Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thrifty Finds

Hi Bloggerettes!  There were yardsales and church sales all over the place this weekend.  The first one I went to at 7:00am was a bust, so I grabbed an egg and cheese bisquit and big ole sweet iced tea and headed for the next one!  A girl needs energy ya know.

Now, we're talkin.  How bout this sweet feedsack pillow and great white wire basket!

Also, found the sweet woven basket and added
some wheat grass....

Found this sweet cane chair already painted white! Yes!
All I did was recover the seat with a piece of  blue and white toile.

 I have a thing for wooden boxes, I know, I know you have them too.
Anyway, I spied this one at a yardsale and it was a dark brown wood.
Not anymore!!!  Heirloom white to the rescue!  I'm thinking it will make a nice flower box or anything box.

Made it around to a few more but just couldn't take the heat.
Got up to 95 with 100% humidity.....eeekkkkk!!

So what wonderful treasure did you find?

be sure an go over and check out everyone's great finds
and creations.





Nancy said...

You find the neatest things! The other yard salers and garage salers must not have good taste because you always seem to buy the neat things!


Roselle said...

Love the box and wired basket. The rattan chair has me salivating! Do you use Heirloom White spray paint? Thanks for sharing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You find the best stuff! It must be the egg and cheese biscuit!!!

Malisa said...

You blow my mind! You not only find cool stuff, you take the time to paint and fix up before you post pics of them! Amazing!


Diane said...

Sissie, at 7 am I was just rolling out of bed! LOL! You go, girl!

Caroline said...

Aren't garage sales so much fun? Hubby and I were out by 8am Saturday. We only found a few smaller items, but I like what I got!

Debbie said...

Hi Sissie...I love the feed sack pillows...they are hard to did great, nice photos too share as well.

Linda said...

Sissie you just have the best eye! I love how heirloom white makes such a change! That chair is too cute!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The humidity is just draining, isn't it? I love that chair, Sissie, and the fabric you added is the perfect touch. I can just see that little wooden carrier holding some plants.

The Feathered Nest said...

So many wonderful goodies Sissie!!! Isn't it amazing how toile can transform anything into something gorgeous?? I hope you have a wonderful week sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Love that wooden carrier!!! Those are the kinds of things I just can't pass up either! You can never have TOO many!!!

Although we don't have the humidity, it's creeping into the 100's . . . .HOT HOT HOT!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hey Sissie, Looks like you had a good day at the yard sales and found some fantastic stuff. You already have everything painted and the chair seat recovered? I have things in my garage that have been sitting for months waiting to be painted!
xo, Sherry

Rebecca said...


No great finds for me this weekend I'm afraid. Saw miss Ginger from Glitter & Roses in my booth space and that was my ONLY real treat. Too busy packing/shipping and stocking to shoppe! BOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!

Want to share your finds with me??


xoRebecca :)

Kathy said...

Well...You got it goin on Sista!!!!
Love that basket you painted...very moi!
Did a little thrifting the other day...
Found a cool mirror!
Have a happy week girl,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornigs...

ladydi said...

I just found your blog. Is there any way that you would do a tutorial on the roses? They look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing so much.


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sissie.....Great finds! Yes, the heat was intense this weekend but I went to one of my favorite garage sales of the year and did very well! LOve the toile on the white cane chair!~Hugs, Patti

From Tracie said...

The chair! With the toile.....toile is the way to my heart! So cute!

rustandruffles said...

Great finds from the weekend Sissie, and I love how you whitened everything up!
Happy day!

Amy Kinser said...

I would have bought everything you bought. Glad you found such neat things.

Have a great week.

June said...

Sissie girl, I can't get over it...heck with Farm Chicks, I just need to hang with you to go hunting and gathering. I do believe you have the best luck of anyone I know! I love all your great finds, but I have to say that little vanity chair is my fave!!! That ladder is awesome. I love ladders and the color on that one is perfect.

Alaina said...

Great finds, I like the white wooden box the best.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Great goodies, girl, you're like me and have a paint brush and spray can permanently attached.
Love your new header! Yuk, stay out of that heat and humidity

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Great finds Sissie, my friends and I went to some sales this weekend too and found a few treasures, it's so much fun!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Adorable little wooden box, very pretty in Heirloom White (Sissie, we should own stock in that company!) and I really like the little grain sack pillow, too! I'm really REALLY diggin' the toile covered chair!!!

Would you believe that I didn't go to one sale this weekend? Gave it all up for the chance to sit by the pool and steal kisses from my little grandson!! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

T's Daily Treasures said...

Some people just have a knack for finding great things and then making them their own. Lots of great stuff here. Best wishes for the week ahead. :) Tammy

Debby said...

Sissie you have found lots of great stuff!!! Love seeing what others find at the sales.

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sissie, you found some wonderful things. I keep seeing Heirloom White from everywhere, does that come in a spray paint? I should get some..I love that color..
We don't have many yardsales around here, at least not now, too hot...i didn't really check any out this past winter but there are a lot of estate sales and I bet there are some good things to be had. Next winter!
Have a blessed day and let me know about the paint if you get time!

stefanie said...

how the chair...I can't imaging that you just feel sticky!!! poor thing, it gets really hot here but just super hot and dry! and in CA running your AC is like, you need to rob a bank just to pay the bill.

Claudia said...

No treasures for me, but I sure love seeing what you found!


The Tin Rabbit said...

It kept looking like rain so I talked myself right out of going! Now, I'm wishing I had! Love your finds and especially that cute chair! Have a Great Week Sweetie! xo, Ann

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Oh, to be an early guys get the good stuff!


You find the best things!! The sales I go to , never have such fab things. In fact lately ... all I see are baby toys and clothes everywhere I go. Send some of that good stuff my way.

Riet said...

Hi dear Sissie. You have more great finds today. Love the wooden box and the chair.
Have a great day!

Isaac said...

If you like garage sales, you may also like listing your stuff for sale online on It's totally free – no commissions, no fees. Just like regular yard sale, but it runs forever.

Jennifer said...

Love all your finds!!! it was HOT here too!

Patti said...

great the box!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Beautiful finds, Sissie!
Heirloom white never lets you down, eh? :-)

I really love that cane chair, so pretty.

Have a wonderful evening!

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Sissie, it really makes it worthwhile getting up early and sweating when you come home with some great goodies! xo~ Janet

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

I love your basket and box. I'm a sucker for them, too. But that chair - gorgeous.

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Sissie! Oh, what lovely things you found! Each one is you!! You make anything so pretty!
Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your kindness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tarnished and Tarnished said...

Hey Sissie Girl,
Where's my pillow? You changed your banner, it was kind of cool seeing my 2 pillows from you on the banner, they were little superstar pillows! The new one is a beaut tho, those white frames & the light fixture would look just dandy in my house. You found some goodies out at the sales this weekend, did you ride the pink bike? I'm imagining you riding to the sale on the bike with a mcMuffin in one hand, tea in the other! No more peanut M&Ms tho! Lisa


Hi Sissie, You really found some nice things and of course you always make them look even nicer. Your pillow is so nice and the blue toile on the white cane chair is beautiful. I love your box and bakset, too cute. I hope you have a wonderful day!

My name is PJ. said...

I have to live vicariously through you..... :)

Sherrie said...

I was getting ready to write a comment about how I love the chair, then I saw the comment above mine, and I am going with that. "I have to live vicariously through you......" Works for me. Love your stuff. Love your house.

den lille lade said...

you just did it again,sweetie----
love the wooden box, and the chair is looking so wonderfull with the blue etoile,are you keeping that one? I surely would!!
And you changed the header again---it looks great, and gives a whole new feeling--fantastic,dear.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

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