Monday, April 20, 2009

More Fab Finds

Today I'm joining 2nd Time Around Tuesday hosted by Diane @ A Picture is Worth 1000 Words. I had a successful yard sale-ing/thrift shopping day last Saturday and I'd like to share some of my finds with you.

This first one is one of my more unusual finds. It's a bamboo ladder. I stood on the driveway, hand on my hip, and wondered what I would do with it. For $2, I didn't have to think too hard. I decided to use it as a magazine holder in my family room for now. I'm forever moving things around and finding other uses for things in the house. In time, it may end up in the garden with ivy growing on it.

This has to be my favorite find of the day. I found it at our church thrift shop. It was marked at $6, but it was half off for a whopping $3. You know how much I love tea (that means teapots and teacups, too) but if I don't watch myself, I can get too carried away with every teacup or teapot I see, and believe you me, I see many. So, I try to get only those made in England or Germany, to keep my obsession under control. As luck would have it, this one is made in England. Hooray!

I also got a pair of these bunny pillows at the same yard sale as the ladder. I think it's perfect for spring. And get this - 25 cents each!

Okay, I changed my mind. THIS is my favorite find of the day. I've been eying these pillows in magazines, but they're so expensive in the stores. I pulled this off a top shelf at yet another favorite thrift store. It's feather filled and in perfect condition. But the best part is, drum roll please...$3!

Last, but not least, is this postcard holder I found at the Goodwill. It's perfect to display some of my vintage postcards. Oh happy day! Don't you just love the thrill of the hunt!

Till next time,



Anonymous said...

Lorna I love your finds! Great idea with the magazines- this would look great with pieces of vintage material or quilts and such too! That teapot is a great find!


Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Great finds. This is the kind of things I am drawn to in thrift shops. Not only are they beautiful, but you got them for a steal, especially the teapot.

Chari said...

Hello Lorna...

Ooohhh...what fabulous treasure finds!!! Wished you could have heard all of my Oooohing and Aaaahing! Hehe! I love the idea of using that darling ladder as a magazine rack! Girl, that teapot is lovely...if I had seen it...I would have put it in my cart so fast your head would spin...hehe! Ohhhh...and those darling little bunny pillows...charming! But I have to tell you that my favorite is that beautiful frenchy blue pillow...ohhh my goodness...can't believe that you only paid $3 for it...I do believe that was the "find for the day"!!!

Thank you for sharing all of your pretties...
Warmest wishes,

June said...

Great use of bamboo ladder to be a magazine holder.
I just cooked bamboo shoot soup last Saturday, which was another story in my blog.
Didn't know ladder could be a book holder. Very creative! Take my salute!

Crystal said...

Great idea with the bamboo ladder. I would have definitely bought that teapot, gorgeous. And I just bought my first vintage postcards yesterday. I posted one of them today.

Thanks for sharing!

marty39 said...

What wonderful finds. I love the ladder and the teapot and pillows are just gorgeous. You found some real treasures. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Hi Lorna! I just read your profile and I cannot believe you have 9 children. Wow! What a great use fo the bamboo ladder! And the teapot is precious. I love both of the pillows, they are really beautiful! I think I want to go rummaging with you!......Christine

Barb said...

Oh what great finds!!!

Glad i found your blog. Going to check out more posts.
Barbara Jean


Lovely treasures! The pillows are adorable of the bunnies! You are a ture thrifty gal! What bargains!

jeanne said...

YES, I do love the thrill of the hunt. You did great and I love it all. Tea pot and the last pillow are my faves.


Linda C said...

What great finds!! I love them all!!
Great idea for the ladder:)

Happy 2ndTAT!

Linda C

Chandy said...

Sorry for the late visit Lorna, busy kids today...

Anyway, those are all so cute! Gotta love thrift stores! I love that ladder! I would so use that!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What bargains you found! My fav is the ladder (I cannot believe the deal on that!), but all of the others are wonderful too. laurie

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