Sunday, June 19, 2011

Treasures from Our Nest to Yours

If you are visiting us from Southern Hospitality, we want to give a shout out to Rhoda!   We met and became friends while she lived here in Birmingham and she's the reason we are doing what we do.  After 4 years, she finally convinced us to go yard selling with her, so we learned from the best.  We are blessed to know her in person and our lives are richer for it.  We hope you enjoy our blog and will start to follow us too!

We have been hitting the yard sales this spring and boy has it been hot, hot, hot!  Our deals have been just as hot as the weather!  When you're shopping for a purpose, you sure do buy a whole lot more!  So come along and see what we've found!  Visit our booth too at Encore Resales (directions on sidebar).

This is just part of our haul from this spring.  We repurpose for a purpose!  I see some candidates for chalkboards...  

We thought you might like to see some before and afters and see how we've repurposed some of our finds.  Believe you me, we've got LOTS more but will save some for later. 

BEFORE:  First of all, we took this headboard we found at a junk store for $10 and turned it into a potting station. 
AFTER: A potting station that can hold plants, gloves, tools and more - SOLD in 2 days!

BEFORE:  We found this puppet show at a thrift store for $8

AFTER:  Cute Lemonade Stand, lots of willing buyers but we're keeping it to display our store name.  Trying to find a way to duplicate this too!   Twiggy bird sold...

This is our favorite piece so far!  Tiff bought this from her neighbor's sale for $15 and we sold it in 3 days for $129!  We used chalk paint and it turned out gorgeous!

We found these signs at a junk store and all they needed was a little cleaning.  Our kind of find!
This is by far the find of the century... or at least the summer!  We love it!  There's no way we want to change a thing on this beauty.  This would  be a great coffee table.  We both love it but we're willing to part with it for a good price.  This is the "treasure" chest we found that we hope can bring some substantial money to help with the adoption.  If this trunk could talk...

This is the inside of our "treasure" chest.  It has wooden planks, which means it was probably used as a steamer trunk.  A friend said her aunt came over from Italy to Ellis Island with something very similar, but we think it was pulled out of the ocean from the Titanic, or was it filled with pirates' loot - perhaps even Captain Jack Sparrow's...  Nevertheless, this is a rare find indeed... and let the bidding begin!

 We have lots more treasures to share with you, so keep coming back!  For our own "peeps", make sure you check out Rhoda's blog, Southern Hospitality. She is a great friend and a fabulous person.  You will love her blog!  This is only our 2nd post so feel free to read our first post and let us introduce ourselves to you.


Debbie & Tiffany

Linked to:  Southern Hospitality   Nesting Place


  1. The blue dresser is beautiful. Congrats on "flipping it". I love that old trunk too. Here from Southern Hospitality.

  2. Yay, you figured it all out! So glad you 2 are having fun with this stuff. I knew you'd get hooked. :) xoxo

  3. You did a fantastic job on the stand, and I love the weathered look of the trunk.

  4. Great finds. I love the trunk.

  5. Y'all did find some great things and have done some wonderful transformations, too. Wishing you much success in your new repurpose venture!

  6. I love your treasure chest. You are doing some great work. If I lived closer I'd be down to see you!

  7. Thanks for all the great encouragement! We are still green - but hey, it's my (Deb's)favorite color, so I wear it proudly! Visit us often!

  8. WOW...great finds!!! Great job!!
    I hope you will drop by my blog to see my great thrift store find this past week!!
    I am your newest follower!!! :-)

    Follow me on Twitter: Twittle__Dee

  9. Welcome to Blogland. Wish I lived close enough to shop your booth. You have some fun pieces. ~ Sarah

  10. You two are talented and so creative! I'm doing something similar in Meridian with my daughter. We are having fun with it!

    Good luck with your new adventure!

  11. Popped over from Southern Hospitality, love, love your site!!!

    Please, please consider adding an "email" option for subscription purposes. Try feedburner.

    Huntsville, AL

  12. Michelle, when we figure out how to add an email option we will. Thanks for the suggestion!

  13. Hi. I popped over from Rhoda's. I really love those vintage signs but live way too far to pop over to your store. Do you plan on doing on-line sales any time soon? If you do, please e-mail me at:

  14. Visiting from Rhoda's. Congrats on your venture. I live in Hoover so I stop by Encore all the time!