Thursday, August 6, 2009

Today I had an absolute blast out shopping with my new thrifting buddy (and first customer!) Rebecca. We hit the thrift stores, then stopped in at one of my favorite stores for some inspiration and finally HomeGoods. First off we found Rebecca an amazing dresser that she is going to refinish, and after getting inspired at the tres expensive store we got a bunch of identical accessories at HomeGoods.

Since our "taste" isn't all that common in our area we pretty much had the pick of the clearance crop. So much so that we carted around 3 carts FILLED to the brims! Oh yeah, and we had our sanity and ability to hold down a husband questioned on 2 seperate occasions when people saw what was in our carts (not even kidding on that one, but it was a ton of laughs for the two of us since we thought we struck gold!).

Here are a few of my goodies from our adventures:

weathered wood tiered stand, $19



I got 2 of these trellises, amazing at only $11!


These tin finials were originally brown so I "aged" them up a tad with some cream paint, $15 & $18.



Various vintage books I snagged over the last few days (yes, I do read all the books I display!).

21 comments:

Sue said...

Wow, you found some great bargains, love them all! I would have been happy with a full trolley of these, they arent as cheap here in Australia!
Sue

Tamstyles said...

good stuff as always

Melanie said...

Love the old books. I'm always on the hunt for pretty little childrens pocket books.

I love the obelisk and the finials. Great finds!

Rebecca said...

Loooovvvveee the finials! Im obsessed with them for some reason but ive only been able to find a small (and very heavy!) one at hobby lobby..did you get them at home goods? Im going to have to rush out this morning and check what mine has! Very cute stuff!

Rebecca said...

How fun! I enjoy all of your finds.

Miss HoneyDew said...

Holly I need to go shopping with you!

Suzy said...

Great finds!

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

I have a serious love affair with all old books. We went to an antique mall last week and I nearly left with all of their books! :-)

Jenny
www.wordsonwendhurst.blogspot.com

Little Lovables said...

Wow, you did get some great finds! Love the finials.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Love it all!!

Amy

Katie said...

I am so green with jealousy right now. $11?!??! seriously jealous!

Gwen said...

I wish that we had a Home Goods or a Hobby Lobby...or an Ikea....

You found some great stuff!

MrsKBJ said...

Sounds like you ladies had a ton of fun! Great finds!!!

Rebecca said...

Holly I had so much fun! The finials look so much better now that you aged them with cream paint!!!

Kristin said...

You lucky bum! Great stuff at great prices. I really like the wooden tiered tray and the old books. (Les Mis was a favorite of mine!)

Mrs. Limestone said...

Such great finds!! Those would cost a lot more in any store round here.

Shannon and Carey said...

My fav is the Les Miserables book. What a great read.
-Shannon in Austin
PS: I am almost finished with the furniture. I have painted the lowboy, the side tables and just finished the desk today. All in Snowy Alpine. Can't wait to show you. I'll send pics in Dec. LOL

Holly said...

I love, love, love the trellises! I like to get old books too, but I can't say that I read them all...some, but not all :)

Kristen P said...

Don't you love Home Goods - I've found the most amazing stuff there!

ONE MANS TRASH IS MY TREASURE said...

love your finds!!

Anna See said...

Wow! I absolutely love those trellises.

 
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