4.21.2011

Thrifty Thursday

I am introducing a new weekly feature, Thrifty Thursday.  Thrifting is somewhat of a hobby of mine.  I love scouring junk stores, thrift stores and antiques stores.  I normally only buy things I love or  I can use.  I see furniture all the time that I would love to buy and restore, but I really don't have room for any more furniture in my house right now.  So, I try to stick to small stuff.  Here are the treasures I found this week.

I picked up this stainless steel lamp this week for $8.00.  My seven year old and the lamp that used to sit on this desk had a little run in a few weeks ago.  Let's just say, the lamp ended up in the trash.  This lamp works much better on the desk and it provides more light.


Speaking of thrifty finds, I found this cute little desk and chair at an outdoor antique show last fall for just $15.00.  It's a great place for the kids to sit down and color or do homework.


My next find is this little metal caddy.  I can think of so many uses for this treasure.  

1) gathering supplies for a lunch with my girlfriends (wow, four plates and about twenty five straws, guess we better plan on having a few fruity cocktails)
2) organizing the gardening tools
3) displaying a few potted flowers
4) keeping the kids' art supplies in order

Seriously, I could go on and on.  It was definitely worth every bit of $6.00. 




I bought this painting for $3.00 and I love the colors.  It is hanging in our living room.  I'm sure it's not some valuable piece of art and is probably worth all of $3.00, but I immediately fell in love with it.     



What about you? Are you a fan of hunting for thrifty treasures?  

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9 comments:

  1. LOVE your thrifty finds...I'm a thrifty girl myself...come on over for a visit..lots of things you might like..
    Mariaelena

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  2. I enjoy thrifting, although I haven't done much of it lately lol. I love that lamp though, that is a great find. I found a similar stainless steel lamp at Goodwill last year for $5.00! Nothing wrong with it either and when I looked online to see which kind of lamp it was, turns out it was originally a $130.00 lamp!

    Have a great day! :)

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  3. I'm a huge fan of finding a good deal. I love thrifting and discount shopping. I'm currently looking for a great mirror but keep finding other things along the way :)

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  4. I love hitting the thrift stores and yard sales! It's like a treasure hunt!

    Love your little tin you picked up... I would have snapped that up in a second. And I see that you're a fan of cute straws, just like me :)

    ~Chris

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  5. I love the metal caddy you found - oodles of uses for that one! I love finding buried treasures like this!

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  6. I love what you found!! That lamp is awesome. Finding hidden treasure like that is the best!

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  7. You have an eye for treasures! I never seem to find anything remarkable, but maybe I'm just not looking for the right things. I'm looking forward to your Thrifty Thursdays.

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  8. I love that caddy and all of your great ideas for it! What a find...!!

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  9. Great thrifty finds. I just started garage salen and thrift store shopping about a year ago and I am amazaed at what I find.

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I love reading each and every one of your comments!