Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Great Day of Thrift Store Shopping

It was a beautiful day here yesterday in Ohio. A perfect day for tackling some thrift stores with a sweet friend. Yep, I was on my best behavior yesterday while shopping with Cindy from Cynthia Lee Designs. I found a couple things and Cindy also helped me spend my money on a few others (lol). It was alot of fun and Cindy is definitely a sweet and very talented gal. If you get a chance to check out her blog and some of the many items that she can make then you definitely better take advantage of it. Like I said.......she is so very talented! Here is a picture of the two of us at the end of our shopping excursion...... uh yeah, we were taking our picture in the Goodwill parking lot. It was hilarious and people probably thought we were crazy nuts (lol).
We decided to do a gameboard swap, but she definitely went above and beyond and game me a whole slew of things. Things that I LOVE and will cherish. The first item is this cute little bag that will be going to the beach with me and will carry some of my favorite Judy Condon books and other magazines. Isn't it too cute? I love the embroidery that she did on it. Definitely perfect!!
Here are the gameboards that she made for me. I will definitely post pictures of where I put them later. Don't you just love them? So perfectly prim!
Oh - this is probably my favorite item. I totally ADORE this pillow that she made for me. Ok, I actually LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Isn't the cutest thing? The detailed work on it is unbelievable. See - I told you all that she was talented!!
She also made me this cute little hand towel.
Here are some of my thrift store buys..........
This little ladder was only 50 cents!! It is about 5 feet tall and will look cute somewhere in my home. I just couldn't pass it up for 50 cents.
A little house switch plate cover for .29 cents!
This cute little crock bowl light for .89 cents!! Yep, you heard me correctly - ONLY .89 cents!
I thought this would look cute with some miniature homemade candles or something prim hanging from it. For .59 cents - I would say that is a pretty good deal too!
Oh -- I was debating on this breadbox, but I thought that I could re-finish it and instead of my DH throwing his wallet, keys, watch and sunglasses on my cupboard then he could throw it all in here and shut the lid. I can't wait to paint it and prim it up. For 2.99 cents that was a pretty good buy as well - don't ya think? Stay Tuned for the makeover!!
Well, that is it for today. It was indeed a great trip shared with a wonderful new friend!


LeeHillPrimitives said...

I love everything in this post. Nice findings! Great and awesome gifts.

Mad Red Hare said...

Great bargains you got there. Where do you find such neat things?

Colleen said...

How sweet of Cindy to make you such great gifts! Love them all :) Can I go shopping with you guys sometime??? You found wonderful bargains.

Janene said...

Holy Cow! You spent so little and bought SO much!
I love that little crock light! And that ladder...only $.50! That is outrageous!
I am jealous that the two of you got to hang out together....I get to come next time!!!!

Susie@YLP said...

I wanna go shopping with you two too.
The little candle crock looks like it could be Rowe Pottery. Is it marked on the bottom? I picked up an enamelware breadbox for the same reason, but I guess it's just to inconvenient to open it ALL the way up and then have to actually SHUT it too. lol


girliegirl said...

I love all of your goodies, that pillow is too cute! I wish I could go shopping with you gals. I don't find stuff like that when I go. Enjoy! Can't wait to see what you do with everything.


The Whites said...

Looks like you had great time and I am totally jealous of that ladder!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! And please show us what you do with the items. That is always fun and inspirational to see.
Hubby took me to Charm
and Berlin 2 weeks ago.
Susan in Wooster

country gal said...

I love everything you found and especially those goodies Cindy made you! I just love gameboards and those are great!


This Country Girl said...

OOps Lisa, that was me (Tammy), not Joy. She was signed in on this computer and I didn't realize it!


Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

What fun to meet a blogging friend and get all those goodies. Sounds like a perfect day!!

hugs, Linda

Sherrie said...

So glad you girls had fun yesterday! It is so nice to shop with folks who like the same things you do.....such a good outing and we all need that every now and then! You got some great finds...anxious to see what you do with them. Have a good day tomorrow.
It was so nice here in S.C. today, it was in the low 70's all day with no humidity. Got a lot of gardening done. Prim friend, Sherrie

Goat Creek Grandma said...

It looks as if you both had a great time. You made some wonderful finds and received some great gifts. Cindy is so talented.

Take care and enjoy your weekend,

Kris said...

Looks like to two had a great time! You found some great goodies!!

Take care,

Susannah said...

Somehow...I can just see you two laughing in the parking lot and taking pics of yourselves!!!!!! Such fun!

Can't wait to see what you do with your new goodies.


the primitive country bug said...

You found some great items thrift shopping and how fun that you got to go with a fellow prim lover. The items she made you are all just wonderful!!!
So glad you both had fun.
Hugs~ Birgit

Debbi said...

Wow awesome finds, sure wish my thrift stores had deals like that...mine is over priced junk.