Yardsales Once Again

Any one else just a little worn-out with yardsales?? I know, I can’t believe I am, but I’m dragging a bit these days (I get like that in August) and if it wasn’t for one in my neighborhood that was advertised as an antiques dealer clearing out some inventory, I might have wussied out this week. And there was one more near my house, so I stopped by there and did manage to find a few things.

But, the first bit of business before we get to that is the Sticky Life giveaway.  A big woo-hoo to Jamie at Blonde Mom Blog, who won the giveaway.  Congrats, Jamie and have fun with it! 🙂 IMG_6296

I got 2 pretty things from the antiques guy, this gorgeous green platter was $2 and would be pretty hanging on the wall like this pic shows.  It’s a USA platter and nicely crazed.


From the same guy, this loverly McCoy vase was $2.  Love the shape of it and it will be nice to add to my white collection.


I’ve got plans for these 2 white frames to go in my master bath water closet and they will be perfect for a pair of shell prints I’m ordering from this talented artist.  I’m going to put 8×10 prints in here and add an additional mat around them to make them work in these 16×20 frames.  I love to use smaller prints in large frames, it gives them a lot of impact.  The frames were $5 each and brand new, so I can’t beat that deal. They already have nice mats and glass.


On the way to Grandma Eleanor’s house on Saturday to pick her up for another day of sewing, I stopped by one last sale and found this beautiful upholstery weight fabric, gorgeous colors that will look great in the den.  I thought about making pillows out if it, but I think now I’m just going to cut it into a nice big throw  by hemming it and adding some pretty fringe around it.  The back side is nice and soft too. At $10 for this 2 1/2 yard piece of beautiful material, it will be fabulous on the chocolate sofa.


And see how pretty it looks with the blue and brown houndstooth fabric I’m making pillows out of??  I loved the blue in this fabric mixed with gold and brown and it has a bit of orangey-red in it too.  I’m sure she paid a lot more for this new from the fabric store.

I’ll plan to continue Thrifty Mondays at least through September and then we’ll probably stop until next Spring.  We still have lots of  yardsales around here all the way through October, but I know many of you will slow down.

How about YOU?  Did you get out and about this weekend and find any treasures.  You know how it works.

So, get ready to share your treasures too.  Remember our guidelines for Mr. Linky parties:

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Todays Thrifty Treasures Participants

1. Marianne@songbirdisnesting
2. ellen b
3. Jenn@First Comes Love Then Comes Marriage
4. MelanieElissa
5. Amanda @ Serenity Now {Deals and Dresses to Impress}
6. Chrissie Grace
7. Beth @ Soanywaytoday
8. bj
9. Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State
10. sullivanandmurphy
11. Tarva
12. Suzanne in TX
13. The Shabby Chic Cottage
14. ThriftyAnnabella
15. the lazy peacock
16. Olive Rue
17. Debbie @ Plate Addict
18. Joan@anythinggoeshere ~ thrifty dresser redo
19. Della @ Della Grace’s Life
20. Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements
21. Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking
22. Stephanie @ A Fine House (Hotel Sales)
23. Cheap&Sweet to paint or not to paint?
24. Marty@A Stroll thru Life
25. Cheap&Sweet friday finds
26. Rhonda @ Blue Creek Home
27. Brittany
28. Callie@Adventures in Stay at Home Wifedom
29. Paula @ Sweet Pea (Refreshing an Old Stool)
30. Sandy@Copper~n~Things
31. Karen@Saving The Family Money
32. Lisa @ fern creek cottage
33. Michelle@Dei Gratia
34. Katillac Shack
35. Infarrantly Creative – Roadkill Rescue finds
36. Nori@love-2-create (Part II)
37. Sarah@Our Cozy Robbins Nest
38. Jenny @ Kerr Family Blog (Thrifted Stuff)
39. Alicia @ Titere Con Bonete
40. Jenny @ Words On Wendhurst
41. Tootsie
42. Leslie@Butterfly Cottage ( some good finds this week)
43. SusieQ
44. Terry @ Cherished Treasures
45. Shanty2Chic~Whitney’s Ballard Inspired Pears
46. MurphyGraceHome
47. starz
48. Jadehollow
49. Darlene @ Darlene’s Days
50. Shanty2Chic~Ashley’s Cracked Vase Rehab
51. starz
52. Create in me::woohoo books & Pampered Chef!
53. deb @ Dragonfly Treasure
54. { A Beach Cottage } Thrfited Linens
55. Random Anny
56. Nancy’s Tidbits
57. Thrifty Thursday @ Making Lemonade
58. Pam@This Humble House (Fireplace)
59. Julie@ Working on a Dream and a give- away
60. Michelle@spend-a-buck
61. Thrifting in Paradise
62. Wendy @ The Shabby Nest
63. gail finds an art deco? vanity for $5.00
64. Caroline @ FOREVER VINTAGE
65. The Cottage Child
66. Sandi
67. Susan
68. Lizzie
69. Suzy’s Sanctuary
70. Paulsbride – Fall decorations!
71. Jan @ My Life and Times
72. Cara@HomespunKitchen
73. Pam@This Humble House (Fireplace)
74. A Penny Saved – $10 brand new Cole Haan bag!
75. Tam @ The Gypsy’s Corner
76. Kelly @ Ruby Begonia
77. Jill (Secondhand Must Buys)
78. Monkey Hill
79. sara@augustfields
80. Walking on Sunshine: Picnic basket
81. grannyann – more stuff
82. Joely @ Taking the Time to Save a Dime
83. Walking on Sunshine: bar stool
84. Candace @ our little life (holiday happys)
85. Sofia @Expressive Creations
86. Bloom Where You’re Planted
87. Shauna @ They Call Me Lucy
88. shortmama @ Family of Shorts
89. Heart and Home
90. cheri-Autumn sign
91. Katie Kubler: an entire outfit
92. Christy @ Embellished Bayou
93. Jane @ Mamie Jane’s
94. Cindy @ Oakview Cottage
95. Julie
96. Jaime @ Modern Country
97. Diann @ The Thrifty Grooce (What is it?)
98. The Happy Homebody
99. Angélique@Six in One Hand
100. Betty @Country Charm
101. Southernseven
102. Lemondrop Vintage by Marie
103. cindy
104. Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle
105. frippery
106. cindy@Cottage Instincts
107. Ashleys Busy ( I hung plates on a wall )
108. randee@life is good
109. julie@jam*n*jilly
110. Cozy Kitchen by the Sea- Vintage Table
111. Katie @ Clean and Classic Interiors
112. Joy Beadworks: Checkers Table
113. Amy C
114. Hope @ The Queen Of Re
115. Cami @ Creating Myself
116. Becky
117. melissa *320 sycamore (yard sale tray makeover)
118. Trish@TheOldPostRoad (paint by number)
119. Kelli@JOY(birdcage)
120. DIY Newlyweds
121. Lana @ ilovemy5kids
122. Deborah
123. THE GAINES GANG {Re-do frames!}
124. Jerri @ Jerri’s Journey
125. Leanne@Organize and Decorate Everything
126. Amanda@Life On County Road 39
127. Karla @ It’s The Little Things…
128. Pammie Jo
129. Marin’s Creations
130. Alyshia
131. The Crazy Suburban Mom
132. Cindy~My Romantic Home
133. Carrie @thiscozyhome (Laaarge chalkboard)
134. Carrie – Oak Rise Cottage
135. Amanda
136. Kayleen @ This Old Chair
137. Suzy’s Sanctuary – White Slipcover Sofa
138. Susie
139. Cheryl
140. Audra@Frugal Missus
141. D@SunnySide
142. Amanda @geekdetails
143. Karen B @ Elderberry Street
144. Esther@Shabby Cottage Collectibles
145. Caro’s Thrifty Treasures
146. Linda
147. Marsha
148. starz
149. Julie M. ~ The Little Red Shop
150. Virginia @ Sufficient Grace
151. Jerrie
152. Margarita
153. Lady Katherine MS blogger luncheon
154. Heather@Happy Chippy Junk
155. Kelly Hicks – ONE UGLY SKIRT
156. Rachelle

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- Rhoda


  1. All great finds. The fabric is gorgeous. I look forward to you showing us the shell prints when the are framed!

  2. Rhoda, I am in love with your blue/brown fabric. It coordinates so really well with your pillow fabric!!! You got a really good bargain on the McCoy vase, that’s for sure.
    I’m kinda burned out on going out to look for things, Must be that time of year, not to mention that sales are waning here. It’s time to start thinking of the holidays!! Every year I say I will start early, then every year, I lament that I didn’t…LOL We’ll see this time!
    🙂 Sue

  3. Hi Rhonda,
    I love the green platter and the whole green plate design. I think I’m going to do that as well. I do love green. Thanks for the idea.

  4. VERY nice. How about using some of the houndstooth fabric to make a backing for the throw? I know you said the backside is soft, but a backing out let you sandwich the trim between the two….sure is pretty.

  5. Oops sorry, I just noticed I spelled Rhonda, not Rhoda…I know it’s Rhoda, forgive me, a slip of the fingers :0)

  6. You found some fabulous things again. I especially love that fabric you are making a throw out of. It is going to look WONDERFUL with those coordinating pillows.

  7. Love the McCoy Vase!! I hit a sale where the owner used permanent marker on the inside of Hull & McCoy she had for sale. I asked her if it would come off. She said yes, no problem. Then proceeded to show me…it wouldn’t come off. What was she thinking!!

  8. Its been raining for two weekends in a row so garage sale season is forcing itself to stop now 🙁

  9. ooh you always seem to find the best, yardsale queen you!

    great stuff – off to look around for thrifting inspiration


  10. Your McCoy vase was a great deal. It will look so nice with the other white vases that you have. I love the fabric that you found and can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  11. That what mccoy vase is gorgeous! Lucy you!

  12. good stuff!
    It was a beautiful weekend locally, but I wasn’t able to go to any yard sales. 🙁
    I need to HAVE a yard sale! lol
    I worked on projects instead.

  13. Hey! That fabric is lovely!! And love those dishes! I think I have done my last yard sale for the summer, girlfriend! I am on the same page with you! Come see what I found!

  14. This is my first time to join in the fun! Thanks for hosting this great party! Can’t wait to go check out everyone else’s treasures!

  15. Love those yard-sale picture frames! I never pass them up and it looks like you found two beauties! Thanks for hosting, Rhoda!

  16. rhoda….you are still finding great deals!! 🙂 the fabric is fabulous and i do agree the blue/brown combos are working well together 🙂

  17. A McCoy vase…..now that’s a treasure for only $2 – wow. I liked the pattern in your fabric.

  18. Coveting the McCoy. Love.

  19. musingegret says

    That fabric is gorgeous and thank you so much for introducing a lovely new artist. Can’t wait to see the new shell prints!


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