We hit 4 thrift stores in one day. Woohoo!!!! I got some totally awesome stuff!!!! Alright should I begin with the bestest stuff or not... hmmmmm... Nah better save that for last.
This is the second best thing I got yesterday. This gorgeous wood bowl. LOVE IT!!!!! We had all just checked out and were walking out the door when I happened to look over and lo and behold (yes the angels began to sing) this beauty with some wood apples in it. So I looked for the tag on the bowl, but there was none. There was one on the apples though. I turned it over and it said $10 for the 7-8 apples and the bowl. I looked at Pam and she looked at me. I tol her I didn't really want the apples. She's like go ask if they'll give you a discount if you say you don't want them. She is like the goddess of good deals!!!! So up I went to the desk. I told the lady (and of course gave her the puppy eyes) that I didn't want the apples. She's like well hmmmm how about $4.00???? WHAT???????? I know my ears were clogged from being sick BUT she did not say $4.00!!!! I nearly fainted and tried to act normal like it wasn't a big deal. WOOHOO!!!!!!! I practically skipped out of the store to catch up with my friends. Steve thinks I need to sand it a bit more. I'm not sure on that one. I like it the way it is. It just needs cleaned up a little.
Now how do I top that???? Sheesh!!!!! Next is the books and patterns and stitchery kits. Pam helped me find all the books. I just LOVE the Christmas one. Way up at the tippy top is a rusty star. Now who couldn't think of something to do with that.
These are the stitcheries a little closer. The blue one is a kit. Even if I don't do it I have patterns to incorporate into my stitcheries. The smaller one is awesome but it requires a 36 count linen which I don't have in my collection at the moment.
Next is my unfinished or redo pile. Steve thinks I need to paint the rocking horse black and I think he's right. I always see people using little benches in their decorating so I just had to have this one. I'm not sure what color it will be yet.
Next is my leave alone pile. LOL. I like the the spice box, but don't like the word spice box printed on it. I'm debating whether to paint this baby or leave it alone and just put a little decorative item in front of the words. The cutting board was again a suggestion from Pam. She says those make the best bottoms for a display on your counter. SOOOOOO... of course I bought it. LOL. I just LOVE the candle holder. You can't have enough of these hanging around.
Now before you see what I bought (and before you hate me forever because I am a hypocrite) ;) I had to buy these. I bet you can guess what I'm going to say.... Yes I bought MORE fabric!!!!!! This was THE best buys of the day. I had Margo and Pam both scouting for me. We happened to be at an actual Goodwill and they both called me over. The waters parted and the angels were singing Hallelujah!!!!! I had died and gone to heaven!!!!! I just started to grab off the racks!!!!! I was elbowing knocking people down and diving for the hangers. OK not really. LOL. But I was grabbing before the other ladies that were there could get their grubby little paws on MY fabric. Pam went and got a cart for me. I threw those babies in there and when I was done looking I went back and relooked at the fabric and put some back that I didn't think I could use. I was thinking not just for me, but for gifts or to sell. Are you ready????? Hang onto your boots and take a look!!!!
I'm not a big green person, but I think I can blend some of it in with other fabric I have. Sorry about the browns picture, but I couldn't get a good one. But they are more on the tan side. And the piece on the bottom is just plain tan.
Of course I couldn't leave the blues behind.
I know these aren't prim BUT I LOVE floral prints. I have seen them in beautiful quilts. Steve asked if I could make something for his Mom as she LOVES roses and florals. I haven't been to her home yet but he describes her as victorian. PERFECT!!!
I am just so excited. We all found some great stuff. I think the theme for Margo and Stacie was pineapples. And let me tell you they found some awesome stuff. Maybe next time you can come with us. We are going to plan another trip to Berlin (Amish Country) this summer also. Have a great day everyone. I'm off to roll around in my new pretty fabric. LOL. The ladies at the one thrift store's, which has a side where they quilt, were laughing when I said that out loud. They had an entire wall full of cabinets that I am guessing are full of fabric to make into quilts. I wanted to run over to them and grab all the fabric and run out of the store. LOL. We were actually over there watching a lady hand quilt a beautiful quilt. She gave me a few pointers that I need to try. Now that I've chewed your ears off I can go pick up my computer. WOOHOO!!!!! It is finally done!!!!! OH and it wasn't viruses but spyware and malware that shut it down. Alright I'm done talking I swear. I'm hoping to have some redoes for you soon :)