Good Monday Morning! Today I’m participating with Rhoda from Southern Hospitality by showing my recent thrift finds. Rhoda is amazing with what she has searched out for and then used so well in her home. I think she is the Thrift/Garage Sale Queen! :)
I have been trying Window’s Live Writer and my pictures always get cut off if I try the medium setting. The small setting seems ity bitty unless you click on them. Does anyone know what I’m doing wrong? :(
I wanted to show you the results of some diligent thrifting with my friends while in the Geneva, Illinois area just outside of Chicago last week.
We went to Church resale shops, antique stores and every other little shop that was opened during a two day time frame. What excited us the very most was when we happened upon a neighborhood antique/garage/estate sale. One lady was so low on prices we had to pinch ourselves to see if what she was pricing things at was for real!
The decanters were $5.00, I believe. The old brass charger was $1. It will go well in my fox hunt room. I loved the little distressed silver candle holder (or small vase) pictured in front for $1.
We were literally on our way out of town and decided to stop one more time to see if this lady had put anything else out. She had told us she had more to sort through and to come back the next day. Well, the next day was pouring rain and we didn’t see her garage door open. So on our final day (Sunday) we just decided to see if she anything out. I walked up and immediately spotted this fox hunt tray for $3! You just don’t know how thrilled I was! Can you see the decanter stopper? $1!
I almost walked away from these dishes, knowing I was going to have to pack everything up in a suitcase to take them back home. On our final walkthrough, they literally just pulled me over to them and I was handing the lady her $10. Eight Royal Stafford salad plates made in England for $10! pinch me……
Here are more finds from the trip. Many of these were from a church resale shop. There were two levels of F*U*N! The little planters will be used and filled with silks for my business. I love using these old vases and pots in a new way.
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Isn’t the little lovebird vase adorable? The red cardinal plate looks old to me too and was made in England. The dog will be used on a shelf in my fox hunt room. Linen napkins $1 a piece.
See the fabric peeking out underneath everything? That was a vintage designer fabric that I plan to make into either a window treatment or perhaps a table cloth. There were 4 1/2 yds. for $17. A little bit more than I’d like to pay, but it was in an antique store, so the prices were more. I loved it enough to get it.
I am addicted to thrifting ~~ I’ll admit it!
Go with me now back to Rhoda’s to see what others have found this week. Isn’t this fun??