Dragonfly Treasure: What a Bust!
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Monday, April 26, 2010

What a Bust!

Please pop over and see what treasure everyone found!

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words for 2nd Time Around Tuesday

Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

Well, last weekend was disappointing, to say the least.
The weather was beautiful,
so I expected to see LOTS of garage sales...
no such luck.
My daughter and I hit a small one and picked up
a pink Depression Glass plate and a container of small ornaments.

I'm sure the plate is a reproduction, but it's still pretty
and for a buck I couldn't leave it there.
I'll figure out some crafty thing to do
with the ornaments (.50) come winter.

We then stopped in at Salvation Army.
Their prices are kinda high, but we were desperate!
I walked out with this pretty pillow sham ($2)
and a Rosemary Tile ($1)

Depressed by the lack of the hunt
we headed over to the Antiques Mall.
With 15 vendors, there's always lots of
eye candy to cheer ya up ☺

I walked out with some great magazines ($1 ea).
 I'm a magazine-aholic.
With prices for mags are through the roof,
love it when I nice find used ones.

I noticed this vintage reindeer candle ($1),
she's lost her wick but I fell for her.

Then I spied an adorable napkin holder ($5).
Not sure if you can see, but it is a cup of coffee
with steam rising.
I'm going to use it to hold by Mr Clean Eraser.
It will keep it right at reach.

I've been looking for shelves to place on top of
a small cabinet I have in the living room.

When I saw this hutch I knew it would work.
I do need to give it a light makeover,
but love the shape.

So, I guess we turned a dud Saturday around!


  1. sure doesn't look like a dud...good treasures!!!

  2. I would say that you found some great treasures! Ours was a complete bust though. No sales, nothing at the SA, and the antique mall I had just been to and didn't find ANYTHING I couldn't live without!

  3. Whoa! You did real good despite the lack of yard sales. LOVE the cupboard!

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~Hugs in love, Marydon

  4. Oh I love your finds! You aced it to me! Be blessed. Cindy

  5. For a dud Saturday...you got some nice stuff...


  6. WOW... some great finds!! Love the pink plate, especially the price :-) Thanks for stopping ove rat Pandora's Box! come again

  7. You found some nice things despite the lack of yard sales. Don't you just love those Mr. Clean erasers. That will make a great holder.

  8. I have that plate in green. Loving the pillow sham and of course, that hutch is 2die4!
    :p It looks like you had a great Sat.
    Bless your week

  9. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment.
    I love all your finds, that is the only way that I buy mags!!

    :) Michelle

  10. You kept going until it wasn't a dud! I love the pink plate and hey $1 it's cute even if it is a reproduction. That cabinet is awesome! I love my eraser thingy and that is a cute way to hold it. Now I'm on the hunt. Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment. I love dragonflies so you blog grabbed me straight off.

    Linda @ A La Carte

  11. Nice job Deb, those are my kinda days!~ Have fun with your new nifty things!

  12. i LOVE that hutch! what are you planning to do with it?

  13. You turned a bad day into a GREAT day...pretty pillowsham! Happy NTT!


  14. Cool stuff. Fun day. Great post!!

    I want to invite you to stop by my Shop Your House party on Wednesday at Dirty Hands, Beautiful Life...

    Happy NTT!!

  15. Looks like you found some real treasures! What a great day after all!

    Best wishes,

  16. Found you from NTT. LOVE the hutch. It's a great size, one that can be moved around easily when you want to mix things up. I'm sure you'll fill it with beautiful things.

  17. I love magazines, too, and, like you, I love it when I can find used ones. Can't believe how much new ones costs now.
    I love all your treasures but especially am lovin that hutch...:))

  18. wow! I think you got a lot of good stuff there! You definitely saved the best for last. That hutch is adorable!

  19. You still found some good stuff and it wasn't a complete washout! Love the pillow case. I found you on Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm.

  20. I have that plate in Green, and a pretty plate, is a pretty plate.

  21. I really love that hutch! Great find. Have a great VTT!

  22. I hate it when there aren't any good sales but i must say the pickings have been excellent around here recently. I know what you mean about getting desperate when the pickings are slim. I resort to eBay ... (bad girl!!)

  23. That's a lot of stuff for one day.

  24. I certainly know how you feel about a disappointing yard sale day or thrift shop hunt. I can't seem to go home until I get my "fix!"
    I do love that sweet little reindeer, I would have purchased her too!
    The Tattered Tassel

  25. You still got some great deal and pretty things, maybe this weekend Yard sales will be better. I hope so. Got the fever! Have fun, Vicky

  26. You ended up with a few good things! The reindeer is so cute and I love the pillow sham too. Can't wait to see the hutch done up.

  27. Don't you love it when a 'so-so' yard saling trip turns into a "WooHoo" trip? I have had that happen to me more times than I care to think. Just when you are ready t pack it up and go home, you find a goldmine! Great finds.

  28. Yes, garage saling is just awful here too. I love that hutch that came home with you, especially the curvaceous sides! I can't wait to see what you're going to put on it!
    Happy VTT!

  29. I love all your finds...that hutch is so pretty. I can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Happy VTT...

  30. Antique malls are so much fun! You found some great stuff, especially that hutch:)

  31. I love your reindeer candle - it brings back such memories for me, we had a little wax lamb ornament with silver glitter when I was little. It predated me, I think it was from the 40's??? And I love the napkin holder - I was a bit lost at first and then it began to take shape. :)

  32. I really like your hutch! Old magazines, especially favorite ones are always a treat!!

    Susan and Bentley

  33. What a great antique mall! Looks like you did OK in the end! :)


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