Sunday, 19 August 2012

Adventures in thrifting.

 Let's be honest...I'm a garage sale addict. I love the thrill of a bargain and having something exciting to do on a Saturday morning when everyone else is still in bed.

This week I'm sharing this cute drinks cart I found. I've always wanted a drinks cart and this little one takes up next to no space and still looks great. I'm not quite sure what to put on the bottom layer yet, perhaps I need to thrift some pretty glasses. What would you put on a drinks cart?

A just because it's awesome and was free chair. I mean, how could I go past something that looks this cool?? I think peacock chairs are a bit funky and I love how royal and special this chair looks. It's going to play a major part in my patio redo.

And this light shade because well I'm just a light lover and this one was too beautiful to go past (and only $4). However since we have fans in every room in our house- due to living in the outback- I think I may pass this beauty onto my parents for their guest room...or work out some way I can put it in our laundry. Either way, something this nice needed a new home :)

This week I'm linking up with:
M- Apron Thrift Girl TuCoastal Charm, Frugal Treasures Tuesday T- Vintage Thingie Thursday, Treasure Hunt Thursday F- The Thrifty Groove, Vintage Inspiration Friday 

Happy thrifting!
Lisa x


  1. Came over from Barbe's Frugal. Love that drinks cart - what about an ice bucket with a few bar glasses? When the peacock chair cannot live on your porch any more, they make excellent trellises in the yard. Turn the light fixture upside down and use as a bowl for flowers. Can you tell? I am really very excited about your treasures!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I was thinking along the lines of an ice bucket and glasses too, just need to thrift the right ones :) And thanks for your suggestion about a flower trellises, will definately try that when my peacock chair comes to the end of it's life!

  2. Love the drink cart - it's a perfect size and shape. Maybe you can find a neat martini pitcher for the bottom. I have one of my mom's from the 50's but no place to put it.

  3. What a fun way to end the week. Wished I lived nearby where I could join you.

  4. Hello fellow thrifter!

    Popped in from FMFPTY's THT.

  5. What great finds and now the fun begins turning all of those goodies into treasures!! I love to do that!! Happy VTT

  6. Hello

    Ever hear of the thrifty hippy on petaluma blvd? If not now you have check it out everything you are looking for is in this Mom and Pop store including a pair of truely great people and if you think you cant top that....Everything for kids is FREE clothes, toys, car seats,cribs, book ect. Funny nobody mentions the store anywhere..they should be talk of town and written about in papers. Truely Wonderful people who are doing a unheard helpful and caring thing for young mothers and kids

    Check them out if you havent already

    Have a good day CJ

  7. Definitely an ice bucket and other bar accessories, stirrers and napkins and so forth. It's a great little cart.

  8. That little round table is adorable and just a perfect size! Thank you for sharing at TTF. have a fantastic Sunday!