What Can $6.85 Buy You? (And A Giveaway!)


My very favorite sales are rummage sales held at churches and schools. The prices are always better than average yard sales, there's always a huge selection of goodies and the money goes to a good cause, win/win! Yesterday we went to our very favorite annual rummage sale at a local church.
Here's my loot:
1) Le Cordon Bleu~At Home cookbook $1.00
2) Yoga For Women $1.00
3) Four shell shaped glass dishes $1.00
4) Some cute Hawaiian print material .50 cents
5) A vintage cake server with mother of pearl handle .25 cents
6) a vintage leather and silver belt .10 cents

and..........
an ocean scape oil painting for $3.00. My husband and I fell in love with the beautiful aqua blues in this painting. What do you think about the frame? I'm afraid to do anything to it for fear that I'll ruin it. I can't help but want to paint it white and shab it out a little though. What do you think I should do? Should I leave it or change it?

Oh, and please click HERE to enter my new giveaway!
..: What Can $6.85 Buy You? (And A Giveaway!)

Sunday, June 27

What Can $6.85 Buy You? (And A Giveaway!)


My very favorite sales are rummage sales held at churches and schools. The prices are always better than average yard sales, there's always a huge selection of goodies and the money goes to a good cause, win/win! Yesterday we went to our very favorite annual rummage sale at a local church.
Here's my loot:
1) Le Cordon Bleu~At Home cookbook $1.00
2) Yoga For Women $1.00
3) Four shell shaped glass dishes $1.00
4) Some cute Hawaiian print material .50 cents
5) A vintage cake server with mother of pearl handle .25 cents
6) a vintage leather and silver belt .10 cents

and..........
an ocean scape oil painting for $3.00. My husband and I fell in love with the beautiful aqua blues in this painting. What do you think about the frame? I'm afraid to do anything to it for fear that I'll ruin it. I can't help but want to paint it white and shab it out a little though. What do you think I should do? Should I leave it or change it?

Oh, and please click HERE to enter my new giveaway!

25 Comments:

At June 27, 2010 at 9:32 AM , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Super finds. I love them. Your picture is gorgeous, I love the wonderful colors in it too. So pretty. I like the frame, however being painted white would look great too. Hugs, Marty

 
At June 27, 2010 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

What great finds...love the picture, myself I'd paint it white and shabby it up a bit!

Rondell

 
At June 27, 2010 at 4:19 PM , Blogger Sailing Simply said...

I think painting it white would be great! It would make the whites in the picture pop even more too. Either way, it's a great picture weather you change the frame or not and a steal at $3.00. Love it!

 
At June 27, 2010 at 9:30 PM , Blogger Dena E's Blog said...

I am just about in love with all of your sea shells,,,guess I miss my old home in California??? Anyhoo's I also lovvve the blues in the beautiful seascape painting you have too. Great purchase!!!
Blessings and Hugs Dena

 
At June 27, 2010 at 9:58 PM , Blogger SmilingSally said...

Mary, I agree with you: I love those aqua blues in your painting. I think that painting the frame white would help the blue to pop even more.

Happy Blue Monday!

 
At June 27, 2010 at 10:55 PM , Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

I think a white frame would suit your seascape best.

 
At June 28, 2010 at 12:08 AM , Blogger A 2 Z said...

Hi,

I agree that a distressed white would suit this painting. Fantastic buys for almost 7$. Good for you. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

 
At June 28, 2010 at 12:16 AM , Blogger Joyful said...

All great finds from the thrift store. Good for you! I would also vote to paint the frame white. I'm sure you will do a good job of it so don't worry about ruining it.

 
At June 28, 2010 at 6:39 AM , Blogger Ann said...

I can imagine all kinds of creations with that belt. I also really like your painting. Great finds.

 
At June 28, 2010 at 6:47 AM , Blogger Theresa said...

Super Stash and agree with you on the painting! It's beautiful! Happy Blue Monday!

 
At June 28, 2010 at 7:10 AM , Blogger CailinMarie said...

Love your finds! Go for it with the frame, it will look great shabbed out a bit!

 
At June 28, 2010 at 8:45 AM , Blogger Manang Kim said...

Only in the rummage/garage/yard sale could I spend that much hehe. And I ended up happy for what I always find. Happy Monday!


BM~Centipede

 
At June 28, 2010 at 8:53 AM , Blogger The Paint Splash said...

Love the painting. Yes I would take the painting out and sand it use a white wash and paint the linen with a blue water color. Have a great day! Debbie

 
At June 28, 2010 at 2:09 PM , Blogger BEAR's Mom said...

Hello ~ stopping by via Blue Monday...
Love the painting...you got my vote for white and shabby :D

~victoria~

 
At June 28, 2010 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Marice said...

cool! great finds you got there! :)

u may view mine here

 
At June 28, 2010 at 3:22 PM , Blogger Mary said...

Beautiful painting you found, there. Do you want a shabby vibe or a 60's vibe? Either way, it's a winner. Blue Monday visit~

 
At June 28, 2010 at 4:28 PM , Blogger eileeninmd said...

Wow, sounds like you picked up some great deals. Wonderful painting too, I love the waves and ocean scenes.

 
At June 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM , Blogger AshTreeCottage said...

Love the ocean scape!! I think that painting the frame white and shabbying it up (is that a word or did I just make that up??) will be a great compliment to the painting. Your other finds are great too!! Happy Blue Monday dear friend!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

 
At June 28, 2010 at 6:17 PM , Blogger Briarside Lane said...

Just love a good sale! I think the frame would look better painted, too.
Go for it! And be sure to let us see it! ...Karen

 
At June 28, 2010 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Jerralea said...

I love church rummage sales! I always find something...

I totally love the picture and I agree with everyone that the frame should be white.

 
At June 28, 2010 at 8:02 PM , Blogger Jingle said...

very unique blues...

 
At June 29, 2010 at 8:05 AM , Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I just love all of your finds. They are super. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

 
At June 29, 2010 at 8:06 AM , Blogger Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love the loot, lucky girl.

 
At June 29, 2010 at 7:20 PM , Blogger Marydon said...

You really found some fantastic bargains ... love the art.

Have a lovely 4th!
TTFN ~ Marydon

 
At July 8, 2010 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I love love the seascape and a great score for $3.

 

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