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Monday, June 22, 2009

More Ramblings

It's that time again--Thrifty Treasures Monday. When you finish up here, be sure to visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality to see links to other fabulous finds!!

"Good mornin', this mornin'. Pretty mornin', this mornin'."

Who said that? If you know, you must be of a certain generation--same as me. After a whirlwind weekend, I'm feeling pretty good today. It is already some hot here--already 80 and it's not even 8am! We drove close to 1000 miles from Friday morning to Sunday night. Whew! I am NOT a car person. I can't read, crochet, knit, or any of that stuff. All I can do is eat and sing. So I gained 5 lbs and annoyed everyone in the car. Just because I do sing doesn't mean I can sing.

We got Holly and Alexander delivered to Georgia. The little house they'll be living in is older, but well kept. Huge fenced in backyard which is great for the kids. I took my camera, but didn't take pictures. Duh! Don't know what I was thinking. Yes, I do. I was already missing Alexander and trying not to get in too deep a funk thinking about him being so far away. He's never lived more than ten miles away, so he and I both will have an adjustment period.

Remember last week's post where I said the yard sale pickings were slim? I do have a couple of pics of things I got.

Here are a couple of wine bottles I got for $1 each. I've tried them in a couple of different places, but they don't photograph well. (It can't possibly be my lack of skills.)

Got this great plate for $.50 The colors work perfectly in the kitchen where it now hangs on the wall. It didn't want its picture made either!

Little planter for $1. It was faux painted in a greeny gold. Quick shot of black spray paint and it looks brand new. The little pots and silk flowers came in it. I thought I'd replace the flowers, but they are apparently set in cement. Can't get them out, so I guess I'll learn to love them.

These cast iron planters were $5 for both. Got them at a yard sale advertised as "smoking hot". Uhhh, not so much. Lukewarm at best.

Didn't think I'd get to yard sale since we were traveling. BUT I checked craigslist on the hotel computer and lo and behold there was a huge sale nearby! I homed in on this little table right away. Been looking for something like this to go between two wicker chairs in the living room. It was only $5.

A little distressed, wouldn't you say? Should I sand it down and refinish it? Paint? Can't decide.

When I was putting it into the truck, I turned it upside down and saw this--which made the find all the sweeter. Can you read it? Ethan Allen! For $5!

Wish I had seen the stack of green Depression glass before someone else grabbed them up! Several saucers, cups, and sherbet dishes and they went for $10! When the lady asked the price, the husband said $15 for all, then before she could react, he said "oh, what the heck, $10". I wanted to snatch them out of her hands! Used to be I'd go straight for the glassware. Now it's furniture. I think you people have corrupted me!

On the way home, we discovered a JC Penney outlet and of course had to stop. Got two pair of Levi capris for $5 each and several t-shirts for $2 each. They had Avia tennis shoes--which I love--on sale for $15, but none in my size. While Darrell was looking at the men's shoes, we came across these Reeboks. For some reason, he wasn't interested in them....

Oh, and the quote above? It's part of a joke told by Cousin Minnie Pearl. Howdeee!


Eric and Rozanne said...

Always love seeing your garage sale finds! I LOVE the table...and Ethan Allen even. You really scored. So sorry that I didn't get the clothes over to you before you left!! I only passed your house probably 4-5 times and couldn't seem to remember even once. Do you still want them?

Scrappy Doo said...

I don't understand why hubby wouldn't want to run around in those good lookin tenneys hehhe
LOVE the cast iron planters :-)

5L's said...

i sure was thinking of you this weekend! glad everything went well!

Sue said...

Howdeee Beverly, I like that little table- I say paint that little sucker and decoupage the top! You should link this post to Rhoda@SouthernHospitality- thrifty finds Monday. Check it out. If you don't know her, visit me- I'm linked. Sue

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What fabulous finds! I love the Ethan Allen table and those fabulous cast iron planters!

Thanks for sharing!


Grits414 said...

Love the planters and LOVE that little table! Great finds!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Looks like you found some great buys

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Beverly, what a steal on the EA table. It has a great shape. If it's in really bad shape on top, you may just want to paint it. It would be beautiful either black or creamy white too.

Brenda said...

I've been wanting to start a collection (or at least have one single piece of!) the green Depression glass. I rarely ever see it though. Saw some at a huge estate sale one day, but I'd already spent my money that morning on other dishes!

K Lynne Designs said...

I just love all the planters you got and the Ethan Allen table is just such a great find!

Lori E said...

There was a woman who once said "They can say that I can't sing but they can never say that I didn't sing". I sing all the time and I am really, really bad. Oh well. I enjoy it.
I always forget to take pictures. I am too busy in the moment. I love your little rooster planter. Did you paint it?

Bee and Rose said...

I love that even a road trip won't stop you from finding treasure!

That table is a huge find!!! I love it when that happens! I actually had a yard sale over the weekend. Lots of work, but we made a ton of money!

Sharon said...

Love to see all you find but where do you put it all?

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