Friday, March 19, 2010

This Week's Treasure Hunt

First up I would like to make mention of a new blog which I came across today. I am so excited to be following this blog and am looking forward to all the inspirational projects that will be revealed over time. The blog belongs to Kristine and is called The Painted Hive Please make sure you pay a visit and welcome Kristine to blog land:o)


When I feel in need of a little pick-me-up, I take myself off to my favourite used goods store where I hunt for treasures. It is only a small shop but I always seem to manage to come home with a few goodies and, the best part, I never spend much at all.






I have been on the look-out for a white throw/cover for our bed and found this one by Hilton in mint condition for $8




This lamp is going to come up a treat with a coat of white paint and a new shade.








You may remember a pear I bought which I painted white. Well, I found 3 more, YAY!


These 3 starfish were cheap as chips.



I was a bit hesitant about this picture as it's not really what I'm into, but I liked the framed and for $3 thought what the heck. Then I turned it over and saw the original price....


YIKES! Who would pay that???


This treasure box caught my eye as soon as I walked up to the store window. My daughter is going to love it but it will have to stay hidden at the back of my wardrobe until her birthday in May. (I'm just busting to show her!)

33 comments:

. said...

Fantastic little treasures found again Ange..unbelievable!! And strangely enough I have the same jewelery box as the one you purchased..it was given as a gift from my sister for my 30th bday..I think it came from the store Tree of Life. I dont use it much anymore..but you have inspired me to do something with it???
cant wait to see how you lamp turns out...good skills again darling x

. said...

p.s Tried to click onto Kirstins link you provided..but it doesnt work?

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, Great finds..I agree $3 is worth a punt even if you don't end up using it, and certainly much more respectable than the original price!!Would be cute in a stylish laundry maybe?? Can't wait to see the transformations, cheers Katherine

donna...@d.reyne's said...

The lamp intriques me...can't wait to see it when you have completed it.
It looks like you have a wonderful treasure store to shop in.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Ange, YOu certainly have an eye for style with a bargain price tag! Your coverlet is stunning! It looks beautiful on your bed. Doesn't the weave make you swoon?
I can't get over the lovely pieces you found. I need to shop where you do!
So nice to come across your fabulous blog, today.
Yvonne

Julie Johnson said...

Beautiful finds!! I love your style. I've been hunting for a cake pedestal and cover...gorgeous. Your daughter will be thrilled!
Julie

Creamy White said...

Good for you Ange on you new treasures!!! And the box? Wow, I can't imagine how happy your daughter will be...Is it Domeca? Did I spell it right? Beautiful... have a lovely weekend,
:-) Li

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Ange. Thanks so much for the mention of my new blog, The Painted Hive. It's so exciting to see my name somewhere other than on my own site! I've had some wonderful feedback already. I love your white throw. I've been looking for one too though I don’t think I could compete with the $8 bargain you found!
http://thepaintedhive.blogspot.com.

Tina said...

Ange! You always find the best treasures, you will have to give us some tips on finding such wonderful things my dear! I love all of your treasures, especially your bed throw and how cute are your starfish!! Your daughter is going to love that gorgeous treasure box:) Wishing you a wonderful weekend and enjoy your new lovelies ~ Tina x

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what wonderful things you have found. Surely that treasure box didn't come from your favourite used goods store. It is fabulous
Alison

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi there,
I went to Kristen's blog. What a great place to see and such a talented lady. And look at all of your finds! I knew you'd paint the pears white :) The little box is beautiful. I also looked at your other post that shows all of the furniture to recover. That's my house too.lol. I havn't bought anything,! until I get 90% of what I have, covered and out the door! I won't even go to the store. I know I'm missing out on tons of good stuff! But the volume of what I had is going down. (3 more sofas in the garage to cover) he he :)
Hubby's so sweet and understanding about it.
Well, ttyl
Kelly

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

I adore retail therapy..and even better when it is a DELIGHTFUL price. I love the cake stand and cover. There is something about featuring a sweet on a pedestal...it is darling. I went over to Kristen's blog. I am such a firm believer in following and featuring newbies...it is ever so refreshing and a wonderful way to meet new friends.

Cheers~
e

The Pink Poodle said...

hi Gorgeous Ange...

MMM!!...what is this USED Goods store??

sounds & from what you bought...
IS AWESOME!!

I CANNOT wait to see what you do with the lampshade & hey...ya got that right ... who would pay that price for that print???

Love ya blog girl...(just wish i was more professional with mine...know what I want to do..but too old & computer silly to do it..grrr grrr!!)...

xx andrea

McCarthy Designs said...

You have found some awesome things. Your daughter will love that beautiful box. xx

Jules said...

you found some fantastic items! one of my favorite things to do is scour through thrift shops and find things to re-paint or spruce up. it seriously makes me happy :) thanks for stopping by my blog!

xo - julie
www.bellemaison23.com
www.modernchichome.com

Deb said...

Oh such lovely treasures! I especially love the lamp, can't wait to see it after the makeover! Deb

Sally J said...

Hi Ange, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment (www.divinedistractions.blogspot.com) This is a fairly new endeavor for me, but I must say, that it has been great fun. Part of the fun is meeting amazing, decorating-loving people like you. I love your blog...I'm a treasure hunter from way back, and I love what you have done with your finds. Thanks again!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You really hit the jackpot! I especially love the little box.

Kerry said...

Hey Ange,
thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog. I think you're very right about us having similar taste...love everything in your post. You know about the pears but I have a lovely silver box a bit like that as well! Great bedcover..$8...get out of here! The cake stand is beautiful too. Can see that I'm going to be spending a bit of time over here!

Struggler said...

Agreed, these are wonderful finds! I actually quite like the little beach huts, but at that price, no, certainly not!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Great finds ... love the throw.

A Room For Everyone said...

Wow! Amazing finds. I've got to get out there and find these little shops..Rachaelxx

Janean said...

such fun treasures! can't wait to see everything painted white and crisp!!!!!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Cool loot - you did good!!

A-M said...

Spectacular finds!... you clever thing... you have such an eye... you should be hiring yourself out as a treasure hunter! A-M xx

Kerri said...

Hi Ange,
Just found your blog via A-M, and so glad I did! My shed is bulging with garage sale finds and junk shop goodies, so I'm thrilled to find a fellow treasure hunter's blog.
Look forward to seeing what lovelies you have in store for us.
Have a great weekend,
Kerri x

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

how gorgeous are those little pears, really like those!!
alicia

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Hi Ange! Lots of Beautiful finds!! Love all of it! Gorgeous treasure box! Your daughter will Love it I'm sure! That bed cover is really pretty too!

I added you as a friend on FB.. :) We walked on the beach last night ( we live within a short walking distance) & I took little video clips with my phone..

Thanks for the very sweet compliments on my living room! It is a very calm & relaxing place to just sit... I really need to do a post! My blog has been very neglected..

Hope you guys have a Beautiful Weekend!
Big Hugs ~ Teresa

Sarah said...

you made some great finds!

Brabourne Farm said...

Hi Ange

You really do have the most amazing ability to find fabulous things - love every one of your latest finds. Leigh

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Ange. Hope you see this comment...I've just given you a Sunshine Award. Feel free to check it out on my blog! Thanks so much for being so supportive of my new blog.
Kristine

Jeanne said...

WOW! I would say you were very lucky indeed Ange...great finds!

chandelier magic said...

Great finds - great post.

Makes me want to run out to the thrift store right now -

Marsha