Hello friends! How is everyone? I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We spent the day with Mr. B's family. His brother, wife and their two kiddlets
were here in CO from Omaha for the holiday.
Mr. B's mother made the traditional turkey dinner (her stuffing and mashed potatoes are to.die.for!) and I provided a pumpkin pie and an apple pie. It was such a beautiful day in the mountains! Lots of talking and laughing to be sure!
I do have to share with you the Fall tree my dear mother-in-law decorated!
It greeted us as we entered the house.
Isn't it just so beautiful?
She had all kinds of fall flowers and leaves and picks all over it!
It is just so creative.
I loved it!
This weekend has been all about the Christmas decorating.
Poor Mr. B. I don't know how he puts up with my obsession with Christmas!
I even have an app on my phone that counts down how many days until Christmas that I show to him
I lovelovelove Christmas.
And as much as I love the spirit of the day, I love to decorate for it too.
I have bin after bin of decor stashed all over.
I did try so very hard to be a good girl this year and I was able to purge one bin full of odd decorations I won't use again.
Of course, I will fill that empty bin with my other passion,
Speaking of which, a few weekends ago we had gone out to dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. After we eat we usually like to go somewhere to walk it off, so to speak.
He asked if there was any place I needed to go and I immediately shouted "ARC Thrift Store".
Hey, it wasn't out of our way, in fact,totally on the way home and gosh!
They were having a 50% off most items sale...how lucky for me!! <Grin>.
Mr. B is not a big thrift store kind of guy, he'd had rather gone to Best Buy, but he had no better suggestions so, off to ARC we went.
The first to catch my eye were this set of four salad plates. I love how each one has a different flower on it and a butterfly. Is it too soon to be wishing for Spring? Only .75 each!
I don't know the maker. Anyone familiar with this label?
Next, Mr. B found this plate.
Now if I had been alone I would have looked at it, wanted it, turned it over and seen the pink tag
(not 50% off!) and put it back on the shelf.
Not Mr. B. He really liked it.
He pointed out that at even $3.99 it was a one of a kind and that we were getting it. I am happy we did.
It really is so beautiful. So colorful! It had a place of honor in the kitchen
until a Christmas plate took its place.
You can see that it probably was some sort of collectors plate and has a wire so that it can be hung on the wall for display.
The photo does not do it justice.
Everything is lined in gold. Truly, a beautiful piece that we will treasure.
The next lucky find was, once again, found by Mr. B. A small little piece and you know I had to have it!
A Candlewick coffee saucer. On sale for only .65.
It has joined it's other Candlewick brothers and sisters in my ever growing collection!
Next I ventured over to the linens while Mr. B perused the electronics (not quite Best Buy but good enough). I was able to score two sets of napkins.
There were six in this set of napkins depicting wheat for only .75!
I can see a farm table set up in my future.
These pink ones were also .75 and there were only four of them but, I have been on the lookout for pink napkins and they were in perfect condition so I grabbed them too.
Not too bad of a haul when all was said and done.
We did, of course, expend some calories in the process which is also good, right?
Maybe I can get Mr. B to do it again the next time we go out to eat??
Nah, probably not, I will have to play fair and suggest Best Buy.
(Don't forget!! Monday, November 28 is the last day to enter my give away! Click here to find out how you can win a $15.00 credit to my favorite Etsy shop!!)