Sunday, April 17, 2011

weekend finds…


Another hop over to the local thrift. Yep Habitat.


We found a travertine topped outdoor wicker table… Big.


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Heavy…well made….we need to glue back on a few pieces on the edges


Get this…


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Ten bucks…I kid you not.


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Found a little garden nook…sheathed in blooming jasmine


as it’s current home.


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The Jasmine is heady and Intoxicating this weekend…


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The Jathropa…decades old…continues to canopy


what we call the “dog path”


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The Frangipani blooms with it’s face to the strong sun.


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all is well {ish}


well…until we found out how much we owe the Feds. Taxes. Ouch.


What were your weekend finds?

42 comments:

Cobalt Violet said...

Wow, you might be the best bargain hunter ever!
To be honest, I thought that title belonged to either myself or my Mom. (It's been a tight race!)

What a beautiful spot for it. I am so envious of your beautiful outdoor space! All the blooms- so magical!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and just try not to think about the taxes! :)

Kathi said...

10 Bucks?! Score! Your "new" table looks lovely in your beautiful garden!

Al said...

You really scored with that fabulous table! I found a fantastic antique chair, that just needs some new upholstering, and a wrought iron garden settee. For a total of $60. Now, that is a weekend well spent!

becky said...

My weekend finds? Just the Pink Moon...sliding in and out of clouds.

Hey, your garden looks FAB!!! nothing like Jasmine near the terrific Habitat find!!! big enough to work out your taxes on it...

Ivy Lane said...

i found a lot of dust bunnies lurking around the house...hence a good spring cleaning is underway!

Love your new find..and your garden blooms are just beautiful!

Happy Sunday!

Lila said...

I love a good thrift store find. ten bucks is impossible to pass up!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Susan said...

You find the best stuff! The table is wonderful! Do you have Sam's Club? I found a fabulous Sombrilla "Hula" thatched weatherproof umbrella there for $49.00! Maybe you can order online if you like. Plumerias are my favorite flower and scent.

anita said...

love your new(ish) table:)
it looks gorgeous under the jasmine...mine is blooming like mad too. i spent weekend working outside, cleaning eaves around hundred of cocooning catapillars was tricky!! cutting back dead limbs, hands in black cow. good productive spring day!

An Urban Cottage said...

Great table. I love the form of the legs. Other than the jasmine, I've never heard of the other flowers. Maybe I could add a greenhouse on to my igloo and try growing some of that stuff.

And don't get me going on the IRS. They took my new bathroom.

threeladybugsliketoplay said...

This weekend I found new friends as I attended a sewing event for a charity I'm coordinator for . We made pillowcases for kids with cancer. It was great and alot of pillowcases for made for the kids.

You're table fits right into that space. Yay for you!!!! Jasmine :) :)

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

You always have the best finds. Love your table. I can just smell the jasmine too. Hope you are well.

Concrete Jungle said...

Now that is shopping prowress!

christy said...

Awesome! Linda you are the queen of good finds. I need to check my Habitat store out.

Mama K said...

That table looks like it belongs in that spot. As if it has lived there for years and loves it. Perfect! and your blossoms are gorgeous! thanks for sharing. it snowed here yesterday... feels like two steps backward on the way to spring. So your pictures are a real pleasure! (PS- I am now apprenticed to a local midwife! Pretty excited about that!)

beachcomber said...

great find!! and i love your garden!!!!!!
cheryl x your newest follower

Jane said...

What a great find! Not only is that a beautiful table...the price is amazing! It looks just right in your garden.

I have yet to find anything at our Habitat store. Think I'll have to take a trip to Vero...
Jane (artfully graced)

Karena said...

Linda, I am amazed the table OMG I adore it!! The lushness of the surroundings is just astounding!!

Come and enter my fashionable giveaway from The French Basketeer!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sarah said...

Amazing score, and looks sooo good in your garden.
Sarah

Melissa said...

Gorgeous flowers! And I decided I'm coming out there with a U-Haul to raid your habitat store!!!

Stephanie said...

Linda!
Your garden in spring bloom is just amazing, I could sit at that fabulous bargin table in the midst of those blooms all weekend long...

x..x
p.s.
taxes paid...another year under our belt

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I swear I want to live in your garden. That table is a score! it looks like it was made for that space. Well done, you!

Mary Kay Andrews said...

Divine! I can almost smell the jasmine--one of the scents I always associate with growing up in St. Pete. I've never found anything that good at my Habitat--but have donated lots to them in the past--including huge slab of pink granite from a kitchen island, wrought iron porch rails and kitchen cabinets. Love the idea of stuff getting re-used.

Karen Deborah said...

Great bargain! Soften the blow a bit for the tax man?
Why so few have to pay so much is beyond me. I don't even want to get started down that path, it makes my very normal blood pressure skyrocket.

Your garden is so gorgeous how do you ever get anything else done?

Renae Moore said...

Ok...that's IT, I'm tired of you finding ALL the good deals. I just 'googled' and found a Habitat thrift here in the big ATL! That table is fabulous, and so are all of your tropicals. Oh and that jasmine...to die for. Ours never seems to get that full, in fact the one I have is still ground level (I cut down all the dead from the freeze...am I supposed to do that? hehe). I want to come and sit at your NEW table and drink some java with you!
xo

for the love of a house said...

dang.... if I lived in VB I would LIVE at the Habitat! you find the best things. All I ever find is plastic lizards in the mail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xoxoj.

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

What a find! Perfect for your garden. Your photos are beautiful! I can almost smell the jasmine.

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Ann said...

Its a skill you have there...
for bargain hunting I mean.
For that small amount,
that table is a steal,
looks really good in your garden ♥

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

$10 Table and gorgeous flowers - wow, my favorite post of today!!

Beachside Cottage said...

Hi - I love your dogpath photo - what a great place to escape to! Enjoy! Happy Spring! Linda Lan

Jane Coslick said...

You are hysterical..I am drooling over all the luscious photo and your great finds and then....TAXES...I actually laughed out loud.

Love Where You LIve said...

10 bucks?! Seriously!!? Your lucky day; you should have bought a lottery ticket, too. Speaking of which, another GiveAway over here. You feeling lucky again? It's for porcelain enamel house numbers. Have a great weekend, -s

somepinkflowers said...

oh yes sir-eeee....

my Jasmine is heady, too
but
i am leaving it
for the beach*house
for few days...

:-)


{{ love watching
the sun come outta the sea...
love your Dog Walk, BTW }}

Desert Dreaming said...

What a fabulous find, and it looks perfect in your beautiful yard...my jasmine are in full bloom too, they remind me of the birth of my daughter because when we brought her home from the hospital, they were blooming, so of course the fragrance brings me back to that wonderful day. Your family and friends must just love coming to your home, it's just so pretty and a surprise around each corner.

Joni

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travelkate said...

What a steal! That table looks amazing in your gorgeous outdoor space!

sealaura said...

Hi Linda,

great finds. i think i spent the weekend finding great places to eat here in Monterey. There is no shortage, but there is a shortage of funds over here too! ;)

Tonia Hobbs said...

Are you kidding? Who does it happen for!!! I have been trying to score an outdoor table CHEAP for 2 summers! Congratulations! you hit the gold mine!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Wow! You STOLE it! And it is perfect for the location, great find Linda!!!!!Maryanne xo

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing... we are desperate for sun,green,flowers and spring in New England...

A.J.Barnes said...

Very nice...
Glad to find your blog. Looks like I'm the only person in blogland who hasn't been a loyal reader, but better late than never!

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Tamara Jansen said...

Your garden nook looks fabulous!

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