10 May 2011

Thrifty Treasures: The Ones That Got Away....



Over the last year, I've found some wonderfully thrifty treasures whilst out junkin.'  That being said, a few pieces slipped through my fingers...but have stayed on my mind.

Like these...

Li'l stack o' Limoges ~ Estate Sale Find
I believe they wanted 4 dollars for each of them...or was it $4.00 for all of them?

hmmm....

{Please pardon the fuzzy photos}

 I picked up boxes and boxes of art & craft supplies at that sale...but pondered over their charming assortment of dish collections for quite some time.

Isn't this one sweet?


The flowers are so whimsical...


...so happy!  I don't recall their name or brand, but I just love them!

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Don't you?

I'd like to blame these fuzzy photos on the mothballs...the house had quite the collection of them, too!!!

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Just around the corner was another estate sale where I stopped in my tracks when I saw this...


A beautiful vintage bed still bearing its original tag, which read...


"T.C.F.O. Co."

"Order date: 3-4-21" 


It's 2 months younger than my Nebraskan grandma!

Grandpa & Grandma

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Speaking of the Cornhusker State, whilst my mama was attending her 50th high school reunion luncheon last spring, my auntie and I happened upon quite the find.  We had just crossed the bridge back into town after taking an historic family farmland tour...

...when we saw this!


Oh, I'm sorry.  You can't read the sign.


Like the wee elegant bed, this ol' sideboard just needs a little loving.

Don't you think?


Clearly, it had been used as a workbench after its heyday.  Which is exactly why I didn't just put the seats down and pack it up in the back of my S.U.V.  I do carry old sheets, blankets and such for just this purpose, but this beauty didn't just look oily...

It smelled a bit oily, too. 

 Not too much a good clean up wouldn't fix, but too much for a cross-country road trip...INSIDE the vehicle.  So, I sighed and left it behind, as it was time to fetch my mama....who immediately said upon hearing about it,

"Let's go back and get it!!!"

: )

I love my mommy.


Unfortunately, it was already gone.  Do you think it's been beautifully restored...or housing more greasy tools?  
I wonder.



Oh, and the elegant little bed.  


Well, I think they were asking about $125 for it.  When the lady of the house told me that she actually had a matching pair and that the twin was being used at her cabin and wasn't for sale...

I talked her out of dividing the pair and gave her my number in case she ever decided to sell both of them.

How about that?

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Have you passed up any great "junk" lately?


: )

Julie M.


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