Diamonds In The Rough~Treasures Week 7

For those of you that don't know, Diamonds In The Rough! is my weekly summer feature that chronicles my garage sale and thrift store finds. I then transform them and show you what I made or used the treasures for.

I was unable to go to garage sales on Friday because I had one myself. We did really well and sold just about everything. It is so cleansing to get rid of things in my home that I no longer want or need. Since I create so much 'stuff', I need a good cleansing or two!

Okay, then Saturday arrives with cold and rain. I guess I can be thankful that our garage sale was beautiful sunny warm weather. But I went out anyway.  I got a like new air conditioner for my daughter's apartment for a song. The people that I bought it from said that they only used it one 24 hour period because their central A/C went out. It will be perfect for her apartment and I had purchased another one that was used only one month from a doctor on Craiglist. These are small one room window units but they were packaged in their original boxes and looked brand new. So these two should cool her whole tiny apartment.

On to the fun pictures. Remember this NEW recliner that I bought at a last week garage sale for only $30 for my daughter's new apartment?

Well, I found a nice accent pillow (One that I didn't have to make) for this chair. The lady said that it was silk and was custom made for her and cost her $50. Both sides of the pillow look like this too. Very much quality. The lady used it for a while then was 'over it'. I bought it for this chair for...are you ready?

...for only $1

So for that price, I don't care if my daughter ruins it.

Yes, most of the treasures I bought, but not all, were for my daughter...

And I keep saying that I am going to quit buying for her apartment but I keep finding great bargains just right for her space!

Found these rugs for my daughter's kitchen, $4 for both.
Large area rug for my daughter's living room, $3.

Two (2) cream colored woven fabric roman shades, $5 each for my daughter's bedroom.
A beautiful old blue and white covered serving dish, only $4, I couldn't pass it up.
Look at all the wonderful patina age has given it!
A really sweet and well made trellis for my gardens, $4

Other friends and neighbors put things in my garage sale on Friday. When it's over, I donate the remainder of the unsold items to charity. This bowl was an item that was leftover from a neighbor. She said that I could keep it and so I thought it would be good to use it to display my vintage Christmas ornaments that I got last week at a garage sale. Imagine it with some sparkle-ly Christmas tree tinsel coming out of the bowl too. Maybe I can find that at a garage sale before it's time to display?
The heavy cut glass bowl adds sparkle to the display of vintage ornaments. Is it Christmas yet?
This neighbor also gave me these two (2) sets of four (4) cappuccino cups and saucers.
The box shows them as black but they are all white.

I plan on finding a chandelier and using these to make it look something like this...

 Which brings me to this beauty!
This teapot is so adorable but didn't sell in my garage sale, so my neighbor gave it to me. Remember this lamp that I just made using garage sale items a few weeks ago?
Today I found a perfect size and NEW lampshade for $1 to make another one out of this newly acquired teapot. The lampshade has a golden shimmer weave that compliments the gold edge on the teapot as well as the yellow roses.

Yep, another project, but this will be for sale when I get it done since I already have one. More cleansing right? Not bad for a rainy cold day! Thanks for dropping by.
NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Wow, you found a ton of bargains, your daughter is going to be thrilled. Love your pretty bowl and teapot also. Great treasures. Hugs, marty

  2. What a fantastic bowl you found, Terry! I love all your finds! Those shades are fantastic and your daughter is going to have the best looking apartment.

  3. I am drooling over the vintage ornaments......

  4. What fantastic deals you've come across.
    Can't wait to see your chandy when it's all done.
    Love the tea pot lamp.

  5. You found a treasure trove of bargains. Good for you!

  6. Wow! You did great! Don't you just LOVE garage sales???? =)


  7. You found some wonderful treasures.I love your pretty tea pot. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  8. The blue transferware casserole is a FABULOUS find! I so would have purchased that if I had gotten there before you. But I'm glad to know you rescued it and brought it to a good home. Thanks for sharing and practicing the art of thrifting! ~CJ

  9. great scores! can't wait to see what you do with those!

  10. Terry, such great finds! Btw, I love your new blog look, especially the header :) Thanks for joining us at the CBPH.

  11. You always find great treasures during your hunts :) Love the covered serving dish. Bet your daughter is really happy with all her new stuff! Thanks for sharing this at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.


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