Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flea Market Finds – 8/1/10

Thank you all SO much for your help with my cabinet dilemma! I made a decision and I will show you soon. :)

Last weekend Lindsay and I sold at the flea market again. I only made $90 this time, but you can’t really complain about getting $90 for ridding your house of all the crap stuff, right? Of course, I didn’t exactly come home with $90, because I couldn’t resist these beauties……..

Toile fabric-lined basket: $2 (I think it’s official that I have an obsession with toile – I’m in deep, baby!)

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Twig balls (what do you call these?), perfect for fall decorating: $.50 total

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While we’re talking about obsessions, it’s also fair to say that I have a big thing for baskets. Lucky for Chris we do not live near a Container Store (although you can you imagine working there and getting the discounts?! Be still my heart!)

I am in loooooooooooove with this giant basket. I’m keeping my living room blankets in it: $4

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Check out the worn leather handle! *Swoon*

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Lindsay was getting rid of this one so I swapped her something I was selling – I’m using it as a second shoe basket by the front door. We don’t have a mudroom or a foyer or anything so the shoes have to go somewhere!

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Vintage pamphlet – $.25 (Did you know you can freeze eggs?!)

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I find these baskets everywhere. I already have two that I use for holding crafts and in my pantry. If you spray-paint them Heirloom White they turn out really cute! {$.50 for both}

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I also have a minor obsession with fake fruit – I’ve never decorated with artichokes before, but I put some in my kitchen and I love them! {$2.00 for all the fruit}

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So, I was out $9.25 for the day. But can you blame me?! :)

Linked to:

Today’s Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales from Bloggeritaville
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Garage Salen Party @ Debbiedoos


  1. Love that $4 baskets...great idea...using it for your blankets! Hop over and show off all your goodies at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY.


  2. I love that large basket! My mom has one similar, and my kids used to hide in it when they were little. ::Jill

  3. I found oodles of baskets this weekend, too. I am reallly liking your toile lined one and the ginormous one, too. Ok, I wanna know how one freezes an egg~ surely not a whole one?

  4. You did well, and I love your baskets, can always find a use for more! I like to use wire baskets in my studio to hold fabric and unfinished projects. Visiting from Southern Hospitality.

  5. Girl!!! I'm in love with your finds!!! I love everything you got!!! I have always wanted some fake artichokes! Fingers crossed I can find a deal one day!!!! You did so well!!! I'm going through withdraws here! My dh has worked the past 3 Saturdays! EEK!

    Take care!

  6. I tried freezing eggs once but they never defrosted - good luck!

  7. @Sue, I e-mailed you more details, but it says you can freeze a whole one!

  8. wow, great finds! Thanks for stopping by my blog over the weekend! I'm loving getting to know new people and see all of your great ideas! :)

  9. You found some great baskets. But the large one with the lid is my favorite! What great finds.

  10. Great baskets. I love baskets for storage. They look nice and hide a multitude of things. ~~Sherry~~

  11. Loving those baskets...they are so expensive but you stole them! FYI starting every Friday I do a Garage Salen thrift party....I would love for you to join in sometime.

  12. What? I need to go hunting with you. I never find anything!

  13. Awesome finds! I love the giant basket too! Wow, $4?! How cool. I wouldn't mind the canning and freezing book either! Great finds!!!

  14. No, I can't blame you at all...would've done the same thing myself! I adore the toile basket, that is darling!!!

  15. Wow! Some great yard sale finds....I am jealous! Love your blog. Saw you on New Friend Fridays. Stop by if you get the chance:

  16. I love all the baskets! Especially the Toile fabric-lined basket. Great deals!

    ~ Tracy

  17. That's what's fun about get to buy more and not feel too guilty! Love the tall basket, I'd find a place for that beauty. I'm a basket lover, too, have them in every size and shape and...I use them too! You did good.

  18. I can't blame you at all, they were great finds! I don't have a container store near me either, but if I did...Wow, that would be great!

    I am visiting from Debbiedoos.


  19. Great finds! I especially love the lined basket.
    Have a great week-end.
    Visiting from Debbiedoos, Annette

  20. Wow, you found some great treasures! I adore toile, too, so I especially love your toile lined basket! And the wire baskets and leather handled basket are really neat, too! Saw you over at Debbie Doos :)


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