Thursday, August 7, 2008

Favorite Thrift/Yard Sale Finds..

Today it's all about those neat finds at thrift stores and/or yard sales. I enjoy going thrifting and to yard sales to see what goodies I can find. Rhoda over at www.southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com is hosting this little blog party.. Visit her blog to find more great ideas and cool thrift finds!

I found these two chairs from a consignment shop. I'd been looking for two matching chairs to put with the table in the picture too. The table belonged to my husband's grandmother. When I saw the chairs in the store, I was so excited. They matched perfectly! They were $20 each.



I found this picture in a thrift store the same week as I found those chairs. My guest room has a nautical look to it and this picture was a great find. It is a nice size and goes over the bed well. I believe this was $20 also.


I had been wanting some old kitchen scales for a while. When I saw these scales, I had to get them. I love the rust on them. I found it in an antique store in GA and just wiped them down when we got home. I think they are a nice touch to my kitchen.


Happy Thrifting!


30 comments:

Darlene said...

Those chairs are beautiful and go perfectly in that spot with your table....I also love the scales...so vintage!!! Have a fun party with Rhoda!!!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

You've added the table & chairs since I've been over. They look great. You'll have to tell me what thrift store you go to, because I never have any luck.

Sue said...

What gorgeous chairs. It is nice to get to meet so many new bloggers here at Rhoda's party.
Hugs,
Sue

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Alyce, so nice to meet you, I don't think I've been by here before. Thank you for joining the party! I love your chairs and that nautical picture is beautiful. The scale is wonderful too. So happy to see all these thrifting treasures from everyone.

Rhoda

Bella said...

Nice chairs, looks like you could eat at that table if you use the, the...what are those called? Leaves? The wood that is folded down...cannot think of the name of them for the life of me, lol.

Very nice finds :)

Nice to meet you :)

Bella

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Alyce, I saw where you were asking about doing links...it's easy. When you're in your post, there's a little icon that looks like a strange symbol with green under it..that's a hyper link. All you do is type what you want to be the link (name or whatever), then highlight that NAME...then right-click & copy the link you want to paste, click on that hyperlink symbol & it will bring up a box. You right-click & paste the URL into that box & then close it. The NAME you typed will then be a hot link! It's easy once you do it.

RHoda

Becky said...

I love the chairs, they go well with your table. And I love the scales. I just read someone's blog who had theirs displayed in a basket with receipe books and it looked sooooo cute!

Reynie said...

Don't you just love bargains! What great finds!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Blanca said...

Love the antique scale. I have been looking for one but just haven't found the one...

Blanca

Jeanne said...

Great chairs and a great price. You go girl. The scale is fun and useful as well. A lot of people love those scales and collect them. Your picture has a great look. Great shopping finds.

Jeanne

tiggerdaisy said...

Oh, I LOVE the scales!!!! I want an old one, too. The old ones have more character than the new scales!

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

Marie said...

That's a great scale! I have one on my blog today too. :o) Mine isn't the great color yours is, nor did I find it cheaply....but I love it anyway!

Shannon said...

Those chairs are so cute! Great find! Of course I love the scale. :)

Ok, to link, While you are typing a post there should be a button at the top by where you change your font, add pics and stuff like that. It looks like a green thing with a chain on it. Highlight "Rhoda" and then click on the link button and type (or I paste) the address in. Click ok and that should be it. Let me know if you are confused!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Those chairs compliment the table so well! That was a great find! And I just love your scale! Your blog has such a cute look! :)

~Rhonda

Melissa Wertz said...

The chairs are beautiful and are perfect with the table. Is the table an old sewing table? Lovely! You have some wonderful finds ther Alyce!

The Berry's Patch said...

I just love that table and chairs. They match perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Bobbie said...

Chairs are beautiful amd do match perfect for such a good price!

Rue said...

I really want a scale for the kitchen and I haven't found anything as cute as that. The table and chairs are darling and so is that picture :)

rue

Nancy said...

Hi There, Love your table and chairs! Great finds! love the scale too! Nancy

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

It's so hard to find matching chairs so the fact that you did, and that they are lovely, AND that they were $20 is amazing! Nice work (and I love that scale...only one I've seen today on my thrifting blog crawl :-).

dana said...

I love your chairs and scales! You certainly found some thrifty deals! It was so nice to meet you through Rhoda's Blog.

Angela said...

Ohh my! That scale for your kitchen just pops out at me. It is so beautiful. I love look of it. The chairs are also wonderful. You just found alot of treasures didn't you? Thanks for sharing them with us!
*HUGS*

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Alyce, it's been awhile since I read Andrews books, I had forgotten about the language. Best I can remember, it's not as bad on in to it. The language in most books like that is pretty bad, so I have started reading alot of Christian fiction, ...Beverly Lewis, Lori Wick, Kim Vogel Sawyer, ...and my new favorite is the Redemption Series and Firstborn Series by Karen Kingsbury w/ Gary Smalley. I've read a few from both series and they are great! I love all of these writer's Amish series! They are so uplifting!

Oh, and I live out from Wilmington. I am about half way between Wilmington & Myrtle Beach, in the boonies! LOL! We usually head to southeast Va., around Labor Day to the Hillsville, Va....the town-wide labor day antique/flea market. We love that area up there! Are you anywhere near there? That is beautiful country! Love the produce there, too!

Hope is is a little cooler in Va, than in NC! We are miserable here! LOL! ~Rhonda

flyoungstudio said...

I love imagining the story behind antiques...that scale is an especially nice find

Beverly said...

You did some great shopping. I love it all, and the scale is my favorite.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love the table and chairs and adore the old scale. I have 4 of them...they are so fun to decorate with. Enjoyed your blog. Will be back to visit. cherry

Susie Harris said...

I love those scales! One day I hope to get lucky and find one that I can afford. I love that you just let it be... the old look is the best look I say, hehe.

Robin said...

Great thrift finds! And I looove the new look of your blog. It's so neat!

Those scales are really cool looking.. and that lighthouse/boat art is great! (We have a lighthouse lamp and various nautical paintings in the bathroom and bedroom, lol.)q

Tam said...

I love your Finds. MY MOM has a Scale like that in her kitchen. I need to go take a picture of her Kitchen with all the things like that she has in her kitchen. I love those Chairs!!!!!!!!

Monday through Sunday said...

LOVE thrifting! Great finds!!