Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures......

If you love yard sales and thrifted items be sure to go by and visit all the participants at Rhoda's Southern Hospitality. We had some gorgeous weather this past weekend and I went to several sales, but only ended up getting two tablecloths that I absolutely LOVE!! After I washed them, I hung them out to dry in our wonderful, cool breeze.
These didn't have a price on them and when I asked the lady said $5.00 each. I don't ever haggle with people so I just turned and started walking away. She then asked me what I would pay and I said $3.00 each and she said sold!! She said they were both pretty old and she just wanted rid of them. I think all these birds and colors on this one is beautiful.
The second one has this pattern of grapes and leaves around it and is signed Luther Travis. I googled the name when I got home and from what I can find it looks like he did tablecloths from the 50's to the 70's. It also looks like they sell on e-bay and various places online for $25.00 to $65.00. Looks like I did quite well.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday.

43 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Oh Darlene, those are so pretty!!! I especially love the birds one.....great deals if you ask me!
Suzanne

ellen b said...

Hello Darlene, I'm a sucker for table linens. These cloths are beautiful and you got a great deal on them!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Darlene, those are just gorgeous! I love linens! You got such a good deal! I don't like to haggle with people either and I don't like it when people try to haggle with me LOL!

Manuela

Joanna said...

Those are just so pretty! I love the birds!!

tardevil said...

They are gorgeous! You did well! I especially like the bird one!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Gorgeous, Darlene! You did a fabulous job! I hate haggling, too... Lori

Amelia said...

So colorful!

Barb said...

Beautiful.

good score.

blessings,

barbara jean

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great find!

duchess said...

They are pretty. Good find.

linda said...

What fantastic deals! That old saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure" is sooo true.

I especially LOVE the bird tablecloth! I'm such a sucker for linens!

Marilyn said...

Great table cloths. Love the bird one but they are both great. The weather as been absolutely wonderful.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Your tablecloths are lovely. It sounds like they were bargains. You did great.
Glad to hear your package arrived safely.
Best Wishes
Lindsay
x

Lucy the Cat said...

Beautiful linens!

Your pets are so cute! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Shannon said...

Those are very pretty Darlene! Great finds!

Tarva said...

I don't like to haggle either but I have once or twice. Love the bird tablecloth.

Thanks for visiting my site.

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~

You found such a deal! Like everyone else, I especially love the bird tablecloth....but the grapevine is charming too. I am glad it has cooled a bit for you...ahhhhhh Autumn is coming!

I am off to "nest".

Smiles ~ Ramona

April said...

Surely you didn't pay just $3 each for those...SERIOUSLY??? What a tremendous bargain! Very pretty, Darlene!

Songbirdtiff said...

These are beautiful. I love the birds!

Christina said...

Darlene,

Love the tablecloths! The bird one is fantastic. You got a great deal too---glad she asked what you were willing to pay!

Aleta said...

Ohhhh!!!! Love the birds one - love it!!

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
I'll say you did very well. I just can't find very nice towels or tablecloths. Yours are very lovely. Great for you!
I'm glad you had nice weather on the weekend too....
Judi

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous! I am on my minimalist kick and I found some treasures this weekend myself that were in our guest room. I guess I should post about it.

Nancy said...

Darlene, those are soooo pretty! Great find! Nancy

Kitty Scraps said...

Good evening Miz Darlene,
Wow, you did great! I love both of your pretty tablecloths, not sure which I love more! The colors are so vibrant too, very pretty. Now you've got do a tablescape so we can see them at work *smiles*

Heather said...

ooh those are pretty! great job finding them!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Darlene! I love those tablecloths! I always love a great looking vintage tablecloth...heck I just like tablecloths! What fun!~
blessings,
Debbie

Suzanne in TX said...

Thanks for stopping in to say hello yesterday! I love all of your fabulous finds. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Wendy said...

Those are really pretty!

Lorrie said...

Very nice find Darlene. Both are so pretty. We've had some cool breezes here in NC today, a sure sign Fall is coming!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Darlene!

Love your tablecloths! The birds and their colors re beautiful...

love, kelee

Stacey said...

You are the bargain catcher today! I can't believe you got those for such good prices.

Hey, I just watched the weather and it looks like it's going to stay nice and cool. Woo Hoo!

Jan said...

Those are fabulous! I'm always looking for tableclothes, but rarely find good ones around here! Great finds!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Those are such cute table cloths, and you got them for such a great deal too! I love the colors in the birds one~ so pretty! :)

I hope you are having a good week so far! :)

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Darlene, I just love vintage table clothes. The ones you got are just so pretty. I probably would have paid the $5 LOL I don't like the haggle either.
I see that one with birds and I know how much you like birds!
~Ann

Lisa & Gerald said...

Beautiful tablecloth's..You did a great job with the price for sure...I'm glad you are enjoying the beautiful weather..We have not been that lucky with the weather this summer...Hope you have a great day..Hugs..

SmilingSally said...

You've latched on to a couple of beauties.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Darlene,
It's fun to catch up all over Blogland this week. Beautiful tablecloths here!!! And I loved looking at your rooster collection. What is about roosters that is so irresistible? I've got WAY too many! Have a good day.
M.L.

Deb said...

Great finds Darlene. Love the patterns especially the birds.

Grandma Nina said...

Hi Darlene,
Yes, you did very well. I love old tablecloths. I wish I had those. Particularly like the grape one. Would go perfect in my dining room or kitchen. I need to go to more garage sales. I'm missing out on stuff.

jeanne said...

Darlene, your table cloths are a steal and so pretty. I adore them both. I like you bargaining style. laughing. 'NO BARGAINING' It works for me. I will have to try that.

Hugs...Jeanne

Cindy said...

Those are gorgeous! I love vintage linens but don't find good deals like that!

Gretchen said...

The bird print fabric was such a great deal and it's beautiful too.
I'll be anxious to see what you make with it.

Gretchen