July 25, 2011

Fabulous Finds

I don’t know about you, but it seems like whenever I’m looking for a specific item, I never can find what I’m looking for at that particular time.    Then when I’m NOT looking, I stumble upon what I call “fabulous finds”.    In fact, when I had a booth at a local antique mall, that was the name of my business.    Last week was a good “fabulous finds” week!     

On my way home from a hair appointment last Monday afternoon I ran into a flea market that I used to go to quite often.     I found several old coffee burlap sacks that didn’t have a price.    I took one to the front where the cashier called the vendor (who owns the flea market) and asked him how much he wanted for it…..$8.00 Baby!     Sold!!!

Then on Friday I was in Penney’s returning some shirts for husband when on my way to the customer service desk I noticed an 80% off sale display and there I found some really great boxed faux plants…..for $7.97 each, regular $40.00!    I bought the last 4 they had.





I would NEVER have paid $40.00 for this (or even the $19.99)!


On Saturday I ran into a little outlet place that always has wonderful housewares at giveaway prices where I bought a huge lantern for $8.99…..some of the glass was missing but that that doesn’t bother me a bit.







I hate paying retail for anything and I also love the thrill of the hunt.    I’d say I did pretty good on all my “fabulous finds” wouldn’t you?


I’ve just got to share these pictures I took of the twins yesterday.     We kept them Saturday night and Sunday morning things got really quiet.    I found them in the sunroom playing with their DS’s (I think that’s what they’re called?)…..they hadn’t been up long so they have bedhead hair and the clothes on they slept in….priceless!





Check out those expressions!




Then Taylor got ahold of my camera and took her own pictures of her doll, her ankle bracelet (which is something that goes in her hair) and her handwriting workbook








Hope you all have a great Monday!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Great finds, but the pics of the children are the most precious of all. Hugs, Marty

Diana said...

Yep, those are fabulous finds!! Love all of it! And what precious pics of those kiddos!

Simply LKJ said...

I know what you mean...lately I can't find anything I really like! Great finds. The pics of the kiddos are precious. Seems like just yesterday you were posting their first kindergarten pictures!

Blue Creek Home said...

How cute your kideos are! They can go into a trance with these games!

Love your fabulous finds. Why don;t you still have a booth somewhere???


Stacey said...

I love how intent kids get when they are doing something like that. My boys could have had the house falling down around them and they wouldn't have known.

Terri Steffes said...

Your bargains rock! I love seeing photos of the twins. I am a principal at an elementary school and I feel the itch to see some cuties like these two!

Deserae said...

Ohhhh you DID find some fabulous finds!!!! Your grands looks so cute too :o)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great finds indeed...love the sack! Hop over and link up to my party:)


Peg said...

Aww bless ya, I've just found your blog through Our vintage home and what a lovely, funny blog it is. I love your 'warts & all' sense of humour. Had to drop the act of being a lady when I spit my tea over my desk at some of your comments (sorry :o)) Thank you for setting my day up with a smile I'll certainly be back.

Peg x

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Great finds and $8 for the coffee/grain sack? Wow!

Olga said...

Nice finds! I hadn't been over to your blog in a while so I had some catching up to do. I'm also working on making some panels for my living room. Let's see how they turn out.

insemination said...

Great finds indeed...love the sack! Hop over and link up to my party, Also working on making some panels for my living room.Your grands looks so cute too.

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