Friday, July 30, 2010

The One That Got Away, and Other Thrifty Finds

It's hard for me to even start this posting as I am in mourning about "The One That Got Away"!!!!  On Fridays I am lucky enough to only work a half day.  This means that Friday afternoons can be spent going to garage sales or thrift stores.  Oh, HOW IT WISH I had skipped the garage sales today and headed directly to one of my favorite GW stores!!!!!!   You can imagine my delight when I found this little beauty at the back of the store with their furniture...

Be still my heart!!!  This bench was absolutely beautiful and in perfect condition.  Not sure where I would put it, but I just HAD to have it.  How much?  Would I be able to afford it?  Searching, searching... where's the price tag??  Just then a GW employee walked up and had the nerve to tape a "SOLD" sign on it!!!!  Nooooooooo!  I said, "Are you serious?  Is this really sold???"  "Yes it is" she informed me... "another lady JUST bought it."  How much did it sell for I asked.  $19.95!!!!!  Can you believe it?  Only five minutes earlier and that baby could have been mine.  Well, I guess it just wasn't meant to be, but that doesn't mean that I can't have a short period of mourning!!!

So moving on, I did pick up a few little "Thrifty Finds" to share with you...

First I found a little bed for our Grandson, Noah.  He had long-ago outgrown the bed we had for him, so now he will have his own "big boy" bed at Grandma's house!! (Note to self:  Clean out the bedroom this bed needs to be placed in!!!)  I found the mattress at one garage sale for $3.00, and the frame at another garage sale for $2.00.  A nice coat of paint on the bed and we'll be in business... all for the low, low price of $5.00!!  SWEEET!!!

I also found these things.  Glass Bottle and small apothecary jar ($1.99 each).   Four books ($.50 each).  Four marble eggs with the holder ($5.00).

At first I didn't really like the holder that the eggs were in... it was all chipped.  However, I remember reading another blog where they said that things don't always have to be "perfect" to be beautiful.  I have a few ideas about what I'm going to do with this.

Finally, something I know everyone is going to be extremely jealous about. 

Don'tcha just LOVE the pink floral sheet?  And the netting canopy is just "to die for"!!!!  Ohhhhhh, the PROJECTS I can do with these things. 

WAIT!!!!!  I can hear your screams all the way through my computer.  You're probably saying, "Just when we thought she was getting into this whole blogging and shabby chic thing, she goes and buys this????"   Never fret my friends.. DON'T quit following my blog... I DO have something WONDERFUL in mind for this, but it doesn't have anything to do with decorating.  Well, yes it does, but not really.  Oh, I don't know - you'll just have to wait until I can complete my project and post a blog on it.  It only cost me $9 for this project, so if it doesn't work out I haven't lost a whole lot.  Guess we'll just have to see how it goes.  Be sure to check back!!!

So, I guess that's it for today.  I'm slowly recovering from missing out on the bench (sniff, sniff), but given a day or two I'm sure I'll be just fine.   


  1. I just saw you Bathroom redo and it is BEAUTIFUL!
    You did such a great job and would love if you link it to The French Obsession party on Sunday!
    Thank you so much for your visit :)
    My Bathroom right now is not as pretty :)
    We just moved. It was fun designing it:)
    I love your great finds!
    Following your blog and would love if you follow me back.

  2. Hi sweet lady...

    Girl, I'm up in the middle of the night and can't what is a girl to do? Read the blogs...hehe! I just seen that you had posted so I rushed right over! Ohhh noooo...I can't believe that gorgeous sofa went for just $19.95!!! Ohhh yes, I would have picked it up in a heartbeat! Sooo sorry, Girlfriend! But you did find some great things! Love your grandson Noah's "big boy bed"! You know, I have a grandson named Noah as well! We really do have sooo much in common! Anyway, I love your pretty apothecary jar and marble bowl and eggs! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with the bowl? And...I can't wait to see what you have up your "gifted and talented" sleeves for that pretty sheet and netting! You're such a tease! Hehe!

    Well my friend, have a fabulous weekend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  3. What a great find sorry you missed the sofa it's a beauty. I'm so glad I found you and happy to be one of your followers. Stop by for a visit.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  4. Hi Debbie!! I'm telling you what lady, you have some TERRIFIC finds here! I couldn't believe the price of that bench!! WOO HOO!! I love all the finds! Your blog is just delightful and I'm so happy we found each others...I can't wait to see what else you have in store! :D
    Your happy new follower,
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  5. Love your pretty marble eggs and compote, even with the chips. It's imperfect and has that shabby grunge look. The pretty French document fabric that I made the valance with is from 'Ballard Designs'. Look under fabrics. Thanks for stopping by REB and commenting.



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