Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thrifty Finds

I am enjoying our Autumn weather so much, the sun is shining and the garden is blooming and

 I had such a lucky week with my thrifting.

This beautiful hand crocheted edging on a linen doily  Lovely and crisp and white,$2.50 

 A little bit of pink for Pink Saturday
A past thrift find

Tissue box cover which included the new box of tissues $1

 Perfume bottle to add to my collection $3

 I wanted a little book shelf for beside my comfy chair,where I read or crochet in the evening.

I found this one in an auction,which I thought was just the right size. It was already painted white,so all I needed to do was clean it. 

It came in a lot with 2 other items,which I had thought were just awful.  I bid $10 for them with the intention of throwing the other two items away.

 This rusty old table

 I actually like rusty things in the garden, so kept it for now.

 and this old cupboard with the pink laminex top.  I washed it down and sanded it,as I thought ,oh well you never know it might fit somewhere out of site for storage. I hate throwing anything away.

 Well look at me now.  A bit of paint and a light sand for the shabby look, a crystal knob and its taking up little space in the sun room. It has 3 shelves and it is solid wood. 

Not bad for $10 the lot.  I think I did very nicely.

In my last post my little baby doll,was in the picture. A few friends asked what brand she was
The words Berj USA is printed on the back of her neck.

Happy week to all my lovely bloggerette friends 
xx jeanetteann

Parties I am joining this week
House in the Roses,  Show off your Cottage Monday
Mod Vintage Life, Mod Mix Monday
the Delectable Home, Show and Tell
Faded Charm,  White Wednesday
Lily-Rose Cottage, Trish's Lace Wednesday
Coloradolady, Vintage Thingie Thursday
My Romantic Home, Show and Tell Friday
The Thrifty Groove, Thrifty Things Friday
Common Ground, Vintage Thingie Thursday
How Sweet the Sound, Pink Saturday 


Petals & Vintage said...

Lovely finds and a gorgeous makeover on the cupboard. Lucky you! xx

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Jeanetteann Sweetie... Oh what a gorgeous share. You really did GREAT on your 10.00 spend.

I love the recreation of your little bookshelf. Just the perfect size for your corner. That little table in the garden is perfect for its spot. It says "HAPPY" all over it.

Your little cabinet is gorgeous as well. You did a superb job dear one. I love the coloring and that little knob has LOVE written all over it. How precious it is.

So happy that you shared with me this morning. Have a glorious Sunday dear one. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You found some great things--how fun! Really love the tissue cover, and the doily. That rusty table looks good in your garden!

Anonymous said...

I love your cabinet the best. I'm glad you're going to keep it. Love that rusty old table, too. You got all that for $10? That's fantastic.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said... kind of shopper. I'm going to hide and follow you around! Loving the table and little cabinet the best.....nice job. Just followed back and hope to see more of your great treasures.

Jennelise said...

What pretty finds!! :)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

YOu did very well! Good bidding! I think there is spray paint for rusty items too. If you get tired fo the rusty garden look...which is great too!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The little cupboard turned out really well. You did a great job!

Karen said...

The table is the same as mine....your table looks better than mine did, it still had the green paint on it...hate green!

Wow the cupboard came up good, the handle is lovely.

Tisha said...

Great treasures and a beautiful finished makeover! Thanks for linking up.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I would say you did fairly well for $10! Gorgeous finds! Thank you so much for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

victoriantailor said...

Sweet items, love the way the cabinet turned out!

Jann Olson said...

Hi jeanetteann, You are enjoying Fall and I am enjoying Spring. Just beginning here, but I am loving the sunshine! What great finds. I love the table in the garden and the cute white one in the sun room. Gotta love chippy!

Susan said...

WOW, Jeannetteann! Great treasures you found. Love the way the cabinet came out.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting, too. It was a most tragic topic, don't you think? I cannot get the face of that little toddler out of my mind. Susan

Ana said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
These are all wonderful finds. I am so glad you decided to keep both of the other auction pieces. They were just diamonds in the rough...:-)The little cupboard turned out beautifully. Wishing you a beautiful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

LV said...

You have some very nice vintage things. I have my mother's old dresser set, but it is not like yours.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love cheap thills! You found some darling little things. I love what you've done with that cabinet!

Saturday Sadie said...

Gosh, what wonderful old things! The crochet on that doily in the first couple pictures is so fine and delicate! How pretty!

Keetha Broyles said...

I think the little wooden cupboard is very handsome!

Shelia said...

What wonderful things you found! I love those olden comb/brust sets. So pretty.
The little cabinet looks so cute with it's redo.
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Nancy said...

What wonderful finds! I would definitely have kept the table and chest and look how wonderful they turned out. Love what you did with the sunroom chest. Charming. Visiting for the first time from Pink Saturday. I'm your newest follower. I LOVE thrifting, vintage and all things cottage.

chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

Pink slippers, hope you'd come and see. Have a blessed Sunday!

Sunshine Girl said...

Goodness you did do well for $10 the little cupboard turned out great and I love the perfume bottles :)