Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sizzling Hot Deals

The heat is on here in the deep south but that didn’t deter me from hitting the garage sales this weekend.     After leaving several empty handed, I was greeted at the last one I went to by a sweet young woman who enthusiastically stated “Everything’s negotiable!”    She had me at negotiable.

I spotted this lovely pair of lamps and they came home with me for the grand total of $8.00.     The off white color with muted gold highlights works for me so they are safe from the spray paint can for now.    The linen look shades are in good condition also.

The lamps have “claws”.   My hubby said they look like props out of a Vincent Price movie .    I warned him my claws may come out if he speaks disparagingly about my thrifty purchase.

I found a temporary home for them on the sideboard in the dining room but they will eventually make their way to the master bedroom which is not quite ready for the limelight.

The Acacia hard wood oval tray was scored for a dollar.

It is currently serving as the centerpiece of my sun porch dining table.

I was thrilled to find this vintage hobnob milkglass vase for a dollar.     The zinnias are from my garden.

My final purchase was this scrolled half moon wire shelf and yes, you guessed it, I paid a dollar for it also.    It may get “shabbified” (I don’t know if that word really exists, but I like it) with a coat of white paint in the future.

It fits perfectly on this small wall between the kitchen and sun porch.     I adorned it with items I already had.

So, what started out as a slow shopping day turned into a successful outing.   Two lamps, a tray, a vase and a shelf all for just over ten dollars!

Thank you for visiting with me today.     I hope you will come back soon.

Stay cool,


I am linking to these awesome parties hosted by a couple of awesome ladies!

Rhoda’s Today’s Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality

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Linda’s Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You had a great day thriftin'...I sure wish I had some time to go:( Love that cute milkglass vase...the lamps and that darling black shelf.


ReFresh ReStyle said...

Love your finds! I love milk glass too!
Debbie(newest follower!)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wow! You had a great day! Love the shelf especially! Looks great!

Gayle said...

The Acacia tray is very nice. I can just feel the smoothness of it.

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Great shelf! super helpful for displaying pretties!

The Joyful Thrifter

Susan said...

Marlee, I absolutely love that wire shelf! I would probably shabby it up as well!

the cape on the corner said...

great prices and great finds! i love that white vase, i'm very into milkglass/ceramic vases for my sunroom. guess i'm trying to summerfy with some crisp whites!

Anonymous said...

THAT is a bargain, when you get it inexpensively, like it as it is, have a place for it, and already have it in use before the next sale.

Lamps with claw feet remind me of funeral homes, so I might not use them in the bedroom, but now that I put that image in your mind... I really do like them.