Monday, July 6, 2009

Some finds

I'm a little late to Rhoda's link-up, but I wanted to show you what I got last week.
I haven't been buying anything at Goodwill or at any garage sales for a few weeks. The prices have been way too high. Higher than some retail stuff at Wal-mart or even Target. But I did good this week.

I actually saw these wooden Suess-like houses a week or so ago when I dropped some stuff off. They were $1.99 each, and since I wasn't buying anything else, I left them. As soon as I got home, I regretted not buying them.
Can you believe they were still there? They were only 99 cents each this time. I can't wait to paint them up!
I love this scrolly mirror. It was only $2.99. I plan on painting it a whimsical color, like turquoise or lime green, as soon as I find a good spot for it. I may even take the mirror out and put some original art in it.

We all know cloche's can be costly. This one was $1.29. I plan on painting the wood white and creating a little fairy scene in it. I'll be sure to show it to you when it's done.

I love this finnial too. It is large and very heavy. It is going in my living room as is. (Very very high on a shelf, away from children and babies:)

Last but not least, did I mention I had all 4 of my littles with me? They behaved so well, they all got to pick out something. The VHS movies were 39 cents each, and the DVD's were 99 cents. The books were all 50 cents a piece.

We are not getting any internet connection at our condo on the beach, so I am posting this at the local library. I've gotten so much good crafting and art done, I want to show you all of it!! But my posting will be a little sporadic for a couple weeks. Come back soon though, I've got a great tutorial for you:)


Michele said...

I swear I think seeing the good deals that others get at yard sales and resale shops is almost as gratifying as finding it myself! Thanks for sharing all of your lovelies!

Nicole A. said...

Ohhh I love your finds and am so jealous of the cloche! I have been searching for one, love them! That mirror is awesome and at only 2.99 woohooo! Great Finds, Thanks for Sharing!

Georgia Girl said...

Great finds! Love the finnial! Enjoy your time at the beach!

Oh and those adorable little ones on the previous post....simply beautiful!

★Carol★ said...

I was so disappointed that you hadn't already painted those houses when I saw them! But then I realized that you had just gotten them, so you couldn't possibly have! I can't wait to see what you do with them. That clock was a great find at 2.99!

Unknown said...

What great finds! The cloche is too fabulous! Can't wait to see the fairies in there.

The finial post is a super find! Love it!

Lots of great things for the little ones!

Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Well, thanks for going through the trouble of getting somewhere to post! You got some great deals, especially that mirror.

Beth Anderson said...

what incredible finds and incredible deals - can't wait to see what you do with them!

Helen Joy said...

I love the mirror! Lime green would be awesome! I think I'm going to start following your blog now:-)

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Lots of great goodies! Can't wait to see what u do with the!

Polka Dot Moon said...

What fabulous finds! Love the mirror and the finial! Lucky girl :)

Kammy said...

Great finds - love to see that mirror re-done !
I joined you - so I will check back...
Hugs ~ Kammy
p.s. I hate it when the internet doesn't work !!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great finds. I have thought about doing a mini scene under one of my cheese domes.

Caro said...

Oooooh aaaaah that mirror!!! Gorgeous!

Ruth said...

Such great finds. I can't wait to see everything once you transform it. I also can't wait to see your wonderful art projects.

Have fun at the beach.