Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday's Thrifty Treasures (Formerly Monday's Treasures)

I am finally giving in to the fact that Monday's are too crazy for me. I actually don't work at my day job on Monday's, which means I stuff the day full. Full of errands, full of appointments, full of everything. And apparently, too full to blog! I have a hard time realizing that I can't do everything, but, I still like to try. I have decided that I am not going to beat myself up about it, I am just going to change it. From now on, we will have Tuesday's Thrifty Treasures. I really would like to make it a linky party, but I am not sure if there is enough interest.  Tell me what you think, would you all like another place to link up? I also would love to do a giveaway each week for the most unusual thrifted item you share. How about it? Leave me a comment. Let me know what you think!

Before I share this weeks treasures, I have to tell you about what my daughter and I did yesterday.
We went to our first storage unit auction!  It was so fun. We are both addicted to Storage Wars on A&E.
When I was looking on Craigslist this weekend for Estate Sales, I found a post for a storage unit auction close by. I called her and we decided we had to go.  It was scheduled to start at 10:00 am Monday and we were there by 9:30, along with about 20 other cars. We promised each other not to bid, this was a chance to observe and learn. We should have bid. They auctioned off 8 units and the most expensive one went for $180 and the one with the most furniture went for $30. It had 2 french provencial dressers and numerous other pieces that we could not tell for sure what they were.  If that was all there was, we would have jumped on it, but it was a 10ft x 30ft unit with boxes piled to the ceiling. We just didn't have a plan to get everything out of there.  But, now that we know they go for reasonable prices in Kansas, we are making plans for the next one.

Now onto my thrifty treasures.

I bought this beautiful little antique rocker with a carved back for $7.50 from another dealer's closeout sale.
It's going to get a beautiful makeover.

This old (1960's) Winnie the Pooh book and very old interlock letters came from an Estate Sale that had to be 95 degrees inside. It was miserable, so I didn't stay long, but did grab these two things before I fainted.

This cute yellow pitcher and sweet little bust came from a Goodwill I don't normally get to.
I think they are both so sweet.

I love this little poodle I found at an Estate Sale.

And last but not least, my favorite little helper is displaying one of two
Couroc plates I found at the same sale.  (Isn't he doing a great job?)

Thanks for looking and I can't wait to read your comments!

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