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--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, August 2, 2010

Thrifty, Nifty and Fun!

This past Saturday, I actually got to do a little shopping. 
Saturday morning, with water bottle in hand and a heat index of 107 my daughter and I headed out to find the garage sales.
2 hours and 1 really sweaty shirt later this is what I bought!

As most of you know I've been doing Christmas crafts lately. If you didn't know that means it's been at least a week since you stopped by so shame on you! LOL!

I so SCORED at a garage sale that was selling craft items AND Christmas items. 
I got a whole box full of stuff for only 5 bucks. 
Here are my thrifty finds!
This little treasure was $3.00. I'm going to sand it an paint it. Probably white! LOL! I'm on a white kick right now! We'll see. 

And then I had the pleasure of going to the Brand New Hobby Lobby out in Viera. It's a little further of a drive than Jo-Ann Fabrics but apparently it's owned by a Christian and I'm all about supporting that. They had some great deals and I walked away with these items for less then $25.00.
This lamp I bought my daughter was half of that total but we are redoing her room and this lamp was perfect for it, so I went ahead and got it. Plus it was 50% off.
We are going to add a nice trim on the bottom of the shade to match her decor!

And now for the fun part. 
 I was perusing Ross' this past week and I heard it calling to me. "Psst!" "Hey, you!" it said. "Over here." "No, over here." "Down, down, yup there you go!"
Seriously, I really think it called to me because there it was, on the bottom shelf, all by itself and not another  one like it anywhere. 
What kind of person would I be if I just left it there! Especially when I'm CRAZY about smiley faces. I mean HELLO, it pretty much had my name written all over it!
So now it makes a happy little display on my hutch. 
You can't walk by it and not smile. You're smiling aren't you? Hee! Hee!

So for right around $35.00, I got all that I told you about here!
Not to shabby. 
Did you get to go thrifting this weekend? What did you find?

Have a FABULOUS day!


16 comments:

  1. You have been busy - it is so much fun hunting for bargains. Love that smiley tray set.

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  2. You always find the best stuff! :D We love Hobby Lobby, too! It is on the north end of town, so when I'm up there I sometimes stop in.

    need to go thrifting for some clothes for dd. She keeps growing and growing. Guess I need to stop feeding her?! LOL! Just kidding! :D

    Have an awesome week!

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  3. You did so great with your finds and that lamp is amazing. Love the coffee mug and smile tray...too cute.
    107? really. Ouch hot!
    Hugs,
    MImi

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  4. Consignment shops.....we found some real brand spankin' new clothing...and half off used books.....even 1 for homeschooling for a buck.....original price $10

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  5. Great going, girl!!! You got some great stuff. I love it when you hit a garage sale or a thrift store and come away with a bunch of loot. Of course, sometimes, it's a miss...but usually not.

    I hit several garage sales and thrift stores over the weekend and came away with some decorative pillows (that's my latest craze), some candlesticks, two brand-new vanilla pillar candles, and a gorgeous vintage hankie...all for $8.

    Oh, and I LOVE Ross. It's my favorite store. I find some fabulous dresses there, including two sheath-style summer dresses that I get compliments on EVERY TIME I wear one.

    Well, I hope you have a fabulous day.

    Love,
    Patti

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  6. Still no wheels for me to go anywhere..and hubbie was using his all weekend.But...last week when I took him to the hayfield..I just happen to hit two shops..fast..I mean I was all but running thru them..lolI will post on them this week!!

    You look like you are going to be busy!!Fun..Fun!!

    Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  7. I love that table!! I can't wait to see what you do with it. :-)

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  8. You little bargain hunter you! Love the smiley tray!

    We are having heat like that and it is just awful! No relief in site whatsoever!

    Happy monday my thrifty friend ;)

    love you

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  9. Wow - lots of great finds my friend!! I'm lovin' that table and can't wait to see your redo! And what a fun tray!

    Big you're-making-me-want-to-hit-the-thrift-store-right-now size hugs to you! Have a fabulous day my lovely friend! :)

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  10. You got some great deals!

    No thrifting for me...I've been with my brother over the past week. I updated my blog if you want to check it out.

    Have a great week...

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  11. You are so fun!
    I haven't been shopping much lately, but I did get to browse Hobby Lobby today with my grandmother. I walked out with just a few greeting cards. Probably my cheapest trip there, yet! Have a great week.

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  12. What great finds! I wish we had a Hobby Lobby in California. I absolutely love the Smiley Face tray! It made me smile!

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  13. I love that tray! And it's absolutely perfect for you! I wish we had more yard sales around here. I haven't been to one in ages. I think I'm going through withdrawl...

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  14. Stoppin by to say, "Where are you today???" No blog post yet? What's going on?

    The wreaths you purchased made me think of a blog that I saw a couple of weeks ago. She used tall socks (knee high or taller) to decorate her front door wreath with. She used a knife to slice an opening through the wreath, she cut the socks off at the heel and then slid the socks onto the wreath. I think it took 2 socks per wreath and they were really, really cute and festive...depending on the socks you find. She finished it with a ribbon. I think she bought her socks at Dollar Tree and Target. So cute!

    Okay...so really where are you? Are you okay today?

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  15. Love the lamp! I'm emailing you and Kathy a little bit later. Love ya!

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