Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's Blue Monday and Today's Thrifty Treasures

Blue Monday

go on over to smilin' Sally's for more Blue Monday treasures.



Southern Hospitality

Thanks for hosting ladies!!!

Here is a little shiny blue jewelry, made by one of my vendors.

The blue crocheted cross is one my Mom made.

I stand corrected: This is a tatted cross.
(I just confused it with one my Mom made.)
Thank you Ruby. =0))

A fun book, "the Scented Room".
All kinds of potpourri mixes, and oils.
Beautiful pictures inside too.

How about some vintage "stained" glass form the 70's.

And an old blue tool box.

Now how is that for variety on a Blue Monday.

OK now here are my thrifty treasures.

No, this is not a mistake.
This pile of old tool boxes was free. That is pretty thrifty.....

Here is the story behind all these boxes.
A huge old warehouse, divided into 3 huge dirty old yucky rooms.
I mean really dirty, yucky, dusty, greasy dirty rooms.
I loved it!!
On the far left was a
'free' area.
That's where i got these.

Now I know some of you wonder what on earth i will do with these.
Well, I love rusty, and rustic,
so i may just leave them.
or... I may turn them in to something else!!
We'll see. =0))

In the center room were rows and rows of tables
with tools, and this and that and everything.
We could have spent two days there going through them all.

The fella said just throw some things in a box and he'd give us a good deal.
Well.. someone elses idea of a good deal, and my idea, are not always the same,
so i always do a 'test' box.
If that's is a good deal, then i keep shopping.
If not, i thank them kindly and leave.
(that's my shopping tip today). =0))

Well, you tell me, is $1 a box a good deal??

You bet it is!!

These are 2 of my boxes.
I was so excited i took the pics while they
were in the car so i could show you this morning.
I'll set all 6 boxes up later and let you see all my goodies!!

In the bottom of this old tool box are frames,
rutly scissors, knobs and hinges.

And well, in these boxes a there are a multitude of things
i cannot even remember till i get them out.

How's that for thrifitn'?? =0))

Blessings on your day, and lots of smiles and good thriftin'.

barbara jean


Sue said...

At $1.00 per box, I think you made MORE than a great deal! You found such a variety of stuff- can't wait to see what your inventiveness brings to the transformation process!
:-) Sue

SmilingSally said...

You certainly have shown a diverse display of beautiful blues. Good shopping, too! Happy Blue Monday.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Blue Monday! Thanks for sharing your blues today. Have a lovely week.


Sarah said...

Barb, thanks for sharing the blue and the thrifty treasures. I have a copy of THE SCENTED ROOM. It's a lovely book. I, too, am looking forward to the Rooster Party. Thanks for the visit to Hyacinths. Hope to see you again. I'll be back here for more visits.

Becky K. said...

I used to make stained glass. A neighbor taught my brother and I. That was in the 70's. It was fun, as I recall. I like your blue piece.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Coloradolady said...

What a lovely cross, so delicate looking. Your thrifted treasures look much like the things I gather to re purpose...that is so fun! Have a great Blue Monday.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love the blues you selected to share with us today. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Love the rusty stuff and the clocks.

Come for a visit.
Its So Very Cheri

ClassyChassy said...

Hmmmmm - lots of stuff in them there boxes - makes me wonder why you can never get enough accomplished!?!? I know you will figure out what to do with each and every item!!!

Ruby said...

Love the blue and the thrifty finds. What a deal. The cross looks tatted to me?? It is gorgeous anyway. Happy Blue Monday.

Terry said...

Happy Monday
WOW that is an awesome shopping tip !
I loved all the rusty boxes they remind me of going thru my Dad's
sheds and storage buildings .
Blessings to you for the rest of the week.
Big Hugs
Happy Trails

Kitty Scraps said...

Oh wow Miz Barbara Jean, I can't imagine what you're going to do with all your thrifty $1/box finds! I can't wait to see everything you ended up with *smiles* And those free tool boxes! I adore free *smiles*

Susie Q said...

Pouting AND sulking...we never have those 'round here--sweet finds!

Drawn to The Sea said...

You sure can pack a lot of fun into a post :-)

Happy Day!