Saturday, April 24, 2010

More Thrifty Treasures

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So my treasure hunting obsession continues...  I have been watching out for Tole trays, I see them at antique and sometimes thrift stores, and they are usually much more than I want to spend.  I spotted this one at "A Classy Flea" in Marietta GA.  On my trip up to Chattanooga I decided to stop in Marietta, outside of Atlanta, cause I had found a GW not far from 1-75 on my GPS, well the GW was not that great but in the same shopping strip there was this wonderful little treasure of a place, "A Classy Flea"  what a gem of a place.  This tole tray was marked down to $9.99.  It is a very large size too and the colors are perfect for my home.  Yay!
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Also at the same place I found this painted bunny box for $9.  It is a heavy wooden box with hinges on the lid, which happen to be broken, but I don't care I love the art work and the bunnies.
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Also at Classy flea, this birdie candle holder.  Love it!  it was $9 too I think.
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TN spring and more 280 This is a sweet cherub I found at a Garage sale a few weeks ago, 50 cents.  I don't know I have thought of painting it an off white?  and distressing with a glaze, what do you think?
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TN spring and more 232 Ok in the same general area of the GW and Classy Flea, in Marietta, was this other thrift store, I think it is Union Missions sponsored or something like that, anyway within 2 minutes of walking in the door I found this little beauty, yes she is Southern Living, she is in new condition and I didn't care that she was $8.  She flew right into my basket.
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This candle pillar was an easy decision too, only $3.  It is heavy and very nice, will look fantastic on the side of my soaker tub.
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 Here all my Classy Flea finds and the red tapestry type table cover with tassels on the corners is one thing I found at the GW in Marietta, also found a hammock.  I will show later when hubby gets it up for us.
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Oh yes this shelf was waiting for me too at the thrift store,  it was $5.  I chopped off the top but it is made of iron and has a frenchy look at the top, it is hard to find shelves that don't look all countryfied.  This is either going in the bathroom or near the pantry in the kitchen, hmm not sure yet.
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Oh yes the white wire basket for $4 also from the thrift store.  The books are from the GW in my home town, except the recipe book found it at the GW near my mom's in TN.  Hardbacks are $1 and softsides are $50, although I paid $2.99 for some reason for the cookbook.
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 I will be joining Rhoda's party Today's Thrifty treasures later this week. 

Thanks for visiting, hope you have some treasures of your own to share.  Come again, Marla


  1. Wow! Looks like you found some great deals. I stopped at a yardsale yesterday and got some jewelry beads. Did not venture out today - to many weather issues. :(
    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. You have been blessed with the "find awesome treasures" gene. At least one of the Marla's got it:) Love all your pretties.

  3. I have heard the classy flea is awesome. I guess I will need to make a trip! I live not too far from there. Love your finds!!

  4. You found some wonderful treasures. I really like the rabbit trompe l'oeil piece. Good for you!

  5. Hi Marla!
    You really grabbed some wonderful stuff!
    It's all very Spring-like, I love all your great treasures. :-)

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  6. Wow! You found some great goodies...I am in love with the tray and darling bunny box!

    Happy Sunday!

  7. Love the bunny box and tray. You found great things!!!

  8. Great finds - would love to know where you find thrifty stuff - I also live in Florida and it's so limited here.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment.

  9. Great finds! I think your cherub would look beautiful painted!

  10. Hey Marla!!! You found some really nice stuff!!! I love the bunny box, tapestry, and wire basket!!! You asked about the H butter knives! Well, last weekend my husband and I went to the Biltmore house and in the little garden shop they had dragonfly garden thingys( I don't know the real name) Anyway, the wings was made out of knives. My husband is a welder so I'm going to get him to make some to put in my yard. I will post pics as soon as he make some!:) Thanks you for your sweet comments and stopping by!

  11. I've always wanted to go to the Classy Flea, since Susan @ Naps has posted about it. You found some great stuff. I bet it was hard to stop at that! I probably wouldn't have been able to see out of my back windows if I had gone all the way to TN and back! LOL! You had some good shopping luck!

  12. I love your finds ~ my fingers are just itching to find 'treasures I just know I can't live without.'

  13. You found some great stuff. I love shopping Goodwill for Books. I have found some great ones there. & I couldn't agree with you more about most shelves you find look countryfied.

  14. Hi Marla, I'm in Miami and the GW here are mostly clothes.
    You are in a prime location, near Orlando and Lakeland - I hear they have good thrifts stores there.
    Thanks for your reply.

  15. Marla, you got some good stuff girl! That is what I am talking about! I love it all but really love that bunny box. It is adorable. Be blessed. Cindy

  16. Marla, great finds & yes, I know all about the Classy Flea. You know, I'm from Marietta & also Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) lives there & that's one of her fave haunts too. I miss some of my regular stops over there, now that I'm in B'ham. Love your bunny box!

  17. Wow...lucky you!! and yes, I can imagine the cherub painted white and glazed! As for my lampshade, I just used the glue gun and only glued around the edges of the fabric...also used the glue gun on the trims - easy to do - good luck!

  18. Hi Marla,
    You found some great stuff, and I mean great.
    Love it all.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I am glad that I have found your blog and will be back often.


  19. YES Marla - Red, White and Blue is where I got my anthro pillow and some other goodies.
    I am following you now, don't want to loose you fellow Florida blogger, there are so few of us.

  20. Hi Marla, Girl, it's a good thing you got there before me...I definitely would have bought that darling candlestick! :-) You found some wonderful things! Love the bunny box!

  21. Oh, a hammock sounds so good! I'd love to go flea marketing..., but I'm kind of tucked away for now in this small town, nothing like that going on here within miles and miles!

    Maya @ Completely Coastal

  22. I love your finds. I would paint and distress the little cherub. I am dangerous with a can of spray paint in hand. I also love the white wire basket, I am drawn to anything metal. Depending on how it is painted, it can be formal or shabby. Thanks for sharing and also for always having such nice comments when you stop by my place.

  23. Fantastic finds! My favorite is the shell candle pillar. I love to go thrifting and there are so many places here to go.

    ~ Tracy

  24. The Classy Flea is a great place to shop! I'm thinking of renting some space there.

    I haven't been to the Union Missions thrift but I know there are a couple of thriftstores down that road past the Big Chicken.

    You got really really fabulous stuff! Love the tray!!


  25. Hi Marla, what a bunch of goodies! Love that tole tray! We used to live in Marietta many years ago. A really wonderful place!

  26. Good morning! I've been up early dealing with a leaky washer from last night. Grrr....what a mess and just when I thought there was no more water.

    Neesha is a Husky/Collie mix and she's just the sweetest little girl. We got her from a rescue farm when she was about 4 and we've had her for 3 1/2 years. She jumped in our car and said pick me, pick me and it was love ever since. She has health issues, no joint in one of her back legs, just lots of scar tissue - vet thinks she was caught in a trap. Leaky bladder controlled by meds. Her sweet personality is why everyone falls in love with her. She greets everyone at the door with a Bo-Bo (stuffed toy) in mouth. She's our own little welcome wagon. Travels better than our girls and loves to run errands and hang out in the back of the car (it's cold enough most of the year here for that to be very safe).

    You'll love being a new doggie mama. :)