Monday, August 8, 2011

New Thrifty Finds

I haven't had a chance to post about my latest buys yet, but over the last several weeks I have accumulated a ton of fabulous stuff. I've been to an estate sale, Goodwill, Salvation Army, and antique stores. Get ready for lots of pictures. Here are my new thrifty finds!!


I love Hallmark ornaments and snowmen, so I couldn't pass these up for $1.50!


A sewing drawer filled with vintage house numbers, letters and old postcards



I bought the books to make wreaths and I loved the metal baskets

Ironstone!!!!!!

Look at that Ironstone pitcher!!!! Gorgeous!

The monogram on the covers of the books are so pretty

I have been looking EVERYWHERE for vintage locker baskets. I finally found one at an antique store



An old sap bucket that will be the trash can in our newly remodeled bathroom.

I am redecorating our office at the church where I work. I bought this frame for a project.

This will be used in a Pottery Barn knockoff project.

I am loving the detail on this frame

Brand new boxes of note cards and envelopes


Again, loving the detail!


More Ironstone and white china!!

I also bought 2 chairs to go around our new farm table, but I forgot to take a picture. I'm in the process of painting them now, so I will post about them soon.

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


54 comments:

  1. You did find some great items...some of which I have in my own home!!

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  2. Excellent Haul! Super Fab. Plates, locker basket, keys -- dreamy! xo jeanne.
    www.beeskneesbungalow.com

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  3. Wow did you find some great stuff or what!
    I love that mirror!......and the keys, and the ironstone......

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  4. What a GREAT score! Now I'm itchin' to go to Goodwill. And I really, really miss our Salvation Army thrift store =(

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  5. LOVE the old locker basket. Wish I had one!

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  6. Great treasures for some great decorating.

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  7. WOW those are some serious scores. I see so many fun possibilities here. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. Have fun!

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  8. OH my! Did you skip or float all the way home with these treasures! They're absolutely fantastic finds!
    Kathy

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  9. Wow, a girl after my own heart for sure. I would have bought each and every one of those things if I had seen them.

    The barbicide container made me laugh (being a hairdresser n all).

    The picture frames are to die for and........well all of it is amazing. Now all you have to do is find the time to do all the little projects with them. I have a box of projects sitting in my garage naging at me everytime I go in. lol

    Love the blog

    Jo

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  10. Your commenters make me laugh. We think alike.
    I have some of the same fabulous items too. First - the Hallmark ornaments! Last year I never even got to decorate a tree. Let's hope this holiday goes better.
    Love the books but it tugs my heart a little to hear you will be tearing them apart. Please just make sure they are not 1st, 2nd, 3rd editions of something valuable.

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  11. Great finds. The Ironstone pitcher, the books and keys caught my attention. Waiting to see what you come up with next.

    I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. See ya at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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  12. Hello from your neighbor at WOW Wednesdays. I have been looking for some gym baskets, too. Yours are great. I did a great project with some old keys like yours. I stole the idea from Pottery Barn. They are now on my wall and are beautiful.

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  13. What a tgreasure trove of great finds! I love your locker baskets, too! I have just the spot for them! Great eye!!!!
    I can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Yvonne

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  14. You have a good eye for finding little treasures. I can't wait to see what you make with this.

    I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
    www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

    I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

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  15. I am a thrifter with training wheels! I am impressed!

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  16. Take me WITH YOU next time you thrift!!!!! You could be my GOOD LUCK CHARM!

    Nice finds and I LOVE the skelton keys!

    Visiting from Bunny Jean's Linky Party (Bunny Hop)

    ~Suzanne in IL

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  17. Looks like a pretty awesome haul to me.

    Happy new follower from White Wednesday.

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  18. Oh my gosh I'm so jealous of your goodies! You found some great stuff.

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  19. Look at all that fun stuff...love the first aid kit :) Laurel

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  20. love all of these!! I particularly like the old keys and the details on the frames... hmmmm... time to visit the attic!

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  21. Melissa, you must feel like you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Wow; so many fabulous goodies in that stash! And you are going to share your remakes of some of them, right? ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party again this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  22. ohhh I love it ALL! That pitcher rocks and the locker basket too :)

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal life

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  23. Wow Melissa, you scored!! Great finds, I bet you will enjoy every minute of them!!

    Debbie

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  24. Great buys! Don'tcha just love it when that happens? I've had some pretty good luck lately too, can't believe it!

    Sheila

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  25. Holy cow, you had so many great things, I lost count!!!

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  26. What will you do with those doors? I love them! Great searching-fab buys!

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  27. Wow! What wonderful vintage goodies. Great stuff especially those skeleton keys, shutters, and that dark frame. Love 'em!

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  28. I followed you over from At The Picket Fence, Lovely blog, I'm glad I found you!

    What fantastic finds! I am in love with the first aid tin and sap bucket, and those doors are fab!!

    Bianca

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  29. I love the books and the old keys! What great finds! ♥

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  30. Wow, you have found some great treasures. The frames are all so interesting and I love the ironstone you found, especially the pitcher. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous finds!

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  31. What a bunch of great finds, love those shutters. thanks so much for sharing the inspiration at VIF, xo Debra

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  32. Um, these finds are awwwwesome. The keys and ironstone are great, but I'm totally jealous of the vintage locker basket. How will you be using it!?

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  33. I just dropped by to say thanks for coming to my Bunny Hop party :)

    Hope to see you next week if not sooner.

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
    www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

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  34. You really did find some fabulous items. Love the ironstone and those cute Hallmark ornaments!

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  35. cool loot, love the wire basket :)

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  36. Great finds! I love the skeleton keys!

    Thanks for joining the party. I'd appreciate it if you'd please add my link to your post. Thanks!

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  37. those keys! want, want, want! popping over from amanda's party.

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  38. Great stuff you found! Love the keys and the windows!

    Visiting from Serenity Now

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  39. Melissa,
    You have had some great finds! Love the locker basket and the ironstone! Your frames are lovely too. Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  40. Wow! You hit the jackpot! Love the keys, wire locker basket, vintage numbers. You've motivated me to start looking a little harder for some treasures :) Looking forward to seeing what you do with all those goodies.

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  41. Thats a lot of great stuff you found. I love all the different mirrors!

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  42. Now that's a nice haul! so many great possibilities, love that ironstone.

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  43. Sa-weet finds!

    My favourites are the keys and the locker basket.

    I wish they were miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.

    K, I'll stop whining now. ;)

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  44. Hi Melissa~

    I am so green with envy!! Wonderful treasures you have aquired. Please be sure & share these at my {K.I.S.S.} Blog Bash. :)

    ~Christina~

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  45. You sure know how to shop! Amazing finds!

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  46. You had some great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with all of it! :)

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  47. Wow - you found so many AMAZING things!! I especially love the vintage locker basket, and drawer full of goodies! Thanks so much for linking up to Saturday Social this week! I hope to see you next week as well!!

    xoxo

    Jenn

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  48. You did find a gold mine here! I love all kinds of vintage items, but my all time favorite are the old skeleton keys. They are so awesome! Thanks for sharing it on "Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop".

    From this week's party co-host:

    Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor
    thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

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  49. Wow! You have found some amazing things! I love the keys, the vintage numbers, the locker baskets and the straw holder!! Thanks for sharing these great finds at my party!

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  50. I'm so green with envy now! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  51. These are seriously such great finds! I need to go to thrift stores with you so you can help me find amazing things! :) Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Link Party every Saturday! We would love to have you come back tomorrow and link up some more amazing stuff! :)
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  52. I adore ironstone!!! And that First Aid Kit is awesome! Love it... wish it was mine ;)
    xo~ Michelle

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  53. I just found your post, so apologies for the late comment. I wanted to propose that the metal baskets you have under those books aren't baskets at all, but fan housings. You know, the guard to keep little fingers from getting cut off? I may be wrong since it's hard to tell from these pictures. In the end, they are what you use them for, so who cares if they're fan housings or baskets! I just was curious and thought I'd share.

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