August 06, 2011

Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday

Ok, I know, it's Saturday. Once again I missed the boat. Hubby has been working 10 - 12 hr days, Mon-Thurs for the summer. That sometimes screws up my Friday posting. So I either wait till he goes to bed and post late or, if he is working Saturday for over-time, I wait till then.
So this week I got an amazing steal at the re-sale store. I had been eyeing this trench coat for a couple weeks. But, it was a size too small and $15.00.  But, this week they were having their season end sale and all clothing in the store was $1. So I was standing on the door step when they opened Monday, LOL.  Really, they should have held on to it to put out with the fall/ winter clothing. It has a wonderfully soft warm flannel zip out lining and will be plenty warm for winter errands, even in MI. It's so well made with lots of nice little details and looks as though it was never worn.  Now I just need to stop eating ice cream and get back to business on the diet. I am down 30 lbs and one size but I have a ways to.
I was complaining to my hubby one day that it had been much too long since I got a curbside special. Don't ya know the very next day, while garage saling, I find a weathered old wicker chair!!!!! I couldn't wait for hubby to get home so I can show off my new treasure.
I planted a clematis along side the chair. Hoping next summer or maybe the year after it will climb up on the chair. The ox yoke hanging above the chair is a garage sale find I got for just $10. It is in pretty rough shape but then it wouldn't be prim if it wasn't, LOL.
When hubby got home he was pleased as punch. Not because I found the chair but because he found me 2 old divided wood windows. I have to say they are terrible color but I love the size of 'em. Just means I will have to paint and age them myself. I am going to print off some pics of the grand babies in sepia tones, put one in each of the window panes, and hang them in the new pool house above a daybed once I find one I can afford.  I would go out and take a picture of the windows but it hasn't stop raining all day and they are out leaning against the side of the house. Instead, here's some craigs list beds that are priced a bit too high for my budget or are too far away. But either one would be perfect.
Only $160, but three hours away and needs a custom mattress.
But I LOVE it!!!!
This one is local, $300, and it's great too with new custom mattress included. But, too much $$$ for my frugal budget.

And this is the pool house in progress. Very slow progress. One day it will turn up on a Make-over Monday edition.

Thanks for stopping by!
Till next time.........


TheCrankyCrow said...

Ya know, Miss Mary...I'm thinking you don't really need to win any giveaways - cuz everytime you go shopping, it's like a giveaway anyway!! Come on - $1 for that coat?? A free chair?? A $10 DOUBLE yoke??? Yikes....I wanna shop with you....And lucky you....I've always wanted a "pool house" - DH says I have one cuz our house is small and it's next to the pool. :o( Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Mary said...

You don't need a pool house if you don't open your pool, LOL. Today that re-sale store is having a final clearance push - $5 for everything you can squeeze in a paper grocery sack. Unforetunately there aren't any more woolies out or I would have been waiting at the door again. I made out like a bandit last spring when they cleared out the winter clothing.

Karen said...

Mary, love the chair...looks great in the garden and what a bargain the yoke was...great shopping!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Mary,
I have been trying to get in touch with you!!! Please be sure to stop by my blog asap!!
Blessings to you!!