Thrifty Things Friday #70

Hi everyone!


A couple of years ago I picked up two yellow wood chairs at a local thrift store. I was actually at the store to donate things. I went around back to the area to drop off larger items and there was a truck in front of me donating items as well. The last two thing he hauled off his truck were these two chairs. They were filthy but, I instantly knew I wanted them!

As soon as the guy pulled away, I raced up to the owner and said I wanted to buy the two chairs. She said that she hadn’t even inventoried or cleaned them yet. I said I would take them as is and just load them into my truck once I got all of my donation stuff out of there. I asked what she wanted for the two. After a little thinking on her part, she sold the two for $12.00. Woohoo!

I have had them in front of my flower bed ever since and I love them. I actually sit in these chairs more often then the patio furniture. The little wire table/stand between the chairs was a curbside freebie a couple of years ago. I had spray painted it white and now the old rusty look is showing through which is fine by me.

I recently found these heavy twill like fabric pillow shams at a thrift store for $1.50 (for the pair) and thought they would look perfect on these chairs.




They have a nice touch of yellow in them to match the chairs.



They have a pretty flower garden feel and I like the way they look next to my flower bed.



Now onto some fun features from last week!


Please feel free to grab the above “I was featured” for your own blog!

Tablescapes by Bev


Rosewalk Cottage


A Little Bit of Everything

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Thank you ladies for sharing such fun thriftiness!

Please remember to add a link back to this party on the post you link up. I only feature posts that link back to The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday.

Okay, let’s see what thriftiness you have been up this week!


  1. Love those shams and the sweet chairs! What a steal on all of it!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting Diann. I love the shams you added to those wonderful chairs. You sure were in the right place at the right time.
    Love the pink Pyrex.

  3. DiAnn,
    What a beautiful vignette you have created with the chair and the sham!
    So Charming!
    Thanks so much for hosting!


  4. Awesome deal on those $12 the right place at the right time!!! Thanks for hosting:)


  5. Thanks so much for featuring one of my table settings! I love your blog!

  6. Great find on the chairs Diann. $12 was an awesome price. At our local thrift if you see anything at the drop off they will not sale it to you. You have to wait until it's in the store. Which they say can be up to two weeks. Fat chance you'll luck out and be there when it comes in. The pillow shams worked perfect. Some fun features. Love the brown transferware and the pink Pyrex!

  7. I find it interesting that you love those chairs more than others :) I think it was because you were GIVING that day and then got blessed in return :)

  8. Those are great chairs! The pillow shams work perfectly.

  9. I froze at the pink Pyrex...great features! Love you little garden chairs and pillows...looks like a lovely place to relax. Thanks for hosting!

  10. Thanks for hosting a lovely party!


  11. You got a great deal, Diann! The chairs are pretty and the pillows lovely.

  12. Thanks so much for hosting :) I hope you will stop by and join the button swap is up and running :) I would love to have you there :)

  13. I absolutely love those chairs. What a great purchase they were! The shams dress them up nicely, too.

  14. Great chairs. The pillows are pretty. Enjoy.

  15. What a great bargain you got in those chairs, Diann. And I love the pillow shams, too. Soooooo pretty! Susan

  16. Unexpected treasures are often the best ones - love the chairs and the shams are just perfect for them!

    Thanks so much for featuring my pink fridgies this week - I have just blogged about the honor - you host a great link up party!!

  17. Oh I love your chairs and the shams just give them that extra little pop to me! Love how you have that displayed in your garden. Sweet features this week too. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  18. what nice colors in those shams! thanks for hosting, and happy friday!

  19. I love those pretty shams. You certainly got a good deal and they look nice on your chairs in the garden. Thank you so much for the feature and have a nice weekend.

  20. Wow~Score Diann! I love your chairs, they were like "free", LOL!
    Love the sweet shams. Off to visit.

  21. Diann those chairs are awesome! Love using the pillow shams! So smart! I'm late getting back for the WLYS but might try to link up later today! xo linda


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