7/22/2009

It's Thrifty Thursday!!!

Hello my friends! So happy that you could join me for Thrifty Thursday!

This fun filled Thursday event is hosted by Leigh over at Tales From Bloggeritaville! Why don't you pay Leigh a visit today and see what "thrifty find" she has and while you're there you can visit all of the other Thrifty Thursday participants! Thank you, Leigh...for hosting Thrifty Thursday!!!


Today's Thrifty Find...???
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The little treasure that I'm about to show you today was a really "thrifty" find! In fact, it was free...can't get any thriftier than that! Hehe! My honey brought two of these little "thingy's" home with him. He found them while he was cleaning out some of his Dad's property.
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I just love it...there's only one problem though...I don't know what it is?
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Now...I know it is a "vintage" something? I mean...it just looks old...and...I've never seen one! So if you know what this "thingy" is used for...I'd be much obliged if you would enlighten me!
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This is my furbaby...Little Boy! He's the most curious cat that I've ever seen...as soon as I brought my newest little treasure "thingy" outside to take a photo...he was right there!!! Hehe!
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My "thingy" really is awesome...it folds up!!! I just can't imagine what it was used for...but I think I know what I'll be using it for!
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A plant stand for our backyard patio!!!


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A photo of the flowers that run down the side of our home. They are called Bouncing Bet or Soapwort! I just love these pretty white flowers...they have just a tinge of lavender...so pretty!
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Well my friends...I'm so happy that you stopped by today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!!!
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Ohhh yes....and if you know what this "thingy" is...please let me know! Hehe!
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Love ya'll,
Chari

33 comments:

marty39 said...

Chari, I don't know what it is except a plant stand, but I think they are perfect for that. What a neat treasure. Love it and free is the very best kind. Hugs, Marty

salmagundi said...

Chari--- I've seen those thingies before, but don't have a clue as to what they are. A plant stand sounds good to me!!! How's your week going? Are you back to normal? We had hail last night - the first we have seen here for about 25 years. Fortunately, it didn't do much damage - our good car was in the garage, and the flowers and garden look o.k. today. Take care and have a good week. Sally

salmagundi said...

Another thought, Chari! Did those things hold a clothes basket or wet clothes at the clothes line? Sally

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
I think it would be great for a plant stand but I don't know what it would be used for.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
Take care,

Carolyn

jen said...

I love that thing!!! Very cool find!

Jen

Theresa said...

I will ask my brother... he knows everything:) Great for a plant stand and the comment about holding a clothes basket, hmmmmm. Could be! Have a blessed day!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey girl that is a Vegatable bin from an old general store...I use to have one and had all my old tins in it...thats why it's all wire so Potatoes and onions could breath...They also use to have rollers on the bottom so you could move them around...My Old boss sandy at country living still have one and we put old linens in it at the shop...so Thats what it is girl...She had her for sale for $145.00...How are you doing girl getting any rest...hope so...Thanks for coming by my dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Stacey said...

Neato! I don't know what it is either but I bet you'll think of plenty of uses. Hey, you could put magazines in it!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Looks like Gloria came to the rescue again! That girl knows everything!! And you got blessed with 2 of them- how fun!!
Looking forward to seeing just how you used your vegetable stands!

We are leaving tomorrow for NM- I made my first trek up the stairs in almost a month! Bill wouldn't let me go up till he was here to make sure I was ok. My sis said he should just carry you up- I laughed and said "yea, then instead of a bum foot- we would both end up breaking something as we tumble down the stairs!"

I got my bag packed for the trip , went back down the stairs, and that's all the energy I have for today- bummer!!!

Are you done with your FIL property or is there still more to do?

blessings
mary

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Chari - What a perfect plant stand. Thanks so much for sharing your treasure. Don't you just love a "good deal"? Have a great day.

Charla

Cindy said...

Chari,
What a neat find! It sure looks like a plant stand to me! I love that little fur ball you have there, he is so cute! Free finds are always the best!! Thanks for sharing my dear, I hope all is well with you and hubby! Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Chari, my dear,
I just read Gloria's comments, leave it to her to know these things! How cute! Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

I was thinking it was a plant stand too, Chari, until Gloria cleared the mystery up!! A vegetable bin! How cool. One of them would be neat in your kitchen for...well, vegetables!! I used to have a hanging wire basket in my kitchen that I stored onions and garlic in (no, it didn't smell!!).

And using the other one for a plant stand sounds fab!! Lucky girl! Gloria said she saw one selling for $145.00???!!! Wow!!

Have a great weekend, Chari!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

jennifer said...

That makes the perfect plant stand. It looks so cool and vintage!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Chari! Well, leave it to Gloria to know what it is! I think it makes a pretty plant stand, too! How fun to see Little Boy checking it out! My staff sends their regards to him! I love your flowers! I have never heard of bouncing pet, but I am off to google as soon as I can...beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

Chrissy said...

I love your thingy!!! Have a wonderful day my friend!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Free is good! I would never have guessed a veggie bin.
Glenda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, how are you darling? It was so "good" to hear from you. I'm a bit slower getting around to everyone these days, but eventually get there..lol. Life is just forver changing around our place these days.. I'm not sure I have ever seen anything like this. A plant stand works for me . lol
I'm off to get the shop open for the day... you take care and don't be a stanger.. hugs ~lynne~

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It is a fold up laundry basket. You could keep your laundry in there as your were hanging it on the line. Great find on your husband's part...nice to bring it home from his dad's.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

CHari,

I agree it was a laundry item. It does make the collest plant stand...or put a tub in t and have a beer tub , or sods on ice. Cute! I love that! Well done! Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week! Be sure and drop by to see what the other thrifty participants are showing off. Some really great finds!
Thanks again!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Definitely a laundry basket! I've seen them on ebay and in antique stores.

Thanks for all the kind words on my blog! It's so nice to meet you! I knew I would love your blog as soon as I saw they fabulous blog header...love that display!!!!

I'll be back to visit!

Amy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow Chari! I just read Gloria's comment. Free is great, but two freebies that are worth $145 each!!! You have taught that husband of yours well. I'm so glad he didn't just toss these. They'll make great plant containers. laurie

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

I'm going with plant stand. It would be so cute painted a bright cheery color :)

Gwen said...

Great thingie and it looks like Gloria has the answer. I think that it looks like a grand plant stand.

Cathy said...

What a wonderful find!!! I love it in your garden...looks like sweet kitty likes it too!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

ann said...

i have no idea either,but thats exactly what i 'd use it for.
thanks for dropping by.yep,i am really getting nervous.i wish i didn't have so much time to think about it.eewwwwwww.ha.love ya...ann

Barbara said...

Chari, Plant stand is ok with me.
Son't think I have ever seen one of these. I will be anxious to see how you use it.
Have a great weekend.

Purple hugs,
Barbara

sue said...

Chari I was actually thinking like alot of the girls here, a clothes basket for outside so you don't have to bend over, or for veggies! Of course our resident antiquer Gloria would have the correct answer, I think she owns just about every antique possible LOL! I do believe one of those would look great in my country kitchen! I'll keep an eye out for one.
Girl, I got the iron bed up the steps today, I do believe it weighs 700 pounds!! I'm gonna get a mattress hopefully tomorrow and get her all made up to post! She's a beauty!! Have a great night sweetie!! xoxo

Cass @ That Old House said...

It's almost like an old egg basket, but on legs! I can see it holding veggies, although for laundry it would work great -- and as long as the legs are strong, those wire jobbies will make excellent patio plant stands. And they are already white!
Cass

Susan @ The Good Life! said...

Love the new plant stand! Anything free is always welcome!

charmine said...

Hi Chari,i think it might have been used to keep soiled clothes in the bathroom as it's foldable,but it will work as a plant holder too.Those flowers are v.pretty.

Melissa Miller said...

How awesome! Love it Chari!

Little Boy is adorable. I didn't even know you had a kitty? ;)

Embellished Bayou said...

Whatever it is, it's cool and will be right at home on your patio I'm sure. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and giving your thoughts on my jewelry boxes.