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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

Hi y'all! I'm playing in Trash to Treasure Tuesday again. Diane @ A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words is our wonderful hostess. I thought that since y'all are thrifters, that you might enjoy seeing the thrift finds as they come into the house. ;o) Then @ the end of my post, I'll show what I have done w/ at least one of them.

My "hauls" are not always from one trip to the TS. I often go twice a week (sometimes even 3 times a week!) & I keep them in a box then take pictures of everything for that week...I'm usually weeks behind in getting them posted though. And they are almost always from 2 stores since there is another thrift store near the GW I frequent.

I love, love, love this tiny drop leaf table & it was only $20. (I know, I know...I'm a price dropper. But I love to brag about my bargains!) It's really small, not much higher than my knees ..... did I say I LOVE it! It'll get a coat of white paint.

This clock will get a make-over w/ white paint, a bit of distressing & some bling. The mink hat was such a disappointment. I thought the tag said $1.99 & when I got it home I realized that it said $19.99. I like the hat but not enough to pay $20 for it! So I returned it for a store credit. As you'll see, I bought a lot of stuff that day & when the total was more than I expected, I just figured I spent more than I thought.

Would you believe that this silverplated tea set w/ sugar & creamer was only $15.99?

Here's the rest of my loot. The chandelier will become a teacup chandelier...$5! The fleur de lis has a purple stain on it but that will be rectified w/ white paint. And I bought the anniversary clock ($5) for the dome. I'll hang onto the clock hands too but will probably chuck the rest of the clock. The fabric is a Ralph Lauren pillow case..I already have 2 just like it.

Love these sweet little guys!

I adore this poodle & it was only $2.99! I have a collection of dog figurines....they may be my favorite collection.

This little lamb will be adorable in my Easter decor.

I used this vintage bride & groom on our anniversary table this weekend. You'll see more pics of it on Tablescape Thursday. Another $2.99 well spent!

Look how lovely the teaset (or is it a coffee? I've seen this shape called both) looks on the table in front of my mantel. I wouldn't exactly call it trash though since I didn't even have to polish it.

And the Mama & baby poodle get along so well w/ the other dogs in my collection. I'll share all of my doggies in KD @ Southern Whimsy's Themed Thursday . This week's topic is "Furry Friends Real or Faux".

Look at their eyes...they look like glass & are so real looking that I swear I can almost see a soul behind them. ;o)

If you like thrifting, go check out all the players @ Diane's. They're all really sweet ladies w/ wonderful finds!


HoneyB said...

Vinty, you always have such awesome treasures!

salmagundi said...

What a fun group of treasures! Love the table and the clock - looking forward to seeing them in your charming home. Sally

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Boy, Cami! You really had a haul here and such great stuff! I can't believe you got a silver service for that price, and all of the other treasures, too. Lots of cuteness there, girl! Glad you had such a good day shopping! I love to see what you find!


Sheila :-)

Smilingsal said...

I have a silver set like you have. That is a coffee pot; the tea pot with that set is shorter. You certainly do find some treasures. Thanks for sharing. Happy Trash to Treasure Tuesday.

Terri and Bob said...

I wanna go shopping with you!

ann said...

Cami.I would love to go to your ts with you.You always--------find such goodies.I am having withdrawals.I haven't been in so long.I went shopping this wk-end,but it just isn't the same is it????????????Ann

ann said...

Oh Cami,I never thought about that.Yep,I can even see the resemblance.Just google Austin Sculptures..Ann

ann said...

I'm becoming a pest today.I just read your profile.I certainly will say a prayer for you AND your son.Bless his precious heart.I (ALONG time ago) was burned 2nd degree.And honey,I want you to know,IT HURTS...Ann

Rose Haven said...

What lovely "Pretties"!! I love the Coffee Set...the poodles...well, just EVERYTHING!!!

~Vanessa~ said...

You have a great eye for trash and treasures! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. We are praying that God will show us the way and that we will be ok. You are a special lady. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.



tardevil said...

Love your thrift store finds...especially the little doggies. And thanks for the clock/dome idea. I have one I never use, and love the idea of using the dome!

Katy said...

I am so envious of finds! I want to tag along with you!

Marie said...

Hi Cami,
I think you hit the jack pot. I would have picked the same treasures, I've been looking for a chandelier to the teacup upcycle. I have the cups & saucers just waiting on the chandelier. Lucky you!! Take care

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh I can't wait to see that chandy with it's teacups on!!! I would love to make one for my sunroom - you'll have to let us know how hard it was to make!

Sugared lemon peels- could you share with me how to make these- they sound intriguing!


Queenie~ said...

Oh what a fun shopping trip...and such wonderful finds...We like so much of the same things...I've got a silver tea set similar to the one you found....it may be exact but anyway...I paid $5.00 for the set at an Auction...do you believe that?! Oh I love it and I love your's too. We both got great deals! I wanted to tell you that I used your plate in a compote idea in tomorrow's scheduled post...hope you'll drop by and see it...when you get the chance. I am loving it...thanks for the idea. I think you'll like what I threw together....I really am loving it....I wish I had more display shelves and such... like you have. Hope you have a great night.

Neabear said...

I want to thank you for comments you have made to my posts recently. Enjoyed seeing all your finds. Thank you also for participating in Sondra's Beat the Clock.

~CC Catherine said...

Cami...love all your trash to treasure shares! These are great! And, those little puppies eyes are so adorable...ahhh.... My favorite, of course, is the teaset you found! ;) ~CC Catherine

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh did I ever have fun looking at your treasures this week. You found great things. Duh! I never thought to buy an anniversary clock for the dome. ;) What a great idea! I also love that table. I have a spot for it, if you should change your mind..lol.

Love your blog. BTW, how is your grandchild AND your son??

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Good finds! I love that drop leaf table and think it'll look fabulous painted white! I have a smaller one and I'm always looking for another. They really come in handy.


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cami,
I love to brag on my bargains too...and you might can tell. LOL

Love the legs on the table. I think I have a clock just like the one in your pic!

Thanks for linking to Trash to Treasure! Sorry it took me so long to get around this week.


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hi Cami...I came to you through my sister, Diane's blog, Saturday Finds. What a wonderful collection of Dog Treasures you have. Must be hard to pick your favorites. I know I can't!

My prayers are with your son, Clifton. I hope he is doing better day by day.

I am having a giveaway on my blog. Take a peek when you have a chance!

Stay Cozy, Carrie