Monday, August 18, 2008

Thrifty Finds...

I thought I would share my yard sale finds with you. This small iron rooster was $3.25. The porcelain bunny was .75 and the letters (I've already used one, I'll show you tomorrow) were .50 each.

Doesn't the little rooster looking like he is crowing the loudest up there with the big guys?!?
Now I loved everything I found, but these have to be my favorite find. These two metal/iron pumpkins were $6.00 for both of them. Aren't they fabulous and they are BIG!!
Here is a large coffee can next to them so you can see the size. I was just about squealing with glee when I snatched those babies up.....hee hee. Anyway, I have an idea of what I will put in them but what would your ideas be? Nothing opens on the pumpkins so it is what will fit through the iron and the widest part of the openings are approx. 3 1/2 inches.
Tomorrow I will give you a few more glimpses of Lexi's room re-do. We have been working hard on that.

35 comments:

Lisa Ann said...

Love the rooster. I can't wait to see what you do with the pumpkins.

a day in the life of bella said...

I love everything you got! I would have totally snapped up those letters, too, ever since Joy's post on that letter project, I have been on a mission! lol

Can't wait to see what those pumpkins look like when you are done with them, they're great!

Bella

Marie said...

I love Monday's when everyone shares their weekend yard saling loot! LOVE that rooster. He looks perfect with the other two!! Can't wait to see what you do with those pupkins and in Lexi's room!

Dawn said...

After reading all of these blogs this summer about great yard sale/thrift shop finds I actually stopped at a yard sale this weekend. I didn't get any thing but Tim found a container for his creative purposes LOL!

It looks like you did well! I'm looking forward to the update on the room.

take care,
Dawn

Strawberry Blonde said...

Ok, I would have squealed at those pumpkins too! The are so pretty. I saw some like them at Hobby Lobby for about $17 EACH, so you got a bargain!

It looks like it should hold a candle at the bottom. It would be neat if you could find a black cat to go in the center of one for Halloween. A thought...
-- Brandi

Mabry's gamma said...

Maybe put some greenery in them with some colorful leaves and at the top hang a Fall tassel or checked ribbon. If you could squeeze a candle in the center of the greenery and leaves that would be nice too.

Can't wait to see what you do with them. I think that every post (I check) everyone is getting their Fall decorations out and showing what they are doing creatively. This is so inspiring.

Elise said...

Great finds! Maybe you could put a pillar candle in the pumpkins with a leaf garland around them...
Elise

Shannon said...

Love all your finds!! Those pumpkins are great! I would put a candle in them but can't wait to see what you decide!!

Blanca said...

Wow those are some big pumkin thingys. Very cute. I also love the rooster. I have quite the collection myself.

Blanca

Susie Harris said...

Wonderful finds... It's always a good day when you can find a rooster like that. I went to Hobby Lobby today and spent wayyyyy toooo much! Wish I could have had your luck today, smile!

The Berry's Patch said...

Cute, cute stuff Darlene. Those pumpkins are huge. You could do a lot with them for fall.

Brandee :-)

Jeanne said...

Darlene, thanks for your visits and sweet comments on the shower today. I enjoyed doing it but I am relived it was nice and over with.

I do like your flea market finds. I agree with you about the rooster.:)
The pumpkins are great. At this moment I have no advice to what you can do with them. I like them the way they are. Good finds.

Tske care, Jeanne

B J's Corner said...

I have some of those metal pumpkins too. I put small candles in them during the fall months. Love the roosters. I'm a yard sale gal and thrift store nut. Lots of great finds.
bj

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Those pumpkins are pretty cool! We had our own garage sales this weekend - the last hour on the 2nd day, we changed the sign to say "Free" - what a hoot that was - everything was gone except 2 medium boxes that we took to good will - THAT was the best idea ever!
Have a great week!
Karla & Karrie

Nicole said...

I love those pumkins, what a deal. I think they would look cute with a candle in it, too bad it has to fit through the sides, can't wait to see what you come up with.

Twice as Nice said...

Thanks so much for stopping at our blog. This is so much FUN! Do you mind if we add you to our blog list? Love all your great finds. We went to yard sales last weekend and will be posting our finds too.

Jen r. said...

Hi Darlene, great finds! And those pumpkins are perfect.. just in time for fall! Thanks for stopping by and seeing my mistreatmetns! :) Jen R

Jen r. said...

Hi Darlene, great finds! And those pumpkins are perfect.. just in time for fall! Thanks for stopping by and seeing my mistreatmetns! :) Jen R

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Darlene,
You have some great finds there. I look forward to keeping up with you...can't wait to see Lexi's room!
Diane

Nancy said...

Evening Darlene, I love that rooster...looks like he is working hard to crow the loudest..LOL Girl, I am ready to DEAL on those pumpkins...LOL I love 'em! I would definitly put fall flowers in them, you could fix them up with beautiful flowers and arrange feathers coming through the iron openings...If you don't want to, I will!! Nancy

Meghan said...

What awesome finds!
I am a total pumpkin nut & my mom is a chicken freak.
We would both be so at home in your house.
LOL

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You find the BEST things Darlene at the BEST prices! Love it all...
I'm just wondering what your plans are for those pumpkins..? Is there anyway to put a candle in them? If so they would look pretty with fall leaves on the bottom of them with a candle in the middle.
Are you going to leave them the way they are or paint them? I can't wait to see! :)

Nikki said...

The pumpkins are great! I can't wait to see what you do with them.

The McFarland Family said...

What great finds!!! I am so jealous. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you will return. I will be checking yours.

--Lemon Annie

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Neat stuff!!!

Thanks for visiting on PINK Saturday!

Jan

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Just found your blog and I love it! Great discoveries at the thrift store, especially those pumpkins and the rooster!! :) Thanks for visiting me today, too!
-Carrie

Beth said...

Great Finds!

Thanks for the comment!

Beth

Gretchen said...

Everything you got is adorable but I really love those huge pumpkins.

Gretchen

Victoria said...

Oh man, I love the big pumpkins!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Joanne Kennedy said...

That little rooster is darling up there with the big boys! I'm sure he can out yell the best of them.

LOL

Very cute.
Hugs,
Joanne

Melissa said...

I love your new rooster.

I collect them, too.

Melissa

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Darlene,
You are a great bargain hunter Lady! Love your pumpkins and rooster.

abeachcottage said...

wow you got some great finds, I wish I had found those letters, I am on the look out for some of those, time will tell

fab rooster

Bella's momma said...

I can not wait to see it all done. I am loving it so far!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Darlene I'm late seeing this .. hell, I'm always the last one to see anything really .. but oh my god !!!! I love your bargains girl .. specifically roosters and MAINLY pumpkins !!!!
I am very jealous and I miss flea markets like mad .. but I bought so many things while we lived in Holland .. they have flea markets there and Belgium that would drive you crazy girl .. but I still collect Halloween .. I will until I can barely get to the vender's table with my walker !!!
Joy