Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Very Thrifty Adventure

I recently had the pleasure of an outing
with my sweet Husband to our favorite
Thrift Shop ...
Not only was it nice to
get out of the house and walk a little bit,
but we lucked out by going on a day
that everything in the shop was 25 cents!

A wonderful old cake plate ...
a big tablecloth with embroidery
in pretty Autumn colors ...
A few old "swanky swig" glasses that
don't match a single thing we have ...
a lonely sugar bowl ... a teeny shaker
that will be cleaned 'n used for glitter ...

I'm always amazed, and sad, when
I find embroidered pieces ...
I'll never
understand how anyone could part
with such unique pieces of art ...

The needlework on the tablecloth is excellent ...

There are a few faint stains ...
my Husband said that he feels certain
he'll be able to remove them ... I have
all the faith in the world in him!

A pair of matching pillowcases ...
Ohhh how I love embroidered pillowcases!

We have quite a few of these sweet things ...
and we actually use them ...
since I do
spend alot of time in bed, it's just extra nice
to have such pretty pillows to rest upon ...

These are in great shape, no stains ...
and just one small area of missing
thread that I'll be able to easily repair ...

Another finished piece of needlework ...
how nice to have the pattern included!

We'll put this in a thrifted frame and be
sending it to a dear friend of ours ...

A cute, small shelf to be painted ...
a beautiful doily for my collection ...

Buttons that make me
think of my beloved lilacs ...


I had such a nice time out with my
best friend, doing one of the things
we enjoy ... thrift shopping! There
were many more goodies that we got ...
perhaps another time I'll be able
to take more photos and share ...

This last little treasure says it all ...

God bless ...

Until another time ... Pearl

7 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Beautiful!

Connie said...

I'm taking the time today to leave a comment because every time I see your blog I think of my first giveaway and you won it, sugar.

I love all the thriftin' items you got though.

xoxo,
Connie

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Pearl, so glad you were able to get out and have a nice time with your guy!! You found some beautiful things too. I love the plaque!
Hugs,
Amy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Pearl!!!
Fun and pretty finds. Linens are a favorite of mine.
So HAPPY to see another post from you!
Take care.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

So glad you were able to go, Pearl! Bobby and I love to go, too but it's been a long time. 25 cent day?! Awesome! The sweet pillow cases are my favorite. I'm glad you use yours. Good idea to make your bed a pleasant place to stay. ♥

Tiffany said...

So wonderful to have you back! You certainly have been missed! I'm sorry you are struggling with health issues. I will add you to my prayers. I love your thrift shop finds. It's so fun shopping with good friends and finding little treasures. Hope to hear more from you soon. Blessings!

Beth Niquette said...

I know...I have several beautifully embroidered pillowcases I treasure. They are very old and hand done. I am so glad Mums kept them. I can never understand how anyone could have parted with such beauties. I think they might have been done by my great-grandmother.