Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Thrifty Finds & A Dream Come True
Hi folks! How are you on this lovely Tuesday? I'm home sick...again! I had a relapse from my illness a couple weeks ago. I went to the doctor this morning and was tested for flu, but thankfully I don't have it. She thinks it's viral.....I think I'm going to cough myself to death. My neck and chest are so sore from coughing almost nonstop! Anywho....enough about that. I decided to make good use of my time at home and share my latest finds with you all. I am really pleased all I found!
First up is this beautiful silver vanity tray. It has some scratches but those won't show once I put all my perfumes and lotions on it. I love the shape and the little feet...so pretty! It was a steal at just $0.99!
I got these adorable little wooden carrots to use in my Easter decor. They are attached to a string so they can be hung. They were just $0.49.
This little oil can was to cute to leave behind and I love the hand-painted strawberries!
It was just $0.99!
It looks right at home on the top shelf of my sewing machine table.
I love picture frames and this one spoke to me. It is very chunky...about 2 inches thick and the words are engraved in the wood. It was $1.99.
A stack of books for $1 each. All like new! I can't wait to get started on my library....that's our next project.
I love this beautiful Fitz & Floyd bowl. The detailing is so pretty. It was half off ...so I paid $1.50.
These pretty plates caught my eye and since they were half off I paid just $1 for all 4! I thought they would look pretty in several different tablescapes. I'm thinking citrus, sunflowers, or honey bees!
This metal tote was just $1.99 and will be great storage in my craft room. Love the happy pink color!
These two milk glass plates are the first ones I have ever seen. I had to buy them to go with my collection. They were just $1.70 each. I think they will look pretty with ribbon through the cutwork. I'm thinking I need to get my Valentine's decor up so I can use my heart ribbon to fancy them up a bit! I love them as is though and am thrilled to have found them...:)
Here they are on the bottom shelf of my plate rack.
Another milk glass piece found it's way into my cart as well. I didn't have one like it and it was just $0.70.
This adorable little Buffalo China creamer had to join my other white pitchers.
It was just $0.70 as well.
Doesn't he look adorable on top of my china cabinet?
Now for one of my all time favorite finds!!!
Any idea what it is?
How about now?
This tag was underneath. I did a little research and found out it used to belong to the J.M. Morrison Field which served as an air base during World War II in West Palm Beach, Florida. They opened Morrison Field in 1936 and converted for military purposes in 1941. They closed the place in 1947 and it later became Palm Beach International Airport.
Here is my awesome chair! I am in love with this beauty...:) I have actually been hoping for a long time that I would someday run across one. It functions perfectly! They don't make things like they used to!
Did you know Pottery Barn sells a chair that looks almost exactly like this one?
You can buy one from them if you have an extra $399.00 laying around.....however, I do not!
Want to know what I paid for mine?
It was sitting outside the thrift store with a $40 sticker on it, so I had decided not to get it. I really didn't need to spend $40 on it. So....I sadly went on in the store. Imagine my delight when I saw a sign stating everything was half off that day. I could manage twenty bucks a lot better than forty. So, I asked the cashier if that half off included furniture and she said it sure did, so I sent my daughter out to roll the chair inside. She rung me up and told me my total was $13 and change. I told her the chair was supposed to be $20 and she said she gave it to me for an even better deal. I got it for $10!!! I thanked her and let her know how happy she made me and proudly rolled my new treasure to my vehicle. It is currently awaiting a makeover...I am thinking white except for the hardware which I am leaving as is. So...what do you think? Did I score or what?
Ok...if you stuck it through to the end....thank you! I appreciate it and hope I didn't bore you to tears....:)
I just get so excited when I find such treasures! I pray each of you has a blessed and beautiful week.
Until next time.....