Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thrifty Treasures

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Hi everyone! My friend Rhoda has started up her thrifting/yardsale linky party again. This is always a fun one, as people find the most amazing things. Be sure to check out all the other participants - Southern Hospitality Today's Thrifty Treasures.

Thirftyfinds

I went to two thriftstores on my birthday and really found some wonderful things for my home. The glass bird with the nest in the lower right corner has a hole on the top. I guess I’m to fill it with something?
grasses
3 prints of different types of grasses. I’ll put these in my downstairs bathroom as that room has some botanical prints.

redjar

This beautiful red jar still has the Ross tags on it. I’m going to have to paint that top – gold doesn’t work for me.
trays
I got these cute vintage trays at a different thriftstore. These would look so pretty hanging on a wall if you didn’t want to use them as trays.
 bagoftrim
I was so excited to find this bag of trim!! Look at all this.
 bluetrim
There are 7 yards of the blue trim. I doubt I will ever use that purple cording though! 
 lace
8 yards of this beautiful lace trim!
 glider
My favorite find was this brand new glider at Goodwill! That’s actually what I told my husband I wanted for my birthday! We had been pricing them at several places.

It was $99 including the cushion (which is the same pattern I have in my screened porch)! The cushion alone costs about $40 at Home Depot and the glider is $149 there. They had quite a few new patio pieces that day at Goodwill. They had the matching lounge chair and bar height table and chairs for example. I don't know where they get their brand new merchandise from or why.

Newdecanter

This is what I did with the decanter and 4 glasses I found. I added them to the decanters that I have on this bureau.

Wreath

I recently took down my burlap heart wreath. So I made this coffee filter wreath the other day. I really like look of layering something on top of a mirror.

Thanks for stopping by to see my thriftstore finds. I’m really lucky that I have  excellent thriftstores as I don’t go to yardsales! 

Have a wonderful week!

60 comments:

vintage girl at heart said...

Great finds!!
Love the bird of course..wonder what was in it before??
I have two of those trays too!!
My 11 year old loves to have breakfast in bed with them!!
I had some beautiful black ones a few years ago but sold them on EBay.
Kinda regret that!!
Oh well just need to go thrifting again for more!
Blessings!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Fun stuff! I really love your wreath.

Michelle said...

That was all spectacular. I'm so glad about the glider- funny how that works.

I believe in what I call "clothes Karma" when I give a bag of donated goods somehow better things that I really want are more easily found at the thrift store! Funny how that seems to work. (My guess is that you have been donating- havent you?)

Linda said...

Great finds! I love all those trims, especially!

kim said...

You found some beautiful things. I am going to be looking for some white or cream ware for my hutch in the dining room.

luvtodecorate said...

Im so jelous! but so happy for you! Great finds..especially luv the trims and that glider is wonderful!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Love your red jar - very pretty!

The Tablescaper said...

The glider was an amazing find, as were the trays. Enjoy!

- The Tablescaper

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such pretty things! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love your vintage trays, and the glider made me want to jump in the car and drive directly to our GW to shop. ;) Ours tends to be a bit pricey though. I'm visiting from Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party. Hope you'll stop by. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You really got a good deal on the glider. I really like the decanter display. I have one I plan to embellish a little and set up a vignette. Really like the wreath.

Melanie said...

You hit the jackpot! Great finds.

Kristen said...

I have a tray just like your two ! I'm excited to see it on here.

Linda said...

Wow...you got some awesome deals...love the vintage lace and trays! Come by and show off all your goodies at my PARTY:)

Blessings,
Linda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Manuela! It sounds like you had a nice birthday! And what a great deal on that glider! I have seen new furniture at Value Village, but never at GW! Love your coffee filter wreath...so clever! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Julie Harward said...

You are lucky...if they were here, I'd want to go everyday! You got some really neat things...and I love the wreath that you made too! Come say hi :D

Stacey said...

You have the best thrift stores in your area. You always find great things!! Love them all! I have one of those trays but mine didn't have the legs on it. I hung it up on the wall. Thanks for sharing!! xoxo

Stacey said...

You have the best thrift stores in your area. You always find great things!! Love them all! I have one of those trays but mine didn't have the legs on it. I hung it up on the wall. Thanks for sharing!! xoxo

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You got some real treasures. That glider was meant to be - even the same pattern as cushions you already had! What a buy! Trim like that is soooo expensive-what a find! Love your wreath. I hope you're going to do a tutorial on it. laurie

Oliva said...

Great finds...especially the glider!!! I've been on the hunt for a baker's rack for my patio...I need to stop at GW this coming weekend! Did you post a tutorial on your coffee filter wreath? Beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Wow such wonderful finds. Love the little bird. I love the look of your coffee filter wreath. Hard to make??

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Great finds!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What great finds! I love that red jar. I've noticed that our local Goodwill Target donates a lot of their merchandise. I found a few treasures this weekend too and some thrift and consignment stores. I'll have to post on them soon.

Thanks for sharing your pretties!

Jennifer said...

Fun finds! I love that bag of trim and only imagine all of the neat things you will be able to dress up with it.

Have a fabulous week!

Jennifer

Sue said...

Manuela, You always find the neatest things! Love the decanter, no secret there, since I collect glassware. And the trim goodies were a bargain. Your wreath turned out great- I gotta start getting crafty. You know I have so much free time to do it! LOL

hugs, Sue

The Working Home Keeper said...

What great finds!

Mary Ellen

Happy@Home said...

What fun and great finds. How exciting to find such a nice glider at GW. Our GW gets new merchandise from Target.
The bird looks like one that I bought at a nice gift shop last spring. If it is the same one, it is meant to be a vase and looks adorable with little flowers in it. I did a post about it last March and had some tiny daffodils in it.
I know you will have fun playing with your treasures.

Erica said...

What great finds!!! The Goodwill in our area is not really 'good' anymore - lots of the cheap brand new stuff...ugh...oh well. I'm really looking forward to yard sale season ;o)

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, great finds, as always. Love your wreath, I made cupcake one I ma saving for Christmas xoxoxo Clarice

Elizabeth said...

You have some very good things there! Curious though,why not yard sales? I enjoy them more than thrift stores.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The decanters make for a great display on your silver tray and with the mirror behind them add some sparkle! Love the red container ~ it suits your decor, Manuela!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Elizabeth, I don't normally go to yardsales because I'm not an early morning person. You have to get up pretty early to get the good stuff at yardsales. There's nothing I need that badly to get up early on a day I don't have to! Actually I don't NEED any of this stuff so I don't make a huge effort to get it.

Manuela

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, what great finds! Esp. the glider that you wanted anyway & it matches what you have. It was meant to be. So glad ya'll are excited about the party starting back. Me too!

Richella said...

Manuela, I like all your thrifty finds. . . but I LOVE your wreath! Coffee filters? Really??

Merrie said...

Yay! I'm so glad you had a great birthday and ended up finding the glider. Your coffee filter wreath is so pretty.
You found so many nice things, and I am really loving those trays. Are white ones rare? I have never seen them before. Be sure and show us where you put them!

mary'smom said...

Great job shopping! The glider is wonderful as well as all of your other things.

Julie said...

What wonderful finds! I love the red jar.

I can't believe your wreath is out of coffee filters. So cute!

Linda said...

I'm starting to realize it's not just the stuff you get, but it's that you know what to do with it. You have a wonderful eye. I go to a thrift shop and I see things I like, but I ask myself what would I do with it and I don't have the answer so I leave it there. Linda

DanaMc said...

Very beautiful. I especially enjoyed the flowered platters. I want to paint some soon - and I'll use those for inspiration. :)

Lou Cinda said...

Great finds!! Love the glider! I have been told at our local Goodwill that they get their new merchandise from Target. I guess maybe scratch and dent or clearance items that never cleared. lol

Love the wreath!

Lou Cinda L)

Adrienne said...

Wow! What good deals you found. I haven't been thrifting for awhile but hope to get out and go again soon. Thanks for sharing your finds with us.
~Adrienne~

Anonymous said...

I have those same glasses like the 4 you found. I have about 6 of them, and found them on two different trips to Goodwill. I let my littles use them instead of always plastic cups so they can feel "fancy"! And since I only paid a total of 5 dollars for all of them I don't mind if they accidentally break one.

Jessica

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a wonderful loot! Love the trim and of course the lace!

Marla said...

Manueala, I love your thrifty treasures. happy belated birthday, BTY. I really like the Tole trays and the bag of trim. I like those goody bags, always so fun to see what you end up with. Blessings, Marla

Denise Marie said...

what great finds. Love your coffee filter wreath.

Rue said...

Happy Birthday Manuela! It sounds like a lovely day and you found some great finds :)

Happy Birthday (belated to your daughter too!

I need to go thrifting soon myself ;)

xoxo,
rue

Suzanne said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Looks like you had fun! You did find some wonderful things...and wow, that glider is great! I LOVE the thrill of a good thrift shop find! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great finds....I love the glider....A few hours to blog hop tonight....Hope you will stop by mine....I have another giveaway starting tonight...

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

I love your finds - and I have a sweet little bird vase too - a gift from a friend. In summer it sits on my kitchen windowsill by the sink and my sweet son is allowed to keep it filled with a single sweet blossom from the garden each day - it's perfect because since he is a boy, and 9 years old at that, the flowers he picks have *very* short stems and wouldn't hold their heads up in anything taller!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Manuela, you have the best thrifting karma I have ever seen! Your finds are all wonderful. I would have bought all of those same things too, you and I love all of the same things! Hope you're having a good week.
Cheers, Andrea

Donna said...

Great finds, Manuela! I love the trays and the red jar.

Angie said...

Great stuff! Love those prints and trays!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
You certainly do have great thrift stores. You scored some great treasures!

Cozy Little House said...

You come up with the best buys and the best ideas, Manuela! I love the grass prints. And that lace and trim! Oh my! I'd have been in heaven with that stuff.
Brenda

Recycled Rita said...

Wow you got some wonderful finds! Out here in Calif. it is hit/miss at our thrift stores but I keep going!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

You always have such lovely, lovely,lovely ideas!!! It is such an inspiration to visit you Manuela. I have far toooo many decanters and now I know just what to do with them! Thanks so much for sharing all your creativity.
With love,
Tracey
x0x

P.S. Wanted you to know how much I appreciate your comforting comments my kind friend. :)

Carolyn said...

Nice finds! Love the glider.

Kim said...

Every time that I go to a thrift store, I think of you & try to channel your good luck! You always find the best things & display them so beautifully.

Kathleen Grace said...

I have those cut glass goblets! I n fact I found a set at a yard sale and am keeping my eye open for more for our big family dinners. They always seem to show up at affordable prices and I like them. You are so lucky with your trays, it looks like a good thrift day:>)

chunnym said...

Can we get a coffee filter wreath tutorial?? Please?? : ) It's darling!!