10/5/09

Thrifted treasures...

Geeze, I haul home a bunch of junk each week.... I've resolved to get rid of as much as I haul home... so far, I'm not keeping up with that resolution!Anwho, here are photos of my latest treasures. This antique wooden shelf was only $5. Here is a close up, would you look at that detail!This very tall/skinny white tree was $2.A fall wreath for $2 Two matching aluminum bowlies were .50cents each... (I lurve things that match) seashells .50cents, floral tape- wire ribbon-gold angel ornaments all for .50cents, shamrock earrings- pink & gold earrings a vintage photo book with photos- a vintage lipstick holder-- a box of large pins and a necklace all for $1.This boutique of flowers was .50cents....all new with the tags still on them a total of $23 buckeroos if bought new at the store! This lovely basket was $1-- it is new with a $26 dollar price tag on it. The jars with the ribbons through the lids were .10cents each and the goldtone bathroom powder container was .25cents. I noticed the jars that I bought at the first yard sale this morning fit snuggly into the basket that I purchased at the very last garage sale I went to.... how serendipit~ious.Yards & yards of fabric and lace for $1.50~A box full of china for $5~Post card photos and new & vintage postcards-- all of this was only $3~Lastly, this fabulous old-old green velvet chair for the mere sum of $20. I know, I know-- fabulous chair! It is comfy and very well built-- and its all mine! After getting the tag to buy it, (from a thrift store) I felt remorseful until other ladies gathered around it... loving on it... so of course I had to go buy it and take it home. I'm thinking of painting the wood white... *gasp* I know right? but I'm trying my darn-dest to get a more "shabby chic" look instead of just shabby....Head on over to Diane's blog to see more Tuesday Treasures on her linky for "2nd Time Around Tuesday"

23 comments:

Dani said...

wow...you did really well.....can't wait to see what the chair will look like!

philben5 said...

Amazing finds!! Love the chair, love the everything!
Blessings
Roxanne

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh my gosh.. look at all the treasures!!!! I envy you! hahahahaha especially box full of dishes/chinaware for $5???!!! that a great find! and the china are just lovely!

Laurie said...

You found such great stuff! I am so with you -- I buy it all to sell it and then somehow I still have piles...I LOVE that shelf!! And I really love that green basket, too!

Me said...

You always find the Best Treasures..... I hardly went out this year to shop for treasures, so I am very Jealous.... really Love the White Tree! can't wait to see the wood on the chair painted white, it will be Beautiful!
cheryl

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, you found alot of wonderful things! Love that white tree and the curvaceous shelf! And that green chair? $20?!! You stole that chair!

Pam said...

Great job, you got some wonderful buys! Can't wait to see what you turn out with on the chair. Fantastic.
Pam

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Wow, what a haul! I love that basket and the china!!! How great is that chair! have fun with it!
~Nancy

Dogwood said...

Yum, yum and more yumm! Love what you got. Those prices...Wow.

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Fantastic Finds hun!!
some beautiful treasures you have found, thanks for sharing!
Annie x
Loving that birdcage on a stand too!!
In the process of making over a giant birdcage at the moment!!

vivian said...

wow! love that chair! I say.. yes! go ahead and paint it!

Sharlotte said...

Oh my! What great treasures you found! I can't believe your bargains! I love the shape of that little wooden shelf. And the entire set of dishes? Gee Whiz...can I go shopping with you?

Thanks for sharing.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Wow Cheryl, you did great. Can't believe you got that great basket for only $1.00!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

REbekah said...

Holy smoke!!! I want to go shopping with you!!!! You ROCK the deal!!! I would have snatched ALL this up myself!!!!! Have fun with it all!!

Sherri S said...

Wow! AWESOME finds! I <3 that chair!!!! And I love the white tree.

Chari said...

Hi Cheryl...

Ohhh my...great treasure finds!!! I especially like that beautiful green velvet chair...Girl, you made out like a bandit with that one!!! It's gorgeous!!! And...I can't believe that you got that whole box of china for $3...OMG!!! Girl, I need to go shopping with you! Hehe! Of course, we might have to toss a coin to see which one of us would get the treasure! Hehe! I really enjoyed seeing all of your pretties...great buys!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh wow! you got some great treasures!! Everything is awesome!

Dime Store Thrift said...

OH!THAT!CHAIR! That SHELF! It is all WONDERFUL! Sorry, I am squealing:)

Audra said...

You scored some amazing finds, that chair is gorgeous! It begs to be sat in and drink tea while browsing decorating books!

jeanne said...

Hi Cheryl, you are the queen of thrift shopping girl. I love the green chair for 20.00. Great treasures, now what will you do with all of it? Big smile.

Hugs, Jeanne

Lacy said...

Wow, those are some amazing treasures! I'm excited to see what happens to all of it.

Wendy said...

That table is amazing!

icandy... said...

OH MAN!!!! You found some really pretty treasures!!!!! I love the $2.00 tree and the assortment of tiny goodies...shamrock earrings, etc! :)
So many wonderful things and for a great price~ don't you just love scouring those places??!!
Hugs,
Christina