Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday Thrifting Treasures!

I decided to stop at a few of my favorite Goodwill stores on the way home from work last night and found quite  a few more items to add to my stash.  For some reason things seemed to be unusually cheap today... spent under $30 for the whole lot.  Let’s see what I came home with…


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1 milk glass vase;
2 deep frames (that I hope to display some keys in);
2 small black mirrors; some small books I needed for stacking (plan to paint and stamp them);
2 nice shaped bottles; and one glass “thingy” that I hope to use as a dome;
1 large bird cage (YES… the flowers are being trashed!!);
2 white glass candle holders;
2 small matching angel vases;
1 bird dish (top comes off);
1 globe (my favorite find... cost $4.95 – going to antique it);
1 decorative shelf (but going to use it in a different way);
1 small bird cage with bird on top;
1 small glass bell with bird on top; and
1 white bird. 

PHEW!!!  Not bad at all for a Tuesday!!!

I’m really excited that I’m FINALLY getting to the point where I can start displaying/using some of these treasures.  It seems like the painting and redecorating has been going on FOREVER!!!  Having been ill for so long, I have had to take it slow and easy to get everything done.  Trying to look through all the boxes I have stashed away has proven to be a bit difficult, so I decided to set out everything in my dining room.  It’s been so long since I’ve seen some of these things that it’s almost like going shopping in my own house!!  LOL  I’m almost embarrassed to show you this, but this is what my dining room looks like right now.  Keep in mind that I am pretty much redoing our entire downstairs, plus a bathroom upstairs, AND I've been collecting this items for quite a while (yes, I’m trying to justify all this stuff!!!)  Plus... there are still a bunch of frames and a couple more boxes in the garage.  And just in case you’re wondering… this is BEFORE I bought the stuff today.  I’m sure that you can understand that I DID need all the junk treasures I brought home. 

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Keep in mind that almost everything you see was bought on sale… either purchased at Goodwill, garage sales, or 80% to 90% off at Hobby Lobby. I would NEVER have been able to get all these things at full price!!  I can’t wait to put everything together!!

I LOVE to read all your comments!!!


  1. Hi Debbie! I surfed on over here from my sister Vanessa's blog "Southern In My Heart" Hey look now you have 38 followers! Your numbers are increasing. ;o) Love your thrifting post, I'm a huge thrifter. I love a good bargain. Looking foward to following your blog. Have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Girlfriend... found some great stuff, my friend! I love that little covered bird sweet! Well, dear lady...if you hadn't explained what was going on at your place...I would have sworn that you were setting up shop! Hehe! I'm so happy that you are finally being able to get some of your treasures unpacked! Now the fun create vignettes, tablescapes...ohhh, and all the decorating!!! I love it!

    It sounds like you are keeping very, very busy! I have been fighting for blogging time...I don't think I'll ever get caught up with my reading and visits! I did, however, take a gander through some of your latest posts! Girlfriend, I love your paint booth! You are seriously going to get some painting done! Hehe! Can't wait to see some of your finished projects! Did you get the two pieces that you sent me photos of in your last email...painted? Sure wished I lived closer, Girlfriend...I would bring some of my projects over! Hehe!

    Well sweet friend, I do hope that my note finds you well! Just wanted to drop by and say hello! Sorry that it's been awhile!

    Love ya,

  3. Wow you found great stuff! I especially love that large milkglass vase. You are going to have so much fun using all those pretty things you've collected!



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