Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sales and Going to the Beach

It's been raining a lot this week. We’ve had some severe storms blowing through the last couple of days and I was browsing the Saturday yardsales in the paper Friday night about 9 pm, when I spotted the Mt. Laurel ad. My heart skipped a beat. I look for that one every spring and fall, since I’ve always found some great things at their sales. I’ve written about Mt. Laurel several times, so go and take a peek if you’d like to see more about it here. It’s a beautiful quaint community and rain never stops me from hitting this sale. From the looks of the crowd, no one else minded either. I was pretty careful about what I brought home, but I did find a few things.

Burlap

A nice piece of burlap was free (and only marked 10 cents) because I bought two T-shirts from them. I haven’t unrolled it yet, but it’s probably at least 2 yards. Why didn’t I find this before I did the corner cabinet? Oh well, I’m sure I’ll find something to use it for.

Roman shade

This adorable custom made Roman shade was a great price. I don’t have a place to put it, but bought it anyway since it was a good deal and too cute to leave behind. I’ll probably end up selling this one, so let me know if you are interested and we’ll make a deal. Green polkadot fabric with a pretty fringe trim of red/gold and green. I walked around the house looking for a spot to use it, but there is no where to put it. It’s 36” wide and I didn’t measure the length yet. Email me if you’re interested!

Urn

This bronzey ceramic urn was $1. I’ll probably spray this one white to go with all my other white pieces.

White iron

Heavy iron white piece was $4.

Gap crop pants

Cute and comfy looking Gap cropped linen pants were $2.

Tees

And these 2 adorable Frenchy T’s were $1 each.

French print

Now last weekend I went out too and found a great deal on this print for $30. The pricetag on the back was from BA Framers and marked $600!! Now, I know no one pays retail for these things, but I’m sure it was at least $150 to $200 originally. I had no idea where I’d put it, but decided to move another yardsale print I had over the bed and put it here. This is a HUGE piece, 50x50” and it’s a map of Versailles, which I’ve visited before in France, so that was pretty neat I thought. I love maps and this is a really cool piece.

French print2

It fits right in here in the cottage bedroom.

Gone to Beach by Cottage and Bungalow

On Monday, I'll be leaving for the beach with these ladies and going to Gulf Shores, AL where we'll be staying here at the beach house. I'll post something while I'm gone and of course, you'll see some beach pics when I return!

Don't forget the giveaway coming on Wednesday. You will NOT want to miss it!

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Susie from Bienvenue said...

Wonderful finds!!! love those gap pants too. I have some and you are going to love them and want to wear them everyday! Have a great time at the beach and take lots of pictures. Oh I wish I was going with ya~

Helen said...

Well ...... as it turns out I covet everything you have shown us. Good job ~ you!

KK said...

How fun and such great finds! Have a safe and fun trip with the ladies! Look forward to seeing pictures from your trip.
Blessings,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Sandy said...

Hi Rhoda! You always get the best finds. Hey, I have a question. Do you have a yard sale budget? A monthly allowance? I don't, but I can't believe that no one has asked me yet! hee hee.

Hope you're doing great! Love you!

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

I can just see you in those french t's - they are you! It was pouring AGAIN this Sat. I guess the Lord knows I am not supposed to be out until I clean out. :)

Joy said...

You got some awesome deals! Your house is decorated so cute!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Love your before and after pictures. You are so creative. Have fun at the beach. I could use a trip to the beach right now myself. I hope you have a good time with plenty of rest and relaxation. Love & blessings from NC!

Jojo said...

With all the rain and gray weather we've had, it is nice just to thing about being at a sunny beach. Have a great trip.

Cathy said...

Have a great time at the beach!

{{Hugs}}

Cathy

Blondie's Journal said...

Rhoda,

Love all your great finds. What a fabulous deal on the French print~WOW!!

I am wondering what you might come up with for the burlap. I have a couple of sacks that I was given when I bought my fresh Christmas tree~ I thought I'd surround the tree with it for a rustic look instead of my normal tree skirt (I was voted down). Let me know if you have any ideas.

Have fun at the beach!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

imjacobsmom said...

Great buys - the frame was worth the money alone and SCORE! for the print - especially since you've been there and all....I adore your bedroom, BTW! Have fun at the beach - I'm jealous. ~ Robyn

Jillian, Inc said...

My frame shop used to wholesale to BA Framer...you got a great deal. Have a wonderful time at the beach. Looks like the rain will be gone by then. Hope so.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Hi! I just stopped by from Runner Mom's blog. Great Finds. Have a great beach trip!

Jeanneoli said...

I can't believe the deals you found...and that print is AMAZING! Love it over the bed. Have fun at the beach.

Darlene said...

You always find the BEST things for the BEST prices!!!!!! Cute clothes too. Have fun at the beach!

marty39 said...

What great finds. I just never seem to find anything at the yard sales around here. You found some real treasures. Have fun at the beach. I can't wait to see all the pics. Hugs, Marty

Sandra said...

Awesome deals you found! I like your idea of painting the vase white. The price was amazing!
Have fun at the beach:)

Pam said...

Great finds. I love the print above the bed.
Have fun at the beach!!!
Pam

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Great finds! I clicked through to your 2007 post (that was before my blog time :-) and WOW...this looks like my kind of yard sale neighborhood! It's still quite cold (and RAINY) here so the season has yet to kick off. I hope I get half as lucky as you have yard saling!

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Great two last blogs, Rhoda!!! (Of course I didn't UNDERSTAND anything on the second one, about blogging & all that terminology, but it DID give me pause to remember, once again, how much time & effort you all PUT into your wonderful blogs... and once again, I THANK YOU!!!~~~~ KNOW, without a doubt, you'll have a wonderful, pleasurable trip!!! Well-deserved, kiddo!!! (P.S. The LAST time a DEAR, DEAR, longtime friend joined me at the beach, we started talking & walked... and walked... and walked & had sooo much fun... and ENDED UP about 2 MILES from home, straight down the beach!!! SOOOOO, you just MAY want to bring CAB FARE if yer going with some "BESTEST GIRLFRIENDS"! Grins!)~ Love, Linda *

Lori E said...

Cut the burlap into large squares and mold it around a big pop bottle that has been cut shorter. Put an elastic band around it to hold it in place. The top of the burlap should be spread out a bit. Starch the heck out of it and in the summer use these to hold flowers on an outdoor table.

susan said...

Great finds! Have a great girl week at the beach. I hope the weather is good for you. Eat a (dozen) ruby red for me!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, you're too good! Great finds...but the print for over the bed blew me away! That bedroom is to die for! Have fun at the beach.

Jen r. said...

Great finds Rhoda! Jen

Amy said...

You really got some fabulous treasures for sure! Wow, I can see why you bought each and every thing. I can always find room for a special treasure at a great deal! Amy :)

Cre8Tiva said...

you always find the greatest things...my 3rd blogaversary is this week...i will be having a BIG GiVe AwAy too...please spread the word and come enter!! blessings, rebecca

Cre8Tiva said...

ps have fun at the beach and pleeeease tell me how you did the banner with clickable links???

The Bloom Girls said...

Wow, you found some awesome things at great prices! Isn't it fun to get a great deal? It is almost more fun that actually using the item! :) Hope you have a great time at the beach!

Blessings to you !

Karyn

ellie said...

Have a great time..my in laws live in Foley so when we come for a visit...we always hang out at gulf shores and visit..Fairhope. your are bound to have a fab time with your friends, can't wait to see what shops you unearth so next time I'll be on the lookout.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hey Rhoda! Great finds! I think you are the yard sale queen! I especially love that huge map print! It looks awesome in the room!

Have fun at the beach!

Kelee Katillac said...

love that burlap! I love using it on French pieces for upholstery--a great contradiction for the formality and ornament of the curves...could do a bench w/ the 2 yards!

Ms. Tee said...

What great finds! It was raining here all weekend, so no yard sales for us. :) I love the black and white print~ Hope you have a fun time at the beach!

Rona's Home Page said...

That's what I miss about living in Vegas...great yard and tag sales.
Have a terrific beach holiday!

Eve said...

Hi Rhoda!
I'm finding you through Sharon's New England Life. I'm moving to Grant, AL next month...can't wait to get out of the cold snow. I've got a lot to learn about Alabama gardening...I'm up for the challenge.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhoda, I love that shade. I wish I had somewhere I could use it!

Have fun at the beach...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Natalie said...

Fantastic finds, as always! You have such great taste.

Looking forward to hearing about your trip,

Nat

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What wonderful bargains! I'd never find anything as low cost like them here.

Have a wonderful time at the shore --hope you have great weather!

Rebekah said...

My husband, daughter and I vacationed in Gulf Shores last summer with my sister-in-law and her husband. We had such a great time that we're going back again this year, though just on our own this time. We stayed out in Fort Morgan on the edge of the estuary. Hope you have a fantastic time! That house looks fab!

abeachcottage said...

have fun Rhoda, love a good beach trip

Sarah
ABeachCottage

melissa said...

Rhoda~great finds!! Have fun at the beach~I can't wait to see your giveaway!

paintergal said...

Great finds, Rhoda!
I emailed ya about the shade.

Lois Grebowski said...

Have tons o'fun at the beach. wiggle your toes in the sand for me...

Joanna said...

Have lot's of fun at the beach!