Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

It doesn't happen often, but today there was a tag sale, starting on Thursday. My neighbor and I drove out there together. It was a pretty good one. Many of his things were not priced and so you just offered him what ever and most of the time he took it! I was interested in this bed frame. Ask him what he had to have for it? He said, $10- $5? I told him I would take it for $5. I thought the old lantern was cool and I can always use a bucket and wire basket.

The little stool he figured had been in his family for a while. I went back later in the day and bought a box of door knobs for $2.

I think this is a small light fixture, and isn't this a glass frog for flowers? I bought a roll of tickets too!? I just thought they were cute. My neighbor bought an old sled for $5. It was a pretty good one. He had a big Coca Cola cooler, you could ice down pop in but he said he really didn't want to sell it at this time, and as I was leaving I spotted an old small Coca Cola cooler, that is the one I really wanted. It is a small one with a lid. He said his father in law had given it to him and we couldn't sell it. I said well let me put my name on the bottom of them and when you do get ready, call me! He laughed! But I did hear others approach him about the coolers and he said oh that lady is first on the call list. Before I left his wife came out and she asked if I had found any treasures. I said yes that small old cooler but your husband said you weren't ready to sell it. She said yes she needed to do something with that sometime. I said, yes get it out of that garage and put it in your house somewhere, maybe with some flowers in it or something. She asked where I lived and I told her. She knew of my house, she liked all my stuff sitting in my yard. She said if they decided to sell it, she would stop by! So maybe someday!

This was a spice cabinet or something I had bought at a tag sale and I painted it up and drilled some holes in it and made a spoon holder out of it. I have been playing around with some 1x4 and 1x6 boards. I have painted a few and stenciled some saying on them. Maybe I'll post some tomorrow. I love my chicken coop one! Well I had better go for now. The daughter is in the shower. She spent the day with her boyfriend bailing alfalfa on a tracker. I just picked a tick off of her. She was so dirty when I picked her up tonight! She is exhausted, too. (Remember, princesses aren't use to hard work!) Have a great Friday!


cwa said...

Hello. You did get some real treasures at the sale. I especially like your bed and the box of door knobs. I don't know why it is, but I just think old door knobs are so interesting. I have never been able to find a box of them at the price you paid though. That would be a real bargain around here. Have a good weekend.

Our Primitive Heart said...

Awesome treasure you found.

Linda said...

My dh would never walk away from a wire basket or a galvanized bucket! I have a small collection of such floral frogs--maybe 10. But my favorite is the stool. I'd paint that black or blue and put that in my living room right now!
Love your repurposed rack!
Have a great rest of the weekend!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Love all the goodies you found, you always find good stuff and the best prices!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Love all your rusty goods, and those tickets are great!! Blessings, Janna

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

More great finds! Don't know how I missed this post.
I hope one day soon, you get a visitor bringing you the small cooler!

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