Of course I’ve been out & about hunting for bargains & cheap things that I can’t resist! Here are my treasures.
Baby shoes, are you familiar with Robeez? New, they’re about $30, but I got these gems, never worn for 2 bucks, for Mia. I really like the bamboo mirror with tray, it was $2. The black & white plates were $5 bucks for four plates. Curtain rod things $3, little birds $1 & the sugar bowl was $1. This Haeger urn was only $1 and so was the thingy inside it. I love the creamy color of the urn!. The cushions were $2 and are perfect for a bench I have to paint.
Now I know this looks like a bunch of junk, but let me explain……The Brethren Home near here was having a 3 day sale. It was huge! There were things in a big old barn, a tent, outside and in another building. Everything was organized so well and all the residents of the home who were working the sale were helpful and so friendly that I could hardly get away. They had a room full of jewelry & handbags, a whole section of the barn dedicated to furniture & lamps and rows & rows of stuff! On the last day things were drastically reduced so I got all the stuff from the bunny to the left for 25 cents….it was fill a bag for a quarter. The knives are for my daughter, she has terrible knives and these are all good quality. The Tupperware thing will be great for my cheap bags of cereal. There’s also a set of 8 coaster/ashtrays that are pretty old. See the walker behind everything…..got that for my H, he’s having knee replacement in the fall so that will be handy…4 bucks.The cake plate was 50 cents and the jar was a buck. At another yardsale I found this vanity & bench for $2! A great trash to treasure find. The little holes must be from a skirt that was tacked on.
Check out these pix , does anyone know what these swing out arms are for?
I have absolutely no idea. They come out when you pull open the drawer.
ere’s the bench that goes with the vanity. The short blue pedestal was 3 bucks & the tall one was 2. Another lady was very upset that I got the tall pedestal…sorry, I was there first!A
nd here’s something for Mia again…..a beautiful pack n play for when she travels. I couldn’t resist the black toile design and it was so cheap and in perfect condition. We were looking at new ones but you use them such a short time so this will do nicely.
Ok, now on to some projects….some finished projects at last.
rom a yardsale last year, an old wicker planter that was sitting in the basement. It got sprayed black & planted with coleus & now has a new home on the front porch. I stuck the pineapple in to give in some height. The piece above it got sprayed too and I got DH to hang it . G
row little plants. grow! T
hese doves are from the nest in the front door arrangement
. As soon as we saw they left the nest we took the arrangement off the door. It was full of poop! ugh. I was afraid to go near the porch because the mama bird flew at me. Yes I was afraid of a bird! So now the porch is cleaned up for summer.
Finished project #2.
A mosiac table. I was so inspired by the beautiful work of Linda at Linda’s Blue Gate
that I decided to give it a try. She was kind enough to share some of her knowledge so I just did it! It was a bit harder than I thought it would be but it was a great learning experience & I’m ready to start another mosiac.
ome of the china pieces I think are too big & definitelty too far apart but overall I like it. The original table, from a yardsale last year, was in good shape except for the top, so it was perfect for this project.I
finished with a few coats of white paint & some black dry brushing & accents.
Snipping china is a wonderful stress releiver. I could snip all day! Thank you Linda for introducing me to a great new hobby!