Sunday, June 14, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures

I am joining in Today's Thrifty Treasures hosted by the wonderful Rhoda at Southern Hospitality.

There was an estate sale Friday which was close to our office. It was a "Living" Estate Sale which somehow made me feel better. I always feel sad when I am poking through someone's life after they are gone. I have no idea why I feel better about it when they are alive! I guess I feel like they have some sort of say in it since they are still with us.

Anyway, I did find several things that I really liked.

First up was this little spice set. I thought it was so cute and I got it for $5. Each little glass jar had a cork stopper in it.

The fronts had a little tag for the name of the spice.

Then I spotted these curtains and valances. I really bought them for the valance. There were four valances and 3 sets of curtains for $7.

I LOVED the lace detail on them. I am thinking about turning this into a bedskirt for my bed. Of course, that will involve a certain amount of measuring and possible sewing, and we know how I am with that!!

Then I spotted this vase which I thought was so dainty. It was $2 I believe. The hydrangea is my FAVORITE hydrangea and this particular bush is at our church and yes, I absconded with one bloom today! I took it off the BACK of the bush!

This is the bottom of the vase. It is silver and has some pretty detail around the bottom.

This little frog I spotted for $2. It is old and heavy and I just love it!

These brass candlesticks were $4 for the pair. I am going to paint them I think.

This little urn I loved too! It was $3 and I put some roses from my yard in it.

I think this was my favorite find of all! A little bee pot. I LOVE the bee on top...he had a little chip on his wing, but I don't care!

It had the honeycomb texture on it and some more little bees. I actually saw this and didn't get it, went back that afternoon and was so glad to see it was still there! It was $3. I didn't know if it would fit in my kitchen, but it fit in just fine!

I had so many things in my arms I yelled out "I think I need a buggy!" A sweet woman guarded my treasures for me while I finished my hunt! I will keep you posted as I recreate some of these finds.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and be sure and check out all the other great finds over at Southern Hospitality.

Have a great week!
Lou Cinda


  1. love your finds, you dis an awesome job!
    have a wonderful weel!

  2. Great finds. You found so many really neat things. I can't wait to see what you do with all of them. Hugs, Marty

  3. Great finds.
    Hard to fine that kind of frog any more.

    Barbara Jean

  4. Lou Cinda, you got some really nice things - and how convenient to have a sale close by! Linda

  5. what a great bunch of goodies! love that frog!
    have a wonderful week.

  6. Hi Lou Cinda,
    I love all your finds but especially those bottles. They are so neat!
    Thank you for the help on my living room post! I think I decided to go with the floral for the chair because it will hide smudges the best and with 3 kids and 2 dogs, that's important! I love your suggestion of black on the french doors. It would go with my railing. I mentioned it to my hubby and he didn't go for it...yet. I'm working on him. ;) Have a fantastic week!

  7. Wow--I just love all the treasures you captured at the estate sale! Lucky you! I just joined the party and am having so much fun!

  8. Oh wow! Great finds! I LOVE those little bottles - too cute! :)

  9. That honey pot is BEE-utiful! Tutu cute. I use that stuff (stichwitch, or something like that) know the stuff you iron instead of having to sew. It works great and guess sewing the fingers!

  10. Looks like you found some great treasures...I love the spice jars....they're too cute :)

  11. You found some really neat and unique things! I absolutely love your blog header and background!

  12. Oh, forgot to say thank you so much for your sweet comments!!!

  13. I feel the same way about estate sales. They can be very depressing sometimes. I like everything that you found, but especially that little vase and the bee pot. I would have bought him too!

  14. Lou Cinda, I think making something out of those curtains is terrific! Fabric glue or stitch witchery if you don't sew much. But can you measure? LOL Have fun, toots! The little bee pot is adorable and so are the spice jars. Always carry a bag with you to these things, silly girl- then you don't have to trust someone to watch your goodies. hugs, Sue

  15. WOW! You got some great finds!! Love everything, even the "borrowed" flower from!


    Robin :o)

  16. You did very well. One thing about them not being alive is they can't hear what people say about their things and how they lived. Sometimes people at sales are not nice. You found great things. I collect and sell flower frogs and you did very well paying $2. Happy thrifty Monday.

  17. Wow you did great !
    Try putting a little craft paint on your chipped bee - it does miracles !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  18. Oh that little beahive is so cute! You found some wonderful bargains. laurie

  19. Oh Girl. You scored. I so want that bee pot!
    Listen, you just put on your big girl panties and get over to Scott's! It IS SO EASY. You don't need anyone b/c you won't be able to talk for all the good junk. Next month's show is a whopper as the big buyers market at the Mart coincides. Don't make me come over there and slap you! xoox lulu

  20. You found some great finds. Love the little bee on the pot, too cute. But the frog is something else, I want one and I haven't been able to find one yet, but I Debbie

  21. Lou Cinda, I like your finds! And, I love your new bloggy dress! It is so pretty! Nancy

  22. Beautiful finds! And many thanks for your fantastic comment on my today's post... I really was delighted by that!
    Have a great end of the week,

  23. You did great! What wonderful finds, especially when a sale is near work. I know exactly how you feel about estate sales -

  24. $2 for a frog is a GREAT deal! Kelly


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