Saturday, before I found out that The sale of our near the lake house fell through, I took off in search of treasures for the home we hope to purchase. (It is funny how attached I am to that place. If it doesn’t work out I expect sympathy cards 😊) My buddy, the social planner, and I took off in search of treasures mainly for the Guest Shed and the outdoor kitchen.
Our first spot was my honey hole. A church thrift store where a ton of my treasures came from.
At the honey hole I spotted these two mid century pieces.
An iconic pink swan planter. I picked up this one in perfect condition for 50 cents. A succulent is going in it out in the guest shed. What a fun piece.
A vintage bamboo planter. Shawnee Pottery is very popular. I like the subtle color of green. I especially liked it for 25 cents. I am planning to put some sort of succulent in it, too.
My final purchase at this stop was a small white pitcher. I collect them. I don’t know why, but I just can’t seem to pass them up. It was 50 cents.
Our next stop was new to me but I loved it and will be going back.
Two etched glass mirrors. The rectangular one will be going in the guest shed bathroom and one will be part of a mirror wall going in the guest bathroom in the main house. ( I have a mirror problem.) I hope it looks something like this photo I found on Pinterest.
The link to the picture is broken or I would provide the source.
I picked these two beauties up for 3 dollars each. I know what you are thinking. I absolutely take the worst photos of mirrors.
The social planner spotted this cream and sugar set in the most amazing teal color for me. I got them for another 3 bucks.
The social planner found stuff at the first stop too, then found a teapot to match her dishes and a salt glaze cow pitcher. Her stuff was a little pricey but was a steal for what she was getting. At check out she found out it was a cash only spot. We pooled resources to get her treasures. After she checked out she spied an awesome walnut mid century side table for me. It was marked 20 dollars but the owner offered it to me for 15. We reminded her that we didn’t have another 15 dollars between us. She asked if we could scrape up 10 and we were able to cobble it together. I love having a buddy who enjoys shopping at the same places I do. I also love that she and I are good enough friends that we are able to share resources.
By the time I got pictures of her treasures she already had them working.
The clean lines on the table will be perfect in the guest shed just as it is with a little waxing. I am getting excited about the treasures I am collecting for this space.
Our next stop was a church garage sale. We picked up 4 gallon sized glass jars for 50 cents each. They are going to be squirrle feeders. Our hubbies are going to make the four of them. One for each of our houses and one eac for gifts. I am thinking my grand dog needs one so she can have squirrels to chase in her yard.
Finally, we stopped at a church bazaar where we literally had to collect coins in order to buy two old colanders for an upcoming craft night.
All in all it was a great time shopping.
On the way home the social planner got busy looking up what we purchased. Here is what we would have paid online for the items:
I guess if this whole selling the house thing falls through, I can start selling my treasures!
I hope you all have a wonderful week.
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6 thoughts on “Weekend Finds”
Karen, you guys found some fabulous stuff!!! Especially love the pink swan and the table. 🙂 – Karen
I totally agree. They will be fun pieces to have.
Karen, I have those swans in green….they were one of my mom’s wedding gifts years ago!
I did not even know they were another color except pink. I will have to look into what colors they were made in.
When I come to Kingwood you will need to tell me the places you go. I love to do that.
Carolyn, the places I shop are in the Huntsville, Coldspring and Livingston areas.