Monday, June 11, 2012

This Week's Thrifty Finds.

~Happy Monday~

I did really well this week finding some fabulous thrifty things! 

I really wanted to hit some garage sales on Saturday morning, but I just was not able to fit it in. 
My niece's graduation, and party was Saturday, so it was quite a busy day. 

I've also been longing to get to some flea markets on Sundays, like back in the old days when I was an antique dealer. I love the early bird deals! Just me, my coffee, and my little cart, strolling down the aisles, looking for treasures. It's like a scavenger hunt, and there's a bit of a high when I find that one GREAT thing! 

Ok, enough with the talk, let me show you what I found this week, with only a few stops at some local thrift stores.

 This was one of the most expensive thing this week at $6.95. Wait till you see what I did with it! (Um, the chalk marker should be a clue! I remembered to snap a "before" pic just after I started with the pen. Stay tuned this week for a post on what this looks like now, and where I put it.
 I found 3 mini chalk boards at a local antique store. They were $7 a piece. It's more than I would normally pay, but they were exactly what I was looking for, and it's hard to find them this nice. I've already done something so CUTE with one. That will be another post this week as well! 

I found some vintage numbers at the Habitat Re-Store for .50 cents each! They also had a box of vintage grass cloth wallpaper for a dollar a roll. I could use this to line the back of shelves, cabinets, or even the bottom of a serving tray. 

 I scored five of these vintage hooks at the Re-Store for .50 cents each. I am going to attach them to a nice board, and hang it in my son's room for his hats.

 And at another local thrift store, I was FINALLY able to find the elusive silver plated julep cup that I have been looking for forever! It was only $1. Yes, ONE DOLLAR!! :-) Woo-hoo!!!
 And this little ironstone plate was .75 cents!

Back to my cup....*sigh*

 Here's a close-up of that grass cloth wallpaper! 

 The metal bucket was a dollar, and the fabulous woven serving tray was only $3! I used it to take an appetizer to my niece's graduation party. It big enough to hold two platters side by side!

 I found this sweet vintage airplane planter for a girlfriend who is having a baby. Since Mr W is a pilot, and I was a flight attendant, I like to buy baby gifts that have an airplane theme, especially for boys. If I find something cute enough, I will buy them for girls too. In this case, the baby's grandfather is also a retired airline pilot! 
I think it will be cute to hold cotton balls, Q-tips, or a couple tubes of jams or jellies for baby.

 So that's what I found this week, and all without trying too hard! Love that!

Hope you have a fantastic week ahead!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

See you tomorrow!

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  1. That airplane is adorable. Such a thoughtful gift.

  2. Lots of great finds! I love that julep cup. :) Megan

  3. These are fantastic finds! Congratulations on finding these things - love the sweet little airplane - perfect. I have enjoyed my visit and am your newest follower,

  4. Great finds and thanks for stopping by to visit on Sunday. Always great to see you.


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