Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cheapies and Freebies...

This week has been a great one for good finds and free stuff. Y'all already saw the door. Well, I also got a swing-last photo. I went to a local thrift shop today and got all that you see in the top photo and the next one for only $2. Apparently, Tuesdays are 25 cent day. They choose what articles of clothing are for a quarter. The pink shirt above was only 25 cents. I got quite a few of those basket plate holders. I plan to spray paint them in fun colors for summer dining. A cute little pillowcase and some hankies will be turned into something fun. Love the enamel tray!!

These men's shirts will be turned into pennant banners and a fun banner that I will do a tutorial on soon. At 25 cents I couldn't pass them up. I only wish I had gotten more...

Lastly...this swing was on my neighbor's curb. I asked if they were getting rid of it and they were!! I was so excited, cause I really wanted a swing. I do plan on gussying it up a bit.
Thanks for taking a look. Look around you, you never know when you might find a free treasure!!


13 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

AWESOME... finds and deals!
I look forward to the tutorial!

jen said...

Free swing!?! You lucky girl!! Love that tray too! Great finds!

Jen

Joanna said...

Great finds! Oh wow, a free swing!? Perfect!

Katy said...

Awesome finds Elise!!! You're so lucky!!! And that swing....WOW!!! That would look sooo cute with some homemade cushions!!! :) Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Rambling Girl said...

Great goodies you found! I have been wanting a swing for a while...lucky you!

Yep...I totally need tutorials to attempt anything...also share how to make the curtains...I have a sewing machine and still haven't used it yet...I so want to make some things...can't wait to see the pennent...those are so cool looking!

Jenn@Spejory said...

On your neighbor's curb??? It amazes me what some people throw away. I occasionally scope out the neighbor's curbs on trash day and have found some real treasures, but nothing like that swing!

Michelle said...

Looks like you found some great things! I'm so happy for you to have found the awesome swing for FREE! Thanks for sharing :)

Have a lovely day!
~Michelle
(Treasure the Moment)

ThriftyAnnabella said...

What a great swing for free!!

Kindra said...

What was wrong with the swing? Can't believe they were just going to throw it out. A great find!

Ruth said...

I love all your treasures. How great to find out it's 25 cent day. I can't wait to see what you do with the swing.
Ruth

Rachel said...

Love the DEALS!! The swing freebie is just plain awesome!

;)r.

~~Deby said...

What great deals...my favorite is the tray...as I am starting to collect so I can hang them up when I have enough...but a FRREEEEE SWING....the best...
deby

Amber said...

Love the pillowcase and hankies. That's a great idea to spray paint the plate holders different summery colors. I have a bunch of those that I found at a thrift shop in the spring. I was going to leave them as is, but I may just have to borrow your idea!

Love your blog, by the way!