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Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Salvation Army Treasure

Hi Bloggers,

I couldn’t wait any longer to share this with you.


I feel so excited, proud, and blessed to have this treasure in our home.  My mother and grandmother found it for me while treasure hunting at the Salvation Army store in Hoover, AL

I received a call from my mother while she was at the store.  She said she knew I had been looking for a queen sized bed to put in our guest room and that she may have just found one at the Salvation Army.

I wasn’t sure at first.  Although I trust my mother’s and my grandmother’s tastes, it is hard to agree to something over the phone that you have never seen.  Especially since it was at at thrift store.  I mean, there is just no telling what it looked like and what kind of shape it was in.

While on the phone with mom, three other customers walked by and looked at the bed.  Mom chimed in without even knowing for sure that she was going to get it.  I overheard her tell them all that she wanted it and that it wasn’t for sale anymore.

She said she thought I would love it.  She told me it is a four-poster wheat bed that looks to be in great shape.  And, the best part, it was only $149.00.  I knew she would use her good judgment and make the right decision.photo7

My grandmother, was visiting last week.  She lives in Rome, GA.  I’ve posted about her several times before.  Mom drove Grandmother to Birmingham in grandmother’s blue Ford van with a handicap parking tag.  Those two sweet women agreed that they would regret not purchasing it.  They knew it was too good to pass up.

Mom bought the bed for me as a 26th birthday present.  I didn’t know it was a gift.  I tried to pay mom back and she insisted that it was my birthday present.  I am so lucky to have a mom like her.  They helped the men at the the Salvation Army store load the bed into that big blue van.  I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall as all of this was happening.

Mom and Grandmother met me for lunch the next day.  They came to pick me up at my office.  Only, they forgot that there were no extra seats in the van because the bed was in the back.  I crawled in and squatted in the space between the bench seat and the door.  Too funny!  We were quite the sight heading back to my house to deliver the bed.

Judd came home during his lunch break too.  He wanted to help us unload it.  Isn’t he great???  I sure think he is. 

We moved the old full sized bed into the other guest room (which was completely empty) and set the new bed up in the current guest room all on one lunch hour. 

Judd and I have patiently waited for a new bed.  We’ve priced several over the last year.  I even looked at a bed very similar to the one mom found.  If I remember correctly it was about $1000 at an antique store.  Let me reiterate that mom found it for approximately $150!!!!!

Here are some close-up shots of the bed’s detail. 




Judd and I are so fortunate to have family who loves us and who do such thoughtful things for us.  We love this bed.  The price was right for mom; and because it was a birthday present for me it was the PERFECT price for us!!!!! 

I have two round tables with floor length skirts that will flank either side of this bed.  We are currently using them in our living room.  So here are some of the next home purchases and furniture shifting we will do.

  • Find two small end tables for our living room to go on either side of the sofa.
  • Move the current round end tables into the guest room as nightstands.
  • Move the little night stand into the other guest room next to the full sized bed.
  • Purchase a queen mattress
  • Purchase queen bedding
  • Find two new lamps for the guest room (or use two we already have and buy new shades for them).


Thanks Mom and Grandmother.  We love you and appreciate you more than you could ever know.  I could not have dreamed of a better birthday present!!!!!

Here’s a quick clip of the bed in our guest room.


  1. We have a nice queen sized bed we we're looking to get rid of. I know where a small drive, but if you interested in visiting :) it's not a brand new bed, but it sleeps like a great. We have a mattress warmer that fits it too.

  2. Abby that's so awesome!!! I have a king size bed but it has no headboard or anything and I've been dying to find one! Such a great steal!!!!

  3. Oh no! I don't know what happened. I went to re-read your post and look at the bed again, but I saw my comment wasn't on here.

    Anyhow...I love the bed. It's just your style, and it coordinates with everything so nicely. Love the video! I sound like an idiot on videos, so I doubt you'll rarely if ever hear that on my blog. Very impressed!

    P.S. I need to know how to make my blog flow across the majority of the page. The way mine is makes my photos so small. Fill me in!

  4. I love the bed! What a great find. I love finding hidden treasures!