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Friday, June 13, 2008

I went shopping again!

Hi y'all! I've been very busy the past couple of weeks. I'm still trying to get the rest of my studio furniture painted & my daughter has gone back to work, so I'm keeping the grands for the summer . Life got really hectic, very suddenly!

But don't think I haven't taken the time to hit the thrift stores...of COURSE I have. I just don't do it w/ the grands in tow. ;o) I do it in the evening for relaxation & a reward, after their mom has picked them up. I tried to take them w/ me once....NEVER AGAIN! You have to park Coleson (he's almost 2) in the center of the aisle & block everybody off or else he will pull everything off the shelves. Connor (who's 10 & you'd think would be the easy one) has to have a running dialogue kept w/ him, the entire time & I can't think/shop like that. Caralyn falls in love w/ every single object she sees & has to have it, because she "just luuuvvvvs it!" (wonder where she gets that from? *grins*) & Caeden keeps me updated on everything Coleson, Connor & Caralyn say or do. *rolls eyes & sighs a deep sigh*

Luckily I live w/in 10 minutes of a Goodwill so it's no biggie to jump in the car & scope out a reward, for me not beating my grandkids, that day. (I wouldn't really...I was never on board w/ spanking, even w/ my own kids but there are days they are sooo lucky I'm anti-spanking *winks*)

So I've gone thrifting, I just haven't had time to blog about my trips. I didn't get all this in one trip...it was probably 2 or 3, maybe even 4, but still a great haul!

I've already painted this teacup stand white but haven't found a place for it yet.

Brown & white toile curtain panel (probably destined to be a tablecloth or pillows for fall), rhinestone tiaras (wish they weren't gold but I'll rub most of it w/ white paint).... I'll add some tulle to fou-fou them up some. I got all 8 for $2! I love the old tincan tramp art chair....it will get a coat of white paint. I also love the french paperback....it has a 1920's date on it but I'm not sure it's that old. The pages are a nice shade of yellow though. The title reads The Pastoral Symphony in English.

Sweet needlepoint pillow.

This silk rose pillow still had a $25 price tag on it...I paid $2!

The "alabaster" lamp is actually plastic but you'd never know it unless you picked it up. Love the el-cheapo candlestick w/ built-in snuffer...it'll look great once it's painted...you guessed it...White! Not sure what I'll do w/ the iron hooks but I'll use them somewhere.

Love the upper portion of this lamp (especially the ruffled shade! I think it'll look much better once I steam it) but the bottom is tacky. I'll paint the silver part ivory & maybe even the marble base...I don't know if I'm feeling the painted roses on it. (did I just say that?) They just look cheap to me.

Isn't hubby lucky I don't run off to Neiman's to reward myself?


The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Hubby was smart to marry someone who knows how to shop so well!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

My little near-two year old grandbaby is a grabber too. The center of the aisles is the only safe spot!

I would never have guessed that lamp was plastic! I bought an alabaster one today at a garage sale for $4 and it looks exactly like yours.

CIELO said...

Love that lamp! I do too love thrifting, it's like treasure hunting! :)

and by the way, come to the house in the roses... come see, we're having a "Show Me Your Garden Party" and would like you to participate...


HoneyB said...

oh Vinty, even while your explaining why you don't shop with the grands, its very obvious that they are most precious to you!

Carrie said...

So pretty!

My Crafty Little Page said...

That rose pillow is fab.u.lous!!!!! Loved looking at your thrifted goodies! Nancy

My Thrifty Victorian home said...

Love the finds. I've been finding cheapo stuff all week that I've been blogging about.