Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thrifting Jackpot!

I hit the thrifting/yard sale Jackpot recently.

Look at these A-M-A-Z-I-N-G treasures that I scored!!!

When I mean A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, I mean like birds chirpping, and Choirs singing, and rays of sunshine shining down on me!!

First, I got this, at the Good old Goodwill...
this is the actual picture from the BALLARD Designs catalog, my photo was too dark, and I couldn't wait to write this post,
Ballard Price $49

I actually got the Fleur-de-lis pattern, but I couldn't pull it up on the website.

2-Pocket Embossed Organizer

photo credit here

My Price from Goodwill $8.00!!!!

My biggest "deal" to date.....remember this post from last week??

I was looking for a chair for E's desk, and I wanted something similiar to this
from Pottery Barn, $199

Carolina Swivel Chair

Well..... guess what I stumbled upon at the Goodwill....
 it is dark blue, and in PERFECT condition...

Ask and ye shall receive!!

I picked it up, and turned it over, hoping to see a brand name printed on the wood
...but I found something BETTER..
I found the actual Pottery Barn Price Tag still attached to the bottom of the seat!!
My price..are you ready for this....... 

I also purchased this Pennsylvania Dutch  "HEX" sign from GW for $3.00

Double Trinity Tulips

The stylized tulip with its three petals is a dominate feature in Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. It is referred to as the Trinity Tulip and it symbolizes the Trinity as well as faith, hope and charity. The heart in this sign (as well as other Pennsylvania German folk art) is not the heart of sentimental "Victorian" valentines. Rather, it is religious in its representation of the heart of God, the source of all love and hope for a future life. The colors in this heart are used to give them additional meaning. Red symbolizes strong emotion and blue is used to indicate strength, especially spiritual strength. The white background symbolizes purity and the solid black circle represents unity in Christ.

The following items were purchased within the last two weeks while I went "yard saleing" with my mom

I just fell in love with this wooden barrel, currently it's sitting next to the Pellet stove,
 and is storing Hot Wheels Race Tracks, I paid $5

And this is another A-M-A-Z-I-N-G find while yard saleing with my mom..

Remember this post, again??

PB Found Soda Crates
$24 Each

I love old boxes, and really wanted one or two of these old Soda crates
 (above are from Pottery Barn)
I see them in antique stores all of the time, and I know that they are collectable,
I prefer COKE instead of Pepsi, look what I bought!!!

I love them!!

The man pulled one box out of the garage along with the bottles as I was standing in his driveway.
I asked what he wanted for the crate, as I really didn't want the bottles,
 and he said, Oh, I have another one in the garage, how about $2!!

I of course couldn't say YES fast enough!
Then I said , "Well, how much do you want for the one With the bottles?"
He said $3!!!!!

Needless to say, I got both wooden boxes and 6 empty 32 oz bottles for $5!!

The boxes are from 1971 and 1973, the dates are printed on the inside from a bottler in TN!
Some of the bottles are older then others, as some have bar codes printed on them!
I love them all!!

Great DEALS huh???


  1. Wow, great finds! I'm so jealous of your Ballard and Pottery Barn pieces! I'd definitely say you hit the jackpot!

  2. You really did hit the jackpot. I am dying of jealousy on the desk chair and coke crates!

    Since you mentioned your pellet stove, how do you like it? We are thinking about converting our fireplace to a pellet stove.


  3. Wow! You scored with that chair. Amazing!

  4. Oh my goodness; I want to go shopping with YOU! What great deals and amazing finds! Thanks for your kind comment on my "chocolate" coffee table!

  5. I am sooo jealous of that office chair, I want one sooo bad. Stopping in from Nester's party, hope you stop by and take a look at my recent finds.

  6. I can't believe your luck!!! Goodness, you racked up!

  7. wow, what great prices!! I bought a coke crate for $10, that was the best price I had ever seen around here.