Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thrifty Finds

I have been buys the past week or so, like everyone else, trying to get my fall projects underway, but I did have a few moments to run by my favorite thrift stores this week and here is what I found:

A beverage dispenser. It is hard plastic with etching on it. It was clean and in great shape with no cracks so I got it and plan to use it whenever I entertain during the holidays.
Basket of goodies.
Cute white washed basket and large basket/trash can (i am seeing closet or bathroom organization in their future), oh and I can't forget the staple gun I found too.

 This fall/Halloween welcome sign. It has some minor wear but it was a good deal and it will look fine with how I plan on using it.

Four basket weave shades for a chaddy. These are in PERFECT condition and they were only $1.99 each and HALF off that! So I got all four for $4 bucks. 

 I don't know about you but Ballard has me LOVING the basket weave shades these days, but theirs are $21.99 each!!! and for a set of 4 that is $88 bucks folks!

Above you will see my thrift store shades are on the left and the Ballard Designs shade is on the right, which you can find here. They are pretty much identical but I got mine for a FRACTION of the price! Lets see....$4 versus $88 dollars for the exact same look????? That's a no brainer!!!

I planned on putting them on my chaddy in the green dining room at the other house, but I need one more. If I can't find one for cheap I will make one that will look similar, to complete my set of 5.

Then there is this little ol' wicker frame that I thought was adorable and looked so shabby chic and little accents like this really finish off a room too so I had to get it. Thinking of displaying an old baby picture in it.

Ceiling medallion. I love these things and I had a white one for the longest time that did not fit the radius of my chandelier but I held on to it thinking I would transform it then ended up selling it in a garage sale and kicking myself for it ever since! This one was new in the box and oil rubbed bronze  too, which is a double bonus, so I snatched it up. I like it a lot and have plans for it already in the works.

Fall floral ring. A home decor enthusiast can't have too many of these.  Right? LOL

Owl Tshirt from Maurice's that says "Love Whooo You Are". Too cute and very fall-ish so I had to get it!

.......Then there is this picture. I debated on whether or not to get it since I am not a fan of gold frames and didn't really want to redo the frame, BUT this print has such rich color and it is a print of Paris, which is a double bonus for me since I love all things Frenchy, so I got it.

The colors are amazing. It appears to be a watercolor/sketch type of picture, not sure exactly but the picture is signed in the lower left corner and someone previously paid money to have it specially wired for hanging by a custom frame shop.....swanky huh, for a thrift store?! LOL

So what do you think? Any favorites?

If you are a thrifter I'd love to hear where you like to shop. I'm a GW junkie but I'm always looking for a deal and love discovering new places.
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  1. What great deals you found. I'm your newest follower. I hope you will check out my blog when you have a minute at

  2. Love all the baskets you found :-)

  3. What sweet deals! I really am drooling over those basketweave chandy shades! Isn't it awesome finding something you love and then finding out how much you saved vs. the expensive brands? I just had one of those finds this week-- I spent $3 on a pair of pendant lights for over my kitchen island, that are the spitting images of Restoration Hardware ones that cost $259 apiece! Whoop whoop! (I posted about these and some other amazing finds here:
    I've always been a Goodwill fan... around here we have GW and St. Vincent de Paul, but GW is the only store that brings "new" stock in often! This summer I've also been having a lot of fun finding deals at rummage sales... but I still hit Goodwill at least once a week :)
    I'm your newest follower... and I'd love for you to come check out my blog if you get a chance :)

  4. All kinds of great finds, but I LOVE the basket weave chandy shades!! That is an awesome find!

  5. You got some fabulous treasures!!

  6. Do you have a Christmas tree Shops near you???? They ahve the rattan shades for about $2.99 I think. What state are you in???

  7. You found some great treasures! I love the shades and plan to make some for my breakfast area!

  8. those are some super great finds! i love all the wicker/rattan stuff you found, i've been picking up more and more things with that texture. and hey, even if you have to buy one shade for full price, at least you know you totally saved on the others!

  9. Love them all! Great shades and bev dispenser. Here from Yvonne's.
    Stop by!

  10. Great finds! Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday!

  11. You got some great finds wow! Love that water color painting! Thanks so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  12. Wow, you found some wonderful thrifty treasures! The wicker shades will be a great knockoff project. You just can't beat the price you got them for! Thank you for joining TTF this week. Have a fun weekend!

  13. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we'd love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We'd love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha

  14. Thanks for linking up! My favorite thng that you got was the little basket chandelier light covers! Amazing deal!

  15. Fantastic thrifting finds! I do love the basket weave shades! The ceiling medallion is an amazing find! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  16. Great finds Jennifer. Thanks for sharing on Shabbilicious Friday.


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