I spent my birthday hopping from one Goodwill/Thrift store to another:-)
It was glorious~ wandering through isles of discarded items. I felt like I was on the Island of Misfit Toys....examining one little quirky treasure after another, each hoping some kind soul will take them home, clean, mend and love them.
I couldn't for the life of me figure out how someone could part with this precious little Homer Laughlin bowl, with its delicate floral bouquet and thin red rim. I gladly laid down the $1.51 required to remove it from the island, and when I got it home I gave it a warm bath and filled it with tart little Winesap apples. I think it is happy atop the linen chest, surrounded by new friends....
One of which is my Little Green Vase. I think the yellow dahlias are perfect for it, don't you agree?
I also purchased a project. You know what I mean.... you've got some decorating desire you've been mulling over in the back of your mind and as the idea begins to take on a definite shape, you start to look for objects to fit the bill. Then one day, it happens, you look around and~ Eureka!~ there it is!! Of course, in its current state is rarely the way you envisioned it, but you say to yourself, "It's PERFECT! All I have to do is....."
Now, sure, I realize you could just go out and by exactly what you are looking for, but, really now, where's the fun in that?
I have been wanting a white distressed farm table and chairs.
Yes, I think this will do nicely:-)
Sooooo, I better finish my second cup of coffee and get to it!
I wish you all a day filled with satisfying projects~Rhonda