Thursday, August 7, 2008

Rhoda's "Favorite Yard Sale Find Party" ...

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is hosting a "Favorite Find" Party and invited us to share our very favorite yard sale/thrift store/estate sale treasure.

Hi, Rhoda ...

Just a note to thank you for inviting us to participate in this fun post, and to also let you know that I enjoyed reading the "Yard Sale Diva" article about you in the Birmingham News. It was very well written and I can imagine how exciting that was for you. Congratulations!

Now, I'd like to share my latest yard sale treasure with you.

Actually, it's two items that I found at a yard sale last Saturday -- a vintage hummingbird print and an elegant old frame.


I love old prints and lithographs and the minute I saw the print I knew I wanted it, even though it was in a flimsy, ugly gold metal frame. I carried it around with me as I browsed ... and hidden under a stack of old frames was this gorgeous "antiqued" frame that looked like it was just made for the bird print.

And what made it even better was that the print and the frame were just a quarter apiece!

Thanks again, Rhoda, for hosting this fun post. Now that I've finished mine, I'm going to go check out everyone else's treasures.

Sincerely,



27 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Janie, thanks for sharing your wonderful find! It's beautiful & what a great pricetag that was. I love those old vintage prints...this one is beautiful.

thanks for joining in my party & so glad you enjoyed the article! It was a great experience.

Rhoda

linda t said...

Man oh man, what a find!!
Nothing makes me happier than to find something AMAZING for only a quarter!

Darlene said...

What a great "find". I just love hummingbirds and love that print and wow a quarter!!!

Becky said...

WOW! That is amazing find! I love hummingbirds, any form or fashion. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

25 cents amazing, love that frame !!!

Nice to meet you :)

Kathy :)

Sue said...

Janie,
What a beautiful picture you found and at such a low price. I'm sure you will treasure it for many years to come.
Hugs,
Sue

Jeanne said...

Oh, I sooo love your hummingbird prints. I love anything with those little magical birds. My favorite birds without a doubt. I know you will enjoy them.

Jeanne

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think I just don't go to enough yard sales/junk/antique shops! I never find things like you do. Of course, I don't know where I would put them if I did. :) What a great find! Blessings, marlene

Bella said...

They look like they were meant to be together!

I <3 that pineapple, too! :)

Bella

KARIN said...

Oh, honestly, that print took my breath away!!! I saw the image in your header before I even reached your post. Truly, that is one of the most beautiful prints I've ever seen. The colors! And the subject matter (hummers in trumpet vines!) Just stunning! What a treasure. I won a print on ebay not long ago. I guess I'll have to post it on my blog so you can see. It had the same effect on me- when I pulled it out of the box, I was just taken aback. I'm silly, I guess. I love birds. I'm so glad you shared your lucky find. Maybe I can hunt down a copy on ebay.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

VERY nice work! You may get the best bargain of the day award! I'm telling you, there's just nothing even close to items like this at my local yard sales! Maybe this weekend...

Nancy said...

Hi Janie, What a beautiful print and frame. That's a great find. Blessings, Nancy

Melissa Wertz said...

Very nice find!

bj said...

Hi, Sweet Janie...I LOVE your print and frame...and what a price!
WOW...
Thanks so much for sharing!
hugs, bj

ceekay said...

Beautiful find. Very different print!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
Your print and frame are great finds. I bet they will look wonderful in your home! Glad you joined in on the fun....I knew you would have something fun to post.

I've been out of town all day, and have lots of catching up to do!
Diane

pat@backporchmusings said...

Hi Janie, we've been running here and there today, so I'm starting the tour, late!

I love that print and wasn't it wonderful finding that frame, that is so perfect for the print!

Pat

Mary said...

I love old prints, too. What a terrific buy -- I can't believe you got that beautiful print AND the gorgeous frame for just pennies!
xoxo,
Mary

Bobbie said...

That is just beautiful and i cant believe it was so cheap!

Rue said...

Hi Janie :)

What a lucky and beautiful find! I love old prints too :)

hugs,
rue

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

WOW....that is a find. Isn't it so fun. I am so proud that you stuck with just one thing...I couldn't do it.:)

3CHEERS4MOM said...

Hi Janie,
What a great find! The colors are truly beautiful. I have a special place in my heart for hummingbirds, they remind me of my grandfather, and he always had hummingbird feeder’s right by the breakfast table window. He would sit for hours drinking his coffee and watching the hummingbirds. –Cheers, Amy

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow...they are beautiful seperately but together they are OUTSTANDING. I'd be willing to take that off your hands so you don't have to bother with trying to find a place to put it. lol...ok how about this...I get to be first in line at your next garage sale!!!

Dana said...

You found a treasure in that print and frame--did your heart skip a beat? :-)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I love hummingbirds... that print is precious!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a beautiful print! I love any bird pictures, and you can't beat that price! :)

~hugs, Rhonda

Eliza said...

Good words.