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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bargain Shopping Again


Don't you love it when one of your favorite stores has a 2 hour only sale with up to 80% off!!!  

I have set a goal to buy at least one Christmas present a month for next year so I will be ahead of the game when it rolls around.  I found this gorgeous champagne bucket and with all the discounts and a coupon they mailed me it was only $9.49 so I bought 2.  One for a gift and one for me.  Gorgeous, I love it.

On the way home I stopped by a couple of garage sales, and found some more treasures.  These wicker and moss orbs were $2 for all 6.

An egg wreath with pretty pastel colored eggs for $1.50.

 Then another wreath for another $1.50.

 If I do a little fluffing and put the two together with a pretty bow I'll be all set for Easter.  Cute.

 I'm always on the hunt for frames and this one was only $1. too.

 I fell in love with this little bust.  He was $2. and he is so precious. (Thought it was a little girl with the ruffle collar, but thanks goodness we have some smart people in blogland.  Now I know it is a He.)

I think I did pretty good and I have my first present for next year. Yip-skip!!!!

 Two wonderful friends are coming in from out of state, so I will be playing all day tomorrow.  So much fun and I am so excited.  I'll tell you all about it later.

I am linking to the following parties:
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Junkin' Finds Friday @ A La Carte
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Flaunt It Friday @ Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

68 comments:

  1. Marty, I love all of your finds, I can't wait until the garage sales get going again. I find so much more in the spring. Check out this blog I found yesterday, in particular look at the "bust" now you know what to do to yours!
    http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2011/01/look-for-less.html

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  2. Marty, you certainly find some great treasures. If only I could get out and about and find
    some. :-( I'm sure needing some retail therapy... Whoever receives the second one as a gift is one very lucky person. hugs ~lynne~

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  3. wow, what great finds. Love how the two wreaths look together! I don't even want to step outside the door to the mailbox (it is 25 @ 11:00 a.m.here with a blustery wind) and I'm in MS!

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  4. What great finds Marty! Love the look of the wreaths together. So much fun to go thrift shopping! Have a great rest of the week. Jo in cold snowy MN

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  5. Love the gift and you found some awesome finds! It is 21 here and for the 3rd day no one is going anywhere. No mail and just staying in the house. I'm in Atlanta!

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  6. The wreaths are my favorite and as I was scrolling down I was thinking, "They would look SO good TOGETHER".....and then PRESTO- there they were!! PERFECT! I have GOT to get to a garage sale soon! Love your post!

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  7. Marty,
    It was your lucky day...love both of those wreaths and the bucket.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Marty, what a remarkable thing that the wreaths go together! Love the bust...put some pearls on her. Wish I had a garage sale to go to! ♥O

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  9. Hi Marty! Oh,you did good! I love your treasures. The silver bucket is gorgeous and your idea of combining the wreaths is genius! :) The little bust is so sweet.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Marty, what great finds and I love the Christmas present. I went thrifting yesterday and came home with two things. A disappointing thrifting trip. Have fun and enjoy your day with your friends tomorrow.

    Gail

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  11. Bargains and treasures - oh, my! You did a great job on your shopping trip.
    ~Adrienne~

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  12. Wow! Great finds Marty!! I really want to get one of those fancy champagne buckets!!

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  13. Great finds, Marty! Love the champagne bucket and the frame. The wreath idea is a good one and one that I use, too. It can really beef up a wreath, plus you get to add a little more interest with two different ones.

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  14. I was thinking about visiting GW today...after reading your post I won't be able to get into the car fast enough! Hope I find some great treasure too. Love the wreaths put together and the bust.

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  15. LOVE that silver champagne bucket! Mind if I ask where you found it for that price? I recently bought an antique one and my daughter loved it, so one might make a great gift for her, too!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  16. I love all your pretties and a head start on Christmas is always a plus. Have fun.

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  17. You always find the best things for the best deals. I need to shop with you. :)

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  18. WOW! you really got some good deals.
    Have fun with your company.Take pictures.

    Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  19. Marty!!! GREAT finds!!! I NEVER find stuff THAT FAB! I LOVE it all! I linked up to your Party! YAY! Fineally!

    blessings!
    xoxokara

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  20. Hi Marty. Great finds - especially the silver champagne bucket. Whta a deal! I'll look forward to bargain shopping when we thaw out here in the snowy deep south (where it never snows!). Linda

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  21. Great bargains Marty! I love that champagne bucket so pretty! The wreath is gonna look so cute for easter. Have a good day!

    ~Allyson~

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  22. I would love to have a jump on Christmas - I never seem to get mine even started until December! You found some great deals and I simply love that champagne bucket!

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  23. Yipee, what fabulous finds! I love being ahead of the game :-)

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  24. The Champagne buckets are fabulous, and I love the two wreaths together! Great job. Paula <3

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  25. You do find the best finds....see you soon!!!

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  26. You must be able to "smell" a great deal !! Wow, I'm impressed. All of your finds are wonderful, and I look forward to seeing the beautiful vignettes you create with your new treasures! Enjoy your day!

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  27. Marty, You find so many wonderful items on your shopping sprees! I'm jealous of your good fortunes! It's dead up here in NYC area for garage sales or estate sales..of course we just had another snowstorm! Can't wait to see your next treasure.

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  28. Marty,
    What great buys on some truly fantastic things!! I am so jealous!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  29. Marty,
    Great bargain hunting! You made me laugh out loud. . .because apparently we Christmas shop the same way. . .a gift from my list, one for me! HA! Believe me, I do understand! ! !

    The wreaths put together look too darn cute. The French bust you found is a male. . .there's also a female. Be on the look out! I have the pair. First anniversary gift "Mr. Ed" bought for me. . .wasn't that sweet!

    Enjoy your company.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  30. Hi Marty!
    I want to go shopping with you. I cannot believe the treasures you manage to find and the prices you pay! You are good girl, really good!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  31. I like all your finds...these are things I would have brought home, too....

    Betty @ Country Charm

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  32. Wonderful finds Marty. I love the champagne bucket.

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  33. You did great! I love the champagne bucket and it is nice to see I'm not the only one that buys "one for a gift and one for me"!

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  34. Love the champagne bucket! Can't believe you got it for that.. I have a vintage one but payed alot more. Someone is going to be lucky getting that for Christmas!

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  35. Girl, you found some major finds! Those are awesome. Where on earth do you live where garage sales can be held this time of year. It is FREEZING here and we are up to our eyeballs in snow. I love the silver piece too. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments. You are always a breath of fresh air!

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  36. Hi Marty!
    What fabulous finds, a great start to the year! The egg wreath is SO CUTE and will be great after your 'fluffing'. You're quite right, the little boy is precious.

    Now apology time...you left me the sweetest comment the other day - but I think I must have accidently deleted it [aaargh} So sorry :o(
    Hugs
    Rose H

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  37. Those champagne buckets are incredible Marty! You are pretty smart to grab deals for gifts ahead of time. I love the wreaths too!

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  38. Marty, What a deal on the champagne buckets and they are fabulous. I'll be glad when spring comes around so our garage sale season starts. You found some great things.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  39. Can I STROLL through the stores with you sometime? Seriously, you find the best stuff!

    I love the way you put those two wreaths together. That looks fantastic.

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  40. Great finds! I love those champagne buckets! Swoon.

    Cristina from ohmyohme.com

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  41. Marty, love the champagne bucket and all your other great finds. I so want to get out and go thrifting. Cabin fever is setting in. I could not live where it snows all the time.

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  42. Oh, WOW! Marty, what wonderful finds! I so love how you fluffed the 2 wreaths together.

    I hope that you, Karen, Cindy, Jamie & Ceekay have a wonderful time ... please give my very best to all.

    Have a beautiful eve ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

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  43. you know, that was so clever to put the two wreaths together...I may just have to "borrow" that idea one of these days :)

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  44. Marty, what wonderful finds! I'm soooo jealous!Hope you're staying warm!

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  45. Now thats some good shopping Marty! Great idea to plan ahead too. I actually have a "gift closet" too and I buy things on sale or great gifts, and keep them for birthday's or Christmas. I keep them all together so I don't forget where I put them!
    Enjoy our nice weather!
    Rainey

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  46. Oh Marty, that is incredible! I am wishing I could find things like you do! Enjoy your day tomorrow!

    Nancy

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  47. Marty,

    I love everything you found. The bust is so cute and the Christmas gift you bought is beautiful!

    Have fun with your friends!
    Kathy

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  48. Marty,
    Beautiful bucket. Kim at Savvy has a pretty one, too. I might just have to start on my hunt for one!!!

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  49. Marty, you did so good! Those champagne buckets are gorgeous!! Lucky you and luck recipient! And the bust! Love HIM!!

    Have fun with your guests!

    Lou Cinda

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  50. Wow Marty, you found a ton of good deals. I don't blame you for picking up two of the buckets. They are very pretty. I have an old one that I just love and use it all the time. I'm sure you'll whip together a fabulous center piece with it! :)

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  51. You found more treasures, Marty. Great finds!...Christine

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  52. SCORE!!! Ohhhh Marty you done good girlfriend! I've been wanting to find a champagne/wine bucket like that for awhile but alas none remotely in that price range around here. And I would'nt think of putting those two wreaths together but they look great that way! And the little BOY bust is too cute! You know how much I love those *winks* Vanna

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  53. I need to start shopping with you Marty, great bargains. Enjoy the time with your guests.

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  54. Very good deals... wish I had time to garage sales a little. Great find on the champagne buckets too.

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  55. Okay, I need to find a store like that one!! I only find deals like that at Goodwill! Love the ice bucket and frame! Have a great day!

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  56. I awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award. I hope you will come by and pick it up and read what I wrote about your awesome blog. Thanks.

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  57. OH!!! I love love LOVE that egg wreath!!! Great finds, Marty!

    p.s. 50% off everything at the Goodwill this Saturday!!!! :)

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  58. Wow! I want to live where you live! I've never heard of such a sale.... And, that champagne bucket! WOW! I would be thrilled! I've seen so many vintage ones out there in Bloglandia....purchased for a song... I've never even seen one at a sale. Dang!

    Huggies!
    Spencer

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  59. Omigosh Marty! You scored HUGE! My faves are those champagne buckets - and not one, but TWO! You lucky duck. Everything else is awesome too, including that little boy bust (I thought it was a girl too)!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  60. Marty, I am in love with all of your finds! You always find the best stuff on your adventures!

    {{HUGS}}

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  61. Marty I have been looking for two ice buckets like the one you found, you really did get some good bargains, but you always do!!hugs Kathysue

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  62. I am going to become your new best friend so that I will be the recipent of that beautiful silver ice bucket!!! Good finds

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  63. Thanks for linkin' up those bargains Marty! I can't believe you scored 6 decor balls for just two bucks! How do you do it?

    Jane
    FF

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  64. Ouuu I love all the goodies you found!
    I have a champagne bucket like that I used for my feather tree this past Christmas.
    I put the trunk inside and filled it with antique bulbs and it was a great display piece! Not sure what I will do with it now that its empty!

    Smiles, Dolly

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  65. Hi, Marty. I hope you are enjoying your company! Love the idea of putting those two wreaths together. Great finds!

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