22 March, 2010

Yardsale Goodies!

Spring Break is over and my youngest is back at school. The week went by so fast! We did however get the chance to hit a few more yardsales and visit our local Goodwill. I haven't had a chance to transform them yet, but I do have my "Honey Do" list with instructions from my daughter. Good thing I have until the beginning of May! Here are a few of her finds...

This was our most expensive buy of the day-$9.99. Pricey, I think for Goodwill, but we both liked the shape of the base, and the lampshade compliments it well. It'll be getting a new paint job. We'll be using the same color that we used on this lamp.


We knew these were most definitely coming home with us as soon as we spotted them!


English Ironstone, and at 49 cents each, we took them all, 7 dinner plates and 1 that was slightly larger. Next she came across this original oil painting that was in a stack of frames, and it too now has a new home.

The colors are very soothing and tranquil. It spoke to her, and I think that's what art is supposed to do. Lastly, my yard sale find, and this will be staying here with me.

This little family of quails will also undergo a transformation, brass just isn't my thing. I'm hoping to get these projects done this week, so check back in for updates.
ann marie

25 comments:

  1. What great buys! I just love yard sales, flea markets and Thrift Shops!!
    Debbie

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  2. Great finds! Love the lamps and the quail are so cute! Can't wait to see what you do with them!!

    Have a great week!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  3. Great finds, my Goodwill is never that cheap with plates, I love the shape of them and would have snatched them up too. I like the lamp how it is, very pretty but it will be nice to see what you do with it :)

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  4. yay for garage sales, so looking forward to getting out there this Spring, found you via Something I whipped Up link party.

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  5. I like the quail family, but then, I'm old! Love the blues. Happy Blue Monday.

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  6. What awesome finds!! I need to spend more time checking out my local thrift store - I'm not so good about remembering to shop there.

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  7. I like the lamp and the quail. I'm interested to see how the turn out.

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  8. I wish we had a goodwill nearby. We have Salvation Army stores, but I think they are so overpriced. Great finds!!

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  9. I love those quails! You sure brought in a haul. Unfortunately, it's not warm enough yet for garage sales, but I do plan to hit the Salvation Army store this week. I have 'stuff' to get rid of--my rule is to bring at least five times more than I buy. (We're downsizing with plans to retire in a few years, and I have to get rid of a lot of things.)
    I don't like our Goodwill store. They never have anything good there and it isn't as well-maintained, or convenient, as the SA store.
    Have fun with your trash to treasure adventures this week!

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  10. Great finds. goodwill treasure shopping on tuesday makes it my favorite day..

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  11. That's a great buy!! I can't wait to hit garage sale too. Happy Monday!

    MYM=Bird or chicken?
    Macro Monday~ The bud

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  12. Great finds! I love the quail family. :)

    Happy Blue Monday.

    Mine is here.

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  13. Love your little quail family. And the lamp will look nice painted like you did the other one. Happy Blues~

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  14. I love the lamp! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. You found so many cute things - lucky!

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  16. I love this time of year when all the garage sales start! Love the finds and can't wait to see what you do to transform them!

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  17. great finds. i need a goodwill fix

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  18. love love love seeing what other people are finding! Great stuff!

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  19. You did great! I love the dinner plates and the quail "family", those are awesome scores! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I'm not very good at yard saleing! I spent half the day Saturday looking and didn't find anything! I love the quail...I bet they will be SUPER cute painted!

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  21. Isn't it great to find such great bargains. You two did really well, what a haul!
    It will be fun to see their transformations.
    I'd love it if you'd stop by for a visit sometime.
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  22. Love the Quails... little birds are a love of mine...

    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hi fellow Texas blogger....love your blog! And what great finds at the thrift store.

    Also, do you remember what the paint colors were for your bedroom and the Bedroom #2? I'm looking to repaint and I love those colors. :)

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