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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Today's thrifty goodies :)

Justin got home early today, so I thought I would stop by the Salvation Army on my way home. It is only 5 minutes from my house. I knew the past 2 Tuesdays, they have had the knick knacks 1/2 off. They did today, too. I just can't pass up the great deals they have. By the way, isn't the grass in the background a beautiful color! It is so lush and green right now. YAY!

Remember, click on any picture to enlarge it.

I am so excited to have found this lamp! It is pretty ugly right now! LOL I am going to paint it flat black and fix up the shade a little. I am going to put some short, fat candles in the candle holders! It has a 3 way switch. The best part....I only paid $1.00 for it. That's rights a buck!!

I got 2 of these baskets, for $1.00 a piece. They are quite large. If you look closely you can see jack o' lanterns around the rim. I am going to paint one for sure and put a plant in it. I may leave the other as is and put mums in it this fall.

Here is one of the baskets with marigolds in it. It is on the deck. I love it!

I really like this plastic bucket. It will go on the deck with a flowering plant in it. Only 50 cents.

These 4 ceramic napkin rings are not my style, at all! But, I figured for $1.00 I could paint them black. I have been looking for black napkin rings, anyway!

This little pan was 37 cents and will hang from the beam between my kitchen and dining room.

Normally, I'm not one to buy winter stuff in the summer(I hate winter!), but these tealight holders were so cute and only 37 cents a piece.

Wooden pineapple bowl for 40 cents. I'm going to paint and distress it. I'll probably put potpourri in it.


Tracey said...

I can't believe the fabulous bargains you manage to find! I just love the lamp. Oh by the way Cyril the squirrel has a girlfriend now.....Beryl! Though I suppose it could be a boyfriend...!
Tracey x x x

marty39 said...

What fabulous finds. We don't have a Salvation Army, I sure wish we did. All of your treasures are just wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Shellmo said...

Only a $1 for that lamp! Excellent!! HOpe you post the "after" photos when you fix it up. That pineapple bowl was great too!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What great finds...I especially love the lamp! Terrific...

Stay Cozy, Carrie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What great bargains! From one bargain hunter to another, I have to say "good job!". That lamp is so unique and pretty (I can't believe you only pd $1 for it!). I can't wait to see it when you finish with it. laurie

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I have enjoyed looking at all of your thrifty finds! I hope you will join me on Thursday's for thrifty Thursday -its a show and tell of our favorite finds! Cool stuff!