Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thrifty Treasures & Met. Monday

It is that time of the week again. Time for "Today's Thrifty Treasures" hosted by Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality http://southernhospitalityblog.com/.

I did not go to any yardsales this weekend for a couple of reasons - #1 IT IS HOT OUT THERE ! Also, I needed to get caught up on some things around here. A week ago Saturday, I was on my way somewhere else and spotted a couple of sales close to each other and of course I had to be stop. First sale was a dud. The house was very pretty on the outside, well kept and very nice neighborhood. The garage door was open and that was where the "pretty" stopped. It was piled high with "stuff", mainly just junk and I don't mean "lets go junkin" kind of junk. Lots of boxes, pieces of wood, etc. and a lot of it looked water damaged and the smell was - well - I am not sure what it smelled like, it was not very pleasant. She had a few things piled up on some tables, most was dirty. She may have had the treasure of the century somewhere in there, but I was not going to stick around to look for it. Stopped at another one not to far from the first and that is where I got these 2 bargains. I have no clue about these games , but saw this XBox for $40, with all it's controls, cords, etc. I know they are pretty pricey new and the lady and her son assured me that it worked fine. Said he was selling it as he upgraded to the 360. I tried to call my daughter to see if she was interested in the Grands having it, but could not reach her. I know the XBox 360 is the thing to have now, but thought this might be ok for the kids. Took the chance and bought it and it turned out they did not have one.

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At the same sale I got this silver plated bowl for $2 - still in the original wrapping and box.

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I will also join in for "Metamorphosis Monday" hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.
This is just a small contribution. Some of you probably remember me trying to decide where to hang this little "thing" with the hooks , and I asked for your opinion. The vote was unanimous - I hung it in the 1/2 bath next to the candle holder redo. I will eventually add a small object in the corner also . As we all know - odd numbers. :-)

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After -

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I left the little piece of ribbon on the key, as there is a picture on the opposite wall with that color in it, but may take it off.
These are my contributions for Metamorphosis Monday and Today's Thrifty Treasures. If you have not already go by and visit Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch and Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality to see what they and the other participants have to share with us.
Off to HD or L's to buy more "decorator's helper" (spray paint). :-) Got another project in the works.
Hope you have a great week!
Glenda

37 comments:

marty39 said...

What great finds. I love them all. Such wonderful prices. Love the pretty candlestick, candle and key placque too. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful finds, Glenda!

Kelee Katillac said...

Love the key plaque and candle! stop by and see the
seashell plaques....

love, kelee

~~Carol~~ said...

Ooooo, pretty bowl! And I hear ya about stinky sales! There's one we go to every year, and the cat pee smell hits you before you even get in the garage! I don't want to be rude, so I only spend 5 seconds in the garage, then I practically run back down the driveway!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Know what you mean by stinky sales - I ran into one of those Saturday myself - so bad I couldn't stand around to look.

Carmen said...

So ave you tried out the Xbox to see if it works? If it does that is a good buy. I love the silver tray.

Sue said...

Hi Glenda, glad the g-kids will get to have some fun with the X box. I'm sure your bowl will look great w/fruit in it, or all crafted up!What are YOUR plans? I like your ginormous keys on your hooky thing in the bathroom.
:-) Sue

Kammy said...

I bet the grandkids love you !!!!
Love your other treasures ! Your bathroom looks beautiful!
Kammy

Darlene said...

Great buy on that Xbox and love the silver bowl.

Suzanne in TX said...

Hey there! I went to a couple of sales on Friday that might have been run by the same people as the first one you mentioned! You did find some great bargains at GS#2, though. Thanks for sharing and come over and visit anytime...I love seeing/reading your comments--thanks!

ellen b said...

Great buys and I like your re-do too!!

Linda said...

Your silver bowl is sooo pretty, and I am loving those keys! Good finds! Linda

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It's fun to take a risk on a purchase sometimes, huh? Glad it paid off for you. The redo is great!!! Thanks so much for the visit! :)

The Tattered Cottage said...

Great buy on the Xbox! They are pricey, I have bought a couple game systems new. Love the redo.
Toni

Domestic Designer said...

Great finds! You always find such great things! Have a good evening.

Frugal Fine Living said...

What great finds! I love what you did in the bathroom, too!

Jane

Twice Remembered said...

You found some great bargains - I love that silver bowl!

grannyann said...

You did good. and YES it is HOT

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Hey Glanda! I know what you mean about the heat! It’s soooo hot this weekend. Even though you only hit a couple sales your still found 2 great items. I’m sure the grandkids love their new game console and I love the new silver bowl; very elegant!

Shelia said...

Love your finds!
Be a sweetie,

Shelia ;)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Great find, Glenda. Love that pillar candle!!

Barb :-)

Sharlotte said...

Lucky finds! Isn't it fun to find "real" bargains!

I like your plaque in the bathroom~that was my choice!

pk said...

What great finds! Unopened silver plated bowl? Love that!

Kitty Scraps said...

Your grands will love the Xbox! Adore the silver bowl, I've been wanting one of those *smiles*

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Great finds! Love that bowl and new in the box is awesome! Loving your candlestick!

mary'smom said...

I love your decorating style. Beautiful!

Floss said...

Everything's looking good, Glenda! Thanks for your welcome home.

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love the hooky thing -- one cannot have too many hooks and keys! :-)

The silver fruit basket is pretty darned sweet, too!
Cass

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Love the little hook thing! Nice job!

Cheri Peoples said...

Good Find on the X-Box, my 12 year old is standing behind me asking about it and I told him about your find and he said "SHUT UP" which mean - in 12 yr old boy language-that totally rocks and I wish you had found that Mom.

I hope you will come by for a visit.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Carrie said...

Great finds...love the candlestick!

Wendy said...

Great finds! Love the silver bowl! :)

Joy said...

Great finds, love the candlestick, candle and key placque.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Looks like you got some great bargains and your bathroom corner looks so very pretty...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, I think you found the perfect place for the key rack. It looks so pretty with your candle. How great to get that pretty silver basket still in the box, and I'd be willing to bet the grands are going to be excited about your x box purchase. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, I think you found the perfect place for the key rack. It looks so pretty with your candle. How great to get that pretty silver basket still in the box, and I'd be willing to bet the grands are going to be excited about your x box purchase. laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh...really love the height of the candlestick in that corner...what a nice little change. It's funny how a room can feel so different with just a few little changes. :-)
Susan