Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Weekly Finds

Today I'm participating in Rhoda's linky party where bloggers show off their yard sale finds! Last week I went with a friend of mine to have a fun day of treasure hunting (hi Sally!). And then my family and I hit an antique mall over the weekend. I can't show you everything because I was shopping for my Pay it Forward participants but here's what I want to share with you today....


Let me start with something that wasn't found thrifting but still was a great deal! I've had this vase for a while but finally figured out where to hang it. My hubby put it up for me today and I couldn't wait a second before running out to the yard and picking from my hydrangea bush for it. The vase was a gift so that makes this project free!
My hubby spotted this big, heavy key for $2.


I'll probably end up hanging it on the wall....as soon as I figure out where.



I love vintage postcards and have been searching for all the holidays. These were all between $2.00 and $3.50.

















I found this print at a thrift store for $4. I got it home, hung it on my backsplash it looked like it needed a buddy! I had only picked the one because it was the month of June (my birthday month).


My friend was so kind and went back to the store as she ran errands the next day and picked up another one for me. Now the one doesn't look so sad....

This one says September, not bad considering my son was born in that month!




I've noticed a few bloggers using a cute teacup as a scoop for their glass canisters. I just had to copy for my sugar jar! I found this new teacup at an antique store for $3.





The find of the week had to be this table.....



Look at those beautiful legs! It's a heavy piece, the wood is beautiful and both sides fold up to make a really nice sized table!



The best part had to be the price. Can you read the price tag?! It says $3.93!! As we were looking at it a very helpful lady was there marking it down. I think the original price was $7 which was great but I ended up with it for a steal.


Right now I have it sitting in my dining room. I'm thinking of painting it up and using it as an extra table for guests, buffet table, whatever we need it for!


Now go over to Rhoda's lovely blog (at her new address) and see what everyone else scored this week!

47 comments:

Jennifer said...

That Valentine is too stinkin cute!!! I love your kitchen ... and that tea cup looks great as your sugar scoop!

Frugal Fine Living said...

Great finds! I especially like the gateleg table! What a deal on it, too.

Jane

southerninspiration said...

GREAT finds!!!! And guess what, I have a table JUST like that one....mine was not as inexpensive as yours was for sure! WOW!

Suzanne

southerninspiration said...

oh meant to say I LOVE the vintage cards and the prints,too! You really scored!

Suzanne

Sue said...

Michelle, Your dropleaf table was a major bargain!! I collect old postcards, too. They have so much character. You had a good outing, that's for sure! :-) Sue

Amber B. said...

I have two of the same prints in our den--one for October and one for June (mine and hubby's birthday months). I love them!! Great finds!

Darlene said...

WOW I can't believe that fabulous table was that price!!!!! Unbelievable!!!! I can't wait to see where you use it in your home. Those old cards are beautiful. Love the vase with the hydrangeas in it.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

That gateleg table is unbelievable. I also love the Thanksgiving post card. How sweet. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Charla

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I recently tarted buying up postcards, too. Yours are so cute!

I can't believe that table was less than 4 bucks!!

Nancy said...

Michelle,
You got the deal of the century with that table. Good for you! I can't wait to see it all painted up; I know you'll do a wonderful job with it!

Nancy

Adrienne said...

I haven't seen the teacup idea but really, really like it!! I also love the key and your hydrangeas are to die for!

a little bit vintage said...

Great finds, Michelle! I especially love the large key! Have a great week!

Smiles,
Rachel

Eileen said...

All great finds! Love the prints in the kitchen, love the key, and love the tea cup idea! Love it all actually!

Katy said...

Neat finds! Great price on that table and the prints look so nice in the kitchen.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I love your drop leaf table and WOW!! the price I hope you wore a mask on that steal job ha ha!! May you have a wonderful week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jill said...

I love the teacup/scoop idea! I haven't seen it before. The table is to die for! Unbelievable price!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You really did good - especially on the table.
Glenda

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that table. The price was incredible. -Jackie

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I LOVE it all! But that table at the end takes the cake. Can you imagine what that would have cost at an antique store? I shudder to think. : ) Lucky girl!
M.L.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

So many goodies!! Love love love the table and what a bargain! Also love that little teacup and your hydrangeas look beautiful in the vase! Also that key is so awesome!

abeachcottage said...

the table, wowza! great thrifty finds!

Theresa said...

Girl, you should be in jail... you STOLE that table:) Great finds, love the pictures and oh yes, the table is gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Have a blessed day!

Maisy said...

great stuff. wow..the prices! AMAZING!!!

Astrid said...

Lovely finds!

I have those flower prints too...and I found mine at a thrift store as well.

Stacey said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe the price you paid for that table! Way to go. The rest of your goodness are great too.

beth said...

Great finds! And they all look right at home in your home. :)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Such good finds and my b-day is June 14th now I'm curious when is yours(; I love the old postcards too!
Hugs~Kelly

Blessed Mama said...

I think I would be squeeling with delight to find that table for that price. What an amazing find! Good job girl!

sally from the valley said...

lucky duck,
i could have given you some of my tea cups for FREE! next time...come shopping in my house for a steal!
all your finds look super in your cozy little house! it's so neat that ron shops with you.. he is a special "find"....too!....my hubby usually waits in the the get-a-way car.
look forward to hanging out with you again & sharing ideas!

Victoria said...

OH MY WORD! I love the table. It would have been a steal at $7!!!

Lynette said...

Wow - you really scored with that table - what a deal!

Love that big skeleton key that is certainly a huge one and the price was great, and all your cute little postcards - they fit right in with your pretty house!

Happy Monday - if you get a chance - stop by my blog and enter my giveaway!

Linda said...

Great finds, but that table takes the cake! Oh, my goodness! You will have fun with that! Linda

Kate said...

Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas! I love how you display the postcards.

KarenSue said...

Do you have a Community Thrift-Am Vet store? The price tag on the table is just like what the Community Thrift in Orlando uses. I go almost everyday. I get the best deals there-It's crazy what people give away. I also put a tea cup in my sugar jar like yours.
Sue-Orlando,Fl

Wendy said...

What an amazing price on that table!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Love the vintage cards, the wall vase (beautiful hydrangeas!), the key and I love the idea on the teacup...I might just have to do something like that! Oh, that table is gorgeous...can't wait to see how you'll use it. Great Thrifty Treasures!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

KarenSue said...

Michelle, Thanks for responding.
Pokey was 17 when he died 2yrs ago. I miss him so much.
I'm still learning about this blogging.

Marie said...

Hello Michelle - I love ALL your amazing finds. Those hydrangeas are fabulous in the vase. Love the big key (I've been on the hunt for one!). The vintage cards are so adorable! I like the little card holders too. I love the teacup in the canister! I might borrow that idea. And the table is so cool. Can't wait to see the make-over - heirloom white?

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Rue said...

Good morning Michelle :)

Okay, this is really weird... I have one of those pictures with the month too and I just realized it's a November one... that's MY birthday month! I didn't even think about it when I found it either... LOL

Love all your finds and that table really was a steal!! LOVE the legs :)

xo,
rue

Family American Style. said...

I just love you pictures. Tomorrow is another post on “What would your children say?” “Wednesday” It’s going to be fun sharing all those wonderful adventures our children do and say. If you don’t have a kid, feel free to post something about your furry four legged family member. I can’t wait. Please tell us all about them. Hope to see you tomorrow. Go to the logo that says “What would your children say?” “Wednesday”, for full details.

~~Carol~~ said...

You really did steal that table! Wow, what a great table at a great price! Love the vintage postcards, and the way you display them on the flower frogs, and that big key is great too. My favorite is that vase! How pretty, and what a great excuse to buy fresh flowers every week!

denisemarie in Houston, TX said...

OMG, wonderful finds. That table is more than a steal!! It is almost like finding it at the curb.

Blessings, Denisemarie-Bloomin'

Colleen said...

All of your finds are great but that table is unbelievable! Girl You lucked out on that treasure.

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful finds Michelle!
I love the big key. ;)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

My Lordie!!! That table ...you lucky girl~

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Hey Michelle!!!

$4 for a Duncan Fife/Phyfe drop leaf dining table isn't bad! Now we have matching tables! Woot!