Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Thrifting

A couple weeks ago Steve and I took a Monday off and went shopping in Amish Country while the kids were in school. We rarely get to do this since I work a ton and Steve is finally getting busy. (Thank goodness) He is subcontracting for a new company that might hire him on full time if they find he is a hard worker and he knows what he's doing. So, keep your fingers crossed and say an extra prayer that he get's a full time job with benefits. He really needs blood pressure medicine, but won't get it because he can't afford it. I can't say as I blame him, but I want him around for awhile and not have a heart attack on me. Anyway, I got way off track here... Darn ADHD any how. lol. We happened to go to one thrift store that already had it's Christmas Open House going on already. Two of my BFF's went the week before and got a ton of stuff, so I just had to go too. Yeah, if they jumped off a bridge I'd follow them. lol. Peer pressure is horrible when you have a thrift store addiction. lol.

Here is some wonderful goodies I found....

My addiction to pewter... believe it or not the wreath is pewter. $3.00 woot woot!!!!

The rest is just roughed up silver obviously.

There are actually two picks here... complete with pine cones... $1.00 a piece

A boxwood looking plastic wreath. The red bow will go and I'll replace it with something else.

To add to another collection... a biscuit cutter and a beautiful mold for my super duper wax pouring addiction lol

Last but not least, a wool blanket. It is actually cream with red and green stripes. I'm taking pictures in the dark and they aren't great.

I know like I needed more stuff for Christmas. I have already pulled out all my Christmas decor magazines and books and have poured through them. I trying to get my head together for Christmas decorating. I won't get it out until after Thanksgiving is over. I have a lot to be thankful for and I don't want to skip this very important time of year.

I will be back tomorrow evening or Thursday morning with some new decorating I've done with my new pieces of furniture. Ummmm.... yeah... I bought another new (old)piece of furniture. It was an awesome price and I couldn't pass it up. So I have moved things around...AGAIN... ha I'm never done doing that. lol... I can't post it tonight because I can't get a good picture of it because it's too dark. I'll do that tomorrow in amongst everything else on my day off. See you soon :)

OHHHHHH... if you are friends with me on Facebook and got some horrible things posted on your wall or PMs supposedly from me I was hacked on Sunday. I apologize... trust me I would never send anything like that to any of you.
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A Primitive Homestead said...

Great items you picked up. You got me wondering about the new/old furniture. Good luck to your Steve. A prayer lifted. Blessings!

Primitive Echoes said...

Wow that is some great thrifting you did. Love it.

jennifer768 said...

Love your finds! I can't wait to see your newest furniture find!Hugs,Jen

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am so in love with the pewter.I have no such luck...congrats to you. Dianntha

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Good luck to Steve....There are BP medicines that only cost $4 a month at Walmart....Atenolol is one of them.
He can ask his doctor about it.


Pam at Antique or Not said...

What a haul! You did good, girl! I'm pewter fan too.


Ann said...

What fun to take the day off and go thrifting! I need to suggest that to DH, he likes to do that too! I LOVE the wool blanket. ~Ann

renee said...

Hi Mary,
Of course, I am jealous! LOL! Another piece of great furniture is more than I can take! I may head over to mine tomorrow~ I have a coupon~ rare, but they do send them once in a while. I like the blanket, are you planning to leave it as is, or ~GASP~ cut it? LOL!
I hope you have a great week!

Raymond Homestead said...

Wow! You really found some great items!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Once again, Miss Mary, you scored some awesomely cool stuff! Love that wool blanket...(yeah, me an wool....we got a thing going on....) And another new piece of furniture??? Yikes woman...where do you put it all - or should I say, how BIG is your house?!! I truly can't remember the last piece of furniture I bought...yes, it's been THAT long! Keeping my fingers crossed for Steve...Have a great day off! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lorraine B (from Maine) said...

Hi, I am new to your site. By the way I love your finds. How neat is that! I felt a need to write pertaining to your husband's BP. Please, realize there are so many prescriptions that are just the $4 a month or $10 for 3 months. Doctors will work with him to give him the cheaper generic meds to keep his cost down. I don't want to frighten you but it's not something to fool around with. I'll be praying for your husband's new job possibility. Times are so difficult for so many of us. I love you site.

frontporchprims said...

What great finds. I have been pouring through my magazines as well. I love looking at all the possibilities. Sorry about your Facebook account. That sucks. -Steph-