Category Archives: thrifty treasures

a vintage treasure hunt for cottage charm

Salutations! We’re still on break from the bathroom remodel and I’m still really enjoying that at the moment. The bad thing about a break is that it’s hard to get going again, if you know what I mean. It’s like when I come in for a drink while working in the garden on a hot summer day and then forget to go back out. I sit down with the ipad and a cold lemonade just for a moment and then […]


the mother-load of treasure

Salutations my treasure hunting friends! How’s things? I’m checking in today with a few shabby vintage goodies from my road trip last week. A couple of my dearest friends and I went on a road trip to Glen Allen, VA to visit an antique shop we’ve been hoping to get to for a while now. Life just gets so busy you know, but we finally made it. Holy cow — we hit the mother-load of treasure, this junk store is […]


vintage treasure hunting for your cottage

sun porch with vintage wicker

Are you looking forward to a bit of vintage treasure hunting this Spring?  I know I am!  I’ve always been intrigued by antique furniture and I’m a sucker for vintage treasures.  I guess my love of vintage finds really took off when we purchased our first home.  My mom would take me out to estate sales bright and early Saturday mornings,  and I couldn’t believe what great pieces we would come home with!


a thrifty find

bench with hand knit ivory throw

Every now and then I run across an estate sale that should have a sign posted at the entrance stating “shop at your own risk!”  The sale where I found this lovely ivory throw was just one of those scrappy, push and pull kind of sales.  It’s like trying to keep your head above water in a storm, surrounded by sharks, and constantly getting toppled by waves.  It’s funny how excited estate sale junkies get over rummaging through another person’s […]


any yard sales?

Once Spring arrives my mom and I are always asking each other the same question, “Any yard sales this weekend?” We went to a great sale a couple weekends ago, and these vintage dishes have found a new home. The stack of little red bowls are my favorite! The vintage dishware mix nicely with the Martha Stewart Whiteware already in my kitchen hutch.