Saturday, November 1, 2014
Thrifty Finds & a Colorful Sadie
I've been at it again! I got to do a little thrifting this morning and it was such fun. I try not to go so often these days because I always find too many things I "NEED". LOL! I have learned to be more choosy and not bring so much home. I had a 20% off coupon for this thrift store so I got even better deals. Let me show you what I got. I love this small ironstone bowl/cup. Not actually too sure what it is, but it was super heavy and priced right at $0.99. I paid $0.80 with my discount.
I thought this container was so pretty with the cutwork design in the lid. I got it for $1.80.
A brand new, large makeup bag for around $0.60 had to come home with me. This is something I actually needed.
As were these iPhone 5 cases. I recently upgraded and had not bought a case yet. I got three cases for $0.08 each, yep, $0.26 total! That was a steal...:) I don't like big bulky cases , so these were perfect for me.
These gorgeous, vintage bowls by Steubenville hopped right in my card. They will be so pretty in a tablescape.....if I ever get my table built! I found a set of 4 on Etsy for $35.00. I paid $1.60 for my 4!
This beautiful white afghan had to come home with me. It is not stained anywhere and a nice size. I got it for $1.60.
Two more vintage pillowcases to add to my collection. I think they were $0.40 each.
I picked up a couple things for other people too. My librarian friend at school is decorating a huge Christmas tree in the library this year with brown teddy bears. This little cutie will be perfect. He is a Ty and was $0.25 I think.
My friend Heather is a Mickey Mouse lover and so I couldn't pass up this adorable cardigan for her. It is like new and will be so cute on her with jeans and a pair of boots. It looks red but it's actually a pretty shade of orange. Clothes were 50% off today so this was just $1.50.
When I got home from my day out, I had a package waiting for me. I was expecting it to arrive any day and today was the day. I have been anxiously waiting for it. A month or so ago, I was notified by Suzan at Simply Vintageous....by Suzan, that I had won a colorful pet portrait donated by Cecilia over at The B Farm. I was over the moon excited because I had seen Cecilia's colorful pet portraits of her dogs, Herbie and Buddy and also of Suzan's sweet Soda and knew how adorable they were! I have been wanting one of my Sadie since first seeing them. I was so excited that I won! Well, I finally bribed Sadie with treats to sit and look at the camera so I could take a few shots of her. She doesn't like the camera...lol! I sent several off to Cecilia and told her to choose the one she wanted to paint and she chose this one.....
And this is what she painted!
Isn't it just precious? I am so in love with it. She painted it in the colors I love most...blues, greens, and a pretty coral orange color. It could not be more perfect!
Look at her eyes and her sweet mask above her eyes...:)
Thank you so much Cecilia! I LOVE it and will treasure it always. If you don't know Cecilia or Suzan, hop on over to visit. They are both amazingly talented and sweet, sweet ladies! Cecilia was my partner for my ornament exchange last year and she painted me the most adorable snowman and gingerbread man....my favorite Christmas decor. By the way, if you would like to join in the fun this year, hop on over and read about it here. It's not too late to sign up. It was great fun last year...:)
Anywho, I have already proudly displayed Saide's portrait on my gallery wall. See it there above my couch. It adds a nice pop of color I think. That new throw on the couch is a new purchase from today.
I love the Better Homes & Gardens brand that Wal Mart carries. This is the softest blanket ever...and I love the colors.
I also printed something new for November for the clipboard on my gallery wall. I love that I can change out my "art" so easily.
Well folks, that's it for today. I have been thoroughly enjoying my 3-day weekend. I got some much needed rest yesterday and went shopping with my sister today. I am having a lovely evening as well. My sweet niece Taylor just bought me a yummy bowl of chili for supper. It is cold in Florida tonight...supposed to be in the thirties in the morning and it was inthe fifties all day. It was super windy too..so I froze getting out of my vehicle all day. I am enjoying my toasty new heater tonight though and I'm about to enjoy this delicious chili while I watch a Christmas movie on Hallmark. Don't judge...lol! I love Christmas movies and books and will watch and read several over the next several weeks. Prayers for a blessed and beautiful Sunday.
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Until next time.....