Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thrifty Thursday (2 days late)

I love a bargain. What girl doesn't? I've acquired some really good treasures while out thrifting and saling recently.

Here's an ugly urn and cheese dome lid I picked up at the Salvation Army yesterday when I was on lunch. The urn was $1.99 and the dome lid was $.99.



I plan on painting the urn, but not sure if I should paint it black or white. In any case, it won't likely be happening today since we are expecting high winds and rain courtesy of Hurricane Ike.

Next, I found a really cute copper birdfeeder in the shape of a birdcage on summer clearance. I removed the plastic food tube from the middle, and I'll use it for display somewhere. Right now it's resting on top of the armoire in our bedroom, but I'm sure it will find a nicer home somewhere else.



Check out that savings! Score!



On another jaunt to the Salvation Army, I found this cute little metal thing for $.99. Judging by the nasty remnants inside, it is a candle holder. I don't know what I have in store for this yet, but right now it's resting comfortably on the mantle until I can find a permanent home for it. It even has a cute little "hatch" door on the front. (blurry, can't find my "good" pic of it)



And then one day I popped over to Tuesday Morning. Now, I like Tuesday Morning. I think they have some really cool things. However, I think they are way overpriced. I checked out there "last chance" section, which is usually items that are broken, beaten and abused, and I found these babies! The grand total for all of these darlings? Just a little over $5! The most expensive one was the cute white frame, which was $2. It reminds me of those old metal ceiling tiles in historic buildings. I've already given them new life, and will put the results on another post. I want you to be fully impressed.



Here is a freebie my neighbor gave me. It was a freebie that one of her coworkers gave her.



I love rusty old things, so I gave her a nice dose of clear coat to prevent rust from running down my brick. Being thrifty and frugal (and a known plant killer), I didn't want to run to Lowe's to buy some beautiful specimen of a plant only to have her go to death row. *light bulb* I walked out front, cut some pieces off my purple wandering jew and stuck them directly into the dirt. Risky? Perhaps, but I gave some cut pieces to my neighbor and she stuck them directly into the dirt in a pot, and those suckers went nuts. I'm hoping for a miracle.



Have you gotten any good thrifty deals lately?

16 comments:

Joy said...

Hooray for you! You got some great deals.

Sandy Toes said...

Great treasures for you! Yeah! I love the wire basket is so cute...how fun!

-Sandy Toes

Rae said...

I'm with ya; love a bargain! It's the thrill of the hunt!! You never know what you might find!

Melissa Wertz said...

Honey, those purple things will grow anywhere! Where I live, they come back every year. :D So I only have to buy them once. Bust them up every few years to share. ;-) Or make more plants.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Brandi said...

great finds! i wanted to thank you for coming by and for your very sweet posts! thank you! may i ask, how do you eat if you don't cook... do you go out to dinner every night? does your hubby cook? just curious! have a great night! love, brandi

My home - My life said...

I LOVE deals - gets my blood pumping!! haha

Love the urn!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Great finds!! Thanks for sharing the fun.
M.L.

Kacey Randolph said...

Hello! Wow! You found some awesome deals! Every girl loves a bargain. Can't wait to see what you do with the urn.

Shannon said...

You have found some great deals!!! Doesn't it make you so happy? :) I can't wait to see what you do with it all!

Susie Harris said...

Great finds! Im looking for some more of those cheese domes. Two down and four more to find. It's kinda fun... the hunt. Hope Ike wasnt too bad for yall~

Nikki said...

I love a good bargain. You had a really good day!

Tausha said...

i came across your blog and had to stop and say hello. First reason, I think it's great when people don't just lurk, and they actually say hi! 2nd-I think that you are a long lost kindred sister because of your love of misfit shopping! Got to love salvation army and 80% off! You found some great deals, can't wait to see what you did with the frames. Hope that you and your family are all ok after ike-i got a little nervous when I saw that you were in texas. Hope your monday is great!

Gwen said...

I didn't realize you had started a blog until today when I wondered who the heck you were posting to mine! ROFL

You have to love a good bargain! You did well with your finds!

Insight, Insanity, Imagination said...

Thanks for stopping by!I love your blog - I love seeing what people do with the thrifty things they find. can't wait to see what you've done with the picture frames!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love seeing the stuff you creative ladies make out of these thrifty finds. I get so many great ideas!

Amy said...

i love a good bargain!!!