Sunday, June 14, 2009

{finding the good stuff}

One of the very good things about being an avid thrifty collector,
is that once people know you are, they usually pass along other good deals to you.
Kind of like a network for junking....but I say the word "junk" with the utmost affection! :)

Last week, a friend asked if I would like to ride along to a (very nice) retirement home nearby that was having a rummage sale. It had changed hands and in the process, the entire large facility was being redecorated. All of the "old" artwork and accessories were for sale. The pieces ranged from 8x10 sets to very large pictures.

I vowed not to buy a thing, on the ride there. My spaces are overflowing as is.
Oh, but who can pass up a bargain, such as the ones I got below....

The large classic pottery piece was purchased for $10.00. {14x10 across the top, and 6/7" tall} I envision a beautiful flower arrangement in it very soon!

See the beautiful details, such as the gold accent.

The bird and floral print is about 30x16, and was $15.00

I purchased one other print for $15.00 also, a 36x18 one, below. Both pieces were from the Biltmore Estate Collection.

It was hard to get a good picture of it, much prettier in person.
It is hanging in my bedroom entry, against blue walls.

Another attempt to photograph...

Still not much better, sorry!

I give up....but here is a closeup of the main attraction, the sweet boy and animals.

That was my thrifty finds for the week. The pieces cost more than I would normally spend, but the quality was well worth the price I payed.

For more Thrifty Treasures, visit the Thrifty Queen herself, Rhoda at Southern Hospitality! "smiles"
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I will be taking a short blogging break for the rest of the week. I do appreciate your comments very much, and will be sure to visit and respond when I return to blogland! {I'm still behind from last week, in responding to comments, but promise to make my rounds very soon!}

Take Care! ~Rhonda :)

34 comments:

ellen b said...

Wonderful buys Rhonda! The framed pieces are great and I really love the pottery piece!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Both of those prints are gorgeous, and that pottery bowl is a real beauty!

Rhonda in OK said...

Hello Rhonda, from another Rhonda -
your Biltmore prints are wonderful! I love the prints and I bet the unusual size really makes them show-stoppers too.

thanks for coming to my blog!

Mary said...

I would have bought that bird print home with me in a heartbeat and the container...I love them both! Great, great finds. I just love seeing what everyone buys!

Susan said...

Wonderful buys as always.
Susan

Darlene said...

Those are GREAT buys...you got a great deal on them!! Have a great break. ♥

Jadehollow said...

Great buys Rhonda.. I love gold finches .. so I woulda snatched up that yellow bird print in a heart beat.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Rhonda you found some beautiful deals. I adore the bird print.

Have a wonderful break.
~Enjoy! ~Melissa :)

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Oh, I love your treasures! Your pictures are just beautiful! And that pot! Now I might just fight you for that! ;)
Can't wait to see how the flower arrangement turns out!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Smilingsal said...

How satisfying it must be to find such pretty things at bargain prices.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Beautiful finds, love the framed pieces :)
Toni

ceekay said...

Great finds. That "bowl" is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you put in it...have a good blogging break...talk to you soon!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Fabulous Finds! Thanks for sharing!

Tina

marmielu said...

Oh wow! You found some beautiful things. I don't blame you about not wanting to pass them up. I just love that floral piece, and I agree, it will look wonderful with a nice flower arrangement in it.
Mary Lou

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great finds, Rhonda! All beautiful!!

Charli and me said...

Good morning Rhonda, You certainly did find some beautiful things. I especially love that beautiful bowl. Everything is just beautiful!

Roeshel said...

So pretty! Great finds! :)

Suzanne in TX said...

I love the bowl--well, everything actually! I just joined the party and am having lots of fun!

Beverly said...

Ooh, I do believe that was a great sale. I love all of your new pieces!!!

Of course, you had to purchase them. It would have been wrong to leave them there. ;-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great fiands - I especially like that first print with the bird.
Glenda

Melanie said...

Love the pictures!
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I never promise myself or anyone else that I'm not going to buy while sale-ing....why lie right off the bat. Happy Thrifty Monday.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Rhonda, those are 2 great items! They do look like really good quality.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh what a great day you had Rhonda! I would have grabbed all three of those beautiful pieces you bought, and I'm sure I have even less room available for more stuff than you have! Such fabulous bargains! laurie

Stacey said...

Hi Miss Rhonda. :) I laughed a little about the location where you bought your beautiful prints. My ob/gyn doctor has the most gorgeous office and I've thought it would be fun to visit if they sold things off. Had to share that.

I really do like what you found.

Nancy said...

Hi Rhonda, You found some great items! The prints are just beautiful!

Hope you are having a wonderful week. Nancy

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

You always find great stuff!! Enjoy your break! I'm sure I'll still be trying to get caught up when you get back. :)

Judi said...

Hi Rhonda
Your prints are lovely. I like the size and they are so precious...I would have had trouble leaving them behind also. The dish is sweet too. You did have a good day!
thank you for sharing
have a lovely day
Judi

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Rhonda! Hope you enjoy your week!!!! Love that bird print!!! the frame alone is worth the price!! looking forward to seeing your floral arrangement in the pretty dish! AND I'm really enjoying Ashley's blog too! Sorry I visited her first today!!!lol Take care - see you when you are back! Sincerely, Jeannette

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great buys! I especially like the bird print. Sales have been a little slim here, and I need to have one of my own. Have a wonderful weekend. Jackie

Kat said...

Hi Rhonda

I've been a bad blog friend lately, but I'm trying hard to get caught back up with my blog reading. It's been fun seeing what you've been doing.

I've enjoyed all your projects, including your front door! Your thrifty finds are amazing. I took a look at Ashley's blog too. She's doing an incredible job.

Hugs!
Kat

I hope you'll visit me at my new blog - Kat's Starting Over at justabeachkat.blogspot.com/

onlymehere said...

This does it, I so have to move to the south!! You find the most wonderful things. Our thrift stores are seriously just junk. I've tried to keep looking but it's really discouraging when there is never anything to fix up or give a new home to. Maybe I just don't see the beauty that your eyes see. LOL! Have a great break!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

GREAT finds, Rhonda! You always find the best stuff. :-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot ! Great finds !