Friday, April 25, 2014


Since our house is on the market, we've packed and de-cluttered so much that when it came to staging, I was at a loss!  I needed something for the dining room table.  This fact was in my head when I drove by an estate sale, so I stopped to take a peek.  And there they were.  An old silver-plate coffee pot and creamer and sugar.  It was $20 for the lot, but I haggled it down to $15 for all three.  I'm nothing if not frugal...

with flowers...

better shot of the silver-plate

I love the patina of old silver and I think the flower arrangement will look even better once the lilies open.  Necessity is the mother of Excuses for Shopping! Yay!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Latest find, a sweet little carved table

Found this great little carved and painted wooden table at a local thrift/resale shop this past week for $40. It was a lovely little shop that I'd passed by several times which always had some beautiful furniture in front of it. I'd been wanting to stop there so went in for a quick moment on my way home from the post office one day.  The owner lady there had a really good eye for resale items. It wasn't your typical thriftshop with stuff kind of mismatched. She had beautifully arranged her items making them very appealing.  I found this little table tucked in the back of the shop but I also found a few other smaller items (I'll share on another day).
I loved the beautiful detail on it and the light pastel colors. These aren't usually a color I go for but with it being Spring and Easter coming up, it dressed up sweetly with a couple of Spring decorations and a rose from the garden. Other items on the table that were thrifted were the glass bottle vase, the metal heart tin and the Royal Dalton china Peter Rabbit bowl with the chocolate candy eggs in it (all from other thrifting days in the past). The crocheted rock was a gift from a dear friend.

You can see the lovely detail below:

It ties in rather nicely with this carved wooden framed mirror I picked up a few years ago for $5 at a yard sale in Ramona when we lived there.

 It has very similar carved details, although in a slightly different palette of light colors.

We're off to the island of Kauai this week. We're so excited for this family vacation! Maybe I'll even find a thrift shop there! Wouldn't that be fun?

Have a great week.

A hui hou! ("Goodbye, until we meet again" - in Hawaiian)


Sunday, April 6, 2014

A little something for the garage...

I went by my local thrift store to make a donation and just ran in for a second.  I didn't turn anything up in the crockery section, my weakness when it comes to thrifting, but I came across this router table for $12.50.  It is a Craftsman with all metal construction and instructions/manual included.  Neat!  I'm sure it will get lots of use once we get our workshop set up.