I am so sorry I am so late in getting a post up. First excuse, on Sunday, as I am want to do, I ran and did our weekly grocery shopping. When I got home I was greeted with Mr. B outside with half of the back fence down! I swear, I can’t leave that man home alone, ever! Seems he had noticed a couple of posts had rotted and needed to be replaced, today <sigh>. So, after putting the groceries away I assumed my usual position when projects begin, Clean Up Girl! I grabbed my work gloves and plucked up the trimmer and a couple of rakes. By the end of the day and the obligatory run to Home Depot, we were tired, sweaty and dirty but the fence was, for the most part, fixed and almost back up.
Excuse number two, I wanted to wait as Goodwill and our local big thrift chain, ARC, were having a 50% off sale today (Labor Day) and I knew I would find some thrifty scores to share with you.
So, this morning I got up, read the paper, ate a little something, and told Mr. B he was in charge of finishing the fence because, I was going shopping! Bye. Seeya :) and I was off!
And yes, I did score! Whoohoo! I hit two Goodwill's and one ARC store as well as a Hobby Lobby.
My first stop was a Goodwill I had only been to a couple of times before and is kind of hit or miss. I went up and down the rows of merchandise but wasn't really seeing anything I needed/ wanted. But then I spied 2 Candlewick punch glasses. As you get to know me better you will come to realize that I cannot pass up Candlewick glass, ever! I had inherited some pieces many years ago when my grandmother passed away and have been adding to it ever since.
I picked up the two glasses, not really sure if I wanted just two of them. I like sets of things y'know? And then, I set them back down and walked away. Yeah I know, the first rule in thrifting is even if you are not sure, keep them in your hand because someone else may pick them up and then you will decide you want them only to be denied. So I continued wandering the aisles. I found myself back by the glasses only to see just one of them. But wait! That's not where I had set them down. Down the row I see the two I had had in my hands earlier. Now there were three. Well for gosh sakes! Maybe there is a fourth? I started looking much harder and not only found the fourth BUT also found a sherbet glass!! This time I did keep them in my sweaty little hands!
You may notice a hint of something else I found at this Goodwill but, you will have to wait until later to see it revealed. I am such a tease!
Next I decided to hit a Hobby Lobby that is nearby. I am not one to ever pass up a stop at Hobby Lobby. I was greeted by a sign on the door announcing "90% Off Selected Home Accessories" Oh hello! Of course there wasn't much but I did manage to pick up a couple of yard flags cheap!
Crazy prices, am I right??
I also found on sale a pair of candles that I know I will use on a tablescape this winter.
The next stop was ARC. ARC Thrift Stores are local to Colorado. Their mission is to help children with developmental disabilities. I can usually count on them to have some nice finds and this trip, they did not disappoint.
I was able to find 2 ceramic pumpkins with lids that will play nicely with a couple I have stored away in one of my Fall bins. I will not be unloading those bins until next week, so stay tuned!
I was also able to get a cute gingham pillow case for $1.00 that I think I can use as a table runner as well as a black tablecloth for $2.00.
On to my final destination. I have been to this Goodwill several times and they usually have nice things for me to rescue. These 4 plates garnered me some favorable comments while waiting to check out. They are marked only with Czechoslovakia.
They have a very pretty lace cutout around the rim.
I also found these cute salad plates. I think they will be a pretty addition to a Spring garden table.
And that was it for shopping. Off to home I went. What? Huh? Oh yeah....I almost forgot! You guys are good! This was my most expensive purchase of the day at $4.00. I spied him from across the store. There he was in all of his lime green splendor. Our eyes met and he knew he was coming home with me!
No I am not crazy! No I was not dropped on my head as a baby. C'mon guys, you know what I always say "it's not what it is, it's what it can be" and I have never met a can of spray paint I didn't like. You come back here in a few and you will see my Knight for the beauty he really is! I promise!
Oh and, I got home just as Mr. B was putting away his tools. The fence was done! I made it home just in time <teehee> Yep, it was a great day :)