Monday, February 22, 2010

Gotta Love A Good Bargain!

I love to find junk I can make into treasure!
I found these tiles at my favorite consignment shop. I wouldn't necessarily call them junk, I thought they were pretty cool! But someone didn't want them, thank goodness! I applied them to my wall behind the sink. This area is always getting dirty, so the tiles will help keep it clean and add some color.
Around Christmas I found all of these old utensils at the same consignment shop. I bought two of each, one for me, one for the Dirt Queen. Then we found some old rakes, and hung them on the prongs to display them.
I always find some really cute things at our local Dollar General. I found this welcome sign there the other day. I got another one that is very similar, except it says "Spring". When Spring finally arrives I will hang it up.
I also found these cute wreaths at Dollar General for $8! One is a watering can.....
...and the other is a dragonfly! I just loved them!
I also got these two for a good bargain....FREE!! They have finally become best buds! They snuggle together, play together, and eat together. I was wondering if Kiki would ever take to Peaches, but clearly she has since she is resting her head on her! Aren't they sweet!

20 comments:

Nezzy said...

I just love the splash back behind your sink and your cookin' utensils. I'm lovin' that rustic look. I'm a rustic sorta gal. Your kitties look like they may be plannin' a coo....I'd keep a close eye on 'em. Heeehehe!

God bless and have a glorious day!!!

Susie said...

After seeing your door wreaths I'm wondering if I need to make a quick trip to Dollar General. You never know what you are going to find there.

Love the tiles. They look really cute behind your sink.

Becca's Dirt said...

Love your new cat. Glad Kiki let's her live there. What a nice find on the wreaths. Dollar General has such cute stuff on the cheap.

Neuroscientist 1: KMG said...

I love your images!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Kiki and Peaches are so cute!!! I like your bargains...the tiles are really cool and the antique tools look great for gardeners also!!!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

You have a good eye for treasures! The idea of using an old rake as a rack is great!

Bangchik said...

Call them junks, or recycles or whatever, as long as they are handy, functioning and serve the purpose well, they are real treasures!! ~ bangchik (temporary keeper of Bilbo.. now he is homesick! haha...)

Debbie's Garden said...

Look how sweet Peaches and Kiki are all snuggled up together!!!
The tiles are awesome! What a great find, they look good with your paint too. Meant to be!

Darla said...

Someone hit the jackpot!!!

Kim and Victoria said...

I'm so impressed by your bargain finds! Nice! Really like the utensils and tiles.

Your kittys are adorable.

FlowerLady said...

I LOVE your tiles and think they look good with your decor. I also love old kitchen utensils, you've displayed yours nicely. ~ Your two freebie girls are definitely sweet keepers. Enjoy.

FlowerLady

RainGardener said...

Glad to see you're back!!! And lookin' good too. Like your new header. Looks like you find really great treasures for great prices. Maybe I should jaunt down to Alabama and go shopping with you. People around here have come to the definite conclusion that their junk is worth a lot!!! LOL
Love your babies you got for FREE. Good price and look at all the lovin' and entertainment ya get out of them.

Ginger said...

you got another kitty??? where have I been?! You know I have a 2 kitty/1 dog household, and just love it :)

Lisa Blair said...

What a cute little kitty! Looks like Peaches and Kiki are getting along together just fine!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I love the display of your great finds. How cute are those wreaths and a welcome to spring.

Dirt Princess said...

Nezzy I am glad you like mu junk!

Susie I go to the Dollar Store all the time! You never know what you will find there!

Tatyana I have seen the rake used for a necklace holder, garden utensils, etc.

Bangchik I love to "re-purpose" itmes!

RG you would be in heaven here!!! We have tons of junk! LOL!!

Ginger, Peaches was a stray. I found her at my job. She is only a few months old. Now I am in your boat! LOL!!

Jennifer Frazier said...

I think Dollar General gets roughly 1/2 of my annual income! I have not seen these particular things at my DG...I will be looking. They do have some pretty mini-garden flags though for only $1.50. Those things are $5 and up everywhere else! I love to repurpose "junk" too. As a matter of fact I need to finish some junk projects before the weather breaks. Loved your ideas!

Carla said...

Bargains bargains everywhere:) Love your finds:)

Green Iris said...

Those tiles are awesome! I can't imagine someone getting rid of them. You really have a unique and distinct look! I've found some stuff at Goodwill from time to time but you've convinced me to check out DG too!

Green Iris said...

I had to come back and say your kitties are precious! I am a cat person. They are such fun, aren't they?

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