Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Nifty Thrifty Treasures

Hey everyone it's been awhile.. This summer seemed to go on forever with the extreme heat, lots of serious lightning, thunder that shook the entire universe, dump truck loads of rain at a time and the biggest meanest mosquitoes ever.. I have my fingers crossed and in hopes that was a tiny hint of fall I have felt for the last few mornings... Which would mean it must be time to start hunting for some great treasures.



Off for an early, early morning trip with my girlfriend April to a Fancy flea market that the Baptist Church of Pembroke, Ga was having where I scooped up a couple cute pocketbooks and a few odds & ends.. Then we moved on to Statesboro, Ga to see what we could find..



First up was The Warehouse let's just say if you are anywhere near it you have to go check it out.. and if you need upholstery fabric go there first. I picked up 4 yards for $ 15 total !

I picked up a few little dresser scarves from this awesome place called the Plunderosa which had a little bit of everything.. Statesboro, Georgia is filled with lots of great thrift stores and antique shops April and I didn't get to go to even half of them before we had to head back to Savannah so we are going to have to make that trip again real soon !! Are you ready girlfriend ?



We hit the Hobby Lobby where I bought this cute little table that I had already checked out somewhere else and really loved. So time I saw it on sale for $19 I had to have it. I don't understand why we don't have a Hobby Lobby here in Savannah except maybe my hubby is paying them to stay away !! I could live in that store and it was April's first time ..lol .. she was like a kid in a giant candy store it was so much fun watching her. Her excitement was contagious I was wanting everything in there .. lol



Now here's my favorite, favorite all time thrifty find ... My new couch I have to say I would have never walked into a furniture store and bought this couch ... First it's blue, second it denim blue, third it's a slipcover ~ all things I never even thought about for a couch in our home but boy are we loving it .. It is comfy, cozy, big enough for two humans and 3 fur kitty's and everything just zips off and washes up like a dream. I found it here in town at a local missions thrift store that hasn't been open very long. I have been stopping by often but not finding anything but a few weeks ago I walked in and the place was full of living room sets. Each one looked brand new.. Come to find out they were. They had all been donated right off the showroom floor from a local furniture store.. The one I bought is a Cindy Crawford Brynn model .. It came with 2 denim throw pillows that work perfect with the Toile pillows I had picked up back in the spring at a yard sale and then could not figure out what I was going to do with them .. guess they were waiting on their couch .. I paid $160.00 for the couch and after a few days with it I would have gladly paid full price ..



next up a cool little wood chair that I got for $ 25.00 from the same place as the couch.. Not really sure what I'm going to do with it yet maybe just cover the cushions or maybe paint and cover ...



$4.00 mini ironing board



and this beautiful needlepoint cherry pillow that I picked up at an Estate sale in downtown Savannah Friday morning which looks so pretttttttttty on my new couch.. a great tall basket for my laundry room and cute little foot stool for under my computer desk and a few other things that I'm sure I will find and share later ... funny how I buy things bring them home and then they disappear ...........



now for this thrifty treasure I need some help .. see the piece sitting on top of my hall tree .. I picked it up awhile back and now that the walls are painted I'm ready to hang it I just can't decide if I want to paint it or leave it like it is ? I am going to hang it just a tad bit higher than where it is so that it looks like part of the hall tree .. so what do ya'll think ??



leave it with that brassy look like is in the coat hooks which in person looks really great together or should I lighten it up just a little maybe with a little pearl metallic ?



also see that slanted wall above my glass picture shelves it has always had a wreath hanging there that I changed out throughout the seasons I don't know if I want to put it back any suggestions ? Nothing in this room has a permanent spot just yet except the couch, the hall tree, those shelves and a corner cabinet that I'm working on so I'm open to any suggestions..

Hope everyone is doing super duper on this beautiful Tuesday I know I'm late but I am going to link up to Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Second Time Around over at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 words so come join me and lets checkout all the great treasures everyone is sharing.

Hugs from Savannah ya'll, Cherry

9 comments:

  1. Boy oh boy...I love everything.
    Think maybe the first table is something I'd like to have,also the needlepoint pillow.

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  2. A couch with a slipcover is perfect for any family with cats! I would have bought that couch if I had been there! I'm surprised Hobby Lobby hasn't opened a location near you. They seem to be everywhere now.

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  3. I'm such an overgrown hippie that I have always wanted a denim couch, and I love that one! Good find!

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  4. Wow, did you get some "finds"! The next time I'm in my hometown of Savannah, I'll definitely give some of these places a visit. Thanks for sharing.

    Jane

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  5. Hi Cherry, it sounds like you had a full day of FUN with your GF.
    We don't have a Hobby Lobby here either and I am always SO jealous of the great deals I see other bloggers post about.
    I LUV your hall tree, it is SPECTACULAR! Something so beautiful need not be altered.
    At first glance I thought the piece was part of the hall tree, so don't change the color just hang it as close to the hall tree as possible. That's my humble opinion anyway.

    Thanks for sharing your great finds,

    Hugs back from So California

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  6. Looks like someone is having herself one good time! Happy September, dear 'sweet' Cherry :)

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  7. Your treasures are fabulous.
    The little ironing board, is for doing curves, details that you want
    to look crisp.

    I have my great grandmothers. It is quite old, and I love it. It really comes in handy.

    I love the fringed stool you bought. Where did you find it?

    Updates on blog were so much fun. Thank you.

    Love, April

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  8. Cherry, I would love to spend the day shopping with you! Lucky girlfriend!
    Your style is so homey and comfy! Thanks for stopping by my place :)
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  9. Hi Cherry, You have a great eye for finding fun and interesting bargains. Your place looks like a dream. Thanks for sharing it.

    Keri

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Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. It is so much fun to read everyone's thoughts on my ramblings .. I love to go blog hopping so look for me to be visiting you soon.
hugs, Cherry

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