I’m losing my yardsale mo-jo for the year, but did find a couple of sales near my house to check out on Saturday a.m.  I always go through this every year.  In Spring, I’m rarin’ to go and by August, my enthusiasm is waning.  I didn’t find much this week, but a couple of notables.

These 2 seashells were $1 for both.  Have you ever seen yellow coral?  I haven’t either, so I suspect it has been dyed.  I’ve already tried soaking it in bleach and it turned a nice shade of brown, so I’ll spray paint it with flat white paint.  I love coral and it is very pricey in the stores.

Pretty turquoise and silver bracelet was $1.  Love this, especially since I really like turquoise.

And last, a little vintage dessert plate with a pretty scalloped edge was only 10 cents.

That’s my haul for the week.  Not too exciting!


The 2 giveaway winners for the Rusty Cricket art prints are:

Kristin Y with Addison’s Abode and Mary L (no blog).  I’ve contacted both winners.   Ladies, please email me and I’ll put you in touch to claim your prizes!


My friend, Kelee, at the Katillac Shack is hosting a big party this week, starting on August 27th and doing a reveal of her miracle makeover space for a cancer patient that was recently featured in Guideposts.  If you’d like to see more about that and also blog about it, click on over and visit Kellee for all the details. She would love to get a lot of folks participating in this big event.


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. Rhoda, you got a great buy on your shell and coral. I was looking at coral at the beach last week and it was very expensive. I was shocked at how expensive it was. You can spray the coral and it will be beautiful. I always love a nice white plate/dish. Love & blessings from NC!

  2. Love the coral – great find!

  3. Hi Rhoda! I love the little bracelet that you found. Too cute! It has nearly been too hot for yard sales this summer, so I understand loosing interest at this point in the season. Thanks for hosting a linky party!

  4. Hi Rhoda! Thanks for the tip about the coral..I had no idea! I love the plate too. Happy Monday~

  5. I usually feel a little bit of a mojo lull at the beginning of July but by mid to late August I have found new energy. Luckily we still have a few village wide sales coming up, a big one Labor Day weekend. Other big summer holidays (Memorial day, July 4) seem to show a lack of sales, but maybe parents are celebrating the kids not being around by inviting all the junking friends over.
    Unfortunately, my thrifting budget has been stretched thin by August. (Budget? Ha – what does that mean?)

  6. hi rhoda, great find with the coral. we are definitely seeing that a lot in decor. i linked up some pillows that are definitely a thrifty find, but not from a thrift store. hope that’s ok?! hope you have a great week.

  7. I still want to yard sale but find there aren’t as many this time of the year where I live. I work weekends sometimes so there are times I’m raring to go only to find out that I have to work. Your coral will look great white.

  8. Hi Rhoda! It’s fun to be linking up with you today. I do love your recent finds. You wouldn’t find things like that in the midwest. I haven’t done as many garage sales this summer, but still hit the thrift shops every chance I get!

  9. Yes, I think I’ll be looking forward to when people throw out stuff after Christmas. All our charity shops are picked clean by visitors just now. But we can always find something eh? The coral will be lovely sprayed.

  10. That bracelet is so pretty.

    I think I’ve had my fill of yard sales and auctions too…at least for a while.

    Have a Marvelous Monday! La

  11. I kinda like the weird yellow coral. COuld be cool in the right space. It would definitely need to be white to work in my house though.

    P.S. We’re giving away free design consultations. Not that you need any help since everything you touch turns to gold. I just wanted to spread the word.

  12. I just spent the last three hours going through every link on there, all things look pretty

  13. I really like the silver accents on the bracelet! I put my link for my finds this week.

  14. I love the coral! It is very expensive to buy in stores. I think white will be a good color for it.

  15. Hi Rhoda from another GRIT here. Bama girl actually. I just recently found your blog and I am super impressed. I love all your design ideas. I just started my own design/craft blog. I hope you’ll stop by.


  16. I found four very similar little creamware dessert plates just last week. You got a much better price!

  17. Rhoda,

    That bracelet was a great find for $1. I recognize the clasp as being Bali Silver and is quite expensive. The beads are also Bali Silver. Good deal – I would price something like that in my jewelry shop for at least $35!

    Lisa Lee

  18. Do any of you Freecycle?


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