Thursday, June 21, 2012

Some of my latest finds/buys

Last Thursday we got a call at 9:15 AM from our friend Jerry that works at the Habitat Re-sell it shop. He knew we were looking for some cabinets to put in our garage (our canning kitchen) he said they had just gotten a load in.  We quickly hooked up the trailer, fastened the granddaughter in her car seat, grabbed the check book and headed to town. All within 10 minutes of his call. 

When we arrived at re-sell store, part of the cabinets had already been purchased. We waited to see what was left. 

This is what we ended up with. $200 worth of oak cabinets. They had no counter tops, but we said if we had to, we would just cover the top with plywood.

The blacksmith and I unloaded them and he quickly went to work installing them.

On Saturday we first went to the Farmer's Market and then decided to go to the builders leftover supply store. In one of the far back warehouses we found counter tops, weeds and all. It was a price we couldn't pass up, $30 for two tops. 

This is what we now have right outside the mudroom door. It's 12 feet plus of nice solid oak cabinets. They have the cleanest drawers, a pull out cutting board, and the inside doors have roll out drawers on the bottom. The tall cabinet with the roll top door is an added bonus, even Bentley, the black lab approves.

At the same Habitat store I found this awesome recipe book.  It has many pockets and tabs. Now if I can just find the time to print off my recipes. 

Last Wednesday I stopped by my favorite resell it shop (those church ladies always have good stuff). There I found this Cappuccino maker for $5. The one I have been using daily (okay sometimes twice a day) was slowly wearing out. This one is like having Star bucks vs. McDonald's coffee! I only wish it was white to match my other appliances. But for the better taste, I will go with the color.

I also couldn't pass this colbalt blue oil lamp up for $4.50

Last, I will pick this up on Friday. It's solid oak. I found it on a sell/swap page on facebook.  What a bargain at $300!!!!!!!!!!  I can't wait for Friday.


Colleen said...

I bow down to your bargain shopping awesomeness! You are the queen!

Zoey said...

I am bowing, too. Great finds!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Wow! Congratulations on those fabulous finds and buys!

Marge said...

Whoohoo! Good bargains all around. Almost like a second kitchen in your garage. With all your canning, this will be wonderful! Good job.

Anke said...

Great finds!!

Annie said...

I love the idea of a separate canning kitchen and have been thinking about it for a while. I bet you're going to love those new cabinets, and all your other great finds.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You are a "Bargain Diva" if I ever met one! I love the idea of a canning kitchen too . . . you found some great items!

Anonymous said...

I know how you could make some $ plus paid delivery charges :) . I bet you didn't sleep Thursday night. What a deal. The oil lamp is absolutely beautiful too.

Lise said...

WOW, I want to shop with you!!! Can I come over??? You can teach me a thing or two!!! Awesome treasures:) The blue oil lamp is, well, leaves me speachless!

GerryART said...

Now I know the rest of the story . .
How Patti knows how to spell