'Stay, stay at home and rest. Homekeeping hearts are happiest.' ~ Author Unknown.

Monday, August 17, 2009

~ Twas a new Thrift Store I found! ~

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:

and after:

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 -

Blessings on your Day,



Black Sheep Lisa said...

Love the TS finds, i can never pass up a firkin!! Love the fabric for the settee!

Gayle said...

Love the fabric you chose for your new settee covers - did you buy it locally? Or order it online somewhere?

I don't have ALL of those books yet, but most of them. Yummy!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

OH MY GOODness - when you settle is done, it will rival the ones that cost a grand!! LOVE the fabric!!

That lamp for hubby's dresser is at least that much - another amazing find.

Looking forward to the firkin re-do!!

hugs, Linda

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

YOu have got to be the luckiest woman ever! GREAT TS finds and I love the redo's. I am sittin on the edge of my chair waiting for your settee to be done. (ok, so I not really sitting on my chair edge, but I am looking forward to the finishing of it. lol) :-D Mercy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wonderful finds, wish that TS was around here!
The fabric is terrific it's going to be so neat and love the firkin be sure to post a pic when you are done.
Have a great evening!

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Love everything,the lamps, the firking,the fabric. Nice findings.

Keeper of our Home said...

WOW! You hit the jackpot. I so want to go thrift-ing but just don't have any 'good' stores near us. So I guess I'll just shop vicariously through your finds. *grin*

~Mrs. M

Shan said...

Love your new TS finds and the fabric you have chosen is beautiful!!

Lisa said...

What great TS finds and I especially love that firkin. Can't wait to see the re-do.


Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

OH WOW-I LOVE your fabric choice!
That's gonna look fabulous when it's done! PERFECT!!
Great TS finds too ;)

Have a great week,

Merrie. said...

Hi; I love your blog and this settee!! I wish I could find one for 17 dollars; or even one hundred! They are so pricey here! I will be back; it is funny one of my fave bloggy friends is also named Shanda! She is at Front Porches,Sweet Tea; small world:) Merrie