Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thriftin' Away!!!

Hubby was on vacation from work this week, so we decided to spend some quality time together while the kiddies were in school. We opted to do something very romantic.......we went thrift shopping! Actually, we used to do this alot when we were dating and going through our vintage clothing phase. I'm lucky that my man likes to shop! He'd probably be embarrassed if he knew I mentioned that about him in my blog, because he is a big, burly, husky outdoorsy type who likes to fish and hunt. So let's keep that our little secret;)
Anywho, after spending all of his money (and then some) I was going to take a break for a day when I got an email from my dear friend Stacy asking, okay pleading with me to go out thrifting with her. She took me to some places I hadn't been to before including a Goodwill where I found the "Piece de Resistance" - more to come on that later.

Stacy is an extremely talented artist who actuallly gives art lessons to lots of children, including my 9 year-old Amy. She used to have her own business restoring anything from furniture to glass and clothes, upholstering chairs - basically anything you can think of she did. In fact, she really could be the next Design Star!

With hubby I picked up lots of old, musty books that needed some dusting. I love to decorate with books. I put them under plants, in vignettes with candles and of course in my bookcase. I love how they have that old smell to them. Besides that I snatched up this picture for $3 that I just fell in love with.

Stacy found quite a few goodies and was nice enough to let me have them.......okay, I begged! This mirror is going to end up in a wallscape that I'm working on with the above picture. It's small and it was only $2!

This large, heavy, wooden plate features a stamp decoupage. It was also $2 and I'll probably stick it on top of my bookcase. Wouldn't it look great with some ivy behind it???

This angel will find a place in my wallscape too, probably over a picture.

Okay, now for that piece I was telling you about. I could barely speak when I saw it, and then when I saw the price I thought they were going to have to rescusitate me (did I spell that right??) I don't have a picture of it yet, and hubby is going with a friend tonite to pick it up. I will post it tomorrow. I can't wait!!!!


Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Argh! I can't wait to see what you got girlfriend! You already got some good stuff there! I'll be waiting!! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Stacey said...

Great shopping! I can't believe you got that picture for $3.00!!

Tracy said...

Hi Kim! Great finds, I really love the picture, and I can't wait to see what your mystery piece is!

SILVER said...

Lots of cool finds you've got there!

you can never find a cool bargain of $3.00 for a picture with such a pretty frame like that in my part of the world surely! hugs-

Kimm at Reinvented said...

You found some great stuff! Can't wait to see the item that required CPR!

tardevil said...

This is my 3rd try at attempting to leave a comment. Keep getting an error for some reason. Love the frame around the floral! Love the cherub. Found a similar one for $5 on my trip to the mill (in this week's post), but I'm betting you got a better deal! :O) Like the decoupaged tray. Would be cool to do that on an old suitcase!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

You did very well. That wooden plate is great with all the stamps. I was out making the thrift store rounds myself today, but I didn't do as well as you.

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness...what have you bought, Miss Kim? I bet it is heavy, since hubby had to take someone with him to pick it up...hmmmm..what could it be? Can't wait to find out!
I love the painting of the gotta deal on that!!!!

Kristens Creations said...

Great finds! Love that sun mirror, even if you had to beg,lol! Kristen

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Kim,
That sounds exciting!
I can't wait to see what else you got.

The sun burst mirror pretty and so classic.
Great finds!
~Melissa :)

LdyDy said...

I just love thrift and antique flee shopping! My heart always skips a beat wondering what I will find! My hubby likes to come with me on his days off too! Isn't it fun! You found some real goodies!

lvroftiques said...

Great finds all!! My hubbs loves to go thriftin' too! He loves old hawaiian shirts. I don't think I could be married to a guy who didn't like tiquin' and thriftin' *winks* Vanna