Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Thrifty Weekend

Being a HUGE bargain hunter/trash to treasure kind of person, I always enjoy seeing what people have gotten and what they do with their treasures, so I thought I would show you my weekend's pickins. I paid $7.00 for the little wooden cart (my husband assured me that he couldn't make it for that, so I went for it), and $7.00 for the big pear because I've had my eye on one of those for a long time and I had just gotten my "allowance". Otherwise, everything was 20c to 1.99.

Most of the white dishes made their way into my built in hutch and will make it into a later post. The little cart is still waiting for its treatment. I just don't know what color to paint it. I want it to sit on my front porch full of pumpkins, gourds, leaves, etc. for Fall and then greens or something for Christmas. Any ideas?

The black colander needed nothing but washing and then we could put in some fresh-from-the- garden tomatoes and apples (well, from someone's garden).
The little white dish looks adorable with mini pumpkins in it

I spray painted the cake plate black and set the pear on it. I don't think it will stay like that as I really want one of those blueish pumpkins on it. The pear just doesn't stand
out enough either. So I'll do some work on that and maybe it will show up in a later post.

Today my daughter and her husband brought the twins down to spend the day with us. We went out to a pumpkin patch and picked up some beauties!! (Now why didn't I pick up one more of the bluey pumpkins?)

There's nothing like pumpkins to give a porch a welcoming, Fall look!

And a pile of them on the table looks so festive!

Oh - and thank you little men for helping Nana pick out some GREAT pumpkins!!


  1. Thanks for entering my giveaway on Karla's site!!! I am now following your blog too!!! :)


  2. The pear is my favorite!! Though, I agree, now that I am looking at the picture, it's too much the same color as the stand...