Friday, October 29, 2010

Some Decorating and Thrifty Treasures

I've been doing a bit of thrifting here and there and a bit of decorating with it all......

This is the top of my new computer amoire recently purchased at the thrift store. It rode around in the back of my mini van for a week until I could find someone to help me haul it up the stairs and into my apartment. It is really heavy! Luckily a neighbor and a friend came to my rescue. What would we do without good friends and neighbors!



I pulled together several pieces that I've had for quite awhile--no new finds here. I figured though that all total my cost of items here excluding cabinet was only 5.00. If it wasn't something that I bought at thrift store or garage sale it was something that was given to me. For instance the chicken on the top shelf I scored for a $1.00 at a garage sale about 6 years ago. True shoestring decorating.



The whole cabinet. It looks way better than old computer desk did and gives me more storage and a new spot to decorate.


I found this really cool old bowl today for only $4.50. It's heavy and has been well used. I love the soft yellow color to it. It looks like clay or pottery under the chips and has no markings that I can see anywhere.



Then I found this very large sewing basket in near perfect condition for only $5.50. It's a pinky color, not red like it looks here. I love it!

And then the inside. Very pretty and roomy. The little tag at the inside top of the lid says Designed Exclusively for Pennys.

I just love finding great thrift store treasures. I'm ready to go again!

10 comments:

Violet said...

Cathy, you found some fabulous treasures!

I LOVE the amoire! ~Violet~

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Great deal! That bowl is a wonderful find - you did good!

Such a Lost Girl said...

Way cool! I love the Amoire! You did good on that! It does look way better than the old one. For sure. This is more you. I love the way you decorated it. It will be fun to change it around to. It looks like it gives you more space with the doors closed to. Much cleaner look. Good job. You can put the computer to bed now. I told you about the neighbors didn't I! I love the sewing basket it is so pristine for being so old. I never find them that nice. I always find the broken down grungy ones. That is nice that you found one in such good condition. The bowl is fab. Ask mom about it. She can tell you. She has some like that. Fab price too. You got a good deal even though it has been well loved. That is just part of being a bowl. That will be handy for a lot of things. Becareful, you can get carpel tunnel if you use it very much. You can put a strain on your wrists taking it in and out of the cupboards. You did some good thrifting. I have not had any good thrifting days this week. I guess it was because I was so piggy with my wool the week before.

The piggy wooly sister
Rhonda

The Rustic Victorian said...

Great finds at great prices!!! The cupboard is decorated so nice. Love the chickens!!!
Marcie

Dell Miller, Owner said...

oh man I am so jealous. I will give $5.oo for that chicken. I love both of them.. ok now really. call me and we'll go junking together one day. I love that stuff. Good to see you  today, and you looked amazing.... really. love ya

Cher' Shots said...

Love, love, love the chickens. Great finds all the way! Happy treasure hunting to you.

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Crystelle Boutique said...

Love the bowl! Good find!

basketsnprims said...

I love, love, love that yellow bowl. If you ever part with it, let me know. thanks ~
Pam

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Love your treasures. Nothing like a great find.