Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thrifty Treasure Thursday

I love to decorate but with a tight budget it is sometimes a challenge. I must say though I love the challenge! It takes a bit longer to find what I need but in the end I feel victorious....if that's a word!Ha! So with that being said I have decided to try a weekly posting called Thrifty Treasure Thursday. If I can figure out Mr Linky then I will add him. I thought we all could make a post about what we found this past week that was a steal of a deal or just something you found that you treasure. I think it is always fun to see what every body's treasures are don't you? So come on in and I will share my treasures for this past week!
I have been trying to figure out paint color and fab for the dining room. What was throwing me of was the rug that I had already picked out. I am thinking it maybe easier to pick a rug after everything else has been decided rather than before!? I do love my rug though! I think it was a good choice. I had ordered some toile and gingham fab to make some curtain panels. I got such a steal on the fab over at Fabric.Com. Two 109' panels were going to cost me $53 with free shipping! I was excited. Well that was short lived once Littliest and I visited Tuesday Morning. I had a $5 off coupon and thought that maybe there would be something. I have never had much luck there. Well low and behold look what I found!
For $30 after coupon I got a set of La Petite Ferme Waverly panels that were 98' length! They are normally over $100 if you can even find them. I almost put them back because I already ordered the fab but my gut said no take um home. I am glad I did! Keep in mind that they are only tacked to the wall right now. Then there is still that paint issue. I also will be taking the hem out of them so they make a small puddle on the floor.

Here is an up close of the subtle print. I think it is perfect for my french country theme I am trying to create in our home. They were truly ment to be mine because Faric.com said send um back he fab at no extra charge!

Now on t o more treasures! I sold our old coffee table for $50 on Sunday. Glad I did because I would not have had the money for all of these treasures! I found a gal on the local yard sale site who was redoing her bedroom and she had some fantastic items! I was only going for a few but ended up bringing home a pair of lamps with shades, a full length mirror, small topiary, large topiary and an antique rooster lamp! All together I spent only $6o on it all!

Here is a closer pic of the rooster lamp. The Hubster hates it but I am in love. So fr though I can not find a home for him since he is so large. I also need to find a shade. I actually took one off of those lamps and have it on him but not sure it goes. That and I think I may need both of those lamps for our master redo.

So there ya have it! Come on and share along! If you make a post of your own please leave the link in the comments so we can all stop by and ohh and ahh!;) Now off to get Littliest to school! Have a great day!



10 comments:

  1. I bet that person is going with the all white color palette...for shame!

    You scored big!

    I really am liking your back porch...you have inspired me to get a firepit now. We would be out there much more if we had one!

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  2. That's me...SP...wasn't properly signed in!

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  3. Ha! Your too funny Girly Stuff! We love our pit!! Got it for I think 70% off at Target back in August. I will never understand why they out that stuff on clearance just when its time to actually use it.

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  4. Pamela, honey, I love Thrifty Treasure Thursday. Get in touch with my Mindy and she can probably make you a button for it. Let's get the word out for you. What a great idea!!

    You found some awesome treasures! I'm a wee bit jealous of those curtain panels. Love em.

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  5. What a great idea Marla! I may have to trade her some bibs for some buttons!:)

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  6. Girl I am going to have to come up there and go with you to check out your local flea market/garage sale stuff...you find the BEST stuff! Love it, and love the panels!

    Suzanne

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  7. ~WOW! Girl you do know how to shop for some deals! I love the red lamps and the rooster one too. Gosh the rooster one alone is worth more than that. Great buys and everything is seriously just so gorgeous. I would have bought every single item you did.

    Thanks for entering my giveaway!

    Stay warm. ~Melissa :)

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  9. Oh wow!!! Those are awesome finds!!! Great job :)

    I think the rooster lamp is super cute ;)

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  10. Great drapes, Pamela! I love a toile! Great haul at the yard sale. I love everything you are showing.

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