Sunday, May 3, 2009

Thrifting with Daisy Cottage

One of my very special and dear friends, Kim, from Daisy Cottage is here today to show off her thrifting finds. Kim and I started off as online friends about 8 years ago when we met on a decorating board and since then we’ve met in person, so I’m proud to call her a real life friend now. I just adore Kim and Maggie, her adorable dachsund, as well as Daisy Cottage, her oh so cute home and if you haven’t been to her blog yet, you must go over and check it out. It’s a feast for the eyes, especially if you love cottages and vintage decor. Kim and I are thrifting sisters and even got to hang out together at her house and do some thrifting last year about this time. I wish she lived near me, we’d be hanging out all the time. In fact, Kim is the one who encouraged me to start blogging, so you have her to thank for that. I'm so glad I did!

So, welcome Kim as she shares her thrifty finds with us!

Just like our dear friend, Rhoda, I, too, love to venture out early Saturday mornings and go to yard sales. I am really lucky, as yard sale season is year-round in Florida! And I am even luckier as my sister and I usually go together. Picture Lucy and Ethel and that pretty much describes our yard saling adventures!

Attending these sales is a wonderful way to get to know your town. You discover hidden neighborhoods that you might not have otherwise found and you meet the nicest people! As the sun rises and the birds begin to sing, AND the morning air creates crazy curls for our hair, we always find a treasure – or two. ;-)

Last Saturday was no exception and I did, indeed, find several goodies and all for the grand total of $6!

Here is what I found:


Two vintage hankies, three old books – one entitled “Miracle Gardening” that I am sure will come in VERY handy, a red velvet pillow, a darling Christmas apron, and a fabulously fringed Christmas tablecloth!2


There are SO many things that you can do with your yard sale treasures. The possibilities are ENDLESS. For example, you can create lovely gift baskets for any occasion – by filling them with the things that you have found along the way. A garden-themed basket could include a pair of old garden gloves, a few vintage tools, a well-read garden book, and a chippy little pot with a happy plant! A vintage cookbook tied up with a bow that has a wooden spoon tucked in its knot would be lovely to give AND to receive! And who wouldn’t love to have a sweet little hankie to call their own?

And, of course, you can also layer your home, from top to bottom with your newly found treasures as Rhoda and I love to do ….




I so hope that you give yard sales a try! For you see, buried underneath the piles of rubbish and what-nots, are true diamonds in the rough, waiting to be loved and sparkle again! Think of all the fun that you, too, can have for $6!

See you at the sales!!!


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Thank you, Kim, my sweet friend!

Now, it’s YOUR turn to share what you’ve found . Just sign up with Mr. Linky and be sure and add the permalink of your post and not just your blog url. I’ll have to delete anything that is not relevant to this party. And be sure and link back from YOUR blog to this post so others can come and join the party.

What is a permalink?? OK, Ladies! I'm going to have to do a little tutorial again on how to play with Mr. Linky. Once your post is done, click on the title & you will see a long address in your browser box. COPY THAT url and post into the Mr. Linky box, since THAT post will be permanent in the links and months from now, someone can click on your link and find your post. Don't just paste your BLOG url, but the actual post url. Got it, OK good?! I just had to go change a bunch of the links to the actual post.

I'll share a few more of my finds on Tuesday.

Our friend, The Nester, is sharing some exciting things on her blog on Monday, so go by and check it out.

1. Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
2. Betty Jo at Digi Scribbles
3. Alchemy
4. Olive Rue
6. Leigh from Tales from Bloggeritaville
7. Kathy's Cottage
8. Terri
11. MelanieElissa
12. The Pleasures of Homemaking
13. Twice As Nice
14. Queen of Fifty Cents
15. Mary
17. Becky
18. Kristen ~~ Pajama Mama
19. Robin-Thrifty Miss Priss
20. Darlene at Our Creative Life
21. Chandy
23. The Bloom Girls
25. Andi at A Little Piece of Pink
26. Llyn M
27. Chrissie Grace
30. Carol
31. ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage & Junkologie
34. Vanessa
36. The Undomesticated Wife - Pottery Barn chandelier
37. Sheri
38. melissa * 320 sycamore
39. Victoria & Christina
40. Cass at That Old House
42. The Shabby Chic Cottage
43. Dab of This and That
44. Angela at Coupon Makeover
45. Lisa W.
47. Junk Mammas
49. Made 2 Create
51. Laura
54. Jessica - pirate room finds
56. lots of love
57. Merrie

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Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Since I read your blog every day, I will have to thank Kim for starting you and visit her blog, also. Living up north, I don't think we have yard sales that are as good as yours. Perhaps I am not looking in the right way and have to learn how to seek those treaures! Thanks for your tips and Kims!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhhh I love those colourful books on that fireplace mantel! What a fun thing to stare at all day!

I'll join in and share what I've been drooling over and keep wondering if it's still all there... I think it's passed my 'do I really want it' test and now I must have it. :)


Betty Jo said...

I just love Kim to pieces. Her thrifty finds are always wonderful. Kim it was awesome seeing you here today with Rhoda. ♥

Alchemy said...

I love vintage linens. That rose tapestry pillow is stunning!! Kim has the most gorgeous colors in her cottage.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. Count me in too. I love looking to see what everyone else bought. :-)

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Rhoda, I adore Kim's blog and her puppy too! Hate I missed you on Saturday, hope you understood.
Got some great buys at the garage sale smyself, that I will post on my thrifty Thursday. I hope you dont mind that I miked up my last week post. You are welcome to do so with yours on Thursday.

Lisa Porter said...

Oh my gosh!
Look at all those goodies. This is why i have nominated you for an award my dear.
Come over to The Lisa Porter Collection & grab your award.
Pass it on to others who bring you the same good cheer, attitude & gratitude that you have given to me.

Terri said...

Wow, I happened to go to some garage sales yesterday and had already posted pics of my finds when I came across your post so I jumped onboard with Mr. Linky. I haven't garage saled in a long while but had a blast yesterday and plan to go again soon. Getting out of bed so early on a day off is the pitts but it sure pays off in the end!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Thanks Kim for this great thrifting post and Rhoda...thanks so much for hosting this event. We certainly had fun garage saling yesterday!

BBV said...

I really enjoy the links to everyone's yard sale finds. I've looked forward to this weeks post since I read about it last week!



Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Thanks for hosting this event again. Loved those colorful books on the mantel - so pretty! Linda

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Those are extra nice photos of your finds!

Robin said...

Yard sales are becomming my favorite thing to do! It's the thrill of the hunt I guess! Thank you for posting this! I can't wait to see everyones treasures!

Unknown said...

I didn't get to go this weekend, but I will definitely try too next week just so I can participate : ). How fun is this! I LOVE the finds! The cookbooks alone are awesome! So fun!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Great guest post! Her place is truly amazing!!! I too share her love of red... Got to check out some of the links now...


Chandy said...

Hello Rhoda, your friend Kim had some great treasures! I loved looking at the pictures!

I'll be joining the fun soon!

Justabeachkat said...

Hi Rhoda

Just stopping by to say "hi" and see what you've been up to while I've been away. Kim is one of my favorites too.


Blondie's Journal said...

I just love and want all that I saw today!! Kim & Rhoda~you sound like the dynamic duo!!! I love it when bloggers are friends outside of cyberspace~which leads to to say to come visit tomorrow when I introduce you to someone who needs no introducing, that is.... met this week,


debbie said...


p.s. I am so very glad you took Kim's advice and started a blog...the blog world would be missing a very special person

One Shabby Old House said...

Hi Rhonda,
What a great post!
I would love to join in but I am not sure how to do a permalink. If you would be so kind as to tell me how I would love to join you gals.
PS..isn't it amazing the friendships that are established through blogs. I am so blessed!

SouthernDogwoods said...

Hi Rhoda! I am new to your blog! I am a Birmingham girl myself (I live in Hayden now though) You have a gorgeous Southern blog which I look forward to reading!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Thank you Kim for a fun post. I don't garage sale (I hate getting up early) but I'm a regular at my Goodwill and always find some great things there.

Thanks Rhoda for hosting another fun party!


Rhondi said...

Hi Rhoda
I didn't know it was Kim who got you to start blogging. Aren't you glad? I love gargae sales and thrifting too but haven't been able to get to any because every Sat I've had someplace I've had to be early. If I ever get to go I'll join in with you. Sorry I haven't been by to visit much lately. I've cut back on my computer time.
Hugs, Rhondi

Daisy Cottage said...

Dear Rhoda,

Thank you for the honor of inviting me to guest post at your beautiful site and for giving me the opportunity to share some of my newly thrifted treasures with your wonderful friends!

I am so LUCKY that I was able to meet you and spend time with you last year after having been friends with you online for so long!

Everyone - Rhoda is the REAL DEAL! She is as sweet as she can be - a true lady (and a gorgeous one at that) with a very loving heart. And SHE is the tag sale queen! Her talents are too many to name but most importantly she is so genuine. I can't imagine Blogland without our Rhoda.

Love to you all,

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Stink to that Mr. Linky!! It's NOT peanut butter ice cream sandwiches!! The address should be correct for my post today, but I didn't remember to check my NAME, my goodness!!! It just spit out what was there last time I did a linky! Is there any way you could fix that??

Carol said...

Hi! I just popped over from Daisy Cottage, and I am enjoying your blog! Now I must get back, as Maggie seems to want some company while she waits for mommy & daddy to come home!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Junking with friends make the time extra special!


Cottage Lifestyle said...

Rhoda, love your blog and Kim's blog. Looking forward to seeing everyone's treasures.

The Nester said...

You got to GO to Daisy Cottage. You get EVERYTHING! Eddie and Kim! Lucky!

And thanks so much for the link!


Vanessa said...

Hi Rhoda! My great find is actually from a thrift store, not a yard sale. I hope that is okay! It was definitely a GREAT deal! Love your blog! I'm an AL girl, too. Originally from North AL, now in TN. Have a great day!

Sheri Howard said...

My mom took us to yard sales my whole entire life... she and her friend called it, "junkin" I remember my mom calling Shirley and saying, "want to go junkin?" I have a lot of wonderful things from junkin over the years....thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

Melissa said...

I love Kim and Daisy Cottage. Her pictures are always amazing! What a treat to be able to go with her and I love the picture of you with Maggie.:) I completely agree that you can really get to know your town by going to yard sales. Thanks for hosting, Rhoda, and also I am so honored to be on your Tumblr. Thank you!!

Debbie said...

Thanks Rhoda for coming by my blog. Thrifting is so much fun, its the thrill of the hunt. Kim found some great treasures, thanks for having her as a guest. Debbie

Carol said...

Rhoda, sorry that I had forgotten to add a link on my blog to yours. I just went ahead and did that now. I'm so happy to have discovered your lovely blog through Daisy Cottage. I will be stopping in often!

Victoria said...

Rhoda, I've enjoyed looking over everyone's thrifty finds this morning!

Thanks for hosting...


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of great bargains. My first try - Did I do it right?? Thanks Rhoda for hosting. :)

A. M. Newsom said...

Thanks for giving us a forum to share all our wonderful thrifty treasure finds...check out what I got for $10!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

This is such a fun meme. I love how you posted your friends finds. They are fabulous. I haven't really done much garage sale shopping (can't seem to get up early enough on Saturdays), but I love thrift stores. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment & thanks again for giving us the chance to post our thrifty finds.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I posted about my Yard Sale "treasures" on Saturday, but from now on I'll know to save them for this party on Mondays! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Rhoda - I sent you an email. I cannot say "I am sorry" enough - I feel so bad. I promise it was not intentional. I will try and get the link corrected when I quit shaking.

Anonymous said...

I woke up early on both Saturday and Sunday and found nothing but rain and lots of rain at that. So, here's hoping next Saturday in Baltimore Maryland is sunny....there's a big church yard sale and a community yard sale and that's only the ones I actually saw signs too...I look every Thursday or Friday in the local paper for the rest....I can't wait, it will be the first of the season.

Love your finds.....

Anonymous said...

Well how cool is this two of my faves together in one spot !!!

I will be back tomorrow morning with a cup of coffee to look at everyone's fun !!!

Thanks for a great post Kim/Rhoda :)

Kathy :)

ps I am happy to hear your granite came in, I can't wait to see :) Also Rhoda, I am not the Susan Lucci of Blogland anymore LOL I won over at Fifi's woo hoo she is one talented lady !!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Yeah, Kathi! I'm so excited you finally won something. I was feelin' bad for ya. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a new blogger. I work at an antique mall so love reading about thrifting - will certainly share this with all of our dealers. Our mall is sponsoring us in the 3 Day Walk, thus the cause of our blog, Queen of TaTas! Thanks.

midnight macaroons said...

Rhoda, I wish I lived Bama. I know we would have a ton of fun thrifting. Maybe one day I'll make it up to Birmingham. I've been dying to check out the boutiques and little tearooms up there. Until then....ROLL TIDE!(wink)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How fun to see Kim here at your blog, and how great that you've been friends for so long! :-)

American Homemaker said...

I love yard sales and thrift stores! And you found some fun stuff!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Rho and Kim!!

You two are a scarey good combination!!!

The Thrifting Superheroes!!!

love, kelee

Rue said...

Good morning Rhoda and Kim :)

Wonderful post! Because of both of you I started thrifting, not just going to the antique stores, and have found some great finds! You've opened up my eyes, so thank you :)



No garage sales this weekend here,(tornadoe warnings again) but yaaaaa I can still kinda get my fix thanks to you Rhoda.I'm happy without spending a dime,lol.

Adrienne said...

hope i'm not too late to join! this kind of fun is right up my alley. Thanks!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Yay, Kim! Six kinda gal. ;-)