Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thrifty Treasures...Seeing RED

A few thrifty treasures... Head over to Kimm's at http://reinventedkb.com/ to veiw other great posts for Thrifty Treasures!
And forgive me for not having any 'after' photos... its raining... laundry is piling up...
but, next week.... I promise... I will have some made over trash...

I had a great garage sale day on Friday... the weather was perfect, there were several sales... so Monkey and I got our change and headed out.

This first picture is of a cute RED headboard we got for $1.00

...this won't be its final resting place... but I stuck it here for now.

Then we came across this RED beauty... again for $1.00

...Monkey test drove it, deemed it to be a winner... and here it sits... stop looking at the weeds in the flower bed.... you know I've been on vacation... it just can't be helped.

Found this little pair of metal wall candle holders for .25

Super cute!

And I LOVE this little pot... complete with faux moss... 25 cents!
We came across another sale that had jeans for $1/pair... found 3 pairs of Levis for Hubby to wear to work. That man will get a rip or hole in his work jeans within the first 2 hours of wearing them..... ugh! I would show you a picture of the jeans, but they are hanging on the line... in the rain. Yes, in the rain.... oh, I didn't tell you that the dryer.... my beloved Harvest Gold Maytag dryer from '73, stopped working? I loved that dryer... and now I'm sure his partner (the washer) will be sad and decide to leave me too... I tell ya, all my friends have new fancy washers and dryers... and laundry centers....
not me..... I NEVER talked bad about my Harvest Gold babies... I never cheated on them and daydreamed of the new fancier versions. R.I.P to my Harvest Gold baby... yes, you are going to be replaced w/ a fancy... shiny... new... updated... computerized model.... but you won't be forgotton. And remember- you went on your terms. I stayed loyal to you.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! I love the candle holders! That is such a great deal.

  2. My sympathies for the loss of your beloved dryer. (you're gonna love your new one too, though!)
    I am seriously coveting those candle holders. Love. them.
    Thanks for linking to Trash to Treasure! I hope you come back every week!

  3. Amy,
    Your red beauties are really fun and pop against the green! I just love a great bargain and you found several.

  4. LOVE the candle holders, I just found some myself and have a few ideas for them.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm looking forward to following yours!
    Linds, @ THAT'S SO CUEGLY!

  5. Your comment was the nicest thing ever! I dont know why I am your hero though, you have some great deals here yourself! Thanks so much for following me! I appreciate it soo much!

  6. I just found your blog and I love it! I'm adding you to my favorites so I can come back and visit alot!

    I love those candle holders...what deals you got!

    Your dryer died...and my washer died...I want a new one but just can't fathom dishing out that much money for them. Hopefully I can find a used one!


  7. Hi,

    I just found your blog by jumping around the blog world! I enjoyed reading about your great finds!


  8. Love the bargains. You're doing a great job with your blog.

    Most of my blogging is done from Work. SHHHHH, my son is the Computer Guy here and he's already knoced us off My Space and Craig's list. I'm not telling about the blog world.

    Many Blessings and thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm not not ready for the Big Time (pictures) yet. But love seeing all the goodies and ideas that others display.

    B.J. Brooks

  9. I just found your site from the comment you left at Simply Iowa. I read your las couple of posts and just love your blog. You sound like you have fun doing alot of the same things I do. Check out my blog when you have a chance. I love new followers!!! I'll visit again, thanks for the chat.
    P.S. I love black and white too!!!

  10. Hello Amy - what a cute blog you have! And I love your treasures you found - that red headboard and little tricycle are adorable! Very cool metal candle holders too. Thank you for sharing!


  11. Amy - I love your sense of humor - My condolences on your dryer - it'll be hard to find a spot to have a proper "burial" though...! :(

    You found some great stuff... I love the red tricycle (I've got one in my garden too)!

    Take care my blogging friend (and hope to see you in Oronoco)!


  12. Wonderful finds, Amy. Can I just say your blog has the cutest name? And your grouping of old graters in a previous post is just plain fantastic.

    Thank you for following my blog. Of course I had to return the favor for your fab one.
    Take care,

  13. You have a darling Blog! I hope you can come visit sometime! Thanks for the sweet comment!
    I'm a follower, and am excited to see what you do!
    Barb C

  14. Oh, loving the finds! $1 for that adorable little red trike?? Whooohooo!

  15. So you are inspiring me with all your cool finds.. Keep up the posting... I am starting to feel some craftiness coming on!!
    Love you

  16. I love that headboard amidst the zinnias! $1? No way!!