Monday, August 6, 2007

Treasures for the week

I was going to take a break this week from yardsaling. Really, I was! There was one little sale I checked out at a church on Friday & then I wasn't going to go to anymore Saturday a.m. But, after going to the gym & running some errands, it was already after 10:30 & I saw a sign...pointing down a neighborhood road. So, I thought why not...I'll just stop & check it out. Well, of course, I found things I just had to have. There was some really nice things there that I couldn't pass up. These faux pears & pomegranites were in an iron basket. 8 pears & 3 pomegranites, $5.00 with the basket too.
So, I took the faux fruit out of the basket & left the basket here beneath the livingroom table, added a piece of lace I had stashed & put our wedding & honeymoon photo albums in here. I think it adds a nice little touch. Took the fruit out & put it under the cloche on the DR table. The birdsnest & eggs had been there since Spring, so it was time for something new. These pears look SO real! They are a very nice quality. I was even thinking about lining them up on the fireplace mantel for something different too.
This mirror was a great find at $10.00. It has a sticker on the back from a place called Urban Evolutions in Menasha, Wisconsin. I found them on the web & they sell to the trade only. There's no telling how much this was originally. They were asking $15 & I got it for $10. It's made from old tin ceiling tiles. I had to move another gold antique mirror I had in this spot, but this one really adds a lot to this guestroom, so it's staying.

Picked the globe up at the church yardsale for $1.00. It has a nice old look to it & is probably about 20-25 years old, according to my hubby, who looked to see which countries had changed.
I added it to the top of the entertainment center.
And, one more little bunny, he's concrete & I'll find a place for him outside. He was $3.
Just had to show you the continuing blooms of the hibiscus, along with the limelight hydrangeas. They are a beautiful sight when they are all blooming.
Hope you all have a loverly week!

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Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

great finds!
That little bunny scratching himself is so cute!

Suzanne said...

Wow Rhoda! You found some wonderful treasures...for not wanting to go yard-saling this weekend! lol
I love the pears and pomegranates in the cloche,... and that mirror! What a great find!

Adriann said...

Wonderful finds! I especially love the mirror!!

Betty said...

Rhoda, Great finds...It's probably good we don't live in the same area...we like the same things....is your home ever on tour? It would be worth a trip to Birmingham to see it.....Betty

Rosemary said...

Rhoda,
I'm telling you, you are the yardsaling queen. You can't take a break, because if you did you would not have found those wonderful things. I can't believe how real the fruit looks.
Love the mirror!
Rosemary

Lynne said...

Great finds, as always. Love the globe! And everything else too.

Mrs. G said...

well, it is a good thing you decided to ignore yourself & do some yardsaling after all :)

'cause those are some great finds...especially those faux pears...

Tonja said...

Fun finds, as usual! And your plants are just lovely. Have a nice week!

Tonja

Christy said...

I know how it is to try and pass up on a sale..we just can't do it!

the feathered nest said...

Goodnes, there's so much to see! Love that ceiling tile mirror - it's so me! Really like the way the fruit looks under the cloche - those pears really do look like they're real. The bunny is just so cute and your hibiscus are stunning. Mine flowered and now nothing. Good thing you went yardsaling since you found some wonderful things!

Manuela

Sandy McTier said...

Love your weekend finds!
You amaze me with your ideas and decorating tips - even if you don't know you are giving them!
Have a wonderful week.

justabeachkat said...

I'm so jealous of your finds this week! I love every single one of them! You go girl.

Hugs!
Kat

ValleyGirl said...

You have to be the best treasure hunter!! What awesome finds and deals -- and you have the wonderful talent of being able to put them anywhere in your house and make it look beautiful. Like they belong there.

Sunny Kristi said...

I keep telling myself I will take a break from yardsales each week and seem to keep making my way back to them! Great finds. I rarely find nice things like that! BTW I finally did the meme you tagged me for, but I just realized I forgot to tag other people...

Julie said...

My favorite is the globe. Good finds!

PAT said...

Once again you've found some great things Rhoda.

We're having a garage sale in Sept. Not sure just what date. The kids are coming up to help get things organized, Labor Day weekend. They are putting things in too! We expect to fill the three car garage. Christmas stuff, furniture rugs...you name it!! One day sale.

Pat

Andi said...

I love how the faux fruit looks under your glass cloche! Great finds...your home always looks so pretty!

ang baylis said...

I am so impressed! You are so amazing!!!

The Decorated House said...

Oh that hibsiscus is beautiful!
I must try that kind again one day.
Another bunny, I can't believe it, let me go look again....
OK...I believe it. :) He's pretty darn cute.
Donna

daisy cottage said...

Fun, Rhoda! I LOVE the globe! And everything else of course - the mirror is a fabulous find! I'm so glad you went down that neighboring road! ;-)
xo,
Kim

Cherry Menlove said...

You and I are alike. I love to change things around a little as the seasons go from one into the other. I'm already planning my autumn wreath.

Cherry x

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Great finds as usual. I love that scratching bunny & the pomegranates.


Wish I was as commited to exercise as you. I should just do it!

Have a nice day.

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Great treasures as usual, Rhoda. You have really inspired me lately to get out to the yard sales.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Nice mirror!
You have a smart hubby :)

Diane Duda said...

Came her via Daisy Cottage. Your home looks lovely! I'll be back often to see the "pretty".

Di

Cre8Tiva said...

great things...beautifully aranges and placed...now would you like to come to the beach and help me arrange and place...i am not at all good at it...i admire anyone with this talent...missed you while i was gone...blessings, rebecca

Felicia said...

LOL no way could you resist :) Your treasures are beautiful and I love your flowers.

Jolene George said...

You find the most amazing things. I need to go to yard sales with you! :o) The flowers are gorgeous!

Wanda said...

Rhoda, you sound just like me. "Not going out this week -- well just this one." You found some cool stuff and the hibiscus are beautiful!

Barbara said...

I have always wanted a globe like that and to think you got it for a dollar.
I have tagged you on my blog. Do come and see. Hope you can play.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The bunny is my favorite--'cause I jus luv rabbits!
The hybiscus is beautiful too.

DC said...

I love what you did with the lace and wedding photos and I like the fruit much better under the cloche!
You just took that great buy up to the next level!

Lauralee said...

I love that little bunny! way cute!

paintinpatti said...

I enjoyed visiting your yard-sale pages this morning. You have found some amazing treasures along the way. Your blog is just beautiful, and vey inspirational. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!