Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thrifty Treasures

I found this tall skinny shelf at Goodwill for $4.99. I love the color and the natural distressing. I'm planning on making a huge posie to cover up that country heart.

This Demdaco frame was only 99 cents at Goodwill.

How sanitary is it to buy used salt and pepper shakers? They are dishwasher safe, but I'm still getting the heeby-jeeby factor for some reason. I don't know, but I love the color and they were $1.99 for the set.
Do you see a color theme going on here? This cute quilted bag (in browns and blues again!) washed really well and will work great for "art on the go" bag. ~$1.99~

Does anyone else have an "art on the go" bag? It's for those moments that you have to wait, like in the car line at school or at a Doctor's appt., etc. Small embroidery projects, inspirational art and home decor magazines, and small pieces of paper to cut for some decoupage or usually in my bag. Does anyone else do that or am I just that addicted to crafts?:)

On another note, here's a silly joke I heard at church today:
A preacher trained his horse to go when he said, "Praise the Lord," and to stop when he said, "Amen". The preacher mounted the horse, said, "Praise the Lord" and went for a ride. When he wanted to stop for lunch, he said, "Amen". He took off again, saying, "Praise the Lord". The horse started going toward the edge of the cliff. The preacher got excited and said, "Whoa!". Then he remembered and said, "Amen", so the horse stopped at the edge. The preacher was so relieved that he looked up to heaven and said, "Praise the Lord!"

Thanks for looking! Now head over to Rhoda's for some more great finds.
xo
Chrissie

30 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great bargains. I remember when hearts on everything was the rage, and now everyone is trying to cover them up, same way with ducks. :-)
Cute joke.

Linda said...

Cute joke - hee hee hee! Great finds. Now how dirty can a salt & pepper shaker be? Love the shelf. I got rid of a shelf with a heart on it a while back and just got the brainstorm of buying one of those wooden appliqu├ęs to cover it. Now I am so sorry I got rid of the shelf! Argh! Linda

Cheap&Sweet said...

I really should get a craft tote! Thanks for the Idea my kids Dr. appointments might just be a little brighter.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great finds!!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

I love your idea of an art on the go bag. I have so many crafts and projects that I really should put something like this together. Thanks for the idea!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I like your solution for the heart on the little set of shelves. :) Neat idea for the art on the go bag! Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

Sharlotte said...

Ha!Great joke!
Yes, I have a bag that goes in my car...it has come in very handy!

I like all your finds! And the color must be catching your eye for some reason! It's beautiful.

When I buy glasses and dishes from thrift stores, I also give them several good baths...one in hot sudsy water and one in a little Clorox water. If the item is dishwasher safe, I run in through a couple of times. Not sure if that's necessary, I just feel a bit better.

Sue said...

Like your tall shelf. I recently posted a table w/a heart and covered it w/a wooden plaque that I am embellishing. Thing is- the heart was huge- 8 in.! The S & P shakers are a cute color- how icky could they possibly get? LOL
BTW, Funny joke!!

Wendy said...

Love the shelf & shakers! Such a pretty color on the shakers. Isnt it funny how many wooden things with heart cutouts there are lurking at yardsales & thrift stores?

I have thrifted shakers but I havent used them. Never really thought about it!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Salt and pepper shakers...really no issue! Wash em in the dishwasher and they'll be good as new. Think how many USED salt and pepper shakers at restraunts you have used!!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

How cute that everything is so color-coordinated! ..and I love those colors anyway! On another note, my mom got a salt & pepper set at a yard sale and they came filled, too. Honestly, I don't think she even changed it out! :-(

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great finds! Love the shade of the shakers. I too have a tote with crafts inside. I spend alot of time in Drs waiting rooms...have to waste all that time..need to keep the hands busy ;~)
Cute Joke!
*hugs*
deb

The Tattered Cottage said...

Remember when hearts were the rage?? I have seen a couple of shelves that I would have loved to have. . . but they had the heart cut out. I am definitely rethinking the hearts, maybe add a wooden applique to cover it??? I get the heebee jeebees also about used food containers, but then I put them through the dishwasher and I'm ok with it :)
Toni

Goodwill Haunting said...

These are great finds ... especially the shelf! I love the joke! Am going to email it to some of my friends!

Martha said...

What great bargains -- seemed to be your" blue" day!

Amy Lynne said...

I love that bag! I used carry one to drs. appointments during the winter so I could work on my Christmas cards. I like one of the other poster's idea about getting a wood applique to put over the heart on your shelf. I just might have to keep my eye out for a shelf now that I have an idea to cover the heart. Good luck with the transformation!

lori vliegen said...

hi chrissie! i think i'm going to drive down and start going shopping with you! all of your new finds are fabulous! :)

Cheri Peoples said...

I Love you tall wooden piece. I can't wait to see what you do with the heart cover up.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Jill said...

LOOOVE the shelf!!! and I have TWO art-on-the-go bags! :)
Blessings!
Jill

Rambling Girl said...

Great deals you got....love the art bag!

sara's art house said...

LOVE that bag and the shelves! Awesome!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

What a cute joke! Can't wait to see what you do with that shelf.

Krissysart said...

Ah!! I have that same awesome bag! I get compliments on it everywhere I go. I'm sure it will look fabulous over your shoulder!
Krissy

Alicia said...

I love all your treasures, especially the really tall shelf. I used to have an on the go bag but it was filled with magazine and newspaper articles that I would pull out and read while waiting for my kids when I was their own personal taxi. Now my kids are 23 and 28 and I have all the time in the world to read, so maybe I need an art bag.

the undomesticated wife said...

Those salt/pepper shakers are so pretty! You are right, they are a great color!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I know what you mean about hearts on shelves and such! Great find at the GW! Loved the joke!!

Sarah said...

Great stuff, that bag is adorable and I love the color of the shakers and the shelf! No worries about the s&p shakers, just shake that feeling off! :)

Adrienne said...

great idea to cover the heart! i love the bag and the s&p shakers.

Ruth said...

Great treasures. That shelf is wonderful.

Gina said...

About that heart....I'm not sure what you mean about covering it. How?
I have an adorable little chest that holds dolls and books and it has ...gosh, can't remember if it's bears or hearts cut out...and I've been trying to figure out how to change that.
I see lots of nice wooden pieces at goodwill with the heart cut out - if I could only think of a solution! I tat lace and heart motifs are very common but I really don't want to do that....just thought of something! Tiles! Those little 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 decorative tiles. I can even paint them to do what I want. Glad I rambled on here since I came up with a solution for ME! LOL!