Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Thrifty Saturday

 Hello and happy Saturday! I sure am enjoying the weekend. How about you?
The hubby and I decided to go to the flea market and thrift stores this morning and I found some great stuff! I have been much more selective when thrifting lately. I am really trying not to drag home things I don't need or have a plan for. Here's my haul for today.

This basket thingie reminded me of a beehive and since my classroom is being decorated in a bee theme this year, I got this to spray paint and turn into a hive. It was just $1!

This sweet little mirror will be joining a few others in a mirror gallery wall I am planning to have in my living room after the reno. It will be getting a paint job of course. I love the shape and was $2.

This brand new pack of ramekins was $1.99 at the Goodwill. Of course I had to have them since I have been collecting white dishes for a while now. I use ramekins quite frequently.

These two milk glass bowls with handles were $0.79 each so they too had to come home with me.

I use these plate stands quite often. This one is wood and a size I didn't was $0.99.

I have been needing a new spaghetti server for a while since I accidentally melted mine! This one is nice and sturdy and metal so I can't melt it...LOL! It was just $1.

At the flea market, I bought this coffee table for $6. It will get a makeover, but for the price, I had to get it. We are moving our huge entertainment center to our bedroom and need a table for our TV to sit on until this winter. We are wanting to purchase an electric fireplace to put in the living room and if we do, the TV will hang above it. We just need something temporary for now, so I didn't want to invest much in a TV stand until we decide for sure.

My favorite find of the day is this awesome wall cabinet! It is pretty big....around two feet wide and a little over 2 feet tall. Isn't is adorable? We are planning to use it in our bathroom when we remodel it. It will probably hold things we use daily, like deodorant, hair products, toothpaste, etc. I haven't decided yet, but I love it! It is seriously like new...I'm not sure that anyone ever actually used it. It was $17, but worth much more.

I'll probably store nail polish in the bottom part. It's the perfect size for them.

I got this stack of books for $2! I can't believe how cheap books are in thrift stores.
 They are all hardcover books too...:)

This one is vintage...isn't it sweet?

I bought it for the graphics. They are so cute!

They would be sweet framed.

I love black and white illustrations.

My last awesome deal to share is this.....

We went into Lowe's to price some things for our reno and I was looking at lights for the dining room when I spotted one like this hanging from the ceiling with a clearance tag on it. It was marked $42. It was originally $159, so that was a steal!! I fell in love with it and snagged the last one off the shelf! I am not sure if I will leave it this color or paint it black. I will decide before we install it in a few weeks. 

So, those are my finds! It felt good to go treasure hunting since I haven't done much of it lately. I am very anxious to get started on the reno! We actually talked earlier and decided we may not go on a cruise after all. The one we wanted to book is sold out now which is OK, since we kind of want to stay home to get more work done and use the money to buy new furniture anyway. We're thinking maybe just go to the beach for a long weekend after the renovations are done....we'll see. I'm happy with that plan since we did just go last summer and we were already talking about going next summer and taking both our kids with us....:) So, hopefully soon I will have some renovations to share! Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Until next time.....


  1. Major score on the chandelier, so pretty! You did well thrifting today. Love those graphics on vintage children's books myself.

  2. Great job on the bargain shopping! I love the ABC Bunny book! So charming!

  3. Wow! I would not have the space for all that. I can't wait to see what you do with the bench.

  4. Love all of your finds...especially that cabinet. It is great! The chandelier is gorgeous...I love the color it is. I think you are wise about the will be much happier by getting your projects done. Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

  5. Great finds! I miss going to flea markets....I need to find something local to peruse. You really do think ahead (knowing next school year your room will have a bee theme). Happy sunday to you!!!

  6. Wow, all great finds Vicky! That's too bad about the cruise but I might pick buying new furniture too! lol! Have a great Sunday!


  7. I'd pick a reno over a cruise any day. I have that white cabinet in the bath - it is a workhorse of a storage unit. My favorite has to be ABC Bunny! Steal on the chandelier.

  8. Love all your finds but the wall cabinet is perfect in a bathroom and the chandelier...big score! I think staying home and getting more done on your home might make you just as happy as a cruise! Enjoy!
    hugs, Linda

  9. You found some great things yesterday Vicky. I love the small table idea to temporarily hold the tv because there are so many other things you can use it for when the living room is complete.

  10. Lovely finds! The wite cabinet is absolutely perfect and I'm in love with the illustration of the ABC you found.

  11. Gosh, Vicky... I think I need to come to your town and go thrift shopping with you. You always find some of the cutest things.... And I love how you transform them. You got talent, girl!

    I went to an estate sale with the hubby last week, I didn't find anything but he sure did. A lot of old antique tools and such for my son. My son is making knives from old files and all those old tools, will help him get even more creative. I have been canning a lot this week... does that count for being creative? :)

    I hope you have a lovely week and if I don't get back on before the holiday... Happy Fourth of July!


  12. I love your finds, Vicky. You're right, that is one sweet cabinet!! What a steal. Yay, I'm glad you will get to start your reno fun! I can't wait to see all you the light too. :) I think a long weekend at the beach sounds relaxing - a perfect ending to hard work.
    But seriously, my favorite is that ABC book! I love children's books with all the cute illustrations in used to be my dream to illustrate children's books. It's, love, love!
    We moved our daughter this past weekend so hard work for us! Hope your week is going well.


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