Monday, April 20, 2009

Thrift Store Shopping Goodies

What a beautiful weekend we had here in Ohio. Ok, let me re-phrase that...... What a beautiful Saturday we had here in Ohio. It was sunny and in the 70's and it was absolutely beautiful. I don't think I could have asked for a better day to open up all the windows and finish my spring cleaning. My in-laws took Cameron for the day and my husband umpires girls college ball so that left me in my home alone for pretty much the whole day. I turned on my Christian radio station and cleaned the heck outta this house. I got so much accomplished and felt great after I did it all. My main concern was to clean Cameron's room, pack away clothes that don't fit him and get out summer clothes. I also cleaned his closet and re-arranged his bedroom, brought his train table upstairs to his room to allow us more room in the family room and well it looks ALOT better. It was so sad to pack away his clothes. My little man is growing up so fast and I think to myself..... where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday when I was expecting, then having him, taking him for his first walk, seeing him take his first step and well now he knows his ABC's. I am just so proud of him. It is great seeing him learn so much and I must say that he is so smart! He learned his ABC's in 1 day and now my husband is teaching him Spanish. He is learning his numbers and is catching on to that as well. My husband is a Spanish teacher so we thought it would be great if he could teach him early. Anyway, I am just a proud Momma and had to share. If you want to check out the video of him singing his ABC's and the ABC song then check out my infertility blog at My Journey Through Infertility. He is such a cutie and I am sure you will really enjoy it!!
Ok, let's get to the matter at hand. Oh yes, I tackled the TS on Friday evening and here are some of my finds. Some of them, ok most of them are so ugly, but by the time I am done they will be prim perfect. I got this spoon holder for .79 cents and I really liked it when I bought it, but now I am thinking that I have no spoons to put in it so I might hold off on refinishing this one for a little while.
My next TS find was this old game board. It is real chunky and I personally do not think it is cute at all, but I knew I could re-use the piece of wood and make my own game board out of it or maybe even a cutting board. Hmm, the possibilities are endless! I will keep you posted on this beauty!!
Oh - then there is the ugly, hideous looking cutting board. Now who in their right mind would have this ugly thing in their home for decoration?!? Can someone, anyone tell me? I mean didn't those colors go out way back in the late 70's or early 80's. I remember my parents having some ugly furniture back in those days and it was orange, brown and yellow....... oh yeah, it was ugly!! So, I thought that since I had one ugly cutting board before that I could re-do another and for .90 cents - you can't beat it!! This one is going to take alot of sanding to get those ugly mushrooms off, but it will be worth the wait when you see it all completed.
Last, but not least is this little sign. I am going to sand it off and make my own little sign. I ended up getting all of these items for $8.00 and you can't beat that - right?
I am also currently working on some older TS buys. I am currently re-finishing an old bowl that I picked up that someone had painted some ugly picture on and I am also working on a candle holder and 2 little shelf sitter signs. So, stay tuned for tomorrow's completed re-do's. They are looking great so far and with the rain here in Ohio today..... it will be perfect to stay in and work away on thrift store goodies. I also wanted to tell you that I went to our Antique Show and Flea Market yesterday. It had lots of great things. I bought 2 sap buckets for a project that I am soon going to work on, but I had to tell you that they had TONS of firkins. I was so excited about one that I saw, went to look at the price tag and they wanted $900.00 for it. A medium sized firkin for $900.00 - I just about flipped!! There were many others ranging in the $400's and some for $90, but none around my price range. Thought you all might find that interesting and of course tell you that my hunt for more firkins will continue. Well, I hope you all have a great week!!


Betsy said...

I think your son is "marvelous" too. What a cutie. Your thrift store goodies are great too and can't wait to see the remakes. Have a great day.

Farm Field Primitives said...

Wasn't Saturday great!!! I tackled some gardening and it was so nice to be outside. It was worth the sore muscles I have today. Getting older is for the birds! Have a great rainy Monday. I can't wait to see your redos.

Janene said...

First Congratulations on your giveaway win! You are one lucky girl!
Second of all this weather really sucks eggs! I am so tired of the rain! I can't wait until Thursday, when it is suppose to be so nice!
Lastly...your TS finds are amazing! I love when people donate ugly items to be repurposed by us! It warms my heart every time I come across them!
Have a great week!

Kris said...

Lisa your son is adorable. You're right, they do grow fast! I can't believe my baby is 17!! He'll be a senior next year!

Your thrift store finds are great! And what do you mean, "who in their right mind would put that cutting board in their home?" I love it!! (Just kidding) I'm sure you'll make it look amazing.

And to the girl who said she NEVER wins any giveaways, congratulations for winning Anne's! You go girl!!

Enjoy the rest of your day, Kris

P.S. My hubby and I are making a quick trip to Amish country tomorrow. We're going to Rebecca's for breakfast!:) (I'll tell her you said "Hi"!)

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Lucky you!!! Congrats on winning the giveaway...I know you will find just the right homes for the prims you won:)

Great finds at the TS, can't wait to see them redone.

Carrie said...

I am in Illinois so we usually are about a day or two ahead of you guys with, it was beautiful here on Friday but Saturday was cool and rainy. A good for a duck!! And too bad for my daughter, it was Prom night!!

I know what you mean about your little ones growing up so fast. BTW, what a cutie!! Just yesterday mine were 4 and 2 playing with Barbies and trucks. Now they are almost 18 and 16 getting ready to leave for college and driving. Ok, now I am ready to cry!!

As always, I love your TS finds. I still have a few things I bought about a month ago from my very first TS trip (I know...I must be living under a rock) but have yet found the time to re-do them.

Anyway, have a nice evening!! And I will be back tomorrow for the big reveals!! Can't wait!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Carrie said...

Ooops!! I meant to tell you congrats on your giveaway win!! It was a good one!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
We almost went to the antique/flea market on Sunday, but decided to go to the antique mall instead. I was looking for firkins there also and the prices ranged from $90.00 to $725.00.
I went to the GW today with my sister and got an old bed warmer and a really neat shelf/box...not sure what to call it. I'm getting ready to post about it.
I just loved listening to your little guy singing his ABC's.
hugs, Cindy

Susie@YLP said...

Oh it's true... my pears and your cutting board are meant to be together. hee hee.
What fun finds.


Kath said...

hey girl!
Here I am, finally, trying to catch up in blogland!
I LOVE how your game board turned out! Looks great!
wonderful TS finds, can't wait to see those al primmed up!
Congrats on your "winning streak" :) Love the coasters from Mandy and goodies from Anne will be wonderful in your prim home!

Little Cameron is quite impressive!! ;) He's Marvelous!

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your week.


basketsnprims said...

Congrats on winning a wonderful giveaway. Sat. was beautiful here, too, but it has been raining ever since. So glad for you that you got so much spring cleaning done ~ what a good feeling. Can't wait to see how your redos come out. Have a great evening.