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!
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.
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?