It has been a while since I posted any of my great finds. I have been incognito..out of town, busy and visiting new blogging friends. I have managed to sneak a little yard sale and rummage sale action in as well. Not to mention a funny story about a carry on Apothecary Jar...
I joked with the ladies at the AZ Bloggers Spring Tea that I should change my tag line from "Trying to live fabulous on a shoe string budget" to "I Always Have Junque In My Trunk". It's a sickness and I sure hope there isn't a cure.
Look what treasures I found on Saturday....
This lovely cork board with two push pins still attached. $3.00! I have been looking for one for my office space and here is the perfect board. Ideal place to hang my tag from Meri. This uber talented lady made these to pass around at the tea. I took the SILLY to remind me to lighten up!
I spied this beauty at an Estate Sale...covered in dust and grime, I almost face planted in the dirt trying to get to it. You know I am not the most graceful of girls and when I get excited....
No price tag so I hefted this baby over to the lady running the sale. "How, gasp, Much, wheeze, For, uh...This???
She looked at me like I was crazy and said $3.00. Girls I almost dropped this on my foot I was so shocked. SOLD! I am sure at one time there was a lid to the top, but it's ok with me just the way it is.
Look at this lovely crown close up and personal like....
This is real love ladies...Real, unadulterated love!
Next sale I spied this gorgeous creature...She beckoned me and I tripped right on over. No price tag??? Is it for sale???
The gentleman said $5.00 and it was mine. Of course he nearly threw out his back trying to put it in my car. This thing weighs 40 pounds or more! I would hug her but she might hurt me!
My cousin is getting married in May and we are looking for large, very large vases to fill with flowers for the head tables and food tables. Look what I found for FIVE DOLLARS!
She is beautiful, n'est ce pas? I don't know if you can grasp the size of this vase...hold on....
Motrin bottle next to vase...This is huge! btw...not a crack on the side, just a piece of plastic from the wrapping.
Another sale brought this beauty to me. Again a $5.00 find.
Slightly smaller than the other vase by three or so inches. Impressive don't you think?
I wanted to show case one more thing I found at the Cornerstone Christian Church Rummage Sale from earlier this month.
Yep. I love them. Love, Love, LOVE at first sight. I paid $5.00 for the set of three. I am so in love with these.
Last but not least...the Apothecary Jar story. While in Mass. visiting my step brother and family, I had the chance to visit a local Good Will. Let me tell you. I wish I had a trailer to bring back all the goodies this place had. I spied this lovely Apothecary Jar and bought it for $3.00!
Over 17 inches high, this is the largest jar I own. Now how the heck to get it home. Well...it would cost about $15.00 to ship it UPS or Fed Ex. Uh...no. Not Frugal. To ship it USPS and insure it $13.25. Also not so frugal. Only one thing to do. I put it in my carry on and prayed to the good Lord and the decorating gods and hoped that I could take it through.
When they scanned my bag in security, the man reading the scanner stopped it, looked at my bag three times and asked..."What is in your bag ma'am:". "Uh...a jar...an Apothecary Jar". He shook his head and asked if I had anything inside the jar..."Uh...no?" The lady asked why I was carrying a jar back home. So I explained that this wasn't an ordinary jar...but an APOTHECARY JAR and I had been looking for one FOREVER.
At this point the scanner guy looks at me and asks (SWEAR TO GOD LADIES!) "Did you get this at Hobby Lobby?" OMG! He knew about HL! I stammered "Good Will"... he said... "Guess I will tell my wife to look there too..it's a sickness with you girls isn't it?"
He let us go through with my lovely jar! I carried her very carefully all the way to Phoenix. I felt kind of teary eyed over our journey! I don't know what I would have done if they had not let me bring it on...
Linking up with Rhoda at Southern Hospitality Thrifty Treasures and Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday and Jane at Finding Fabulous Frugalicious Friday Head on over and see what sweet things everyone else found this week.
Best Wishes for a wonderful week....