Friday, April 9, 2010

Last weeks finds

I have been trying to be GOOD, but it is SO hard sometimes when you find such great things for pennies! I always stick to the rule of if something comes in, something goes out. Which works out well and hopefully I won't end up on an episode of Hoarders!!!! LOL!

I have been wanting one of these bottles since seeing the Demijohn here but the thrifty side of me would never pay that. I even bought a bottle and some twine to make my own after seeing Thrifty Decor Chic make one! And I still will prbably try my hand at it because it looks like so much fun! But when I saw this baby for $2.99 I knew she was mine! :)
The basket is one of my favorites, seriously though, what isn't my favorite?
Can you tell I like my stuff?? :) But I do have a thing for baskets, I just can't help it! I will show you some of them another time. It would need it's own post! The mugs were adorable for only 99 cents each. And the little oil, well that was going home with me! I might give it my makeover, that you can see here and here. Not sure yet though the red is growing on me a little bit!

I love books with lots of photographs of the Kennedy's. Not only do I think they truly were a happy family (despite what might have been going on). The fact that they have such a large photo journal of their life captivates me. I found this book and knew it would come home with me.

Seriously though, I have been thinking a lot about how I decorate my home. When I am looking for accessories or pictures, I always check the local thrift stores or consignment shops first. Then of course there is Craigslist and Ebay and we cannot forget ETSY! Be still my heart! I never seem to go to a "real" store anymore for those items. With the exception of an occasional visit to Homegood's or TJ Maxx.

OH and I almost forgot this cute little silver monogrammed plate. Of course it's a P and not my monogram, but what is not to love?

It just seems more fun to "hunt" for them. And now with yard sale season beginning, I'm making my shopping list and keeping it in the car! Not only is this shopping a fun way to get things but it truly results in one of a kind decorating and VERY easy on the pocketbook!

What are you on the hunt for? What are your favorite places to shop? I'd love to hear about it! :)

 I'm joining Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality's linky party.   I'm a little "blonde" and can't figure out a way to post Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures button, so just click here to join in the fun!!! 


Audra said...

Fantastic finds. I am thrilled at all the lovely things you found. Guess I am going to have to hit Good Will and Salvation Army tomorrow after the yard sales!

Love the basket and the bottle, amazing! That silver plate, makes my heart skip a beat! Lovely items, thank you for sharing.

Between You and Me said...

awesome finds! Happy weekend!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome finds...luv the basket and that silver tray...come by my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY to show all your goodies off..hope to see you there:)


I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Good finds, Kristi!! Glad you joined the party. All you have to do with the button is save it on your computer & then upload it as a pic & then do a link with the pic back to my blog post. I think you'll understand once you do it.

Wendy said...

Thats a great basket! And I love that frame!

Allison Shops said...

Great finds! The bottle and basket are my favs. Dropping by from Rhoda's.

Becca said...

I LOVE thrift shopping! There's a great place near us that I try to go to as often as possible. It's amazing what you can find. And I, too, worry about ending up on an episode of Hoarders one day. Actually, I wrote a blog post about it, but just never published it. I'm hoarding it for a rainy, uninspired day. LOL
Thanks for your blog format advice! I will certainly look into your suggestions - they sound great!


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