Sweet Tea and Southern Living

Thursday, August 28, 2014

More Deals

Here are a few things I found this past week: 
This will be perfect for my "rustic/burlap" Christmas tree!  Goodwill: $1 
And this was free! I was at the recycle center and I spotted it on the top (I didn't dumpster dive. Ha) So I grabbed it! Does that make me a theif? 
Yard sale find, a Pottery Barn anywhere chair for $25. Now if only I could find another one, because the twins already fight over it! 
And I finally got the light fixture hung that I bought about 6 months ago. It was $100, typically more than I like to eons but this baby is coming with us when and of we ever move! I am in love with it! 

Fall time in TN, I mean football time in TN.

Tonight starts football season, which in my mind, is the start of fall. Seems a little early right? It's not even September yet. None the less, fall is on my mind. 
I am a sucker for blue and white dishes/ transfer ware and couldn't pass these up for $1 a piece. 
Also, I have seen pumpkins. Yes for sale, but also on someone's porch! What?! Too early. However, I am getting excited about fall and decorating and that means Christmas is coming! 
Oh wait, back to fall. Kirklands has some CUTE stuff for fall surprisingly. 
I am so excited about this. He came home with me today. How super cute is this? 
So did these towels, can't go wrong with a monogram towel for $3.50 a piece. 
These frames are super cute too, didn't buy one but I might have to when they're in sale. 
They also have a lot of cute initial things, chalkboards etc. I was impressed! 
That's all for now folks. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

$1 Goodwill Find: Before & After

It's the perfect size, so many possibilities but right now it's perfect for the twins books. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

I'm a Cheap Mom

Yup, That's me. I'm the cheap mom.  

I am heading to one of my first consignment sales of the season tomorrow and I can't wait. We will see what kinds of goodies I come home with for the twins. Sometimes I am so surprised by what people ask for used stuff!! 

I did find some good stuff this past week though thrifting. 
I hardly ever find blue mason jars at the thrift store, but especially not the gallon size. So excited! Especially for $2,That's a deal! 
Also got these brand new (has tags),name brand shoes for $3! 
Bathing suits for next year. $2 for both 

And these adorable outfits $3.50 for the first and $2.50 for the mudpie. Hooray! Makes me so giddy to get a good deal! 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dresser: Before and After

I needed a bigger dresser for the twins room and wanted a solid wood piece that I could paint.  
I found this dresser (missing a handle) for $40. This thing is definitely a solid piece. It weighs more then I do! 

I got some paint from a shop downtown called "home cooked bread" it's from a line out of Murfreesboro called Blackberry House. Great stuff to work with with painting furniture! https://m.facebook.com/blackberryhousemurfreesboro?_rdr
And this is the piece after. I got the knobs on the top 2 drawers from walmart for $2 for 2. 
Now we have a lot more storage and a piece ($40 cheaper) that we can hold onto for a long time. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Metal Bed

I love me some antique iron or metal beds (I also love the jenny lind style and spool beds as well). I am on the hunt for a new bed for myself and eventually for the twins. 
I found this one for $40- headboard, footboard and rails. Sold! It's a full size and will be the perfect bed for my little boy and it's already painted. Score! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pallet Madness

I am sure you have seen pallets all over the craft world and Pinterest. So I decided to give it a try. 
I just picked up 2 of these beauties for free. Hmm. What to do? What to do?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014


I got 6 of these cups and saucers at the thrift store all for $4. I think they are precious. I am a sucker for blue and white ironstone and these I believe are pretty $$. They say Adams on the bottom from England. Fancy huh? Not bad for $4!