Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thrifty finds...weekend three

This past weekend, McG and I spent another Saturday morning hitting the yard sale circuit.  He has been lucky enough to have had the last couple of Saturdays off from work and we have enjoyed the time together.

We found a few goodies and spent less than $7 - total!!


The 2 electric coolers were FREE!! (but that was because they weren't working)

The Chandelier, the urn and the cone shaped planter were $2 each

The Yankee Candle was 10 cents (the scent is Hazelnut Coffee and it had only been lit once)

The brass crab was 50 cents

THE TOTAL SPENT WAS $6.60!!!


Here's a close -up of the urn. It's made of plaster and is more for indoor use, rather than outdoors.


McG got the larger of the coolers working and all he did was plug it in - LOL!  The other cooler was a no go - He thinks that they may have overheated the larger one and it shut itself off and they thought it was broken.  The smaller one needed re-wiring but even after that it didn't work so he is thinking the free-on cube was the problem.  It's no loss really since it was FREE!!

The chandelier was marked $5 but when the woman told him it wasn't working, he haggled her down to $2 - he's good at that - Me not so much!  She apologized for it not working and he told her it was okay because I wanted him to take the wiring out and use it for candles in our gazebo.  She said WOW I never thought of that - I can give you your $2 back if you leave me the chandelier because I have a gazebo!  He said sorry and chuckled.  I'm sure she was kicking herself for not thinking of that.

Once we arrived home, he stripped the wiring out of it and I washed up the glass hurricanes.


He put it all back together and added a length of chain so that we could hang it from the center of our gazebo.  It's been raining here pretty much since then, but I was able to get out there today and get a picture of it with some tea light candles in it.


The metal was a rusty brown colour, so I just left it that way, no painting required.  Here's a closer look.


The glass hurricanes have a "seeded" or wet look to them.  It really looks lovely and is a great addition to our gazebo and a steal at only $2!!  That's my kind of budget project!

We really have been finding some good things in our Saturday morning travels.  

I'm really looking forward to getting out there again this weekend!

41 comments:

  1. Love your urn and chandelier! Those were great finds!

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  2. Fabulous chandelier, very clever of you! I'm a new follower, would love for you to visit my blog,
    Karee

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    1. Karee - thanks for joining! I will definitely head on over to your blog!

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    1. thanks Wanda! - Glad you stopped by!

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  4. What great finds! Thank you for linking up to One More Time...

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    1. thank you Tammy for hosting a great party!

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  5. I'm so jealous of that Chandelier - what a beautiful idea - and a real score!!!
    Visiting from One More Time and am now happily your newest follower :)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    2. so glad you decided to join us! Glad to have you!

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  6. Great finds, Cheryl! LOL ~ I'll bet she did want that chandelier back. It looks great! I've learned not to "share" my ideas with the people I'm buying from. I keep it rather general when they ask me what I'm going to do with something {even if I have a definite idea}. Love the urn, too.

    Thanks for linking up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop again! : )

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    1. thanks Kathy! I told McG not to divulge my plans but he got a kick out of her asking for it back!

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  7. Well done on the chandelier. It looks terrific, Cheryl.

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  8. Hi Cheryl! Visiting from A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party and following you via Bloglovin'. I LOVE thrifting and won't spend more than $3 on anything so your finds are fabulous! The chandelier is the prize though....what a great idea on how to use it!

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    1. AnnMarie - so glad to have you join us! can't wait to see some of your finds!

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  9. Oh my gosh you made out like a Bandit! Love all your finds! Those are my kind of prices! I adore that chandelier too! Looks lovely! :0)

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  10. That chandelier is great! Looks so perfect in your gazebo.

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    1. thanks so much Nita - thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  11. Great finds! I love what you did with your chandelier. I'd love it if you'd jump over to my blog and link up to the "Go Get Your Garage Sale On" Linky Party"! http://www.brightgreendoor.com/2013/06/go-get-your-garage-sale-on-finds-and.html

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    1. thanks for the invite Jessica - I will be sure to pop over and link up!

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  12. Love, love, love the chandelier. What a great find for you, but a sad day for the poor lady who sold it to your husband, asking for it back after realizing it would work in her own gazebo.

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    1. yes a lucky day for us! She will definitely think twice now about anything she decides to get rid of

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  13. what a lucky find. wish your husband would come be my haggler. I can't even get mine to come to sales.

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    1. thanks for stopping by - sorry your hubby won't do the "sale circuit" - sometimes he finds more than I do!

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  14. Love it all! Seriously, I'd have grabbed it all - well maybe not the coolers, but the other stuff, yes!

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    1. thanks Revi - and thanks for becoming a follower!! so excited to have you here!

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  15. BOOM! Great deals!! Love it ALL! That chandy is IT!

    New follower here!

    LBDH

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    1. LBDH - thanks for following! Glad you like my chandy - I will hop over and check you out!

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  16. Great finds. That urn is fabulous as is the chandy!!

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  17. Great finds! I especially like the chandelier!

    Thanks for linking up to the Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop. We hope you join us again this Sunday!

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  18. Love the chandelier!! and what you did with it. I SOO wish I had a cover on our deck so I could do that. Maybe one day we will install some sort of pergola so I can put up my candlelier :)

    Featuring your finds on my blog tomorrow :)

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    1. thanks for the feature!! How exciting!

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  19. That chandelier looks like a high-dollar item from Pottery Barn - well done!!!

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  20. Awesome job on the chandy!!!

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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