Flea Market Finds…
Posted by mandyhuckins on May 4, 2009
Inspired by Rhoda’s weekly challenge at Southern Hospitality http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/2009/05/thrifting-with-daisy-cottage.html I went out “thrifting” again on Saturday morning early. I hit a few yard sales and didn’t find anything, but I was able to pick up a few items at a flea market held in the parking lot of church. Here is what I found:
This cute little topiary for $.75! When I took it up to the church volunteer to pay for it, she said, “well, this is darling. How did I overlook this? I wish I would have picked it up.” Too bad sister – it is mine! Ha, ha, ha. Doesn’t it look darling in this horsey grouping in my office?
This picture frame was $.10. A dime people…I am not sure it is going to work out for the project I had in mind, but I am sure I can use it for something at that price.
This bag/purse was $2.00 and was the most “expensive” item of the day. I think I will use it as a re-usable gift bag. You know, you would pay more than $2 for a paper gift bag at Target. I think someone will be thrilled to receive a gift from me in this cute bag. (If it turns out to be you, and you are reading this, act surprised and charmed.)
I think this was the deal of the day. This sage green and gold table runner with a fern print was $.50. It looks great on my kitchen table and the color ties in perfectly with the framed spoon project I completed last week.
I didn’t come back with anything big or splashy, but for spending only $3.35 – I would call it a successful shopping trip.
After thrifting, I was still in a shopping mood, so I stopped in at a lovely store here in Montgomery called Southern Homes and Gardens. I wanted to purchase a Hydrangea for my mom.
I also found this iron towel holder. It was on sale for $11.95 from $19.95, so I grabbed it. It is an example of something that I wouldn’t have known to look for. But, I hate how kitchen hand towels have to hang on the handles of drawers and cabinets. They are always getting in the way when you want to open or shut a cabinet and/or dropping onto the floor. This solves the problem in a very cute way. And, cute or seasonal towels can be more prominently displayed. I think it needs a bow or something to dress it up…
I also found these wood colored Styrofoam eggs on sale for 50% off of $4.95. I thought they were cute as is, but they also might be fun to paint next Easter.
After finishing at SH&G, I headed over to TJ Maxx. Read about my success there in a separate post:https://mandyhuckins.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/to-the-maxx/