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 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!


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

    You scored big!

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

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


  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 ;)

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


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