Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thrifty Goodies

Last week I went to a few of my favorite Thrifty stores looking for a glass pitcher. I came across one for $7.99. I thought the asking price was a little much for a used pitcher. Sometimes you can find good deals and sometimes not. So I put down the pitcher.
As I was browsing along, I seen this little end table. Not much wrong with it at all. Just some old varnish that needed to be sanded and redone. Nothing my hubby couldn't do. After all, he did redo the top of my vintage desk I got last spring.......in the pouring rain! Hey when you want something, weather does not matter, lol!

So what do you think? Do you think my husband did a good job or what?




My dear husband, sanded it, stained it, and put a satin finish on it. I preferred not to high gloss this one but now I don't know if I like the satin finish either. I'll have to keep that in mind for my hubby's next projects in the future. But don't you just love the ornate legs of the end table. So pretty I think. I can tell that my taste is moving more into traditional looking furniture. If it looks like something coming from grannies house, than I like it, lol.
And the best part of it all was the price I paid for this little gem. Your not going to believe it............$8.99. It was almost the same price the glass pitcher.
Also just real quick, my husband and I do a lot of entertaining. So when I seen this cheese holder, I grabbed it. This was $6.99. I wasn't real happy with the price either but, I know that we will use it a lot. Cheese is suppose to be served at room temperature. Now that I have a cover, the cheese won't look all dried out and unappetizing. In fact, I could probably use another one.
I washed this in the dishwasher. I would advise you not to. I would hand wash it very well with warm soapy water. After it is air dried, apply mineral oil to the teak wood. It will do wonders for the wood. Your not suppose to use vegetable oil or olive oil because it could go rancid with time. This holds true to all of your cutting boards as well. =)

Well that was my thrifty goodies! I hope you enjoyed my post. And please stop back by for a visit and leave a comment. I would love to hear from all of you. And that way, I'll be able to leave a comment on your blog as well. If you haven't yet added yourself to my list of followers, I would be delighted if you would. Have a great day!

18 comments:

  1. Great finds! I found come cool stuff at GW Boutique (aka: Goodwill) for a few dollars$..Love to find thrifty goodies!

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  2. Anne darling, you did well shopping that fine day. The table is absolutely gorgeous; I do prefer a satin finish over gloss. The ornate legs are divine and the price, Oh well can’t go wrong there, not at all. The cheese plate is darling also. I need to take you along shopping with me you have good taste.

    Enjoy them in good health.

    Duchess xx

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  3. Anne, the table looks great and it is an antique. Your husband did a great job on it. Your cheese holder is going to be great when you entertain. The table was the best buy of the two. Have a great day. Madeline

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  4. Ooh, the table is divine!

    I have been looking for a cheese dome, myself. Good find!

    XXDenise

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  5. WOW! you are always finding the nicest things for such reasonable prices! I love the table!! :)

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  6. I'm so glad to know all of you Thrifty Shop ladies...and especially glad that you came to see me at my blog.

    I gave a dollar for a cheese dome just like that at a Church rummage sale. I had no idea cheese needed to be served room temp...does that mean leave it in all the time or just during a party??

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  7. Darling thanks for visiting me and the sweet comments, I love your visits. The bblack hat is stunning, I agree, I like the white too and the red...Oh! Lord which one I don't like, can't tell!!

    See you soon

    Duchess xx

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  8. Oh Annie, way better than a pitcher. What a find. I love the stain and the finish that DH did on the table. Give him a special dinner for that job. He deserves it for sure. I would love it if you pop over and sign up to follow my blog as well if you have not done so. I love to get updates on teh posts as they are done. Have a wonderful day. Country hugs and love you, Sherry

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  9. Your hub did a fab job on that table.. I also love your new cheese holder.. if you ever get tired of them you can send them my way ;->

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  10. Hi Anne, You found a lovely bargain piece that your husband really enhanced! It has such a pretty inlay on its scalloped top. Thanks for stopping by to visit.
    :-) Sue

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  11. Thanks for stopping by Anne, and please do stop by and say hello to Stefanie. She has a beautiful little blog over there. You can click on the graphic on my blog where I posted, it will take you right to her site. Have a wonderful blessed day. Please stop by for Pink Saturday. Country Hugs and Love, Sherry

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  12. Wow Annie,what a great job hubby did on that table. I love the top on it, so pretty !
    Oh and thanks for stopping by today . I will follow you !

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  13. Thank you darling, I share my awards with you, you inspire me and encourage me, thank you for visiting me daily and for the kind words.

    Have a great weekend.

    Duchess xx

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  14. Your table looks great and you must have a special husband to fix your orphan furniture for you. Don't you just love thrift stores. So much fun hunting for that great bargain.

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  15. Oh Anne, that table is so pretty. Your husband did a great job on the finish. $8.99 are you kidding me?!! Thank you so much for stopping by. The little 'Junie bird nest' is about 20 miles up a canyon from where I live. We have 40acres up there.
    Smiles,
    June

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  16. That tabel is gorgeous...your hubby did a great job refinishing it for you. I love the satin finish!
    Sherry

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  17. Good afternoon Anne, You have certainly found yourself some wonderful treasure. I especially love that darling little table. Mike did such a great job on it! I think you should send him over here. LOL

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  18. I totally LOVE that table..I got one something like that at a vintage store
    years ago.. I just LOVE mine..

    smiles,

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