Monday, May 24, 2010

better from the back

I love when i find stuff at the thrift store that is on extra sale that day, but often you have to scour for the items.  Is that vase i like the right color for today?  What color is the tag on that nightstand?  please be yellow, please be yellow, please be yellow....gah, it's peach! 

But i found a thrift store that has done it right!  They gather all the items that are the sale color that day and put them in one spot!  No more hoping, no more peeking.  All yellow tag items 70% off and in one spot!  i love you, thrift store manager.

So 1.50 for that very large wood frame that could easily be spray painted, or even left as is...you can't get a frame that size at the dollar store.  Goodbye, sweet bunny with americana country kitchen, for you have seen your final days.




And you know how i feel about 4 dollar faux bois planter and her imminent facelift.






Yikes!  What is this? Good lord, it's a good thing this wasn't facing forward or i would have walked right past it.  Possibly after muttering that exact phrase aloud.  Sometimes i do that.  Sometimes in Homegoods. 



There is no question i intend for this to be the back of the planter!

Linking up with Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality, Debbie Doos, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Treasures, Thrifty Thursdays @ Tales from Bloggeritaville.

10 comments:

GrannySue said...

Great finds. At 70% off, yooohoooo. Can't wait to see what you do with these. I never think to buy a picture for the frame. I need to pay more attention I suppose. But then, I wouldn't know what to do with the frame once I got it home.

Debbie said...

That is great...you are funny the way you are explaining your thoughts...I am so getting it!~ Thanks for joining in the party...please do drop by a few others linked up with me...I am sure you will make some new friends and see some great things:) See you again, thank you:) Debbie

Charlotte said...

Paint it! I have discovered how much paint can transform an ugly piece!

Jill said...

Ha ha ha! That planter is great. So much potential!! Maybe you could even thing of something to cover up those ugly flowers??

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Lol! You crack me up! I do that at Homegoods all the time - walk down the aisle and give certain items that look. (Which for me is a little like someone just said something inappropriate and I smelled bad fish!) Can't wait to see what you do!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for coming to my PARTY...hope you are having a FUN time! Great find on that planter!

Blessings,
Linda

Live the Home Life said...

I love a thrifty find! Can't wait to see what you do with these treasures!

-Cara

Linda said...

I love thrifting! Enjoyed your post and my first visit to your blog!

Jill said...

Yes, they are an inch! The informal definition of inchies are one inch square works of art. They can be any form, collage, quilted, anything! Thanks for stopping by!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love to thrift -- always a treasure hunt! Thanks for your visit.