August 28, 2011

Thrifty Treasures

check it out..... Southern Hospitality was one of the first blogs I started looking at on a regular basis, especially on Mondays, because I was so intrigued by all the things that women were finding at garage sales.  I learned that we should look at these old, sometimes worn-out looking items as what they can become - not what they are in their current condition....  

kinda like the way we look at ourselves .... sometimes our current condition may not be exactly what we wish for, or even what our Heavenly Father knows we can become....  but usually after a little "tweeking" we can change and become something more, better, and even something useful again  

I hooked up with my padna in yard sale crime, Sally, at 7am on Saturday, with a news paper and a map book ...  this mid-century piece of furniture is the first thing we saw on the sidewalk just around the corner from Sally's house.  Marlena likes mid-century furniture, and this dresser was only $20.00.

At this point - - it all about the hunt  - all logic and reason is thrown to the wind ...  

it was showing signs of being 60 years old... laminate chipping off the bottom on both sides, the finished was wearing off in places on the top, the bottom middle drawer needed a little tweeking....  but the owner (holding the mirror) kept reminding me - - it's $20.00  I finally decided that if Marlena didn't want it, I could sell it on Craigslist for $80 and I just so happened to be in the pick up truck....  


and no Micaela ...  I didn't ask him to take it off of his moving truck!

this is after a little pledge, and taking a photo that compliments her short comings 

still a pretty, less than perfect piece of mid-century furniture

however,  I suppose it is not realistic to think that at this time me and Jeff can trailer my super sale items to my kids on the east or the west coast  .....  DAD BLURN IT!  Having a job really stinks sometime!  Plus, I think Marlena is looking for a matching set  -chest and dresser -  so I emailed a picture of it to my sister-in-law, who is only 20 minutes away, asking if she wanted it?  
Her response..... OMG!  I want it!!  Please don't paint it!  She picked it up today.... 
seeing her take this home was almost as much fun as the hunt ....  get it? 

... I also bought this thing ......  I guess I will name her "the beast"....  I have big plans for me and her
this beast is not nearly as exciting as the mid-century... but I am hoping we will become close friends

  a little DandyShandy for $4.00

cool shirt that Jeff will like wearing for $2.00

And this Pottery Barn pillow and feather down pillow insert - its like new - 3 bucks.
the Pottery Barn Outlet gets $12.99 for the insert, and $19.00 for the pillow cover

But this was the real haul of the will have to hop over here to Sally's blog to read how we got it for $99.00 .....  The story is funny... the furniture is beautiful!

Thanks Sally....  I had a great time!



  1. What a fun day we had! I can't believe this bed is mine. I'm in love.....

  2. What a gorgeous find! Even with its imperfections, it's beautiful!

  3. Visiting from Southern Hospitality...Love your mid-century dresser - gorgeous! The bed frame is a beauty too. Great finds.


  4. That chandy definitely has great potential! And that bed... wow it's gorgeous!

  5. i love the "Mad Men" era dresser. Such a cool piece...certainly wish I lived close enough to get in on your haul!


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