Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday No.85

My goodness...where do I begin today? I have soooooo much to share with all of y'all from our 10 day vacation...just arrived home last night and this old gal is worn out to say the least! We left home on the 14th and that day was spent THRIFTIN' in Prattville, AL...thanks to my friend Judy from GRACIOUS SOUTHERN LIVING...I was able to find a few treasures at three local flea markets there in her neck of the woods. On the 15th...we spent the day tailgating  and watching the AUBURN vs. Florida game with family and friends...AWESOME day we had and it was even better, because we WON!!!! Headed over to Atlanta on Sunday to watch Cam play and with this being my first NFL game...I can say...it's sooooo different from college football...still lovin' college football the BEST!!! Monday we headed up to Asheville, N.C....had lunch in a cute little mountain town in north Georgia...wonderful food and a perfect weather day to eat outside! The next few days were spent in the Asheville area...driving the BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY...thriftin'...eating...enjoying the wonderful fall weather and beautiful waterfalls. The next stop was in Nashville (well we were staying in Franklin...a charming little town just south of Nashville...more on this area later). While we were in Franklin...we spent Friday at the NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET...nice show...not so big, but plenty of treasures to be found. Mr.CC was so happy that I got tired around 3:00 pm and was ready to call it a day...this was after he had made several trips to the car with all my THRIFTY treasures...what a keeper he is!!! Saturday was spent hitting a few garage sales that were located right behind our hotel (got some really good deals there) and then I headed out to the countryside to a BARN SALE...now that's where I found a couple of my favorite finds. The afternoon was spent shopping the downtown shops in quaint little Franklin. Left Franklin on Sunday morning to head home. I bet all of you think that my shopping was all over...wrong...I just had to stop at the new store in Birmingham that I have been seeing some of you talking about...it's the CHRISTMAS TREE SHOPS. It was okay...lots of it was what I call CHEAP looking stuff, but some of it was not...you just need to look really hard and you can find some deals on some "cool" stuff...I sure did! Today I thought I would share with y'all just one of my treasures...now it's a goodie...I almost did a happy dance right there in the shop...Mr.CC was so happy that I didn't!!! I have soooo much to share with y'all at a later time...so please be sure to keep checking in with me for the next few weeks, because it's going to take that long to post about all my treasures. Now it's time to see treasure #1 and all the treasures...thrifty projects and ideas that y'all have to share here at this weeks party...so let's get this party rolling!!!
                                      Thanks for coming,
                                                Linda
                                Do you think I could get another
                                          thing in there?
                         Oh let's see what you can find here!!!
                                       I spy a....
                            One of my favorites...is found here...any
                                      guesses on what it is?
                          So happy that I sent home some of the
                            tailgate items with Haley...other stuff
                         was left with Mary Claire back in Auburn!
                                           
                            Even sent home the items that I
                            found in Prattville...thanks Haley
                            for helping your mom out...I so
                            needed that space for more stuff!
                              Yes...I found a DEMIJOHN...finally!!!
                                  Isn't she a beauty?
                                Anybody want to take a guess
                                  on how much she cost me?


                          Today she is nesting here next to my
                               thrifty tote...you can read more
                                          about it here!
                                 Now you know that
                                  I got a deal...right?
                         Well is $26.96 a deal to you? It was to me!!
                         The regular price was $65 and she had been
                           reduced to $29.95 and then I got 10% off
                           for paying cash for her...oh happy day!!!
                                 I'm not sure if she will stay
                                  here very long, but I can
                                 say...I will not be moving
                                her anywhere new for a few
                                days...gotta get some much
                                          needed rest!!
I'm linking up here...
Tuesday Treasures
Just Something I Whipped Up
I Made The World Cuter Today
Tabletop Tuesday
Motivate Me Monday
MAking Monday Marvelous
Meet Me Monday
Anything Goes Party
Primp Your Stuff
Suzy's House Party Thursday
Open House Thursday
Farmhouse Friday
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Potpourri Party
Thrifty Things Friday
Flaunt It Friday
Everything but Kitchen Sink Party
Beautiful Junk Saturday

****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****

1 Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post where it is easy for others to find it...the more people at the party...the more fun we will all have here.

2. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from garage sales, thrift stores, consignment shops, craigslist and even those awesome deals that you find at any retail store. Also you can share any thrifty DIY projects...love seeing what y'all can make on a dime!

3. Please go and visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas…this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN and what a great way to meet new friends. I would love for you to add yourself as a follower if you haven't already and please let me know, I love to know when I have a new friend. I appreciate all your comments, they really make my day.



70 comments:

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Linda!! Wow your car was packed- but what great treasures you found!! LOVE that demijohn!! Lucky you!! All linked up- thanks for hosting! :)

Kathy said...

Wow you got a great deal, just loved hearing about your fun trip with the Mr. I've been down the blue ridge and just loved it!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

So great when you finally track down something you've been looking for - and at a price you're really happy with!

the cape on the corner said...

it looks like you did some serious shopping! fabulous!

Diann said...

Oh, it sounds (and looks) like you had a great time! I love the treasures your are sharing today and I can't wait to see more! Do you want to borrow my truck the next time you head out for some fun thrifting? :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You had a very busy 10 days. I love that Demijohn. Thanks for hosting.

Laurel said...

WOW, sounds like my kinda vacation :) Thanks for hosting, Laurel

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your demijohn is fabulous and it looks wonderful on top of the picnic baskets. Sounds like a super fun trip. Hugs, Marty

Brandi said...

So glad you enjoyed your vacation! You'll sleep well tonight!

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

So happy you had a great time on your vaca! Love the baskets in the corner with your gorgeous new demijohn for such a great price. How much more do you think you could of gotten in your trunk?

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Wow, it sounds like you had a great trip. Thrift stores, yard sales, and a flea market sound like my idea of a dream vacay. Thanks for hosting a great party.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, This is my kind of vacation!! Looks like you brought some wonderful goodies home too. I love your new demi-john and the picnic baskets.
xo,
Sherry

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You sure did a lot of treasure-hunting!!! I know you had tons of fun and can't wait to see all you found...good score on the demijohn!!! Thanks for the party!!!

Sylvia said...

Welcome back...you brought home some great eye candy! Yaaaa for the demijohn..they are hard to find too and at a great price!!!

Happy Halloween,
Sylvia

A Vintage Green said...

Thanks for hosting. I am now following your blog. Good hunting last weekend!
- Joy

raggygirlvintage said...

Loved reading about all your treasures, you're one lucky ducky!!
Tracey

hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

you got some goods...ehh? what fun. thanks for hosting! : )

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Oh you lucky girl! Great price and great finds! I want one! Thanks for hosting!
Debbie

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh that pic of your car is just hilarious!! Now THAT is a productive day!! I spy that great old ornate frame/picture in the back -- looks like a real beauty! Busy with my 2 jobs so nothing to contribute to the party this week :( but looking forward to seeing what others have done!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I spied a tobacco basket. They have really good prices on those in Asheville. They are high here. I would have gotten on if I could figure out where to put one. Great deal on the demijohn. I adore Franklin and lucky you to get to stay there. I have to stay with my son and family in Nashville and have only been to Franklin a few hours at a time. I wish I had a couple of days. Can't wait to see the rest of your loot. Does you son play for the Falcons?

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Linda, I bet you got a lot of great stuff!! I can't wait to see it all!! Thanks for hosting this great party! Glad to link up!

Honey at 2805 said...

Sounds like a fun vacation, especially returning with all those thrify finds in tow! Great price on the demijohn. Mine was $39 along with a great lesson on the color and how it relates to age, etc., etc. I have used it in decorating my Fall mantel.

Thanks for always being a gracious hostess!

Judy said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your thrifting time in Prattville...looks like I need to do a little shopping there again soon! Your trip sounds like ours from the last 2 years of doing exactly what you did....we didn't go this year but I'm hoping to go again next fall.

Man, how awful was that game Saturday? I don't want anyone to take offense, but I hate LSU! I'm not a Bama fan but I hope they tear them up in 2 weeks!

I got one of my demijohns from my mom's house when we cleaned it out 2 years ago and then I won one from Sherry at No Minimalist Here for one of her giveaways. I'm always looking for more to add to my "collection" but I'm not going to pay much....yours was a steal!

I'm heading to south Alabama this weekend for some time with my best friend....I can't wait.

Judy

mtashie said...

you are so my very best never met friend! I love your vacation! If I had put my hub through all that....I would have been dead! I can't wait to see all of your finds!

Cap Creations said...

Thank you for hosting once again. Love your picnic baskets!

We'd love for you and your readers join us over at Cap Creations for a new thrifty link up.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Glad you had fun in my neck of the woods. Hope I steered you to some good places.

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Thanks for hosting...it looks like you scored some great finds! Glad to hear you had a fun trip.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What fun! And I love the demi-john! Thanks for hosting! Happy week...hugs...Debbie

Beach House Living said...

I think I spied an oval frame. That would be my keeper!

A Vintage Vine said...

So glad you had a fun time....Love all your treasures! Thanks for hosting!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Linda, that sounds like such a fun trip! I love the DemiJohn and love that price! I am excited to see your posts about your other finds too. That car was packed full! :)

Thanks for hosting the party. It's always a lot of fun and so inspiring!

Pam

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your demijohn! So cute.....

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What goodies, Linda! I'd say the demi-john was a super deal!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love those bottles with basket wrappings and never knew the name- what a score!!!
love your party- thanks...

Karen @ Brayton Homestead

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Linda! What amazing treasures you find! :-) Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my chandeliers...after I saw it I realized that it WAS a thrifty thing I could link up! Thanks for hosting us.
Vanessa

All That Glitters said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Can't wait to see your goodies!

Jane said...

Hi Linda,
Sounds like you had a wonderful get away!! Any get away is good when you get to go treasure hunting!! I spied an old fan in your vehicle...I love those!! Look forward to seeing all you found.
Jane

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Love it when you find so much that every inch of the car is packed! Love your wicker bottle and your picnic baskets. They look so fall. Thanks for hosting the party!

Danielle

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot, Linda...excellent finds. Good thing winter is setting in so you can get going on all that stuff...hope you unpacked the car!! Hugs, Gayle.

Karen G @ It's Still Life said...

Wow, you are an amazing packer. That vehicle is loaded. glad you had fun and were able to thrift.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Look at all those great finds! Sounds like you have a wonderful time! Glad to be linking up this week.

AshTreeCottage said...

I have a couple of demi johns, but I really, really like the shape of yours!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip! LOVE your finds... I'm jealous ;) Thanks for hosting!

Gail said...

WOW your car was packed Linda. Love your new demijohn! Can't wait to see more of your finds.

Margo said...

I just saw the coolest thing in one of your photos. I believe it was a frame around around one of your light switches and dimmers. I have a thermostat in a very awkward prominent place, and I may have to use your idea to pretty it up!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Linda, what a deal on the demijohn! Oh, my, goodness! I also saw a fan and some picture frames - lucky duck! Linda

Curtains in my Tree said...

I use to love Nashville flea market

glad you had a good time , we all need a good find

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I have that same picnic basket! :) Love! the demijohn is a fantastic find. looks like a blast. Thanks so much for hosting!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Linda, thanks for hosting such a great party! Sounds like you had an awesome trip, can't wait to see more of your treasures. Love the demijohn...found one here last year....I know the happy dance :)

Dumpster Diva said...

I love your blog! I am a faithful follower of yours! I have been inspired to start my own linky party by reading all of the wonderful blogs that you and several others share! PLEASE EVERYONE, Click on over to www.dumpster-diva-mimi.blogspot.com and share your talent! I am new to blogging, my pictures are not great, but I am working on it! HELLO NEW CAMERA under the Christmas tree!

Marla and Steve said...

Great demi john. Love all your treasures.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Linda, just linked up my Flea Market Fall Sideboard, hope you're having a great week! Thanks for hosting, xo

Kahli said...

Thanks for hosting! Great treasures you found!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

That sounds like the PERFECT vacation to me! And yard sales behind your hotel too?? How lucky is that?? LOVE the demijohn!! And you got an incredible deal!! I can't wait to see what else you got!

Lou Cinda

D.E. said...

Hello
Lovely blog I'm new to your group. Love your post and that bottle. I have a thing for bottles.
visit me at www.whiteserenade.blogspot.com

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Linda...welcome home!
So glad you had fun...love all those baskets!

Pam said...

Wow, that's a lot of stuff you had there. Love the demijohn. I haven't run across one yet, but that seems to be a good price. And thanks for hosting the party again.

Sherry said...

Linda, That is how we are when we get back! It looks like you had some great finds! I forgot to mention my teapot was only $12.50 it had a few tiny, tiny chips but, it was so pretty I didn't care! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

You sure found some neat stuff! Thanks for hosting...I'm a little late...
Faye

Cottage and Broome said...

Linda, Sorry my picture posted twice said there was an error and I don't know how to delete one of them, so sorry. Look like you had a great time on your trip, Laura Cottage and Broome

Sharon, aka Bootersmom03 said...

Can't wait to see all your great finds! Thanks for hosting!

Carrie said...

Thanks for hosting!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Hi Linda...you always have the prettiest vignettes. How cute is that stack of suitcases. The demi-john is a great find. Thanks for joining my party!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Thanks for hosting the party again this week. I pulled together some of my thrifty finds this time. I just drooled when I saw the back of your car packed with all those goodies! So much fun!

Bonnie said...

You really got a deal on the Demijohn! Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Your trip sounds like a fun adventure. I would love to do the same sometime. The demijohn was a great deal. While traveling in France last month, I too found one for a great price. ;-)
Just saw one today at a local French antiques shop for $500. I paid 15 euros.
~ Sarah

jamie said...

glad you had a great trip! one huge question! how do you find barn sales? i am in nashville and i just know that i'm missing out on good sales in the country but i have no idea how to find them!

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Linda, thank you so much for sharing your awesome demijohn at the "Meet Me Monday" linky party! You always have such neat ideas and are so inspiring! It was so neat to see you on my baby party! Thank you so much! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Pamela said...

Linda love it! Also love the baskets you have it displayed on! Hope you were able to rest some and thanx for coming to party!

Diann said...

Thank you for linking up to TTF! All your baskets loks so great stacked!

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