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?