Monday, May 18, 2009

Thrifty Treasures Monday


It's Thrifty Treasures Monday again over at Rhoda's Southern Hospitality blog, and I wanted in on the party! Go see what she chanced upon this past weekend when you're done here. She always has something fabulous!

I had a MOPS event to go to on Saturday morning, so I had just enough time to swing by a sale on my way to drop the girls at my in-laws. We stopped by a church yard sale just down the street from us (I love church sales!), and found some good stuff this weekend!


I love this Thanksgiving platter! It will be perfect to serve with this year if I can convince T to stay home again and forgo the torturously long trip to Tennessee to see his enormous extended family. I don't have many seasonal holiday pieces, so I really liked this one!


I picked up this German gingerbread tin on a whim because I thought it was cute. It has German all over the back and side, and "lebkuchen" (gingerbread) was the only long word besides "Nurnberg" I could pick out. I googled it when I got home and apparently they are pretty collectible. I thought it would be cute in one of the girls' rooms.

I couldn't resist this Gymboree turtleneck for Michaela Byrd for next winter. It has salon puppies all over it and says "Beauty Salon." It will look so cute with a little jean skirt, tights, and an adorable bow.


Jen found the same wrought iron Southern Living piece at a sale and mentioned in her post that it originally sold for $75! I'm going to use it for my sister's bridal shower this summer. The wooden pedestal thingie has already been spray painted white, and Babe-Pig in the City is awaiting a trip to the VCR when the kids are driving me insane and I need a few minutes to chant "Serenity Now" to myself.
$7 for everything I got! Woohoo!!!

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13 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Ohhhh...I love, love, love that gingerbread tin! It even has a little bell! So cute! You found some great stuff! The Southern Living piece is beautiful! I am also finding that their stuff seems to be hitting the yard sales and Goodwills now...great, because I love it! Have a great week!...Debbie

~~Carol~~ said...

I would've grabbed that gingerbread tin too! Very cute!

southerninspiration said...

Cute things, girl! And yes, The Acanthus votive centerpiece (SLaHOME) is a GREAT score!!!
Love all the other things, too!

Suzanne

The Tattered Cottage said...

Great finds! Love the wooden pedestal thingy, I bet it looks beautiful white. :)
Toni

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did good! :) Will be back to check out your other post later.
Glenda

eastlesswater said...

I have to agree with the others, you did good! I love that German cookie tin~so unique!

Mom in High Heels said...

OMG, that lebkuchen tin is adorable. I love it. Hey, how'd you like the German goodies?
I gave you an award on my bliggidy blog. Stop by to pick it up when you have a chance.
Tchuss! (informal German for goodbye)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Amanda, those are some seriously great deals! Can't believe you & Jen found the same SL iron piece. I would love to find one of those (although I have NO idea where I'd put it). Guess those things are recyling about now. I've found a couple SL things out there before too. You did good, thanks for playing.

Jessica Morris said...

That tin is adorable!! That's super cool its a collectible :) Good find and happy thrifting!

Alison said...

The tin is so adorable! It would go great with the expensive authentic and adorable German durndel I purchased for your daughter IN DEUTSCHLAND that you have not one time put on her body. Phew. That felt good to say out loud. I'm sorry...I love you and I miss you and see you Saturday! WOoooooo!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love seeing what everyone has found in their treasure hunting. I love the gingerbread tin especially cause it has the cute little bell on the side.

~Carole said...

I just found your adorable blog. Makes me wish blogging was around when my kids were little.

Enjoy every moment. Soon, they'll graduate from throwing mysterious stuff in your toilet to asking for the car keys. :-)

Xazmin said...

Fabulous finds! You scored! I love the little gingerbread tin.

Those are awesome treasures!

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