Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
It's time for Thrifty Thursday over at my friend Leigh's place. She holds this event for us to show off something old, something new, or something blue. Well, scratch the blue, it can be any color, as long as it was a thrifty find. Maybe you even found something for free---just be sure to snap a few photos and share with us. Click on the link above and see what Leigh has to over this week and for a list of all the participants this week. We all love thrifty finds and especially love to hear comments about them. Have fun!
This last week I was on the hunt for a teapot so I could join another blog event. In the end, I bought four, but the wonder of this excursion was where I found the first one and also the other bargains picked up there. We have three Goodwill stores and one Goodwill As Is store in the little area of our two twin towns. I visit the GWs often, but have to admit that I am not a fan of the As Is store.
For one thing, it is just a mess of...well junk. The theory is that when it doesn't meet the criteria for the regular stores, it lands in the As Is store. It also is one large metal un-airconditioned building. I usually am at the Goodwill store that is next door after 5 p.m. or on Sunday's when As Is is closed.
But, over the weekend, I found myself there in late afternoon, and thought I might as well check things out.
I decided to make a quick run-through. Did I mention that it was un-airconditioned? I grabbed a basket and started down the aisles. This was not a simple task since the aisles were littered with pieces parts of items and a lot of what I would have thrown away. Well, in fact, most of it I would have thrown away. I found this little flower for $2
I started to leave, but, I was committed and forged on. I found a CD novel that I picked up for my sister's road trip to Nebraska. It turned out to not be the one that was shown on the cover, but it was only $1.
As I was quickly about to melt, I walked toward a large shop fan at the rear, just so I could continue breathing and found a table full of lamps and chandeliers. I have been looking for a light to go over my table and just haven't found anything I really wanted. I found this one on the floor under a large table. I have oil rubbed bronze on my sink and my other two ceiling lights are a bronze looking color. Hmmm, I really like this one. It's not like I haven't seen one before at Lowes and HD, but this one was sort of lonely and neglected. I picked it up and it looked fine---no cracks or missing globes. The best part was it was $5. So, I added it to the cart. I had a ceiling fan over the table and have really been wanting to change it out to a light. This is a real bargain and fits my more rustic Southwest decor style.
I have been in bed sick for the past several days and was pleasantly surprised to see DH put the light up today. I was so excited until I realized that he didn't wash the light or the globes. Now, I get to reach up to do that. It will have to wait until I feel better. I also only had one light bulb, but just had to post this today. I think it looks pretty good for the price.
This sweating with the oldies might not be too bad.
I kept moving around and headed toward another large fan on the other end of the building. Then I rounded a corner and found this.
As I reached for it, I just knew that I was going to find the entire backside busted, but it was fine. I have no idea why they would have placed this cute little teapot in such a dismal place. And the best part was the $3 price. It was perfect and had found a new home.
I also picked up a 6 foot ficus tree that was dusty and needs a new basket or planter, but is otherwise fine. It was $5.
I offered to buy their large shop fans, but they weren't for sale. I'll probably go back to shop again, but since we have hit triple digits this week, it probably won't be for a LONG time.
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.