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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thrifty Finds and I Am Online

The portable internet device arrived at 4pm yesterday. 
I had it assembled in two minutes flat.
 I called the Verizon lady and she was impressed with my tech ability. 
I told her it was sheer desperation.
 I did not say I was slightly tipsy from shoulder pain medicine.
The shoulder is somewhat better today and I am resisting the garden but it is hard.
Thanks for all your well wishes yesterday.

CC has started her two English papers she is writing over spring break and had her 
uncle who is far sharper than I here late into the night helping her.

In other news here at Olive Out my sister-in-law and I went garage salen on Saturday and I have not shared her stellar finds with you.  I went sans coffee and walked right by several goodies like a complete nut.

How about this double headed concrete ram?
 It has fabulous patina and I walked right by it.
Sue did not.
 It was five dollars.

Sue bought this animal print ottoman also for five dollars.
 I never saw it. 
No Coffee.

About two hours into the morning I started to come around and bought this
 cheese dome on Dansk china.
It was four dollars.

I bought the William Rogers silver plated pitcher with decorative handle
 and spout for four dollars.
The top was bent just a little and Joe fixed it for me. 
The Reed and Barton pitcher behind it is another thrifty find. 
The mini silver cake dome, which makes me smile, 
came from Goodwill for $1.21 for goodness sakes.

Linking with:

joy and peace


  1. That'll teach ya to skip the coffee. lol Those five dollar finds are pretty cool.

  2. Love those great finds!... especially the old cake dome... hope your shoulder is better, I know it is hard to resist going back out in the garden, but please rest a bit!... (sip some coffee!)... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. How could you walk past that ram?

    Glad you are back on-line - hopefully the shoulder improves.

  4. I would fight for that ottoman love it my kind of materail it would match the rug in my home office and $5.00 unheard of

    hope your dealing with the shoulder pain OK

  5. Great treasures, so glad you are back online. That is always so frustrating. Hugs, Marty

  6. Wow what bargains! I love the pitchers. There is nothing at our GW priced that cheap...I don't get it?

  7. Hi Olive! Glad you're back in busineess! :) You did find some great things and so did your sister. Love those pitchers. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  8. Glad you are back online and take care of that shoulder. I would love to browse that kind of garage sale! xx

  9. Oh, drooling over that ottoman.
    Enjoy that coffee!!

  10. The ram is unique. He would have fit right in in your garden. Glad you are back online!

  11. The ottoman is OK, glad it will be loved. The ram is dyno-mite. Well, somebody nice got it.

  12. What a talent! Wonderful an thrifty finds!
    God bless your shoulder. It is so hard to resist the garden, is it not?

  13. Olive, I have to say, I like your finds better than that two headed ram.LOL. The past two days we have done all our yard work and the my everything hurts. :):) Smiles to you, Susie

  14. Oh my goodness what deals! That double headed ram reminds me of Dr Doolittle's pushmepullyou! I would've snapped that up in a red hot minute! And the pouf is fab! Love your silver treasures too Olive. I couldn't have said no to that $1.21 either *winks* Vanna

  15. So glad you are getting better Olive and more importantly, that you now have internet. First thing I thought when I saw that two headed ram was - Dr Doolittle - Push Me, Pull Me. Coffee. A must before junking or thrifting. Ann

  16. I'm so glad you are okay. I've missed you crazy girl. I'm so not into garden-too MAN-ual! Just wish I had one without all the hard work. Feel better!

  17. You have the greatest thrift stores. Those two pitchers and dome are beautiful! Amazing deals.
    So glad you're back in business!
    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet vote of confidence. Would you believe I'm actually very insecure

  18. I hit a button on my computer and it sent my comment before I was done. :-)
    Mary Alice

  19. I love your great finds! The ottoman is wonderful, in fact, it matches my kitchen chairs! heehee! ♥

  20. So glad you're back "on"! Love all your finds, good thing we don't go shopping together, we'd be reaching for the same stuff!! Your silver plate pitcers and cake top are fab! You did good!

  21. Oh my...I love that ottoman! I really need to go Garage Salen and it is getting to be Garage Sale weather here.

    Hope your shoulder improves soon!

  22. Your thrifting abilities are amazing and I love your finds. Sorry to hear that your shoulder is bothering you--glad it didn't stop you from shopping or posting! Happy St. Patty's Day to you and yours. highpointcircle

  23. Lesson learned!! Drink your java in the morning before you leave the house. lol
    The sales should start up here very soon since the weather has changed. Can't wait to get out! Love finding those bargains. ~ Sue

  24. O my! I love these finds! Pop over to happy homes! We are up-cyclers all about the thrifting


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