Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Thrift Find – O Pioneers!

So me and my friend down the street had ourselves a little thriftventure last weekend.  It was kind of a momentous occasion because it’s only recently that it’s not a huge hassle to put two kids in the car together.  So while Avery was sleeping, the four of us sneaked out for a little thrifting.  

Chase knows what it’s all about.  She never turns down an invitation for a thriftventure.  So we went and looked and found a few things including two Fred Penner cassettes (who donated those?), decorative plates, an adorable bonnet, an embroidered pillow and a vintage suitcase so large that it wouldn’t fit in the trunk with the stroller and had to ride home up front.  And for a few uncomfortably tight minutes driving home it was just as it ever was.  Fun and friends except with Fred Penner on the radio.

I found some good stuff.  That bonnet that I love.  I found a sweet little pillow with flowers embroidered with ribbon.  I tried ribbon embroidery once but was way less successful.  There’s nothing super special about the pillow.  It’s not vintage or anything like that but I like it and I think it will be sweet on one of our beds… probably Chase’s.  Can embroidery like that be done by machine?

I also picked up two little plates with a floral motif to add to my growing collection.  The collection that I finally decided to display instead of just continuing to shove into any available drawer.  Plate hangers are an amazing thing.  I use them for everything that 3M strips won’t hang.  Somehow they don’t destroy the plaster like hammering a nail will.  I can’t explain it.  It must have something to do with the angle or something.

I know I shouldn’t but I tried to be really good.  I left tons of stuff on the shelf and I only bought one bowl.  One.  That’s huge cause you know I love bowls.  It’s the thrill of the hunt you know?

How about you?  Any happy hunting lately?

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