Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Freebies, Flea Market & Thrift Store Finds!

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Last week was my week for some great deals. You saw the great deal I got on the table already but that wasn't the only thing I found last weekend. I went to the flea market on Saturday right after I bought the table off of Craigslist. I found the cherub above for $10. I'm going to leave him just the way I found him. I now have him in my living room with a white pillar candle in him and I love the way he looks. So romantic!
This beautiful mirror was free! My landlord found this on the curb of someone's house and she thought of me. Wasn't that nice! I LOVE it. I painted it white and added it to my mirror collection on the stairway but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. See the mirror at the top...it has etchings on it. I love it!
This is a mirror I found at the thrift store for $3. I painted this white also and put it in my stairway. I also found another mirror which I forgot to take a picture of.
My mom gave me the large white birdcage the when I saw her a couple weeks ago and then I found this small one at the thrift store for $4 and I thought they would look cute together. I painted the brown one white of course. I have them sitting on top of my fridge in my kitchen now.
And last but not least I found this cherub at the thrift store for $4. I'm really into cherubs lately. I loved the paint finish on him but the white plaster showing through looked horrible so I painted him white and then antiqued him. He is hanging on my mirrored staircase just below the small mirror I showed you above. I put my one and only dried hydrangea in him but I need to find some more dried hydrangeas to add to it. Wow, that's a whole lot of stuff to bring into an already full apartment in just 3 days but I love every one of them!

31 comments:

jusdealem said...

Wow, you find the most gorgeous treasures! I love craigslist and thrift stores, too. So many goodies just waiting to be found! :)

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

WOW Cindy, what wonderful and fun things you found, they are all so beautiful. I just know in my heart something that I have will be painted white before to long!I think that I will start to look for mirrors for one of my walls it looks so pretty.Make sure you take pictures of your mirror wall again after you hang your new mirrors up.
Have a blessed day.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

GORGEOUS treasures! I have an affection for cherubs too; so I especially love seeing those.
The mirror is beautiful!
Enjoy all your pretties!
:)

Rosemary said...

Wow Cindy!!
How cool to get that mirror for free. It's a great looking mirror.
All of the other stuff is so great too. I really like cherubs too. They are so cute, and very ROMANTIC.
Thanks for sharing.
Rosemary

Lynda said...

Great finds, Cindy! I love the first mirror ~ the one with the etching in the glass ~ it's gorgeous! ~ Lynda ♥

Sondra said...

You lucky duck. I loooove that free mirror! There is nothing better than FREE is there?

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Great finds, as always, Cindy. You really scored on some good things. I will come back to see that painted table, even though I voted NO...LOL

RHoda

Susie Q said...

You have the knack to give special treasures a special home! I am always so delighted to see what you find, how you will fix it up and then, how beautifully you display it!

Hugs,
Sue

Alison Gibbs said...

What wonderful things you have found. Good to hear you are painting that table you got.
Alison

Raised In Cotton said...

Good grief, what wonderful treasures. I love the mirrors, too pretty!!!

You go Thrifty Girl!!!
Carol
http://raisedincotton.typepad.com/

Cynthia said...

WOW you got some really lovely things. I can wait to see them displayed around your house in the future. Thanks for sharing!

Cottage Contessa said...

Excellent finds! Can't wait to see the display photo's!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)
http://jacarandacottage.blogspot.com/

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You can't go wrong with cherubs and mirrors! What wonderful buys. I thought about you today as I was out thrifting. I was wondering why my thrift stores don't have all the great buys yours does? :-)
Penny

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear Cindy,
Such wonderful stuff!! I can't believe your landlord was so sweet to think of you...I love it all and know that you will transform it all to "you". xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

hello Cindy.. (can i call you Cindy?) :-)

gosh.. this is another beautiful things!.. i love the mirror.. hope you could show us your new mirror arrangement at your staircase! :-) i like the big birdcage.. very very pretty.. i have a few as well, but still didnt have the big ones like yours. lovely

fitty from Malaysia

PattieJ said...

Wow!! You sure do find some great stuff! Love all of it. I'm always on the look out for mirrors but I don't seem to find them very often. I'm so jealous!!! lol. ;)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Who in their right mind would throw away that glorious mirror...
Girl you need to start an on-line store with all these precious treasures you find.
Thanks for checking out my new blog.... you are a treasure yourself

Shari said...

After studying with the "Master of Great Finds and Bargains" (that's YOU Cindy!), I finally got a good deal myself and I'm so excited! I bought a vintage, Queen Anne style coffee table (already painted white)from Craigslist today for only $30.00! Thank you so much for all your inspiration and opening my eyes to places I would have never thought to look for treasures.

Your new things are wonderful! I'm just amazed how FAST you are coming across great mirrors to fill your stairway wall!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE seeing pictures of bloggers thrift store treasures!

Please take a photo of your stairway, again, so we can see the new mirrors.

I can't believe someone threw out the first one!

~elaine~

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Cindy, good finds, good finds!!

Blessings!

Sue said...

How lucky are you!!! Im so envious, love all those things, and Im sure you made them even more gorgeous!
Sue

Gail McCormack said...

No Cindy there can never be enough treasures in your home if they make you happy, you can always sell off or give away the ones that don't make you smile as much anymore. Isn't it funny how you seem to find heaps of a certain kind at once, as in your cherubs or another week it maybe sparkly glass...always intrigues me...

Abbie said...

oh no! What happened to the pictures? I can't see any.

Anonymous said...

Nice hunting! That last cherub is too cute I really liked the finish. How did you antique it to keep the same look..if you don't mind my asking? I'm sure your landlady is thrilled to have you turn your home into the show place it's become.
Best,
Kathy

Chris said...

You have a great eye. It's amazing what someone can do on a limited budget. You should write a book!

Mary said...

You go, girl! Those are excellent finds, and I can't wait to see the mirrored wall with it's new additions. You really have a wonderful talent for turning cast-offs into beautiful things!
xoxo,
Mary

Catherine said...

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE both of the Cherubs...:) couldn't talk ya in to selling one of them..? I know, only teasing, I wouldn't part with them either...you have some wonderful finds!!
Did I mention how much I LOVE the Cherubs..:)
Cat

Abbie said...

See the pictures now, lovely finds, especially that mirror.

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

my Craigs list doesnt have such beautiful things like this either... most of the people around here seem to price accordingly to its worth...wow lucky you!

I may have to keep trying ...you never know who might miss something

JO

Deborah said...

Great finds! I want to see a photo of that gorgeous mirror hung with your others!

Deborah

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

All of your pretty things are wonderful. Can you believe that someone was throwing out the mirror? That is just beautiful! Have a great weekend. Becky