Friday, July 24, 2009

My Love Affair With Thrift Shops Goes Shopping Again!

Time again for me to share some thrift store finds. I've been missing in action since Mr. Timeless Things took me to Austin for our anniversary. I've been in a romantic and blissful state ever since! We had a lot of fun and my sister and her hubby joined us on Saturday to spend the day with us and sister and I were so thrilled that they took us to the Goodwill stores there! What fun and what wonderful guys! I have a story for you but I'll share it at the end of the post. I'm still mad about it but I did the right thing.

You all know how much I adore baby nursery planters and I hit the mother lode in Austin! This adorable car was only .99 cents!
Isn't this sweet. And it's so fitting for Mr. Timeless Things and I as we have been together for exactly twenty-five years. It was a whopping .99 cents.

This is the little bowl that it sits in.

If you look at the previous MLAWTS post, you will see how much this looks like the cigarette holder. I fell madly in love with this "Instant Coffee" porcelain jug. I paid .69 cents for it!

Sideview of the "Instant Coffee" jug.

Pink bootie nursery planter. I paid .39 cents for it. Cutie pie thing!

I'm not sure why but for some reason, San Antonio and Austin had a mother lode of these Avon rabbit planters. I found one in Austin and the flowered one here in San Antonio. They were both .99 cents.

I really adore bunny planters and I've been lucky to have found several of them.

This blue bootie cutie is a Napco piece. I paid .49 cents for it and I almost missed it! If I hadn't squatted down it wouldn't be sitting on my shelf right now....whew!

Normally clowns scare me but this one was too sweet to pass up. I just fell hard for this adorable planter. I paid .39 cents for it.

This planter is from the Goowill in Austin and it was .49 cents. I can't believe how many nursery planters there are to be had. I know that at any given day, I can find at least one or two of them.

This one is from Austin as well and I got it for .39 cents. It looks like a large piece but it really is fairly small and sweet.

I couldn't pass up on this .25 cent bunny napkin holder.

I'm not sure what this may have been used for but I loved it at first sight. Maybe they used it to hold toothpicks! Whatever it's former life was..it's now mine and I got it for .39 cents!

It says 24 carat on the bottom. It's such a darling thing.

This sweet cup and saucer was only $1.99. I can use it in the future for Pink Saturday!

I collect glass birds and they have to be blue. I have about thirteen of them. This lovely birdy was only .25 cents.

My sister Cyndi and I found these precious shoes at GW for .49 cents. When we were checking out my sister happened to turn one of the shoes over and someone had written "Dee" on it. That is my nickname and I was over the moon. We were meant to be....lol!
This precious lamb is not from GW but from my favorite vintage shop, Craftiques. I won her at a silent auction and I can't tell you how thrilled I am that little "Bella" is home with me! She was a steal...that's all I'm gonna say....I'm just sayin'!
Well, our trip to Austin was fab and I'll post about in two days. The story I wanted to tell you: Mr. Timeless and brother in-law took me and Cyndi to GW in Austin and as I was perusing the furniture, I saw the most beautiful little nightstand with little Queen Anne legs and it had an opening to hold books or a floral display and a little drawer above it. It was $9.00 and I contemplated it and my dear brother in-law said "get it Deanna." I didn't....I'm not sure why. It was the most stupidest thing I've ever done. After Cyndi and Johnny left that night and headed back to San Antonio, I was in looking out of the window of our hotel room and I just couldn't stop thinking about it and I tossed and turned all night. Mr. Timeless Things said he would take me back in the morning to get it. Morning: We head out to GW early the next morning and I go straight to the back where it had been the day before and it was gone. I was dejected. Forlorn. Why did I not listen to my brother in-law?? I walked back to the front of the store and saw a jumble of furniture and there was my beautiful little cream colored Queen Anne legged nightstand and it had been marked down to $4.99!!! OMG! I grabbed it and got in line. My turn was approaching and then I hear.."Oh no!! Honey, where did you get that?" She looked dejected. Forlorn. I glanced over to the jumble of furniture and she says.."Those are all mine...I mean, I haven't bought them but I asked if I could put them all there so that my husband could load them into the truck." My heart fell. Then the man that was being checked out stuck in his two cents and said.."There ain't no name on it.." Lame. She got tears in her eyes and looked sadly at her husband and there I am holding the little nightstand in my arms. Her husband looked at me and told his wife.."Honey, possession is nine-tenths of the law." Tears start rolling down our cheeks. Fury towards the nosy customer and fury at her but mixed with deep sympathy. It wasn't fair to either of us. In the end, I had to give it up. I set it down and told her that I would not take her treasure away from her. I told her how I had stupidly left it behind yesterday and how we had gotten up early to get here and then oops, more tears from both of us. Her husband kindly put his hand on my shoulder and said.."We will never forget this. That was the nicest thing I've ever seen and you will be paid back ten-thousandfold." Nope, not for me...I just wanted that antique nightstand with the little Queen Anne legs. I will never forget it. Lesson: Take it. Don't leave it behind..you'll be sorry.....LOL! I'm just sayin'.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Timeless Beauty Blog Award for You

Dear Mr. Timeless Things and I will be in Austin for our Anniversary. I would like to leave this Timeless Beauty award that we created specially for you. It's to thank you for the beautiful Blog friendships that I have made and for the love and kindness that you have given me. Having all of you makes blogging so rewarding. Each one of you has a lovely pearl to offer and I pick those glossy pearls and string them on my necklace of Life. Precious gems...all of you. I humbly hand you this award in hopes that you will pass it on to your own dear friends. If you are visiting Timeless Things for the first time, please, this is for you as well! Enjoy!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Love Affair With Thrift Shops

Hi y'all! I finally decided that it was time to make my thrift store finds make it's debut on Wednesday's. I have so many goodies that I had not ever posted, so today, I decided it was time to start showing them off. I just love finding sweet little things and anything with a little rose just set's my heart to thumpin' really fast! I'm lucky to have a hubby who loves to go thrifting with me and he knows exactly what I like when we head off to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Recently, I met a wonderful lady named Patricia from Vintage Linen Treasures. She had won my 200th post Giveaway in March and it turned out that she lived here in San Antonio! Well, we hit if off immediately and we have been shopping together every since! I so enjoy her company and we laugh and giggle just like high school girls and hanging out with her has just made my days so much brighter. We went shopping together last Wednesday and she surprised me with a beautiful vintage baby nursery planter. She knows that I just adore them and...well, I'll finish that story in just a bit**. Needless to say, I found some cuties to take home. A day or two later I went to the Goodwill on Marbach and found some cutie patootie finds!

I just couldn't resist this sweet powder puff box. No powder was ever in it. Just a sweet pink puff and I forgot take a picture of it. Drats! It was .39 cents.

This sweet cup and saucer were only .49 cents!

I bought this bunny planter on my shopping trip with Patricia. I was kind of iffy on it because one of the eyes looked like it had glaucoma!....I might be able to fix it. I still think it's cute, a bit to pearly but cute nonetheless. It was .99 cents.

Patricia and I were at Craftiques when I spotted this adorable find. I had no idea what it was until Patricia told me it was a stamp holder. I mean, look at it! It's just so dang adorable!! I paid $4.00 for it. I usually don't like to pay over five dollars for anything but I had to have it!

These cutie patooties I found at Goodwill for .49 cents. Again, I had no idea what they were, just that they would look fantastic as a decorative touch in my Shabby bathroom! Luckily I had Patricia with me because she let me know that they were hurricane lamps. They are tiny..about the height of your pinkie finger. They are missing their little glass covers but I don't care..they are just precious and I love them!

Patricia and I were at the Salvation Army and I was perusing a table they had set up with a lot of treasures and I saw this just sitting there and I grabbed it. You know...the roses, they grabbed my attention...lol! I went over to Patricia and she really loved it too and we were trying to figure out what it was used for. We debated over it's use and Patricia thinks that it might be a mustache cup. We still weren't one-hundred per cent sure but we'll go with that for now!

I hadn't cleaned the inside when I snapped the photo but with the details, does anyone know what it might be? I showed to my friend Jojo and she thinks it might have been a toothbrush holder and that the part with the holes might have been used for holding toothpaste when it came in a box and was square-shaped. She wasn't sure either...lol! I'm clueless. I'm not sure how much they charged me for this sweet treasure but my total purchase for three items was $2.59 cents. The figurine below was one of the purchases I made along with this one.

I normally don't buy figurines but this one just set my heart a'flutterin' and I had to have her. She was a whopping .49 cents.

I bought this at Craftiques and it was $4. I don't smoke, never have but I just couldn't leave without it. The lady at Craftiques told me it was from the 30's.

Here is the back of it. Isn't it just darling?

I bought these at the Goodwill on Marbach. I didn't know what they were but the peacocks on them just blew me away. The detail and the vibrant colors are just eye candy! DH thinks they might be little rice bowls or finger bowls...we weren't sure but they are beautiful.

Ooh Yesssssss! A new addition to my ever growing Baby Nursery Planter collection! This one was found at the Goodwill on Fredericksburg Rd. when Patricia and I were thrifting. It was a bit pricey...$3.99 but I would have bought it for ten dollars!

Here is the other side view of it. Cute isn't it?

DH bought these sweet glass eggs for me at Goodwill. He ran over to them and grabbed them before another lady could get to them. What a guy! They are just two of my favorite finds he has found for me! They were .39 cents each!

I found these precious cups at the Goodwill on I-10. They were .99 cents for all four cups!

My sister Cyndi and I found this Fitz and Floyd Mother Goose piece at the Goodwill on Marbach. She was only $1.00. I had to have her!

Closer view of the two sidekicks!

** So here I can finish the story from the first paragraph of this post. When sweet Patricia and I were at the Fredericksburg Rd. Goodwill, she went ahead of me in the knick-knack aisle and I saw her grab something. She had found a darling nursery planter. Now, she had me fooled thinking that she was wanting to find one for herself so I was so happy that she found one to take home. She then found the cute baby block nursery planter (see six pictures above) and if course I bought that one. Well, we checked out and walked over to my car and were putting our treasures in the trunk when she pulls out the lamb planter and hands it to me with a big "Happy Birthday Deanna!." I almost fell over...I mean, I was so thrilled and at the same time wondering why she was giving up this adorable curly headed lamb? I was so touched by her generousity and the fact that she had been looking for a planter for me just sent me over the moon! I gave her a big hug and thanked her but I was having a hard time holding back the tears and if I did let them drop down my chubby cheeks, I woudn't have been able to drive as my eyes get severely blurry when I cry even just a few tears! My DH was touched as well and it gives him such pleasure to see me so happy when I've been shopping with Patricia!

Here's the back of the planter. Look at those curls! What a cutie!

Isn't she lovely? I couldn't leave this girly snail Baby Nursery Planter at Goodwill. I paid a grand total of .99 cents for her. I've been so lucky to find these planters in abundance which is good since I'm mighty partial to them!
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Well, so ends my thrifting story and I had a blast putting it together for you...well for me too! Hope you will be back to see my next batch of goodies and treasures next Wednesday! Mr. Timeless Things and I are leaving for Austin for a romantic weekend getaway to celebrate our Anniversary. We will be back on Monday so everyone have a safe and wonderful weekend!



Monday, July 13, 2009

Jennifer At Eye Candy Creations Is Having A Sweet Ice Cream Social!

Hi everyone and welcome to Jennifer's Eye Candy Creation's Ice Cream Social Party! The days are getting hotter and we've just got to find ways to keep cool and what better way than to dig in to some delicious and freezing cold ice cream? Yum! I like all flavors...what are your favorites? Have a seat and I'll fix you a delicious treat, specially made for you with the help of some cute little bunnies who love ice cream too!





















Thanks go to sweet and mega talented Jennifer, at Eye Candy Creations , for hosting such a SWEET and YUMMY event! Now I will really have to head on over to my favorite ice cream shop and treat myself to a yummy treat! Be sure to visit the other Ice Cream Social Butterflies and bring your sweet tooth with you!