Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thrifting Again

Hi everyone!  I hadn’t gone thrifting in long, long, looooong time since I've been in the decluttering/packing up phase. Last weekend I went to my favorite place to do a little shopping. The weather was gorgeous and it was so much fun to look at all the pretty things. Here are a few pics of what they had and at the end I’ll show you what I got.
I’m so into old outdoor birdhouses right now. Isn’t that a cute one!
I liked this one too, but I didn’t get either since they were waaay more than my spending allowance.
What do you think of this? It’s made from old tires!!!
I think they’re planters (there’s two there – at first I thought it was a weird two-headed swan thing)!
Some more cute outdoor stuff.  I saw lots of old painted ladders inside as well.
I just loved this little yellow bench made from a bed!
Also loved this little red cabinet.
There were some fun light fixtures for sale too! I mean really, where would you put that?
This one was pretty because they had a beaded bulbcover on the bulb. Very Frenchy looking!
Wish I had room for this yellow cabinet.
They had quite a few pieces that incorporated burlap. Including a rug made out of burlap that had been stenciled on (couldn’t get a pic of that do to poor lighting).
I’m looking for an old painted ladder to use in my garden as a trellis. All the ones in this store were crazy prices (in my opinion, but maybe they’re hard to find?). I might just buy a new one and I’m sure by next year it’ll look like that one!
I thought this old dishrack was the cutest thing. Great for displaying dishes and cups&saucers on that bottom shelf.

Want to see what I bought?……………..
Almost bought that black vintage scale. But instead I got this cute vintage picture!
$12 and I think it’s just perfect for this spot!

**Moving News – soooo, we’ve pretty much decided to stay put for now due to a number of factors.To complicate matters, our daughter isn’t sure she’s going to stay at SCAD Atlanta for her degree. So that’s going to factor into where/if we move. So for now I’m just going to “bloom where I’m planted” and make the best of it even though this town isn’t exactly my cup of tea.

I do have some fun news to share with you all later this week!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!


mizdarlin said...

In the early days of unpacking, and trying to find space for what used to fit into a much bigger place :(
I really need to have a yard sale!
I can't bear to see all that lovely thrift stuff without buying,k so i haven't been in 2 months..I believe that is a record!
Maybe I'll blog about everything I'm gonna get shut of, rather than my acquisitions!
Glad you have decided to stay..your place is so gorgeous with all your pretty things..something to aspire to for the rest of us!

julie - eab designs said...

So good to hear from you. Looks like a good decision on the move especially with the current market, as well as a possible university change for your daughter. It's nice to see you were able to do some shopping and find a new piece for your home - beautiful as always!

Unknown said...

So nice to see you post! And that you've had some decent weather. My garden is a mooshy mess from inches and inches of rain the past several weeks and the Mississippi in record flood.

Mary Ann said...

Loved the picture. I liked seeing the cute stuff at the store! Thanks for sharing!

I keep looking at those old kitchen scales at antique stores. One day I'll buy me one but for now I don't have the space to store it!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Hope this means we'll be "seeing" you more, you have been missed! :)

LOVE that picture, it is an amazing buy for that price.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How nice to see you on my dashboard, Manuela! I enjoyed a little virtual shopping in your photos...good, because I need to behave myself in the real world! lol Gotta love your positive attitude! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Simple Home said...

Looks like fun Manuela. Your roses from you last post are so beautiful!
I have my dad's old ladder that looks alot like that one with bits of white paint. I have it hanging in our garage right now, but putting it out on the patio with plants on it sounds like a good idea.

Scrappy quilter said...

You've been missed. Love the fun things you've shared with us. Hugs

Vee said...

If it's any consolation, there are just a few of us who are blooming where we're planted for a while longer at least, too. Now that you've got your home all spiffed up, you're going to enjoy blooming there.

Loved the thrift shop trip. Are you sure you have no room for that yellow cabinet? It would hold soooo many dishes. (I've got dishes on the brain just now.)

Looking forward to your fun news!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful place to shop! I saw several things I would have loved. Your painting is perfect!

Does that fact that you are staying put for now mean you will be blogging more? Hope so!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Manuela! So glad to see a post from you! What a great place; it looks like they have so much to pick through. I LOVE that yellow hutch! That is a great looking piece.

I know it's hard; I still have stuff packed up from a year and a half ago! Nothing on our end at the moment either and we are starting our third month on the market. I had a conversation with my realtor today about my "concerns", so we'll see if she steps up her game.

Andrea said...

That was a fun tour of your favorite flea market. I love the print, and I am excited that your don't have to pack. I feel bad that you things didn't happen as you had expected. Good Luck!!
P.S. Love your garden

Theresa said...

I love the yellow bed seat and the yellow cabinet is gorgeous but also huge:) Have a blessed day where you are planted, HUGS!

Richella Parham said...

Hi Manuela! You're right--that picture is perfect for your space!

I'm so sorry that your house-selling plans didn't work out, but I hope you'll find that blooming where you're planted is a great thing to do for now. In any case, I'll be glad if you have a chance to be online more. You're such a wonderful part of the blogging community! :)

Debbie said...

It's good to see you back with inspiration. I would love to visit your favorite thrifting spot. My favorite thing was the bench made out of the bed.

I'm truly sorry about the move not working out after all your hard work. I know that you love your beautiful home in the roses, though, and I hope you have a wonderful RESTFUL summer puttering around in it.

GlorV1 said...

Hi Manuela. That picture is great for that space. Glad to see you out and about doing your thing. Sorry about not being able to carry out your plans right now, but there's a reason for everything. Have a great rest of the week.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad to see you post again, but sorry your moving plans have not worked out right now.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Manuela, that picture is so great! I would have snapped it up in a second too and it DOES look perfect in that space!

Love the shop you were in...saw several things I wanted!

Lou Cinda

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I could get into a whole bunch of trouble there! You showed great restraint! I would enjoy seeing where your new picture is hung.
It is so pretty!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Your painting is so pretty Manuela. I LOVE those bird houses, and if I found that yellow hutch, I might have to get rid of something to make a space for that. It must, at least, be good to not be living in limbo, wondering what you are going to do, and I know you must have the cleanest house in the world after readying it to put on the market. laurie

Jen said...

It is crazy how things change in a matter of days. As often as we have moved there has always been something big to influence going or staying. But I know you will enjoy having your garden and flowers for a while longer. I understand daughters changing their mind. Samantha is transferring schools in the fall because she has changed degrees.

I am glad you are out thrifting again... I live vicariously through your adventures. LOL


The Old Parsonage said...

Well they say things happen for a reason, so hopefully your decision will be for the best. Being close to your daughter sounds like a perfect one to me.

Thanks for taking us on your junking trip - love the framed painting - soo you:)

Happy Mother's Day!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Manuela, cute cute shop. Do share where it is. Love the picture you bought. Perfect.

Mary Ellen said...

Glad to see you back! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Mary Ellen

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Manuela!
Your picture is so lovely, and it looks perfect where you've hung it. I have a set of wooden step ladders in my shed almost exactly the same as the last photo of steps - I find them invaluable when decorating though!
Best wishes
Rose H

Janet said...

Perfect picture Manuela. Just think how much work has gone into your "garden" where you will bloom a bit longer. It must look perfect just about now...enjoy :)

Brenda Pruitt said...

That picture looks just like you, Manuela! It found its perfect home. Glad to hear that at least you all have come to some sort of decision. The not knowing what you're going to do seems really hard.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your thrift shop beats mine by miles! Such cute things, I can see why your hunt is so successful:>)
Life can throw us a curve can't it? Keep dreaming Manuela, things have to get better some time. At least in the meantime you are surrounded by yourbeautiful home:>)

Claudia said...

Love the Gordon's Chips tin - I love red and my Dad's name is Gordon. I'll have to try to find one of those. Is it a local company?


matty said...

You have the best thrifting places I have seen! Wow! And you have the most self-contral of anyone I know! I would have brought home far more than one picture... LOL

bj said...

Looks like you had fun shopping around. I love doing that, too.
I am also looking for a ladder but I want one for the inside...a library type ladder to lean up against my wall of bookshelves...I know I'll never find it and..if I do, it will cost a million dollars.:)

Heathahlee said...

That picture is perfect for you! I love all those items you pictured, but you're right...those prices are spendy! As a matter of fact, that butterfly bird bath? I have that same one that I got at Old Time Pottery and you can BET I didn't pay NEARLY $47! : )

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh great find, I am coveting that big green bird house!! Not moving, well, now you have a house all fixed up, to live in xoxo Clarice