Thrifting: Joy of the Finds!

Playing around with the law of attraction has been way fun!  I dreamed of a plaid wool robe to wear all winter with my messy hair, slippers, and a coffee mug.  I am never warm, so only wool will do.  And what to my wondering eyes should appear  (on a little clothing rack at a community yard sale) but a Pendleton gem that was brand new or near!  And just my size!  Here is a hint of what a new one costs:

If you wanna go buy one…

But I paid $6 for mine.  Just sayin.

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Pretty Plates

Another reason to hit thrift stores: I started collecting mismatched vintage plates for a plate rack that is in the works.  Here are a few favorites:IMG_7788 IMG_7787IMG_7834 IMG_7836 IMG_7839 IMG_7841 IMG_7844 IMG_7849 IMG_7850 IMG_7852 IMG_7853 IMG_7854 IMG_7855 IMG_7858IMG_7847 IMG_7860

Thrift Charms

The whole world is full of creativity and talent: all these goodies were at one time dreams in the mind of their creator. I never thought I’d be a girly girl, love pink, prissy, frilly, lacy, flowery, foo foo femenine stuff. But here I am, putting together little collections of treasures I’ve picked up for pennies and launching them to stardom.  Oh, I could resell them on ebay, but not just yet.  That would be like putting an old racehorse out to pasture before it ever hit the track!  Ahhh…savor the charm and playfulness of days gone by.

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Speed Quilt!

Christmas day was fast approaching, and still I hadn’t found anything for my sister.  I was on the lookout for something just right in a thrift store, or second hand shop, or even in my house somewhere (We try not to buy NEW things for eachother..that just wouldn’t do..) But nothing had jumped out at me,  and time was running out. She too had made a pile last summer from fabrics she liked, letting me know the kind of quilt she’d prefer. But I couldn’t possibly have time for that.  Not this year.  Or did I?  I had started one of my own with larger squares.  The work goes fast when the squares are big.

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Snowflake Angels

Found these little cuties for twenty-five cents each on one of my thirft outings.  They were dying to make an appearance here on my blog, so I set them up in a few different poses…and…well…a star is born..or a snowflake..or something like that. 

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 Been adding to the vintage ornament collection too!

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Here’s wishing you many magical moments! 

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Isn’t She Lovely!

Wait!    Start the music….THEN scroll…

IMG_7427My first attempt at a chair facelift!  I got six of these at a yard sale a couple years ago.  They weren’t pretty, but we needed the extra chairs for a party.  Now I am changing them one at a time with all kinds of fun spray paint colors and shabby fabrics! Stay tuned for the other five.

Isn’t she LOVELY?!! 🙂

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