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August 18, 2010

Thrifty Odds and Ends for Outside

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:57 PM

Linking up to Yard Art Thursday  at Work of the Poet.

A few more trinkets from a church sale where I got the beautiful vintage dishes for a song
(or should I say hymn?)

 Do you know what this is?  Nicer looking than the home made ones,

 but will it be more effective?  We’ll see.

I also spotted this in a box.

 Care to guess?

I believe he and his friends were once seated upon a fountain.

We will find a nice spot for them, maybe along a pond or even at poolside.

I am sure I mentioned I am attracted to smiley Faces.  (driver marker)

 A light for our patio table, once we build a patio.

And a random shot from the home of a friend.


Of course these are thrifted yard elements!  Some fun times.

For more thrifty treasures visit Thrifty Thursday
and  Trinkets & Treasures.



  1. I hope your yellow jacket trap works! I bought a different shaped one, didn’t help me.. or the ones inside told the others not to come in! your little frog squirters are cute! You find the neatest things.
    I linked up to Yard Art Thursday, will see if she excepts it.

    Comment by Faythe @GrammyMousetails — August 18, 2010 @ 9:41 PM

    • She is very lenient – art is in the eye of the beholder.
      Your post is definitely yard art – and educational.

      I had some actual “art” to post, but then continued with my thrifted objects theme instead.

      Comment by dogsmom — August 18, 2010 @ 9:47 PM

  2. I didn’t even know they had yellow jacket traps. Good to know how to make one too.
    The vignette set up in your neighbor’s yard is so quaint. There’s even a rug – I love it!

    Comment by Carletta — August 19, 2010 @ 3:06 AM

  3. Some neat items, I have tried those wasp traps and never had much luck with them here. Those darn things were building a nest under the eave of our front door!

    Comment by Jennifer — August 19, 2010 @ 3:10 AM

  4. Interesting collection! I especially love the sun face for the hose!

    Comment by Gemma@Greyscale — August 19, 2010 @ 3:14 AM

  5. Love the frogs on their back! I’m attracted to frogs and not to yellow jackets! 🙂

    Comment by maryt/theteach — August 19, 2010 @ 6:44 AM

  6. Oh I am so not fond of yellow jackets! Mean little critters! Love those rockers surrounded by old touches…

    Comment by Ellen — August 19, 2010 @ 12:14 PM

  7. Cute froggies~! 🙂 Thanks for linking up!
    I use Raid for yellow jackets…much quicker than waiting for them to take the bait! LOL 🙂
    Have a great week!

    Comment by Missy — August 19, 2010 @ 4:02 PM

  8. Hi, thanks for linkin’ up to Frugalicious Friday today! I can’t wait to see all the projects. Cool yellow jacket traps…I didn’t know about those! Good to know in case we ever run into those darn bees!

    Comment by Jane — August 20, 2010 @ 9:09 AM

  9. I haven’t tried one of the store bought bee catchers but it DOES look more attractive, doesn’t it. =)

    Blessings… Polly (p.s. I’m so glad you’ll be joining us for the Paperie Party!)

    Comment by French Cupboard — August 20, 2010 @ 12:26 PM

  10. I love finding thrift treasures. Yesterday I needed a ‘fix’ and went to my favorite thrift store and came home with a ceramic bird feeder and an afghan.

    Comment by rebecca — August 20, 2010 @ 2:16 PM

  11. . You most definitely have made this post into something important. You clearly know so much about the subject, youve covered so many bases.

    Comment by ornoizle — November 20, 2010 @ 12:00 AM

  12. You have some nice finds there. Best wishes, Odette.

    Comment by Odette — December 12, 2010 @ 11:36 AM

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