Monday, March 14, 2011

Thrifty Finds

My thrifty weekend started with an alley sale at my favorite shop in Georgetown, Gatherings. 

Big roll of black lace ribbon, egg shaped sachet, stack of sauces, tiny jewelry box, mini rocking horse planter, wall sconce, holiday napkins.

Now, here's where it all becomes a little fuzzy.

Music book?  From my favorite junk store in Georgetown?
Oh, I did get a couple croquet sets, newish, from them.  I need to come up with something clever to turn them into.

I can't remember where all these things came from.

I do remember I got these pictures when I went back to Gatherings for half price Saturday.

These letters I got at a, new to me, shop in Florence.

These are also from an antique shop in Florence. 
Funny, I've only driven through, never stopping in Florence before.

More half price day.

Estate sale Sunday.

This is a sweet little purse that's more red than the picture lets on.

It has a few moth holes in the chiffon layer (that's what you get for 2 bucks) but I'm thinking of adding some of those twisted roses everyone is doing and maybe some bling.

I usually don't do this much running around on the weekends but my Mr. Wonderful was out of town so no one was around to keep me out of trouble.

So I found a new, to me, site to link up to.  This should be fun.   
Salina of Apron Thrift Girl hosts a Thrift Share Monday, check it out!


  1. Lovely finds! Looks like you had fun!

  2. You found some nice treasures!

  3. I'm loving it all, especially those black letters and the stencil letters. That pink purse is adorable. You'll be able to cover that up with something pretty. Thanks for sharing. I'm jealous of all the finds this week since I didn't go out hunting.

  4. wonderful finds and itsn't it nice to have a weekend where there is no one to keep you out of trouble.

  5. way fun!! so many treasures. those letters rock!

  6. Hey, love all your thrifty finds. For the pay it forward, email me at ask@comnett.net and give me your address, and then I will email you back with mine too! thanks Michele

  7. I love the rocking horse planter, and the jewelry box! I love beautiful old boxes. Thanks for visiting me and Smokey Bear! : )

  8. You found some wonderful treasures. I especially love the shelf and the jewelry box.


  9. Hi Susanne,
    Nice to hear from you. Wow you have been busy:) Love all of your wonderful treasures.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  10. Wow! What an incredible collection of delightful finds -

  11. So wish I could have made it to Gatherings. Looks like you found some great things. Glad to also hear you are coming to Round Top, I'm sure you'll have a blast with your sister. Be sure and stop by.

  12. LOTS of fun goodies, Susanne...love the anagrams and stencils especially!

  13. Mr. Wonderful must laugh when he reads your posts, and of course they let him know what is going on under his roof and where you were when he was gone. He surely appreciates his thrifty and creative wife!

  14. You had a wonderful thrifting weekend for sure. Just wanted to tell you that your package arrived and i was thrilled with my goodies. I love love the vintage button bouquet! The stuffed heart is wonderful. I will get something off to you really soon too! Take care and thanks again for the pay it forward!

  15. Wow it looks like you hit the jackpot. Such cute things. So glad that I found your blog!

  16. Isn't the hunt so much fun? Love what you did a few posts down with the doorknob plates...too cute!
    Your words of support for me and my *mess* have been such an encouragement to me...THANK YOU for sharing your heart with me.