Well, the title says it all, doesn't it? :-)
Today I am linking up with Leigh over at Margueritaville for a Thrifty Thursday post..... And I had fun. Jump over there and see some other fun shopping bloggy gals have done...saving money while they were treasure hunting.
Today is simply a free day off. (well, except for finishing up Kameron's week of annual required CAT testing for homeschool.) Got to get that mailed out tomorrow. Can't Wait.
Here's a few things that I have acquired here and there over the past few weeks for a mighty cheap price... yay. Happy for carefree days... yeah...I'm smiling. :-) Hope you are too!!!
Remember the Swan planter I acquired from the gal who turned out to be my kids' pediatric nurse YEARS ago? Well, she had this sitting there for .50, and you know me..It just grabbed my fancy for little things chippy, used and worn with character.
Now in it's new resting place, missing finial and all.
This entire bundled bouquet was 1.99 at GW and I love hydrangeas and eucalyptus, so I grabbed it. It actually goes in our family room, but the paneling makes it too dark for a pic, so here they pose in the kitchen. AWESOME price for so many ...
Remember this photo from a past White Wednesday where I was showing the lace doilies I found at GW? Well, I have had a mirror (found at Salvation Army) sitting in my bedroom for several months waiting for a white paint job possibly to go over that white mantel I found..but instead it ended up here under the LR sofa table...and I like it's resting place for now. Just a before pic to let you see the look before the mirror landed there. :-)
Okay bloggy sisters...this was the pure fun part. I did what you might call "staging a photo" with these items....outside.
The little angel kitty is just from a garden spot.
The hand stitched/embroidered runner is just another sample (in pink) from the bag full of vintage linens I got from GW years ago. (I mentioned this in an earlier Thrifty post too, but showed the Gone With the Wind hooped lady sample.) Some one did a lot of needle work!
This sweet little faceless Amish looking doll is the handiwork of my m-i-l and her sisters many moons ago. They took old hand embroidered pillowcases and turned them into dresses for these little treasures with added roses..Each of the gals in the family received one. Isn't she beautiful...and truly time-stained with age and character....
The verdigris lamp I received from my mom for my birthday last September!!! (another find at GW) It has been waiting for the perfect shade ever since. Two weeks ago, I found it! The sage green in the leaves matches perfectly. Love the roses and ruffle...Hopefully this will go on a screened porch as I have visions in my head already....! :-)
A better shot of the chair acquired from Craig's List. Again...white wicker is a part of that porch vision... (you know what I mean, fellow dreamers) :-)
Hope you all have a wonderful wonderful day. I have had fun this morning. I am hoping hoping against hope for a possible letter today from Mailman Mike that is stamped Afghanistan!!!!! A phone call that gets through would be fantastic, but I will take whatever ....
God bless our military. God bless our country. God bless Justin....Justin...Billy...and Jeff... and ALL the others...God grant SUCCESS and SAFETY!
Big Hugs to all visiting. Blessings prayed for all of you.