Saturday, June 7, 2008

The motherload of shabbiness!

OH MAN! I'm so ramped up today! I had a SPLENDIFEROUS junking day! Well, it started out as a trip to Best Buy to get a larger memory stick for my camera, so that I can take girlfriend photos for tonite's "Sex and the City" girlfriend night out. I rolled out of bed, showered, and headed on my merry way. Except I got sidetracked by the MILLIONS of garage sales that were scattered along the way in St Paul! This is the beauty of not having a boy with you. You can stop WHEREVER your heart desires, and Lord Almighty, I started hitting the sales. I picked up little .25 and .50 goodies everywhere, and then screeched back to the estate sale that I hit yesterday. I couldn't stop thinking about some shabby drapes that I failed to snag on my lunch hour run. Are these not the CUTEST, SHABBIEST, STRIPIEST things you've ever seen? I was SO excited to go see if the drapes were there, that I showed up an HOUR early to the sale! DANG! So I kept hitting other sales in the neighborhood, went back, and MY DRAPES WERE STILL THERE! AND THEY WERE 1/2 OFF! So I got (2), count 'em (2) sets of drapes for $10.00. $5.00 per pair! SUCH A SCORE FOR MY STAMP ROOM!

And check it out....the hooks are already sewn in 'em, so all I had to do was slap them onto the window rod! I'll post pics after I clean up the horrendous mess that was once my stamp room.







The cake plate was a whole $6.00! OMG! It's etched and beautiful and not a chip on it! The pins and earrings were .50 each. I think I spent a total of $25.00 today! Dang, I couldn't even buy the fabric for that price!














These birdies & nests were $1.00! I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with 'em, but I'll find a use! They have little clips underneath them so they could go on my xmas tree.









The buttons were all 1/2 price, so .25 cents for each card. I think it's hilarious that the buttons are sewn onto the guy's shirt front in a row, like they would be on a real shirt! And one on each cufflink! Check out the little crocheted underwear. This was an impulse buy...they were just cute and 1/2 off so I grabbed 'em. The yellow shabby fabric underneath is a pillowcase. I'm going to find a big square throw pillow to put in it and it will go on a chair or on my bed.
Happy Saturday, everyone!

14 comments:

Kathi said...

OH MY GOSH!!! You're back to junkin again!!! Love seeing all your goodies!!! People don't get rid of this kind of good stuff where I live!!!!

Elaine said...

You definitely scored in a big way! I wish we had junking like that in my area! I love the curtains and the yellow fabric too! All of it is quite fabulous! Have fun with it all!

Anonymous said...

How awesome are the drapes and the footed cake stand?!?!? I would have been all over them too!You find the coolest stuff.
Marie

Anonymous said...

Tose are gorgeous finds!
C Burke

Stampin' D'Amour said...

WOW!! You found tons of great stuff!!! :0)

-pamela

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Awesome finds--the pins are wonderful, and the little birds in the nests are irresistible!

Tami McBeain said...

Shut Up! You scored big, great finds! That cake plate is fabulous and what a steal!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Great finds Lisa!!! Everything looked lovely! I wish I had junk like that around here. My finds are at the local antique store and you know they aren't bargains then! But what's a gal to do??!!

Kar said...

Oh Zappy you are such a queen of shabbiness!! Love the banner too ;)

Lana said...

LZ, I seriously love seeing what you find for your shabby house! I have no shabby in my house, but I really love it. And the steals you find! I love those drapes and they are perfect for you. That is so cool that they were half off too! WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MichelleY said...

Dang, LZ.....you SCORED! I LOVE the drapes. I can't believe how inexpensive they were. There is NO WAY you could buy the fabric for that price. I'll be watching to see a pic of them hanging in your stamp room!

Anonymous said...

Love those undies and the mini milk glass tea cups, the cool button cards and well, all of it! You really scored. How cute is the sheet music flower too. Thanks for sharing!

dr.fine

Kristi said...

ok I want to shop with you...I love all of this stuff.....You have and find the best stuff.

gina said...

I officially have cake plate envy- that was a FIND!!