I went 'thrifting' last Friday and spent a whopping $4.23. I was on my way out to a quilting group work night when I happened upon a new TS! Lucky day for me. Easy to get in and out of and the re-do's were even easier. I found the little resin salt box house lamp and firkin first. The lamp just needed a shade which I already had at home, and the firkin in going to be a gorgeous antique blue. This is the first firkin I own! I already have the base coat on it, but the finished photo will be next post. I put the lamp in my quilting studio with some of my other 'houses'. I have always loved salt box houses!
I next clamped my eyes onto this gem - like I really need another lamp - but I do need something for the top of my husband's dresser. I was so excited! I have seen these for between 39.95 to 89.95, and I picked mine up for $1.00! It did need some spray paint as the back side had been painted with little streaks of fingernail polish, of all things. I bet some little girl got a hold of mom's polish and went to town when mom wasn't looking. Uh oh! Before:
The last thing I found just before proceeding to the check out register was this cool old book, published in 1972 on the historical places in America. The photos and history, along with TONS of inspirational photos, are wonderful!
And lastly, not necessarily on a thrifting note, but the upholstery has been chosen for my $17 settee. What do you think? Good choice or no?
I need to be getting back to work - quilting for a customer today. But in closing, check back in my next post for some REAL eye candy books for afternoon reading. Many of you probably have some of these, but these books have become 'set in stone' decorating for me. More later. Until then -
I am a displaced early American born about 200 years too late! Actually, I do like my indoor bathroom facilities, but envy the simplicity and commonness that filled the days of the colonial women. Hard work, but they would and did find joy in their day!