Sunday, July 19, 2009

All for $10

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When I get in my car on Saturday mornings and head out to the yardsales and estate sales, I never know what I will run across. And to me that is the most fun thing about shopping this way. I don’t always have things in my head that I’d like to find, but I’m just open to finding things that jump out and grab me, saying “take me home with you”. And if the price is right, I do.

So, this week, I bought all of this for $10. No big huge finds, but fun things. Everything was a $1 or $2. Cheap entertainment, don’t you think? The wooden birdhouse was $1 and I’ll paint it a creamy white and probably add it to my garden collection in the laundry room.

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This pretty coral and white pillow was only 50 cents and I’ll put it in the blue guestroom. One day soon, I’ll do a post showing where I’ve used some of my finds, so stay tuned for that.

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I just love bamboo things and have picked up a few things made out of it in recent years. This little stool was $1 and is not big enough for a stool, but will be great on a bookshelf with something sitting on it. I keep that in mind when I’m out there too and love to use textured things on bookcases and shelves and there is always something that needs some extra height. That’s a little tip for you to keep in mind when you’re out scouting and see something small like that. Ask yourself, “where oh where can I use this?”. Lots of places, I can assure you.

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These vintage Pyrex pieces were $1 each and match my kitchen, so I couldn’t pass them up. I like to use glass pieces like this in the microwave to warm things up. Trying to stay away from the plastic.

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Girlfriend loves her some shoes! In fact, stay tuned next week for a fun shoe post (with a giveaway, no, not a shoe giveaway). These were too cute to pass up, gently worn probably only a couple of times, judging from the almost pristine leather soles. Original clearance price on the box was $80. I got them for $2. Vero brand, which I’ve never heard of, but they are soft as buttah and I love the pointy toe and cute little heel.

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Aqua blue metal earrings were $1. My jewelry collection has grown so much from inexpensive yardsale finds, it would be hard for me to walk in a store now and pay the prices.

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Gap white cotton sweater was $1. And, I know you’ll be jealous of this next find….I did it again!

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Scored another old vintage fan, this time for $1.50. It works too. I know! Hate me now. One for each guestroom. Check out the shabby white base on this one.

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This wasn’t a yardsale find, but a library find. Our little library has book sales most all the time and they sell hardback books for 50 cents. I’ve always admired Jackie and this will be a fun book to own.

So, let’s get the party rolling. OK, girls this week I’m going to post some rules and stick with them this time. If you are not sure that you’re doing your links correctly, PLEASE read up. I’m spending way too much time on Mondays fixing links. So, I need everyone to read these next 3 things. I’ll explain it in detail HOW to do links correctly.

1. Add your permalink, NOT your blog link to Mr. Linky. A permalink is this: Once you do your post on your blog, click on the TITLE of the post. Then look up at your browser where the address is displayed. THIS is your permalink for THAT post. You’ll notice your blog name is there, in addition to more letters and numbers that are for that post only. Right click on the url address, copy it and then come back and PASTE it here on Mr. Linky. It’s really that simple. If you post your blog url, no one will find your thrifty post later. If done correctly, people can click on your link months from now and land right on your correct post. So, my new rules from here on out (and everyone who does Linky parties does this too). If you do NOT put the correct link in, I will have to delete it. This way everyone will learn how to do it correctly. I know some of you are new and that’s fine. We all had to learn how to do links.

2. Please add a link BACK here to my blog post either by a text link OR by using my Thrifty Treasures party button that is posted on my sidebar. I really don’t care which one you use, please use one of them. That’s the fair way to do these parties. That way when you participate in my party with a post at your blog, everyone at your blog can come over and join the party or at least see the other participants. If you do not have a link back to my party post, your link will be deleted.

3. Please visit other party goers and leave lots of comments! Everyone loves comments, so go and blog hop and comment on as many as you can.

I’m not trying to be mean, but need to have some guidelines that are followed. These parties are getting big every week. That’s it! Please read all of this and if your link gets deleted, you will know why!

If you haven't visited The DIY Showoff, go on over and check it out! She highlights lots of projects around blogland. I sent in my beadboard wallpaper project and Roeshel put it up this weekend.

Not sure what is going on with my regular Mr. Linky, so try this one!! Just click on the link below and a new window will open with all the links. Then you can add yours. Regular Mr. Linky will be back next week.



Todays Thrifty Treasures Participants
1. Christina at Yardsalequeen
2. Queen of Fifty Cents
3. Phillips Phamily Mama
4. The Shabby Chic Cottage
5. ThriftyAnnabella (Garage Sales)
6. ThriftyAnnabella (Goodwill)
7. The Undomesticated Wife
8. Charla @ For the Sake of Time
9. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam (yard sale decorating)
10. Amanda @ Serenity Now {Steals, All for $2.20!}
11. Queentomas
12. Rhonda @ A Home With A Smile
13. Joan@anythingoeshere:giveaway
14. Helen Joy-Barclay and Me
15. Rhonda @ BlueCreekHome
16. Tarva At Talking Tarva
17. Olive Rue
18. Marla
19. Yard sale Saturday lots of great finds
20. Cheap&Sweet Yard sale Friday found a digital camera more
21. Pat@Back Porch Musings
22. Cheap&Sweet What I did with my $2 yardsale chair "Must see"
23. Beth@Stories of A-Z ($2 Cut-outs--Help me!)
24. Marianne@songbirdisnesting
25. Sue@sullivanandmurphy
26. Ellen R @ Create in Me...
27. Debra@Bungalow, Spent 8$
28. Carol @ Old Glory Cottage
29. Gina @ Moneywise Moms
30. Mary Lou@Marmielus Nest
31. Jo
32. the lazy peacock
33. Nicole@BugaboosCreations
34. Meg @ Home Whimsies
35. Ashleys Busy ( Revamped Bench )
36. Kari @ Reese & Marie
37. M@Pleasures of Homemaking
38. Caroline@FOREVER VINTAGE
39. ThriftyTeacherBlog- before & after part 1
40. ThriftyTeacherBlog- before & after part 2
41. Terry @ Cherished Treasures
42. Alicia
43. Bill @ Affordable Accoutrments
44. Sandra
45. Sarah@Our Cozy Robbins Nest
46. Amy Lynne @ Mom*s Balance(Hubby's Surprise)
47. The Bloom Girls - Fireplace Mantel and Tile Surround
48. Gwen@MurphyGraceHome
49. Shauna @ They Call Me Lucy
50. Bonnie @ Cottage Hideaway
51. Sandy@CoppernThings
52. Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss
53. Nissa @ Sweet Paisley
54. Linda @Nina's Nest
55. ellen b
56. Michelle@Dei Gratia
57. Suzanne in TX
58. Jenn@First Comes Love
59. Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman ("new" Meakins dishes)
60. Shirley Corwin
61. Dab of This and That
62. Susan
63. Kammy-Small Home in the Country
64. OnOurWay - Weekend Finds
65. Melanie Elissa
66. Shery
67. Our Creative Life
68. stefanie
69. Tracey
70. Maggie Elizabeth
71. Cami @ Creating Myself
72. Susan@thoughtsfromovertherainbow
73. A Beach Cottage Junkin' Tour
74. m-tales from an oc cottage
75. Elizabeth@SouthernWhimsicalGrace
76. Christy @ EmbellishedBayou
77. Brittany
78. bj
79. Carmen at Life with Sprinkles on Top
80. Darlene @ Darlene's Days
81. Linda@Parker's Paradise
82. Chrissie Grace
83. Cindy @Fairy Tale Cottage
84. Beth @ Soanywaytoday
85. Traci-Goodwill side table
86. Bama Girl in AZ
87. melissa *320 sycamore
88. Samantha at My Texas Nest
89. Carrie
90. Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful (My $8 Loot)
91. Kristen @ Klynne Designs
92. Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle
93. Junk Mammas
94. Michelle
95. Laura@White Spray Paint
96. Kelli@JOY
97. Meghan @ Mrs. Shopswell - $2.30 Total!s
98. Meghan @ Mrs. Shopswell - A Thrifting Giveaway!
99. Victoria & Christina
100. Mrs. Homemaker
101. C @ Project Pretty
102. grannyann - Thrifty Treasures
103. Kelly@sundrenchedmoments
104. Geek Details
105. The Gaines Gang (Godwill Before & After)
106. Joy @ JoysofHome
107. Pink and Polka Dot
108. Carrie@thiscozyhome
109. Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage
110. Lisa
111. Designs on 47th Street
112. Jennifer @ Poppyseeds
113. gina @ tickle pink thrift
114. Leslie @ Orphaned Decor
115. Rhonda
116. Helen Joy-Barclay and Me #2
117. Melanie @ The Old White Cottage
118. Angela@Welcome Home
119. Paulsbride - household treasures
120. Callie@ Advetures in Stay at Home Wifedom
121. newlywedknot
122. Jackie
123. SusieQ
124. Adventures ~ Tina
125. ani @ kindnessonhertongue
126. Pages by Heather (Classic A&W)
127. Brooke @ VintageSunshine
128. Christine-ThisCraftyChick
129. Kathy@Having a Hallelujah Good Time
130. Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training
131. Stephanie @ A Fine House
132. Marcia
133. Amy-My Bambino Bliss (Vanity)
134. Cheryl

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The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

I don't hate you, just the dearth of vintage fans in SoCal! I'm not seeing Mr. Linky, am I missing something??

sharonavinger said...

I'm missing Mr. Linky, too. Something wrong?

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Love the Pyrex bowls - great finds

Blushing hostess said...

I'd love to but I have two new babies - no chance of shopping! I did just finish work on a piece on Jackie though, I never get tired of reading about her.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your blog...fast becoming a favorite...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, girls! My regular Mr. Linky has disappeared today, so I'm trying another one. Let's see how this one works this week.

the undomesticated wife said...

Jealous of that pyrex! So cool!

Linky still doesn't seem to be working.

Lorie said...

My mother has those exact same bowls!! I love them!!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Pyrex rocks!

Debbie in Florida said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw your pyrex bowls. I collect that particular pattern, Crazy Daisy. I have lots of Corelle in that pattern and I find bits and pieces of the pyrex in thrift stores. Still loving your blog. I'm a lurker and you have been a long time inspiration to me. Thank you!

Carmen said...

Love the shoes!!!!

Rhonda in OK said...

Hi Rhoda
I have 4 of those vintage Pyrex covered casserole type dishes. I use them all the time for leftovers, heating vegetables, storing things in the fridge.
You will love it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Rhoda, I love the little bird house, and I don't hate you for the fan. Okay, maybe only a little bit. ;) ;) Great finds, as usual. :) Looking forward to reading some more links!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Amazing all that you got. I hope I did everything right you have the best blog party on the world wide web!!!!!! Please don't delete my thrifty giveaway!!!!

marty39 said...

The birdhouse, stool, fan, earrings and sweater are all just wonderful, such great finds. I love the pyrex bowls too, I so remember the avocado era. You found some wonderful things. Hugs, Marty

Blue Creek Home said...

No fair!!! I haven't found a decent fan for below $20.00!!! Lots of ugly ones for less, but not one that works! You are right...I am jealous!
I have a couple of those pyrex bowls myself from back in the day!
Rhonda

Olive Rue said...

As always you found some great finds. Love the shoes and book.

Jenny said...

Great finds. My Mom still has and uses those Pyrex bowls. They are from when they got married!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I love it all but I think the earrings are my favorite. Thanks again for hosting.

Have a great week.

Charla

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are great finds Rhoda. I just did my calendar picture botanicals, since we're at the lake and I haven't found any treasures,lately.:-). I figured there are plenty of folks who haven't seen the botanicals.

You found some great things. I love the pyrex. I have mixing bowls in that pattern and color. I started out with J's mother's mixing bowl and added more. I love them! I saw a pink set at an antique shop yesterday. There were three bowls, plain, no pattern, $25. I think pink pyrex must be a big color, for collectors.

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Queen of the hunt should be your name! Love the fan, but truly envy the Jackie book. I hope my link to my 'thrifting at the inlaws II' post will work, because I really want to be in your party.

Sue said...

Ooooooh, that green crazy daisy pattern was one of my wedding gifts almost 35 years ago... I think I have one bowl left unbroken. As usual, the queen of garage sale-ing has prevailed- the fan is your absolute best bargain, I think! Fantastic finds,Rhoda!
:-) Sue

Silke said...

What a great post! It makes me want to head out to some garage sales as well - despite the heat... I love that fan!! :) Silke

marmielu said...

Love those green bowls, the earings, and, of course, that fan!
Mary Lou

Cheri Peoples said...

Love that fan. You find some great things. I haven't been around much-this months weekly give away has kept me so busy-but it is good busy, just not good that I can't get to all the blogs I like to check in on. This is the 3rd week of the give away-come see me if you have time.
Cheri

Wagonwife Designs said...

I love the fan too. So vintage.
Great finds as usual.
Debra

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Rhoda; Not a bad days work,, you sure did great with only ten dollars.. I used to have a fan like that, years ago, it was a really pretty green..... Have a great week

Hugs;
Alaura

The Lazy Peacock said...

Fantastic finds, I can't believe the fan...you are so lucky. Love the book, the birdhouse, everything!

~~Carol~~ said...

You've done it again girl! I REALLY like this fan, because of the pretty base. Those earrings are lovely, and it's too bad you didn't find a skirt or pants, because you've almost got a whole outfit there! I think you've done that before, haven't you? Showed how you were able to get a whole outfit by thrifting? You could do that every week!

The DIY Show Off said...

Great finds! I'm so jealous - I see about 4 things I definitely would have snagged! Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the sales this weekend.
Have a great week!
Roeshel

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow, I am totally kicking myself in the butt for not going yardsaling yesterday!! I always tell my boyfriend, "I might be missing out on something great if I don't go to the Goodwill right now!" Haha. And see, what if I had found that great fan? I'd be soooo happy. Great finds!!

Cheap&Sweet said...

I am so sorry about the forgotten link back, its my second week with you. Oh Ya, I'm in love with your bowls. lol Have a great week and Ill remember next time;-)

Charlene said...

If you use the regular Mr Linky, put in a help desk notice asking to be moved to the new server, then the regular Mr Linky will work.

For some reason, I can't get this one to click, though it shows it has links already. Must be busy, I'll come back.

Good finds--I love the fan!

Barb said...

Oh too, too, too wonderful fan!!!

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Yep, that's cheap entertainment! Love the old fan and isn't that base just perfect! Cute shoes too! As usually you have some fun finds!

Manuela

Girl with the Curlz said...

Oh my gosh I love all your finds. Too cute. I really need to get out there. All you bloggers are finding the cutest things.

Anonymous said...

Great finds, Wish I could be that lucky in Northport. I did get a Pottery Barn silver charger to do the Chalk paint on for $1.
Enjoy your blog and all that link to you. Can't wait till the post comes up so I can enjoy.

Terry said...

Thanks for hosting Today's Thrify Treasures - it's so much fun to see what everyone has found!

Marla said...

Rhoda, I love your site. You always find the coolest stuff. I have been stalking your blog for some time now and was inspired to start my own blog. So I have just started it. I hope that I am doing this Linky party correctly. This is my fist time to do it. let me know if I am doing something wrong. If it's not too much trouble. thnkx Marla

Sandra said...

Hi Rhoda! What great finds! The pyrex brings back memories. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Michelle said...

Wow, what great finds...thanks for sharing! Thanks also for hosting the party tomorrow! (I'm kinda new at this whole 'joining the party' stuff but I'm planning to be a part of it this week :)

~Michelle
(Treasure the Moment)

Bill said...

Wow, Rhoda! You are the undisputed QUEEN of Thrifty Treasures!!! It's only fitting that you're our gracious hostess for the event.

I love bamboo too! That's a great tip about using small stools to add interest to bookshelves! I think I have a bowl like the ones you bought ... it was new when I acquired it ... so that makes me at least "VINTAGE," doesn't it?

Thanks again, and have a wonderful week!

Warm regards,
Bill

Lori E said...

Rhoda you have done a good job of explaining the rules and regs of the meme.
No excuses now.
Little tip to everyone.
Just right click on your post title and choose "copy link location" and then you just paste that into Mr. Linky. You don't have to go up to the address bar at all.

Shauna said...

Wow, you got some really great things. I have been looking high and low for a fan like that. I'm so jealous. I also love the earrings.

Vanessa said...

Biiiiiiiiiiiiig score on that fan!! It's adorable!!! Lucky you! Hugs, Vanessa

Nissa said...

Rhoda--love the fan! What great finds this week!

Linda said...

Rhoda, how do you do it? Time after time you find such great bargains - another winner! Linda

Alicia said...

Hi Rhoda,
I tried the Mr. Linky and I can see everyone's links when a separate tab opens; but I don't see the links below your post as usual.

But love all your treasures, especially the birdhouse.
Hugs,
Alicia

ellen b said...

You really hauled in the bargains! Love the shoes and the earings!!
Have a great week...

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Great finds! The Pyrex bowls are sure a "blast from the past." I got many pieces of Pyrex in that pattern, as well as the matching Corelle dishes, as wedding presents in 1972! I was surprised to see so many commenters before me had/still have the same pattern. It must have been one of Corning's most popular patterns. LOL. It just proves that if you wait long enough, what was once old becomes "new" and fashionable again. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I need to take you shopping with me - you find the best deals. :-) I have a couple of the old Pyrex bowls from the early 60's, but not like yours.
Glenda

Runner Mom said...

Hey,Rhoda! Love the earrings and the shoes! And the GAP top!! Too cute! Thanks for letting us link up today!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Hugs,
Susan

The Redhead Riter said...

That's crazy wonderful. I'm green with envy.

☼Hope you're having a sunshine ☼ filled Sunday!☼

Anonymous said...

The fan is my favorite too. I hope you are going to have it rewired. Even though it works, that plug looks a bit old and unsafe.

tales from an oc cottage said...

WOW! What a haul! Amazing!!



m ^..^

K_L_C said...

Love. Those. Shoes. Great finds!

Gwen said...

I am still crazy about your fan, but now I am gaga over the little bamboo stool. (I have no idea how to spell gaga, but spell check left it alone)

abeachcottage said...

wow Rhoda, another fan, not fair!

love all your finds, those buttery shoes, mmm mmm

I found the exact same pyrex pattern a few weeks ago, it's called Daisy Chain I think and I am now on the lookout for more...

Sarah

Kathi said...

Lovin' that fan! What a good deal too! I would have snatched that birdhouse right away!

Chris at yardsalequeen.com said...

Love the earrings.

Embellished Bayou said...

Great finds once again Rhoda! I can't wait to see our post on where you use everything!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

They're all great finds but that vintage fan...oh my! I also love the pyrex dishes...I collect them in that same shade of green.

My first time playing in Thrifty Treasures...thanks for hosting!

Beth said...

I must admit that I'm incredibly jealous of your fans! I would say you have wonderful luck, but I know that you have a wonderful eye as well :). Thanks for hosting such a fun party each week!

Carmen said...

Once again, you found some great stuff! I love the bowls. I have been keeping my eye out for vintage bowls like that. So far I haven't found any. I have one that was my mom's, it's white with a turquoise pattern.

I need to start looking at the earrings when I sale. I always pass over them. I need some new ones.

I am participating this week again! Yay me! :)

Darlene said...

I'm not seeing a way to link up. I LOVE all of your finds! You seem to get GREAT deals in your area!!

Darlene said...

Duh!!!!! I read through again and found the Linky so I was able to link up!!

susan said...

Rhoda--I think I need to shop with you! I like to check out the books in our library store, but ours are priced much higher! I think the Jackie book is a classic to own! I am glad to finally join you for this event!

Cindy said...

Oh no! I don't "hate" you. You may want to step back as I might pinch you on account of the fan that you scored!

Kelee Katillac said...

cool pumps! Rhoda you remind me of a blonde Jackie Kennedy!

Heather said...

What great finds! You scored some major deals. I have been finding a lot of jewelry at yardsales lately and loving it! I refuse to pay high prices in stores anymore.

Heather:)

Carrie said...

Vry nice buys for your $10!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I am totally hating on you about that fan. So.Not.Fair. Good thing I love ya so much! I've said it before and I'll say it again. Ms Rhoda, you are the QUEEN of thrift!

~Amanda

K Lynne Designs said...

What a fab find on the vintage pyrex bowls! I am hoping to score some of those soon :). I saw some at a flea market this weekend but they were very pricey, yikes!

And oh my gosh, that fan is to die for! :)

Kammy said...

Rhoda, Rhoda , Rhoda - you keep snapping up all those fans...I have yet to ever see one in Colorado -everything is new here, bummer.
Great finds and now I must have pyrex- I am sick of plastic too !
Hugs ~ Kammy

melissa said...

I can't believe you found another fan! I also love the Jackie-O book, and the Gap sweater!

Victoria said...

I adore the fan! I cannot believe you found it for $1.50!!!

parTea lady said...

You really found some great things. I like the pyrex bowls and the cute shoes.

grannyann said...

I love this Monday Thrifty Treasures.
You got some great treasures. Thanks for hosting this......
I get so many ideas.

Marla said...

Rhoda, thanks for letting me know that I didn't do your link correctly. I hope you will be patient with me until I figure this out. I have so much to learn. I think I have figured it out, maybe. Could you let me know if I am still not doing the link part right? By the way, I loved the post on your parents home and the home cooked meals, the similarities with my own parents who live near Chattanooga are amazing. Made me want to get in the car and head up to TN right away. I was there recently but would go more often if I didn't have to work. Did I tell you I love your blog, yours is the one I go to the most, you inspire me in many ways. Thanks again, Marla

Pam said...

I love to find a great buy...and since I love to have the vintage stuff around my home, that fan calls to me. Nice job.

stefanie said...

love your fans, and thanks for letting me be apart, this is fun!

Bonnie said...

Love the birdhouse and, of course, the FAN! Yes, I do hate you! But just a little. And I will get over it before next week. lol.
Great finds as usual!

Joy said...

You lucky lady Rhoda! With your luck at finding vintage fans you should go in the fan selling business. You already know that you have a bunch of "fans wanting fans"!!!
Great Buys! Great Party!
Thanks so much for hosting!

Carrie said...

I love that pillow! I can't wait to see what you have done with all your thrifty finds.

Thanks for hosting!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Rhoda...what great finds...You inspired me and I got out there this weekend and found some great treasures...so I am linking up! Thanks for the inspiration.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great finds, Rhoda!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lisa said...

Oh man, I've been looking for those pyrex dishes. I found some on etsy and they were way expensive. You really got a deal! Love it all!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Wow!! What a find!! We do not have many yard sales in Big Bear Lake. Had a great visit!! Stop by when you can. Connie
thecottagelife.blogspot.com

Jennifer Poppy said...

Thanks for hosting this fun party!

Marla said...

Rhoda, I think I did it this time. Persistence pays. Of course it doesn't help that I am at work. Let me know if I am still hopeless. :) Thanks again for being so patient. Marla

Helen Joy said...

I love those cute shoes! Thanks again for hosting the party. I can barely sleep I'm so excited about it:-)

Rhonda said...

Hey Rhoda! Love your great finds! I'm really going to be trying to find some clothes, jewelry, shoes, and purses the next time I go for me. I've lost some weight with more to go...a great way to save money on an ever changing wardrobe!

Orphaned Decor said...

I love the fan! I have found a couple of them myself. I actually had one that I took apart and painted with pink and cream spray paint. It turned out yummy...wish I would have kept it. I may have to be on the look out. Thanks for sharing! Leslie

Gina said...

10 dollars, wow! What a bargain! Those earrings are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your good fortune with us, I really enjoyed it : )

do it yourselfer said...

You are soooo lucky finding those fans! I will be searching for my very own. Great deals!

bj said...

I just finished reading all about your sweet mama and daddy. They look so happy and content. I loved seeing the food IN BOWLS on THE TABLE just like when I was a kid.
Now, most of the time, we serve ourselves from the stove and cabinet and THEN go sit down at the table. Of course, we have 17 in our family so when we all get together, we do buffet style.
The ice cream looked so good...and I used to sit on top of the freezer, too.

I've been looking for an old fan like the one you have...love it.

Me & My House said...

Okay, Rhoda...this girlfriend loves shoes too...what great finds!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Always so fun coming by your blog and seeing your great finds and ideas! I just saw you beadboard paper tutorial on DIY blog- don't know how I had missed that one!

Is Mr Linky up yet? having trouble locating it.

blessings
mary

boo.mama said...

I love the book!

Thanks for sharing your finds!

Susie Q said...

Love the fan. I have a couple myself and love them. They work, but they are needing some work and I've decided to put new wiring on one of them.

Kathy said...

Rhoda-

LOVE the Pyrex!!

Can't figure out how to link up. ???

http://handfulofellers.blogspot.com/2009/07/balancing-billls-and-fun.html

Blushing Hostess--If we lived close enough we could tag team sales with our littles :)

Junk Sophisticate said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am amazed you found that fan for only $1.50. It's just my style!

Candy

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Hey Rhoda, thanks SO much for taking time to stop by 47th STreet today! I love it when you come to visit. I don't know how you keep up with all of us who love your blog so much. It was fun to show my thrifting finds today. After following you, I have told myself I'm going to start looking at the clothes, but rarely do. I have a teal blue old fan from my inlaws! No one else wanted it but me when we were going through their things after they passed away. I can see they are starting to become a BIG item! ;) Loved reading about your parents once again. That food looks like good ole N.C. food like my relatives make. Nothin' like it! Bless their sweet hearts. Love the tea towels!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

What all that for $10.00, that's great! I love everything especially the shoes and pillow!

Stephanie said...

Ooh, I do love the fan. Well, I'm a day late adding my link, but I've had so much fun checking out all of the thrifty treasures, that I couldn't resist adding my "giant key" find.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love your finds! Love the pyrex and of course that fan is awesome!! Thanks for stoppin by to see my finds!!

Jessica said...

Great finds Rhoda~ I can't believe you got that fan for $1.50. I've been looking high & low for one of those. :)

Beautiful earrings, too!

J

Mary said...

Those are really nice things for only $10! Thanks for the instruction on permalink - I hadn't been able to figure that out yet! Also, this is weird - your pillow - I made a pillow out of that fabric about 10 years ago, with the fat welting. Is it possible it made it's way from California to you??? Is it handmade, or does it have a tag? That would be incredible if it's the same pillow! Let me know, okay?

Cheryl said...

Fabulous treasures :-) The birdcage photo didn't show up...I'll have to try back later to see it!

Lettered Cottage said...

The bamboo stool and the vintage fan are AMAZING!!!

Great finds Rhoda!
I miss you...we need to hang out again soon!

Layla
The Lettered Cottage