Monday, October 20, 2008

My Latest "FINDS" for FREE and ALMOST FREE!

This antique chair I found on the street for the trashman to pick up!!! It was FREE!

These wonderful brown transferware plates I found at the thrift shop for and unbelievable..........50 cents each!
I LOVE a BARGAIN!!! Who doesn't though?? But recently I found two that I just had to SHARE with you!.....The first one was not a mere bargain, but it was absolutely FREE! I would have missed it if I had not at the last minute jumped in the car with my HUSBAND to go get a take-out for dinner. There we were riding out of our neighborhood, when ole "eagle eye" me spotted this lovely chair sitting on the side of the street ready for the trash man the next morning! I screamed for my husband to back up (thank goodness we were in his truck!) and retrieve this JEWEL which he did very obediently , I might add! Wow! I couldn't believe it when we arrived back home and I got a good look at what I had gotten! Granted, it needs recovering, but it is now sitting in my livingroom .......notice the hand-carved wood on this baby! I just LOVE IT!


My next "almost free" FIND are the lovely transfer-ware plates that I found at a local THRIFT store. I have always admired the brown transferware and had not been able to find any that I could AFFORD! These beauties were made in ENGLAND and would have a nice little price tag on them at an ANTIQUE SHOP. They had a price tag on the bottom of 99cents but when I took them to the check-out , I found out they were half price that day , so I paid a whopping 50cents each for them! Why , I had to pay 4 times that for the HANGERS I purchased to display them with!

I would love any comments you have and would like to KNOW about some of your BARGAINS or FREEBIES too! <><

16 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

Don't you just LOVE amazing FINDS!

MIMILEE said...

Thanks for visiting me, fifi! I do love to find little treasures! So much fun!

Ivy Lane said...

Wow, that chair is a great find! Can't wait to see the transformation when it is re-covered. The carved wood is wonderful..

Love how you hung the plates on the wall.

Joyce said...

I LOVE that chair!!!!!!!!! You are one lucky gal to find this treasure! Oh how fun it is going to be to dress her in new fabric!

alston said...

what great finds! thanks so much for checking out my site - i look forward to working with you!

Ms. Tee said...

What great finds! I've been looking for some brown transferware for Thanksgiving. And the chair - so neat!

Callie Grayson said...

okay you found a treasure! great find, mrs eagle eye of the free chair! wow.
and the transfer ware, love them. the brown is very pretty. I have a few pieces in red, i received as a gift from my grandmothers friend.

can't wait to see what you do with the chair.
thanks for stopping by my blog:)
callie

CarolinaBlonde said...

Mimilee - thanks for visiting me. I had to check out your blog. I love looking find a deal on something beautiful, special, and rare. The "Jr." that I refer to in my blog loves auctions too. He has quite an eye! Happy hunting!

KARIN said...

Yay! for bargains and Yay! for you. I love that chair. What a find. I have no shame when it comes picking up treasures like that- you're a gal after my own heart. I found a down stuffed sheraton style camelback sofa at a thrift shop marked $75 and I thought I was going to hyperventilate before I could get the check written out. I love a good find! Can't wait to see how you redo the chair.

Joyce said...

Hi Mimi Lee,

I was trying to find your email and was unable to- I hope you see this- sending you a Happy Halloween! Also thank you so much for always visiting my blog and leaving such sweet notes. You are a sweetie too!

erika said...

awesome finds! i am a bargain shopper myself... i take others "trash" as often as possible... might gross some people out, but I dont mind!

Joyce said...

Have you gave it any thought of what you are going to do with the chairs?

MIMILEE said...

Hey Joyce!

Yes, I have been looking at fabrics lots of places. My problem is that I want to change my sofa where this chair will be, so I need to probably find the fabric for the sofa first and then the chair! I will let you know and post pics when I get it all finished! I do plan to take the tufting out of the chair......think I will like that much better.

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh! What a great chair. And to think it was absolutely free makes it even better. Also love your plates!

stacey costello said...

Wow..Did you ever score!!!

Wish I could find things like that near me. :(

Stacey~

Courtney said...

Wow- what an amazing freebie! That chair will be amazing when you've refinished it! I also love the brown transferware- I have a small collection of it too!

My mom rescued a coffee table from the curb when I was in college. After we refinished it, it became the coffee table in my first apartment. That's probably the best freebie-find I've had to date.