Sunday, July 12, 2009

Look What I Found!

Hooray, it's Today's Thrifty Treasures again hosted by a woman after my own heart, Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality. Don't you just love it when you find the best deals at the very last minute, just when you think you'll be going home empty handed?

Last Wednesday, I spent a wonderful day antiquing at Old Town Orange with a couple of girlfriends. (I'll be sharing more about this trip this week, so stay tuned.) As we exited the last antique mall, ready to go home and say our goodbyes, I spied these windows leaning up against the outside of the building. A post-it note was stuck to one of them pricing them at....hold on to your hats....

$5 each or 6 for $20! As I stood there, pondering which window to take home, an elderly lady walked behind me and said, "Do you know how much I paid for a window like that? $100!" I regretted not taking my van this day, or else I would have taken the whole lot! I did, however, purchase 6 windows. I happily handed the vendor a twenty and pulled my car up to load them. It wasn't easy trying to make them fit, but we did it!

These two windows are my favorites and stand about 5 feet tall. I have plans for these babies. Hopefully I'll have some before and afters by next week.

Then I bought 4 of these windows, 2 small and 2 medium. I also have plans for these, but I'm open to suggestions, so please offer me your 2 cents!

Then, after church on Sunday, I decided to drop by my local GW. I usually don't care to go thrift shopping on weekends because things are picked over by then. But not this time! I found a pair of very heavy brass and crystal sconces for $7.99/pair. I also know exactly where I'll be placing these.
Then, I found this bag of wooden craft eggs. All different sizes and even tagged as hen eggs, bantam eggs, thrush eggs, and pullet eggs. Imagine, they even have the type of bird its from! I have some ideas for these, too, but again your suggestions are appreciated. Besides, I'm speaking to an audience of the most crafty people out there!

Last, I had to make mention of what my 12 year old son bought. He was so excited to find this. It's a brand new George Foreman grill, still in the box with the original wrapping, for $7.99! He's a foodie in the making, it's in his blood and he can't wait to create some of his famous paninis. Guess what we're having for lunch tomorrow!


Hope you enjoyed my thrifty treasures as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you. Please stop by again, I have a lot more in store for you this week from my adventure at the Orange Circle. See you soon!

Till next time,

13 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Lorna, those windows are beautiful! Great finds! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh, you're so so lucky to have found all of those windows! I'm looking for some, and of course when you are actively looking for them, they're nowhere to be found! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Lorna, what great finds. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the windows. they are wonderful. Thanks for swinging by to see the beahc themed tablescape. I'm a bit slow in getting around due to the storm last w/k. I appreciate your visit and kind comments..hugs ~lynne~

xinex said...

You've got some great buys again, Lorna. Those windows are pretty amazing at that price. And you have trained your boy very well!...Christine

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Lorna, Those windows are a great find for the $! You could make a garden conservatory out of them....I am sure you have seen those in other blogs.....they are really pretty and unique! If you want I can send you the link that shows how to make them.
~Patti

marty39 said...

What great finds. The windows are all just gorgeous and your son will have a ball making lots of wonderful things. Good for him. Hugs, Marty

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Awesome finds! I love love love the windows!

pk @ room remix said...

Wow! So jealous of your window finds. I LOVE them! Can't wait to see the afters.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Good deals - especially on the grill.
Glenda

Darlene said...

Love your windows....what a bargain on them!!! Your son is going to enjoy cooking on that George Foreman grill. We have one and love it!

Kammy said...

Hi Lorna !
Love those windows....I could use ideas too , as I have a couple...
You got some good things and your son is too funny - a little chef in the making !
Hugs ~Kammy

Chandy said...

Lorna, you scored big time! Woohoo! Woohoo!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lorna, what great finds! I definitely need to go to Orange Circle! laurie

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