ic Kathe With an E: Thrift Shopping Relieves Stress

Sunday, September 18, 2011

(read about it here) I gravitated to the most sorrowful piece of "art" in the store.  Once again someone deemed it necessary to use paint sale colors on a poor defenseless animal.  I have seen pheasants used in fall decor all over blogland so I wanted him.  In spite of his state, he was coming home with me.  I could see very easily why he was priced at $2.99. $1.50 was all it took to get him into my cart. 

Can't you just see he is pleading, "Help. Me."?  I'm not sure what color he will be spray painted yet.  I do know it won't be oil rubbed bronze.  I am open to all suggestions so give me yours and together, we will save another fugly castoff from total humiliation.

Two and half hours of pure bliss. 


  1. Nice job! I also find browsing the antique stores to lower my blood pressure.

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Vintage Gumwood Cabinet Kitchen

  2. I so agree that thrift shopping is great stress relief! I love it and you can buy on a limited budget. You found great dishes and I love all the Rooster napkins. Can't wait to see some new tablescapes with all of these finds.

    hugs, Linda

  3. Champagne, of course :) LOL, since that's my new go-to spray paint color. You wouldn't guess that by the look of my grass tinted red, ORB, and Champagne. Yes, I agree thrift shopping does take care of stress.

    So my big thrift shopping question is about hankies. Good, old fashioned beautifully detailed hankies. Pass or purchase? Hubby thinks it's creepy. The verdict is out for me. What do you think?

  4. Nice finds! Last season Nate Berkus updated a collection of similar accessories using either a matte or glosssy white and they were stunning. And your roofing experience frightens me. Getting ready to have my done. Yikes!!!

  5. AMEN.....is it ever a stress relief. when my dad was sick, i was there constantly lol! nice finds!
    have a blessed week.

  6. that pheasant is a fantastic find! I would of snatched him up too! I'd do a rust-orangey-red- on him... I bet he'll look great, whatever you decide.


  7. Some great buys..you did good. :)

  8. Well done! You're right, A thrift store shopping trip and coming home with bargain treasures is the best stress reliever. I need to go again soon :)

  9. Oh definitely yes! Thrifting is a huge stress reliever!!

    Thank goodness you found that poor pheasant. He will look better no matter what you do to him. ;)

    I love the rooster tablecloth. Can you fold it in a way that you would still be able to use it for the table? I just love it and can see why you had to bring it home.

  10. Great prices...the Johnson Bros. plates are my favorites!


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