Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekend Recap: Thrifty Treasures

Wow I woke up this morning and felt like I had gotten zero sleep and wondering where my weekend went?

My weekend recap is pretty boring this week.

Here are some highlights:

-Found a bed (for the guest room…hint hint Marianne come to NY for market!) on craigslist so I went into Manhattan on Friday night to pick it up. Exciting I know…

- Got really mad at my weigh in at weight watchers on Saturday, because for some reason I gained a pound even though I was really good. Proceeded to eat brownies and cookies the rest of the day because I figured I might as well have fun if I’m going to gain a stupid pound!

-Since I was cranky went to my favorite thrift store and spent a couple of hours there finding treasures! I’m going to post pictures below.

- Went to a BBQ with my hubby. House we went to had 6 boys living in it, no furniture, garbage everywhere and things one should never speak of. Still had a good time, but felt like an old lady, because I was oldest one there!

- Sunday slept in and then made my sissy come over and help me finish painting the kitchen, had friends stop by to look at a house for sale across the street. I hope they place a bid on it! Then went to a friend/clients home to finalize paint colors for their living room/dining room and then home for my HBO line-up and totally forgot about Design Star…again.

-Enter Monday have loads of laundry (ha ha) to do, totally cranky, because I woke up tired, couldn’t find my camera stuff to take pictures of thrift store finds, big complications with my web designer and need to find someone new to do my wordpress blog or just stick blogger( ah too many decisions).

Highlight: Mom just called and my sister that lives in Manhattan came home last night and has today off so we are going to go do something FUN!

Well if you got through all that you are quite the loyal reader and I’m going to reward you pics of my finds from Saturday!

Here goes:

Found these adorable vintage canisters from Italy for $8 bucks. I know the manager and got them for FREE! I love them and even though they are meant for kitchen usage I’m going to use them in my office to hold supplies.

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I never met an elephant I didn’t love and this one was to amazing to pass up. He is small so he can live on my desk and will fit right in with everything else I have planned for the office.

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I have no idea what I’m going to do with this item below, but it was calling my name. I’m sure I’ll find a place for it.

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I’ve been looking for artwork to use in my home. Already went to Mom and Dad’s and took stuff off the walls that I wanted. Thanks Mom! I saw this sketch and thought it was perfect. It was only $6 bucks! I just need a new frame and we are in business.

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These two lovely ladies caught my attention right away. They were only $15 each and in great condition. I was already imagining them painted white, but once I got home I realized they would go perfectly in my office in that same shade of green.

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Enter vintage fabric from same thrift store that I got months ago, but wasn’t sure what to do with.

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I have just enough to do both chairs! Plus they will go nicely with the fabric I picked for the loveseat that is getting slipcovered.

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Can’t wait to see it all finished. It should be there soon!

Since my home got a lot of love I figured I should get a couple of me items as well and came home with this:

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Some of the items still had original price tags on them! Ah heaven. I also found a couple or 10 books that I wanted to read and at 50 cents each I couldn’t pass them up.

All in all it was a good weekend it just went by too fast.

Did anyone else have any luck thrifting this weekend?

Please share.





Blogger C said...

LOVE the vintage canisters & the chairs!!

July 27, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Magchunk said...

What great finds! I did light thrifting (was shopping for someone else) and passed up some cute vintage fabric because the pieces were so small. but now I'm thinking I should go back and snap them up. You never know!

I usually feel like the old lady too. Mostly because I'm sure I'm the only one of Ryan's friend's gfs who reads Martha Stewart.

July 27, 2009 at 12:05 PM  
OpenID inthetweeds said...

Love the chairs! Great find!

I find an awesome hobnail vase at a junk store this weekend - only $9.60! I just posted it here:

July 27, 2009 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Lauren Jade said...

The chairs are awesome! I wish we had some fun vintage places so i could find some treasures!! I had a similar monday...i woke up feeling like i hadn't slept at all...weird.

July 27, 2009 at 12:08 PM  
OpenID urbansardines said...

Those chairs!!!! OMG, can't wait to see them after you have reupholstered them! Awesome finds!!!

July 27, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger TeachingInHeels said...

I haven't been thrifting in forever...I really should go! :)

July 27, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Yansy said...

Great finds! I love the chairs and the canisters. I love The black and white sketch.

July 27, 2009 at 12:30 PM  
OpenID said...

You got some great stuff this weekend. Love the elephant, the drawing (gorgeous!) and of course the chairs.

July 27, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Those chairs are great - SNAG! Also, love your idea for the canisters!

July 27, 2009 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

great finds. love the art. and the chairs will be fab.

July 27, 2009 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend and found a ton of fun goodies!

Oh, and I'm with you on waking up tired this morning, I almost fell asleep in the shower while I was washing my hair and I NEVER do that- ugg it was so hard to get moving this morning :)

PS- I LOVE the fabric you picked for the loveseat- you MUST send me pics when it is done, I cant WAIT that long haha- love love love it!

July 27, 2009 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Centsational Girl said...

LOVE those cannisters... and your idea to use them in the office.

July 27, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Blair said...

wow--you found some great things! That elephant is just precious!

July 27, 2009 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

For a boring re-cap, your weekend was pretty jampacked. Love the chairs and they really would look awesome in white. I went thrifting and came up empty handed...again. I either have zero eye for potential or people in my area hoard all of their goodies. I'm hoping it's the latter...

July 27, 2009 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Wow, you had a great weekend with some awesome finds! The chairs are going to look great with that vintage fabric, and it's an easy DIY as well! Can't wait to see the results! You know, I may take you up on that offer to ship for me, I SO appreciate it!

July 27, 2009 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Alicia B. Designs said...

Looks like you got some amazing treasures! That Farmer's Cheese bowl is so cute! Don't you worry about that silly pound either. Brownies are totally worth it! Where did you go for those Italian Canisters...I'm obsessed with anything Italian...

July 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Lynett said...

Love the chairs! I'm so jealous that you get to thrift. We don't have any good stores down here for that!! Great finds and I hope your day gets better :)

July 27, 2009 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Collins said...

Too funny, that fabric is what was on my parent's sofa in the living room growing up!

July 27, 2009 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

loving the chairs!!! great finds!

July 27, 2009 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

OOOOh, you have some great finds! :) The chairs are neat, and I love the canisters!! :)

If you have a chance to stop by, my 200th post Giveaway went up yesterday (Sunday) with my Thrifty Treasures post. :)

July 27, 2009 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Your finds are much more fun! I did score a pink Bumbo seat for $2 - a chair for a baby that retails for $40... and a silverplate ladle for $0.50. :)

July 27, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

That's funny - I just did a post about my thrift store finds this weekend too! (

It looks like you found some great stuff! Love the canisters.

July 27, 2009 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

I love the sketch!

July 27, 2009 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Joi said...

Love your finds!

July 27, 2009 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Lavender and Lilies said...

I love the canisters!

July 27, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Tamstyles said...

I so wish i could get up and go vintage shopping...great stuff girl

July 27, 2009 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger The DIY Show Off said...

lol - I've felt like an old lady lately too. Perhaps we need to get together and discuss how young we really are and look and act.

Great finds! Lucky elephant, cute canisters, pretty print and gorgeous chairs. Can't wait to see your office transformation. :)


July 27, 2009 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger TheDecoDetective said...

I love the chairs! The green looks like it will go perfectly with the fabric. Congratulations on some great finds!

July 28, 2009 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger The Consummate Hostess said...

Just discovered your lovely blog and I am so glad that I did. I love your fun finds!

July 28, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

awesome scores!!!! love the chairs!!

July 28, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger nkp said...

Great finds! Love the canisters and those chairs. I think they will look fantastic re-upholstered in your fab fabric choice!

July 28, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger paula said...

I so agree marianne should go to market and take me with her:)

July 28, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Great finds.

I am so tempted to come, budget? who cares! (thanks for the mention!)

The BBQ part made me laugh.

How fun that your friends may be across the street!

July 28, 2009 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger kaleidoscope said...

Funny- I did a post about my latest trash to treasure today! What else are weekends for??

You got some great finds-love the chairs especially!

July 28, 2009 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger down and out chic said...

you scored big time with those chairs!

July 30, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Under a Green Roof said...

great finds! thanks for sharing them!

July 30, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

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