Monday, July 11, 2011

Mostly free thrifty finds

Anybody go to one of those "i heart thrifting" events?  I heard at the last second there was a Philly event, but it was too last second for my preplanned kind of mind.  So, not from this weekend, but here are some recent thrifting/yard sale finds.  Enjoy!


How neat will this be for the basement?  We're super excited for this guy.  This is the only item in this post that actual money was exchanged for ($20).


Buh bye bears, hola picasso print.  Direct from Spain.  Shh-i know it's just a print that could have come from anywhere, but this one i guarded and finely handled through 2 different airports, security checks, and a 7 hour plane ride.  Looks a bit fancier with matting, too.


Bevvy of garage sale left over frames and can easily be painted over artwork. 
Read:  FREE

Always room for Christmas goodies-perfect for the white elephant exchange that we do every year.  (free from church leftover sale)

Gift bag.  Full of gift bags.  Plus a cat.  Why not?  (free)


Getting comfy, of course.

milk glass vase. (free)

Pretty (free) pitcher. I see lemonade, and sitting out back on a swing. And an imaginary world where there's no bugs. And no humidity. And no neighbors blaring the Phillies game. Hmm, this imaginary world is quite nice.


Who else has recent finds?  Occasionally daydreams about an imaginary world-what happens in yours?

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30 comments:

Lisa said...

FREE? I'm so jealous at all your awesome finds! You can't get better than that!

Nostalgic in Maine said...

I was just talking about my imaginary Maine cabin in my last post :-) Love the candy dispenser - would be extra fun for Halloween too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the candy machine! Really great score. Your Picasso print looks so great framed...bye bye bears. So many cool FREE items, you guys rocked the free stuff this weekend. Love the pitcher in your perfect world would it hold Sangria??

hugs,
Linda

Kerry said...

There was a Toronto event too with some bloggers I know, but couldn't make it because we had my brothers jack n' jill golf tourny / bbq this weekend. I did make it thrifting on Saturday afternoon for a bit though and picked up a little shelf for the nursery to display the peanut's shoes on... $3.99 and we love it!

dogsmom said...

Wisconsin didn't host any and all the others were too far, plus I didn't know about it until I read Monday's posts. Why didn't Mr. GWH personally invite me?

I would have spent $20 on your candy machine, yes, el cheapo me.

It has been too long since I've been to a church sale. And there are always great leftovers.
Love your idea of painting over bad art.

JLP said...

That candy machine is AWESOME!! Thanks for checking out my blog. I added you to my Blog List. Looking forward to more of your finds - free or not!

Mallory said...

The gum ball machine is awesome!! How fun is that?! I need to start thrifting more!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I like your imaginary world. At least your neighbors do the baseball games. I live next door to the female Andrew Dice Clay. It makes me want to move to a rural area!

Great free finds. I need to hit up some yard sales this weekend...

Jill said...

Oh I wish we had free stuff events like that here! Some fabulous finds there! and that gumball machine thingy would be awesome!! My kids would spend all their pocket money in it!!! Then I could just recycle the coins to give back to them!! :)

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Fabulous finds but the gum ball machine has to be my favorite (and a would be a favorite of my kiddos, too)!!! I would put in my foyer... anyone could have a candy dish but not every one has a candy machine!! Totally cool :D

NowSoLA Vintage said...

The gumball machine is so fun! Great find :-)
Cheers ~ Lara

Melissa said...

Great finds!! Love the gum ball machine!! Come visit me sometime and see what I picked up at an estate sale recently. :)

poindextr said...

your kitty is so funny :) great finds! I've started considering purchasing paintings on canvas at thrift stores too for recycling with my own art. glad to know this is an actual trend among diy-types and just me being cheap. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to drop by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I appreciate it so much. And I'm on the way to catch up on your other posts :) take care, Diane

Brittany said...

My kids would just love that candy dispenser...what a fun find for your place!

Sharyn said...

I hope that sooner or later someone let the cat out of the bag.

Jennifer said...

whoohooo free cat! =) lol in a gift bag... full of gift bags? well thats just marvelous ;) haha love ya!

and i'm western stand offing it up nonstop since you mentioned it! hubs too! bahaha!

Melody said...

Can I just say, if you get the whole no-bugs-allowed-imaginary-world thing figured out, I would LOVE to live there too!

Tanya said...

These are some great finds and the price is right! My 13 year old son would pass out if I found the vending machine. We've been looking for awhile!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I love your candy dispenser. I keep seeing them at the Habitat ReStore but they're not cheap. What a fun find!

Virginia said...

My little boys would jump for joy if I brought a vending machine home! You got some cute freebies!

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Mimi said...

Love your candy machine! What a great buy - and your free stuff is amazing.
Stopping over from Serenity Now and glad I did!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

You find the best stuff! OMG I heart that candy machine and I have a slight milk glass problem...loving that vase! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Love the cat in the bag.

Diann said...

The gumball machine for $20.00 was a great deal! And of course I love FREE! Lots of fun finds! thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful day!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

The gumball machine is too cool for school, and I love that pitcher. Too funny about no bugs and the neighbors' Phillies game.

Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party, and also for linking back. :)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Wow! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

LOVE the gumball machine! So cool! I love the pitcher too! I got a 1960's chip and dip on friday for $2. I love it! I just hope I can get it home from Nova Scotia to Alberta in one piece! Angie xo

Meg said...

Fun finds! I love collecting frames. In my mind I use them to make a frame wall, but in reality they are still sitting in t he back of my closet...waiting for the perfect use. :) In my imaginary life I have a maid and a cook. I have more time to play with my kids (who are perfectly perfect). Ah, it's a nice life.

Pamela said...

What great finds! Just wanted to stop by and invite you to Treasure Hunt Thursday formerly over at Blue Creek Home. Rhonda has passed it on to me and I would be honored for you to join us!:) Party starts at 8 pm central tonight!:)

【ツ】 ⒶⓃⓃⒺ 【ツ】 said...

I LOVE your candy dispenser score!!! Plus, how awesome that it's black...so retro chic!! It's been waaaay to hot in these parts to even attempt junking adventures...so I'll live vicariously through you while I sit in my wonderfully air conditioned home!