Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Colorful Finds!

Hello friends and Happy Veteran's Day to you all. I am so thankful for the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country to protect us and our freedom. I was blessed to have the day off from work to in honor of  Veteran's Day. The hubby was off as well and we spent the day together. We started the day with a tasty breakfast from Cracker Barrel. After breakfast, we went to Wal Mart to pick up a few necessities and then went to Lowe's to pick up the rest of our interior doors and hinges. We came home and I spent the afternoon sorting through the last 2 years worth of paperwork and updating my filing system. Such fun....NOT! I have so much paperwork to deal with between work and home and I get tired of it, so I let it pile up. I have been meaning to get to it for months now and finally started on it this week. I kept reminding myself that this was one thing I needed to do better with before the year ends. Better was my word for 2014 and I have honestly tried to do better in so many aspects of my life. I'll be picking a word for 2015 before too long...hard to believe!

Anywho, I won't bore you to tears with stories of my paper piles any longer. Instead I will share a few recent colorful finds! Over the weekend I rode with a co-worker to a Goodwill store where she had accidentally lost her keys and they were holding them for her. While we were there, of course I had to look around. I was so excited to find some older ornaments, still in the original boxes. I love Crayola brand and had to have this adorable ornament since it was from the year my daughter, Miranda was born. Isn't it the sweetest thing?

I mentioned to my friend that it would be so neat if they had one from the year my son, Dakota was born. We started rummaging through the boxes, and sure enough, I found one for 1995! I just love these two cuties! I have another Crayola ornament I've had for several years. I might have another collection started...lol!

I found this pretty ceramic sleigh to use in a few winter tablescapes. 
I paid $1.99 for it and can't wait to use it!

This large metal basket was too pretty to pass up. I will be using it on my new porch, which will hopefully be finished early next year or at least by next summer. I paid $1.99 for this as well.

This large (around 2 feet) metal candy cane came home with me too. It has a stake that can be used to put it in the ground and it has a hanger on the back as well. I plan to use it outside. I think I paid $6 for this. 

I found a few other things over the weekend as well. I got these things the same day I got my new table. I had to have this sweet milk glass dish. I didn't have one like it. and it was just $1.99.

I think it is even prettier from the bottom.

A cute strawberry canister that will join my strawberry collection for tablescaping. 
It was only $0.99.

I forgot to take a picture of the napkin rings that came with these, but they were the ones you saw in the fall tablescape I featured in my new table post. They are wooden. I got 8 napkins, 8 napkin rinds, and this pretty runner for just $1.50. It will make a pretty summer table. 

I thought these napkins were so bright and cheery. They will look nice in a spring or summer table. They were like new for $2.99.

My last find to share was this beautiful vintage tablecloth. I love the colors in it and can just picture it at Easter next year. It was $3. 

I found several great things and good prices on all. I so enjoy a good find! 

I hope your week is going well. I have a training tomorrow so I will be out of the classroom. My team enjoys days like that since we can go out to lunch together. At home, the hubby and I are back to work trying to get our trim finished and interior doors hung, as well as getting it all painted. Hoping to have it all done before the holidays begin. SO much work, so little time. Life is good though and I am blessed.
Have a lovely rest of the week.

Until next time.....


  1. Love all of your finds, as always! How great to find the Crayola ornaments in just the years you needed. Have a great day...

  2. Love all your finds Vicky, but I love milk glass and that dish is lovely.

  3. The crayola ornaments are so cute!! You found some great deals as always! Lots of pretty linens and that milk glass dish is sooooo pretty! I love milk glass also. Hope you have a good week.

  4. Ornaments with special dates always become keepsakes. Great to find ones for both children (adults!) Love the milk glass bowl - could it be used as a pedestal?

  5. Hello my dear! What wonderful finds and the crayola ornaments are adorable!

    Also, I love the table from the previous post - it's gorgeous! And speaking of gorgeous, so are you :)

    Enjoy your day - hugs and blessings!

  6. I seriously need to come thrifting with you. You find the most amazing things and spend so little money. I don't have much luck at our local thrift shops.

  7. Goodness me! You really have got some colourful finds here. I love the strawberry cannister and santas sleigh. Enjoy your training time xx

  8. Hello Vicky!

    I love the crayola ornaments! So bright and cheery, indeed! I just love it when you post all your amazing finds. I haven't found any great deals like that in a long time. However, I have been making crafts and doing some DIY gifts for my girlfriends this year. I love it when I find something homemade to try.

    Oh and I love your new table from the post below. Very nice and you look very nice it your new frames. I hate selfies too, but I must admit you look good!

    I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Stay warm and cozy,

  9. Love all your finds! How nice that you got the day off too and could spend it with your hubby :o)


  10. Hello Vicky!
    You amaze me with your supper duper finds!!! Not to mention the prices you pay. I do not believe we have anything in our Thrifty store for those prices.
    Isn't it just like God to give you both ornaments for your children's year of birth? He loves us in the simple things too.
    I have enjoyed my visit with you this evening.
    This week is quiet with my parents, so I'm looking in on my dear friends.
    Much love to you, Debbie

  11. Hey Vicky, I love all of your finds and you can't beat the prices. So glad you were able to have a day off and do a little organizing! Enjoy Friday and the weekend.

  12. Fun finds! The ornaments are adorable, and I love that pretty table cloth and the milk glass dish too.

  13. love the sligh lots of chriustmas finds :)


Thank you so very much for taking time to leave such kind words for me. Your sweet comments make my heart smile!
I always reply to comments by e-mail, so please make sure you are not a no-reply commenter! Blessings!

Recent Posts.....