Thursday, November 3, 2011

French Grainsack Giveaway - GW - Yard SAles

Just a reminder that the French Grainsack Pillow giveaway is still going on.  Just click here to read all about it and to enter to win.  It is so stunning, you really will love it if you win.

Now onto this weeks treasures.  I didn't find much at GW, but I did find some real treasures at the yard sales.

GW was having their 1/2 off day and it was a zoo, I didn't look too long,but I did find a bag of rafia and rope orbs marked $4.99, so for $2.50 they came home with me.   Great textures and colors.

 I went to a couple of yard sales.  The first one I found this really pretty oval frame for $1.00.  Love the color and the detail.

 She also had this little brass planter complete with styrofoam for $.50.  Always a great accessory, and the swirl design on the bottom is really pretty.

 The next yard sale had the best stuff.  Some really lovely furniture, if I had 2 inches for anything, she had some really pretty things.  Most of her things were definitely more on the designer side.  She did have a couple of things that I couldn't pass up.  I love faux flowers and especially the really large, really nice ones.  She had a group of 3 stems that were perfect, and for $3.00 they were mine.

I love the soft camel colors of all of these, and this is such a lovely and huge hydrangea.

 Another one that has some gold and clear glitter on it.  Perfect for the Christmas season when you want a little bling.

 See the clear and gold glitter on this one also.  So pretty. Now I am almost positive these are like some I just saw at Michaels that were either $4.99 or $6.99 each.  I think the bunch for $3. was a super bargain.

 She also had 2 fabulous Frenchy placemats.  This first one shows a winery.

 This one is of a restaurant.  They were $1.00 each because she had washed them and they shrunk a little bit.

I think they are fabulous and I am thinking about taking the tops off and making them into pillows.  What do you think?  What would you do with them?  Really kind of fun don't you think!!!!

I am linking to the following parties:

Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous


  1. You found some great deals! I think it's a great idea to make pillows with the placemats!


  2. Some really great finds, Marty. I know you will do something beautiful with them.

  3. Those certainly are some good bargains. Those large flower stems are very pretty and I know for sure that you did good on getting those so inexpensively. They can add up fast when doing an arrangement. The french style placemats are cute. They would be cute turned into pillows like you suggested. You could even frame them!

  4. You got some great deals! I agree about making pillows out of the placemats - think they would be pretty.

  5. Got to love yard sales. I think making pillows of the placemats is brilliant.

  6. I never would've thought of pillows, but that would be perfect. So enjoy your blog.

  7. I would definatly make pillows with those beauties. You found lots of lovely stuff.. Yard sales here are slim .. Maybe folks will start having basement sales soon.

  8. Great finds, Marty. I especially like the placemats. Since there are only two, I think making pillows is a great idea!!


  9. Wow, Marty, you've been finding some great things! Love the orbs; they go so great everywhere. Love those placemats! They would make nice pillows ~ that's a good idea. Maybe even taken apart {so they are not so thick} and framed.

  10. Wonderful finds Marty! When I first saw the placemats I thought instantly of pillows. Or even a tablerunner with some muslin or light colored burlap in between. Love the looks of them! Thank you for sharing this with all of us at
    TTF and have a great weekend!

  11. Marty,
    Great finds! We sold those hydrangea in the store last year for $6 ~ $8 each! I agree...from French placemats to Frenchy pillows!Thanks for sharing your bargains!!!

  12. I would absolutely make pillows-they are great.

  13. You found some great things this week. Love those orbs and what a fabulous price!

    I like your idea to make pillows with the placemats. You are so talented they will look wonderful.

  14. Hi Marty, you have awesome ideas that just suprises me! I want to know how do I get the rafia and rope orbs u spoke about on your page????