Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thrift Sale Finds!

Each year one of my neighbors has a super large multi family yard sale where all the proceeds are donated to Breast Cancer research. For such a worthy cause, I had to stop in and show my support. My money went to a great cause and my thrifting soul was filled! For $1.00 I bought this beautiful bird vase below...
I love the detail on the front! The opening is very narrow which i think will "fan" the flowers.
I also pictured up this walnut frame, below, in which I framed my favorite shot of one of our garden flowers... (again $1.00!)

This funky bathroom leopard print pic looks great in our master bathroom ($1.00!--don't you wish you had come along??)

$2.00 for this set of silver and gold frames hanging on a tulle ribbon. I think I'll put my daughters in one and my son in the other...

We forever have papers all over the counter in the kitchen. For $2.00, I can now put them in here and go through them on the weekend when I have time with a nice mellow cup of coffee!

My favorite piece (and most expensive at $5.00) was this all white serving dish. I love pieces with covers! This way, when someone comes home from a soccer game, piano lessons, surfing, they can grab something out of here and it's still warm...

And to my delight, it's really a double server!

Good finds for a good cause, what could be better?


the ungourmet said...

Score! I love everything your found. That last covered server is really nice.

Jen Kershner said...

The white serving dish is hands down my favorite! I also have that silver and gold frame and was just thinking about doing something with it.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You lucky, lucky girl! I LOVE that first bird vase. And the purchases were made even better by going for a good cause, like you said.
I also scrolled down to see the baby birds. They melted my heart. : )

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot! I love it all:>)

Rue said...

Hi Tara :)

Everything is so cute! That vase is especially darling :)

I love your new friends in the last post... how cute are they?!


Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Hi Tara,
What fabulous finds! I'd have to say the bird vase is my favorite.
Great things for a great cause.


bj said...

I love all your treasures. and for it to be for a good cause makes it all even better.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Tara
What wonderful finds and such good prices! My favorite is the rectangular dish with the fruit design that you will use to hold papers. I love that idea! I have to look for soemthing like this.
Hugs, Pat

KarenHarveyCox said...

All of these finds are wonderful, but I really love that bird vase. I can't believe you it was only $1.00. For such a good cause too. I love your new background, and I love to hear the sound of the ocean.


M.Kate said...

wow...everything is!! I wish we have them here :P

Alison Gibbs said...

OMG that first photo of the bird vase is sensational and what a bargain. How wonderful that the proceeds go to Breast Cancer research.

Janet said...

Excellent choices!

Firefly Hill said...

Hi Tara,

You have some great finds there...I especially love the white dish!


Laura said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog today.
You found great items at the garage sale-


Centsational Girl said...

Nothing is better than thrifting for a good cause. You have quite the eye, my dear. I went this morning too and hit the motherlode. Can't wait to feature it. Your blog is soooooo pretty. And it's my new favorite name for a blog.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Excellent taste Tara! It was obviously a good sale, and you found the best of it.
♥, Susan

Mary said...

Wow, Tara, what great things you found! I love that vase, and the covered dish! There's nothing like a good bargain, and for such a great cause, too.

Hope you have a great weekend. It's raining here right now, but maybe the weekend will be better... :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said... scored girl! And you know I love that bird vase. Hope I am as lucky this weekend. There is a yearly multi-family yard sale in an older section that I usually do well at. Wish you could join me Tara. Have a super nice weekend. xo Lynn

Kathleen said...

I love your thrifties! The covered bowl will be great for the WHITE event.
And the dollar vase is so pretty too.
And for such a good cause!