Friday, August 28, 2009

A Thrift Store Purchase

Today has been a nice and peaceful day here in our home.  I don’t take care of any children on Friday, so it is just a Mommy & Cameron day.  I love it when I can just spend time with Cameron.  We have such a close knit relationship and he is my thrift store shopping buddy.  Yep, I have him set to go thrift store shopping with me every Friday and would you know that we haven’t found any goodies lately!!  I found a pewter pitcher a couple weeks ago, but that is about it.  Hmmm, perhaps I found and purchased everything (lol).  I did see an old antique type of table on Tuesday, but when I went back today, it was gone.  I thought it had GREAT potential, but I just didn’t have the money for it then.  Disappointing – huh?  I was pretty upset, but then after I thought about it….. I had no idea where I would have put it.  They did have some very old and neat trunks there, but I have one from my husband’s Mom and I am getting one from my Mom this weekend, so I didn’t need another.  They also had a hope chest, but I didn’t need one of those either.  I just wish they had some smaller items for me.

So, we are leaving to go visit my parents tomorrow morning and I can’t wait.  I enjoy visiting with them, but Mom plans on putting me to work, so I am just not sure I am super excited about going this time (lol).  Mom wants to have a garage sale within the next couple weeks so we are going to help her weed through her totes and get stuff ready for the garage sale.  She told me that I could have anything I wanted and the other stuff I didn’t want would go in the sale.  I am taking 3 empty totes with me in hopes of filling them up (hahaha).  My Mom also told me that I am able to take her parents old trunk home with me and I am absolutely thrilled about that.  She told me to just take anything and everything in it which really means alot to me.  It has tons of old pictures and a few antiques and a flag that my Mom received when my Grandpa (her Dad) passed away.  I am sentimental so when it comes to me receiving those items….. well, I am just touched beyond measure.  Have any of you ever made a keepsake box for a flag that was given to you?  I would love to make a box for it and display it, but yet I want the box to be prim and match my decor too.  I can’t wait to share some of these treasures with all of you.  I personally can’t wait to get the trunk full of treasures and memories and just spend hours going through them and enjoy looking at everything.  Nothing better then reminiscing about your family.

Well, I had to post a picture of my pewter pitcher that I purchased.  It was only $2.29 so I thought that was a pretty good deal.  Hopefully I will be able to find some more goodies soon.  I just hate going there and leaving with nothing (lol).  Have a wonderful weekend my prim friends!



~Judy~ said...

Beautiful pewter Lisa. I can't wait to see what you get from your Mom.


Black Sheep Lisa said...

Love that pitcher, Oh i cannot wait to see what goodies you find at moms!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the pitcher, I found one at a 2nd hand store where I get my hair done for 5.00 it's on my blog about my first pictures of textures. I have fall berries in it:)
I think leaving with nothing has happened to my twice and it is disappointing.

Janene said...

I am always disappointed when I leave GW empty handed! I always feel that maybe I have over looked something! LOL
I think the pickings have been pretty slim lately!
My wallet likes it, as well as Joe...but I on the other hand I am sad :(
Love your pewter pitcher!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Pam said...

Our GW never has anything good. Maybe i just go on the wrong day and everything is picked over.

Enjoy your time with your mom..And show all your goodies when you get home.

Have a wonderful time


Anonymous said...

Love the pewter pitcher!! Can't wait to see what goodies you get from your you think that she would adopt all of us blogging buddies of yours. LOL...
hugs, Cindy

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

I always envy you going to your fortunate you are Lisa.
Well you just fill those bins right to the top and don't worry about getting the lids on...pack 'em full.

Cute pitcher.


Valerie said...

Oh I love the pitcher. I haven't even got to go to a thrift store in a while. I love going though. Have fun at your Moms and can't wait to see what you come back with.

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Lisa!....what a cute pitcher that is and I'll bet you'll find all sorts of treasures at your Mom's!....have fun!


Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

OOH la la, now I am loving that Pewter Pitcher!!! Anything metal and I am in love, that is a very unuausl looking thing, great find!!! U know me and Hubby have been going to that Junk place since we met in 1997, it is an old faithful junk ground, I bet you have one some where up there they just take some digging to find them, Beth over at Olde Tyme Marketplace is from up you way, has she heard of any in the area?? Have a beautiful weekend, Janna

Ann said...

Lisa, Have fun with your Mom. I always come home from my mom's with a few goodies - I too am sentimental so anything she gives me means a lot and she knows that it will be treasured. Love the chairs with your table. ~Ann

In His service, Anne said...

Enjoy the time with your mom. Treasure these times!! I remember my mom would always come to my house with a few of her goodies for me. I miss her and those times!! So, enjoy her :)

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I hope you are having a grand time at your mom's! I love her slideshow and I so enjoyed chatting with her when she call me the other day!

Can't wait to see what you bring home!

Kris ~ Simply Prim said...

I love that pitcher, Lisa! Unfortunately, I almost always leave my GW empty-handed. I never find anything good! :(
I'm sure your mom won't work you too hard and I KNOW you'll come home with all kinds of great prim goodies!! Looking forward to seeing those pics!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

What a great little picture! I love thrifting too! As you can see from my blog I rarely ever come home empty handed!!!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Cute pitcher! By now you are probably back from your trip? Sounds like your Mom wants to you to be the family keeper of memories. That's a good thing!
Can't wait to hear about what's in the trunk.