Lovely Finds: FIVE DOLLAR fabulous (3)


As a result of my

$5 FABULOUS series,

apparently some of you want to go

shopping with me…

and I say



Let’s hit the tag sales along the backroads

and the musty aired thrift stores full of fresh treasure.


Speaking of treasure….and FREE at that…

entered my giveaway yet?


On with the 5 dollar finds:

my photo



St. Annie of Beaupre.

Is she not loverly in her plastic fabulousness?

my photo



Flea market shell for a shelf.

my photo



The $5 thrift store rhinestone brooch.

Um. You can see I have a fewwwwwww.

my photo



Original oil painting.

I found this at the dirtiest antique mall

you’ve ever seen in the tackiest

frame known to man. It’s brilliant.

my photo



A jar of rapid rise yeast.

It’s alive, magical,

and this otherworldly image depicts the

beginning of my homemade bagels.



A 1920s postcard from France.

Via eBay.

photo by Aimless Olive

(love how the photographer captured me in action!)



A delicious gourmet entree cooked at home.

Less than $5 per serving for my chicken/mushrooms/spinach dish

which to me always feels like spa food.

Fabulous white bowl is

about $8 from Crate and Barrel.

Williams Sonoma goblets…um…not five bucks.

photo by Garance Dore



Dream on.

These are the most precious shoes on the planet.

Designed by Giuseppe Zanotti and Chopard.

The jewels are for REALZ.


And the only reason I tease you now is for the

opportunity to brag…dude…found a pair of hardly worn

Zanotti’s for 20 bucks recently!!!


Plastic St. Annie says:




And who am I to argue with Miss five dollar fabulous?


Peace to you right where you are.




  1. June 8, 2011 / 4:35 am

    more $5 amazingness from you…always a treat!
    wowza…those shoes! love it all!
    for realz, i am gonna get back to you about our lunch date…things have been hectic around me lately. I'll email you real soon…want to get together for sure!!

  2. June 8, 2011 / 4:44 am

    Congrats on the great finds . . .unfortunately my $5 look like they are worth $5.

    come on by for a visit!

    angela @ honeydewproductions.blogspot

  3. June 8, 2011 / 2:38 pm

    OMG, M! 5 bucks for treasure! Love them!

    I was thinking the other day. You said before that you cook everyday, right? And, after seeing that picture, I really want to learn more with you. Homemade bagels? Are you serious? Can you pass me the recipe? I'm so in the mood to cook something yummy lately. I baked some bread the other day and an orange cake. I love to cook when I'm stressed! I think it's therapeutical. LOL

    Love to you, pretty girl.


    Luciane at

  4. June 8, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    You are one crazy shopper and blogger. I loved it and I enjoyed the shopping trip. Really though, you are entertaining and love how you take your pictures.

  5. June 9, 2011 / 5:49 am

    This is a fun post. I love your $5 fabulous finds. Thanks for sharing. The photos are fun, too.

  6. June 9, 2011 / 11:42 am

    St. Anne is fabulous!!!
    Those shoes are too…my daughter would love them!

  7. June 9, 2011 / 2:18 pm

    I just read your comment and yes, you can't have a church w/out offering the baptism! LOL You're so funny.

    By the way, I don't want to bug ya, but can you really give me the bagel recipe? 🙂 can't stop imagining it. It must be my preggo brain! 🙂 LOL


    Luciane at

  8. June 10, 2011 / 6:02 am

    You definitely get the thrifty chic trophy, Michele! Your finds are fabulous and ooh your food looks yummy! You too look rather yummy in the kitchen 🙂

    Meera xx

  9. June 10, 2011 / 1:32 pm

    FIVE DOLLAR, Five Dollar … nope, not foot long … FABULOUS FINDS! You did a great job… and now I want shoes and a bagel. jules

  10. June 11, 2011 / 2:44 am

    These are truly five dollar fabulous!

  11. June 11, 2011 / 3:18 am

    I just found your blog. Girl, you really know how to shop! I'm following you, I need some pointers.

  12. June 13, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    hahahaha! But seriously, $20 for those gorgeous shoes? Ah, I'm dying here! Shriveling up with shoe envy. Need to pull myself together.

    Fabulous finds, all around! Thx for sharing 🙂

  13. June 14, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    Happy Tuesday!

    Lovely treasures.

    If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and enter the giveaway.

  14. June 17, 2011 / 1:33 am

    Everything is so beautiful. And amazing pictures as well. Thank you so much for linking up to Saturday Spotlight. I love to see what everyone is up to each week!!! I'm a new follower of yours as well.

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

  15. July 19, 2011 / 11:24 pm

    Great post, all your finds are fabulous and your chicken dish sounds wonderful!!

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