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Sunday, September 2, 2012

...end of summer SALES....gotta love 'em

 Hi, ya'll....I hope this will be a great week for everyone.

This has been a PROJECT summer for us.....and here's another that took awhile to happen...
The post is long, the photos are many....♥ ♥ ♥

The fella a couple doors down from us had a garage sale a few weeks ago and he had this large patio table marked $10.00....
WHAAAT ?
Only ten dollars....?
.....he said, "For you, $5.00"
                                     SOLD !!
Not a thing wrong with it but it needed cleaning and painting...
and I was thinking, "this large, thick glass is worth more than 5 dollars...."



The table  was a dark green and ......

I wanted white !

Of course, had it been WHITE,
I would have wanted it GREEN.....

I'm a woman and that's the way it works....
it's my JOB to want right the opposite.....
don't YOU agree ?

Two coats of OUTDOOR paint and.......
HELLO, PRETTY TABLE.....
(AUDREY, THIS is the project I told you about...took awhile to do it all)
I have 4 metal patio chairs that will go with this table just fine......for now.
I do, however, need to PAINT them.....

Good Heavens.....is the work NEVER done..?



I THOUGHT I would use this little brown outdoor rug from Big Lots beneath it but,
one.....it's too little
and
two.....I like the looks of the brick better than the brown rug.

I am going to be watching for pretty metal chairs...
maybe the thrift store will have some.
 WORLD MARKET had most of their summer  outdoor decor on for 75% off...
I also had a coupon for an additional $10.00 off the total.
I am NOT a seafood person.....I don't do fish.
But these little lobster pillows were so cute, I couldn't resist...
the little bright colored picnic blanket went very well with the LOOK.
 ...the cutest, bright place mats with all the colors I needed....
I picked these up at Dollar General for 50% off....which made them $1.50 each.




and isn't this little sea horse napkin ring just sooo cute.....

What kind of idiot buys  just ONE ?
Well, it was all they had and, well, just MAYBE they will get some more in next summer.

Remember, by this time, their price had dropped to 75% off and I guess all the other little horses were sold.
 The glass top on the table reminds me of WATER in this photo.....
Crab and Lobster plates.....only 2 left.....
so the idiot that bought ONE sea horse,
bought the TWO plates.....
(I remember my daddy tellin' me that there's a sucker born every minute.....)
So, if there's only TWO people and one of them doesn't have to have a napkin
with a napkin ring, and, oh yeah, if neither need knives, forks and spoons....or glasses....
I'll be doin' alright.......:)
The biggest savings was on this awesome, large  table umbrella...
  I love these bright colors for outdoors...
while ORANGE is not a favorite color of mine, this was the last large umbrella they had. For such a savings, I am happy. The orange is more of a red-orange and not the Halloween orange....so I am going to enjoy it thru the fall and again next summer.


We will have a lot of autumn days that we can enjoy our patio.....much more than we can stay outside during the hot summer.

We've been known to wear SHORTS in December out here in West Texas.

So, this $5.00 table turned out to be just what Mr. Sweet and I wanted for our small patio.
The only thing I can see that would make it better....
a big, ole SWIMMING POOL back there where that green grass is right now.
I wonder..........
Since I don't like LOBSTER and I'd as soon JUMP OFF A CLIFF,  NAKED,
than to take even one bite of CRAB......
could I just eat FRUIT K-BOBS on these cute plates.......????
 
OR....a great SALAD....
and have a glass of WINE..?? 

Yep, as soon as it gets too cool to sit out in the evenings, we'll just gather all this
awesome SALE stuff together and store it until next year.

I do love a good sale.....
don't you?

Love you all, bj


joining:

46 comments:

Millie said...

What a lucky find and it turned out fantastic!

Rian said...

Oh my, bj, it looks fantastic... but you don't like lobster and crab???

Eileen said...

What fab finds!! Everything looks beautiful together. You did a wonderful job on the table. I'm not a fan of orange, either, but I do love the umbrella you found.

Coloradolady said...

Fantastic finds!! Wonderful prices!! I saved money and stayed home this weekend!! Your table looks fantastic. I have an old chippy one I bought from Goodwill, maybe I should paint it, but I like the chippy paint, and it has a glass top too!!

Take a rest, enjoy your new table!!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post- I love your "new" table. $5.00? Who could resist? Your table setting and food looks delicious- Blessings- xo Diana

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Found you through My Steps of Faith and sure enjoyed stopping by. What a cute entry and I can't believe what a deal you got on the table. Looks brand new!

Do stop by sometime! Blessings!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the new table and that umbrella is stunning. Orange isn't a favorite of mine, too, but that pattern is really pretty. Oh, crab is my favorite thing of all!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush you did great to that table. And you know what I have two glass table that are already messy. I think I have to redo it and yes I wanted white or else it would be green hahahahahaha!


Kim,USA

Gert said...

What a great find! Love your remodeled table...smile..You make everything look so pretty! You must have uch a beautiful home!

Blessings,
Gert
BY THE WAY ...I think it was 94 here in Iowa today, I think that was the real reason I only put the fall wreath up..lol

Sharing Shadymont said...

What great bargains you found. I've been known to buy one or two of something if it's on sale. That's just how I roll I guess. The table is fantastic! Take care!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What an amazing find on the table! I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it! I'm not a big seafood person either, but I do love nautical and summer themes-enjoy:@)

Irene said...

You made that table look fabulous! What a great buy.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a deal! It all goes together so well. There will be lots of nice days yet to enjoy your new table too. Hopefully it will cool off very soon!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

You are SO Funny! I too would have rescued that cute little seahorse... I think if you were to thread a LONG scarf(of maybe water color) through him and set him back from the two dining plates, THEN let the scarf ends slide under those two plates and cascade off the table. Does that make any sense??? I have it pictured in my brain,hehe... I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your new table and your REDO! Oh Yes it is gorgeous and "Oh Yes it does look like water in your picture"!
Beautiful job! Now does your neighbor want it back???
Happy Labor Day,
Big Hugs,
Donna

Life Images by Jill said...

what a great bargain you got. Looks like you are all set for a fab summer party. Have a wonderful week.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Table and umbrella look great and I love those lobster plates!!

Susy said...

The table was a score! Love all the tabletop finds, and especially the umbrella ~ enjoy!

debra said...

WHAT a fun post! And what a bargain that table was though you sure did a beautiful transformation! :)

Snap said...

BJ, you are so funny! You really did well with your bargain shopping. I'm impressed. However, I love crab! Your $5 table was a real steal -- great neighbor!

lessandragr said...

Whatta bargain! And you did a fantastic job painting it.

eileeninmd said...

I am just amazed at how your projects turn out. The table looks brand new. Well done! And I love your cute tablescape. Your patio and outdoor living area looks so inviting. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing. BJ, have a great week ahead.

Lisa @ akawest said...

Wow, what a great table! Enjoy all of your World Market finds, even if you couldn't get multiples. They are still adorable.

Pie said...

These are great finds BJ! Everything is so pretty.

My blues are here and here.

Danielle said...

What a fabulous job you did with that table!!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

That table alone, was a great save. And all the rest, were more icing on the cake. :-)

Good for you!!!!

"Auntie"

Theresa said...

Cute end of Summer finds! I need new cushions for my back porch! Gotta do some shopping of my own! Have a blessed Labor Day dear BJ, HUGS!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

WOW!!! you did great. Love how it looks now.
Hot here as well. But bring it on. Winter will be here before we know it...

SmilingSally said...

I ❤ crab, so invite me over to use that one napkin along with the crab plate!

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

Madeline's Album said...

Everything looks so good. Great finds and love the way you put everything together. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Beth said...

You got some wonderful buys and all put together it looks fantastic!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it all. You did good and I think your bargains are just perfect. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Well if I ever find a table for $5.00....hey, I will even splurge at 10.00......I will grab it up too!! That is fantastic!!

Leah H. said...

I like the outcome of your table, beautiful!


Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can sop by..

http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/08/the-kindergartners.html

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj I've been know to buy one napkin ring and only two plates myself!! You found some really awesome deals at World Market! But girl I LOVE your new table. It's a great find for $5 and some paint.
We enjoy our outdoor space much more in the fall also as it's so darn HOT in the summer. xo Linda

Luna Miranda said...

wow, fabulous! love your white table and colorful table setting--fun and summery!

Blondie's Journal said...

You turned that table into a real gem, BJ, and I LOVE the umbrella. Orange is such a cheery color! What a great deal. I love the lobster pillows and plates. I hope you find another seahorse!

XO,
Jane

Sarah said...

BJ, you table looks fabulous! Love the tabletop setting too. I'll eat the lobster and crab for you any day. ;-)
Really cute plates and colorful setting for that last day of summer..........Sarah

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Love the table and for only $5.00!!! Amazing!!! Your tablescape is adorable! Looks mighty fine for cooler Autumn weather enjoyment, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You got some amazing buys! I love the lobsters! I don't eat them either...but they sure are cute to decorate with! You make me want to go shopping...I wonder if there's anything left after this weekend! heehee!

Patti said...

You do know how to shop! what great buys here. Love the decorating you do.

I could never put anything together that looks that good.

Maria Merchediz said...

Oh my God! I was amazed of the table's outcome. It's so pretty!

Here for Blue Monday.
Here's my blue....

Linda Chapman said...

This looks lovely!! But everything you do looks LOVELY!!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Don't you just love a bargain?!!!
What a wonderful find, bj! You Have it looking like a million bucks.
Smiles, my friend,
Carolynn

Home Furnishing Company said...

How much cheap it will be. Is this will cheap from Home Furnishing Company Area Rugs & Bath Mats Online STore New York, USA. Ho much cost of a Hand Made Area Rugs.

Beverly said...

Just look at the two of you go with this great buy. And girl, it looks fantastic.♥

Becolorful said...

Great score on the table and I love those pillows and plates. So fun and on trend. Have a great week coming up.
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