Home is … a $2.99 bargain that makes me Happy!

Welcome to Home is … Day here at RE! This week we’re sharing about …

… a bargain or a yard sale find!

I love saving money when I can. So I’ll start with my story, and then you can link up and share yours, okay?

I was on my way to pick up a friend and stopped off at a yard sale. The bargain I picked up (let me just say it was a bargain! and from Pier 1!) was great enough to make me content for the weekend. To not feel like I had to get just one more find! I’ll share the story soon and I can’t wait! Let me just say, the whole box only cost $20. I also picked up these items for a total of $3. Will post what I did with them later, too.

In the meantime, today I’m sharing with you my $2.99 Good Will find that was pretty ugly in the store.

A few more things at Good Will that made me happy.

In the right time and season, each item will find a place in my home.

But for now, this $2.99 deal was transformed with black spray paint.

So many ideas and ways to decorate (I heart my sisters, Di and Linda!)

And it ended up on my dining table, where I’ll be able to change out the displays. For now, fruit will do!

For only $2.99, this kind of bargain makes me happy!

Not it’s your turn … link up and share your bargains with us today!

About Home is

Each Wednesday you can link up here at RE, to a different theme that I will share in advance … which may be something like a beautiful set table, a snack waiting for your kids when they get home from school, fresh flowers in the kitchen, dishes in your hutch, a meal on the stove (maybe using leftovers), a family heirloom, a yard sale find and how you put it to use, pictures on the walls, music being played in the background … a feeling, a smell, a touch.

What’s exciting about this day is that I will provide you (on my sidebar) the theme each week which will hopefully inspire you!

A few short rules to follow:

    1. Just add your name to the description. The photo itself will help people browse.
      2. Link to your

specific post



      the main page of your blog. Please follow this instruction, otherwise I will have to delete your entry. If you need help with a permalink, click


      3. Go back to your original post and link this party to that post, and you are may also include the

Home is …

    button from my sidebar, to bring people back here to RE.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN … and Thank You for participating! Remember to visit the other bloggers who link up!


The 5 winners of Mela Kamin’s CDs are: Amy, Janice, Liz, Kirstin and Jennifer. Congrats Ladies!

And now the 4 winners to the Bush’s Beans strainers are: Sara (no blog), Melissa, Darla, and Dawn.


  1. Sandy, that is a great little find at Good Will! Nothing a little black paint can’t fix!
    .-= Lisa @ Shine Your Light´s last blog ..Hey Good Lookin, What’s Cookin? =-.

  2. Let me tell you something Sandy, spray paint is my new best friend. I’m getting a little crazy and I’m afraid my husband might take it away from me if I don’t stop! LOL!
    Loved that $2.99 find!
    .-= Kim @ Homesteader’s Heart´s last blog ..Thrifty Candle Holders! =-.

  3. I have a pedestal that could be painted, and I have a little glass hurricane that needs some height. That will be the perfect solution.
    .-= Jackie´s last blog ..A New Project…. =-.

  4. What a fun party! Can’t wait to hop over to the other sites! What an awesome find! Got to love spray paint :)
    Hope you are having a great day!
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Treasure Hunting…. =-.

  5. Hmmm…I came her via Susan’s blog and really like what I see. I like your meme concept. I’m off to check out some of the particpants and might become one!

    It is amazing how a box full or even just one bargain can make us smile!

    – The Tablescaper

  6. Love this topic! I love seeing people’s treasure!
    .-= Janice´s last blog ..Contrast =-.

  7. Love your thrifty find Sandy! I love pedestals for displaying ANYTHING, especially a framed photo of sisters! Great idea!
    .-= linda t´s last blog ..my galvanized table =-.

  8. Someday soon I’ll get my act together and join in the Wednesday fun around here. Love that pedestal…
    .-= ellen b´s last blog ..Meeting For the First Time… =-.

  9. I love what you did….I need to keep in mind the potential of an item when I’m looking at it and not it’s current state.

  10. I’ve seen so many ladies who have found cute urns and pedestals that have been amazingly transformed with black spray paint! It’ll be fun to come home to yard sales in two years!
    .-= Tara G.´s last blog ..Home is…A Priceless Goodwill Find =-.

  11. Ok, everyone else is good at this but me! I never find the great junk. Or if I do, I can’t turn on the potential and it just stays junk.

    But I have serious envy for everyone who can.

    I think I’m missing a gene somewhere. I don’t like to shop either.
    .-= Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points´s last blog ..This is Only a Test. There may or may not be Awesome here. =-.

  12. I have GOT to start hitting those thrift stores! So many neat ideas! I love this week’s theme…
    .-= Adelle @ ready…GO!…get set´s last blog ..Penny and the Wine Rack =-.

  13. Spray paint makes the world prettier (as long as it is not on the walls…aka graffiti).
    .-= Holly L´s last blog ..Swapping It Up For Spring =-.

  14. I’m a little late, but I made it! :0)
    Love your bargains.
    .-= Traci´s last blog ..Wednesdays with Wanda =-.

  15. I love the black pedestal and what a sweet pic of you and your sisters!!
    Thanks for having these linky parties, I have been having so much fun!
    .-= amelia´s last blog ..What a Bargain! =-.

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