Friday, June 5, 2009

Thrifting Treasures Monday

It's time to share our Thrifty Finds! Make sure your head over to see Rhoda at Southern Hospitality

This week Rhoda is also giving out great Yardsale pointers for all us! So if the yardsale bug hasn't bitten you yet, read her tips and you will be all set!

Before the yardsales this week, I stopped at the Goodwill and found this AWESOME table for my family room. I plan to paint it black to match the armoire I also found at the GW a few months back. The table was $9.99. It is about 4 feet long and 2.5 feet wide (or so). Very heavy.

Now on to the Yard Sales!

Friday - I went to 3 sales and spent $12 here is what I got:

Wall Rack w/hooks and frames, $2, Welcome rock/hide-a-key, $1, Pitcher and margherita glasses, $3 (really more than I wanted to pay but I thought it evened itself out with the other things)!

Blessings sign, $1, Tinkerbell costume, .50, Veggie Tales cd, .50

and the BEST FIND OF THE DAY: Zevro Double Cereal Dispenser can be found here retails at $44.99. I paid $4.00. But guess what? We don't really eat much cereal here. So what did I do with it? See below:
That's right! It is now my cat and dog food dispenser!!! Perfect for inside my pantry and Sofia can easily help get the pet food for "her" pets! This item is proof that you gotta think "outside the box" when it comes to your yard sale and thrift store finds!

Saturday - I was very excited because I had read about a fundraiser sale at a local dance studio. The sale started at 6am so I headed out early. After much difficulty finding the location (some angry customer had taken down their signs!!) below is what I found for $14.50: wicker basket unit $3, 6 placemats with flowers .50, small lamp $1, 2 pink leather luggage taqs .50, dvd for Sofia $2, misc. toys for Sofia $3, set of 3 blue PYREX bowls (they match bowls I already have) $2, 3 black frames w/ glass $2.50, black dress to use a swimsuit cover-up (free)

At another sale (also for girls trying to go to a dance competition), I spent $9: American Girl Clothing organizer and AG hat $3, black frame $2, shirt with glittery peace sign $1, AWESOME lion costume, $3 (this is a size 4-6, it might be too small for Sofia - if so, it will go on eBay)
Next sale I spent $2 on a long wooden bowl from Crate & Barrel

Last sale of the day I spent $1 on a gate to keep the dog in the kitchen.Total spent on Saturday: $26.50

Total for the entire weekend: $38.50 -- all of this for less than the cost of the Cereal Dispenser!!!

Strangest thing I saw for sale at a yardsale:

I found myself getting frustrated while out and about this weekend. You know really, gas is too expensive for you to make me drive way deep into a neighborhood following your well-placed signs only to arrive at your sale and all you is have is one small card table of knic knacs (maybe 10 things) and 1 twin size bed frame for sale. I mean please don't waste my time - or my gas!

Also, when pulling into a gated community filled with homes all priced well above $500K you would think the ole "one man's trash is another's treasure" saying would probably work out in your favor, right? I mean I think better house = better stuff - generally. Well this weekend proved me wrong for sure! I went to several sales in gated communitities and all I would even have wanted to buy - I bought. It was the $1 dog gate listed above. That's it.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and found lots of treasures!


jill said...

this is INCREDIBLE!!!!! how about i come for a vacay and help you break in the new margarita set? and we can put something yummy in the wooden bowl to snack on while we drink. sound like a plan?

JobandBrittany said...

good finds, love the cereal dispenser and to add to your weird finds, i saw a partially used container of tampons @ goodwill last week!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Love the "new" pet food dispenser! Great Idea. I know what you mean about the "upscale" gated communities, I have never found anything worth my money at those sales.

Justin and Jenn said...

I love the cereal dispenser! That would be so cool to have!

Carmen said...

Love the pet food dispenser! Genius!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Bamagirl! You did great, I love that little dispenser, it's so cute. You found some wonderful things out there. How fun to get that much stuff for so little. And you're right on the expensive neighborhoods, you just never know, although usually around here, the nicer ones do have good stuff & good prices. I don't rule out any of them.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a haul! I especially loved the table...and for under $10, too good!

Happy Hunting

~Caro~ said...

great table, love the detailing!!
and what a coooool dispenser!!

Linda said...

You had wonderful success - especially love that coffee table. And you are right in your comments....I went to a beautiful neighborhood sale and there was NOTHING. Really disappointing. Linda

Me & My House said...

I think I am in LOVE with your table! THAT is an AWESOME piece!

anythinggoeshere said...

I absolutely love the table. and it will look so good painted black. Happy thrifty Monday to you!!!!!!! xo Joan

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great finds, but that table at $9.99!!! I would have bought it whether I had a place of it or not!

Miss Janice said...

That E.P.T. package is too funny!

Tina said...

I am so behind on looking @ everyones finds! You got some great stuff, hope you had another good weekend!