Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thrifting Treasures

I found this sofa table and bought it not sure who in my family would want it. I just liked it and at $17.99 PLUS my 25% senior discount I purchased it and hauled it home. You can see the "old" one I just scooted out of the way.

I cleaned it up a bit though it needs some very minor touch-ups.

Someone painted it with love. I thought what it would look like if sister Cindy had painted it . . . she's really a fantastic decorative painter, stenciler (is that a word) etc.

Tea pot and great, large platter. I can envision pasta dishes, piles of watermelon, vegetables and more being served on this beauty.
Look for the tea pot at The Painted Porch.

I instantly loved this heavy, sturdy handled tray. In fact, I used it the very day I brought it home to cart a 9X13 cake to our ward dinner and Olympics. Now I've got it in the family room where it replaced the footed, silver tray. This is more casual and I like the look better. I've also been buying vintage books if on a good sale (we're talking CHEAP) for using in the decor. This little stack of books elevated my darling, cast iron rabbit that Linny and Jared got me at a Utah thrifty store for my BD last year.

I had my eye on this pear print that was a reasonable price but passed it up and decided to check back on Senior discount day and buy it if still there. . . my blessing.

And closer. . .


and closest. See why I was smitten by it. A little lovely.


And now for my favorite.
I have a pig in my kitchen!!!
A terra cotta pig that is.

Smitten again.

I hope I've encouraged you to be
thrifty,
have fun decorating,
and remember to be patient.
Hey folks, at 63 I'm just getting this nest feathered.

7 comments:

Cindy said...

Wow, you really scored! What an eye. I especially loved the painted table---would like to see more pictures of it--and what a good deal. I would have snapped that one up too. Also loved the pear picture and the pig. Good scouting week. XX

Cindy said...

Wow, you really scored! What an eye. I especially loved the painted table---would like to see more pictures of it--and what a good deal. I would have snapped that one up too. Also loved the pear picture and the pig. Good scouting week. XX

the conleys said...

love the table! love the platter and tea pot! what else.. love the pig!!! great finds.. wish i lived closer to treasure hunt with you. love you!

Amber said...

I love that little pig!! Good finds.

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

Oh man - you have encouraged me to keep looking..and waiting.. The table is a great find..indeed!
Hugs

RoeH said...

Don't you just love senior discounts? And I also love that table. :)

Teresa said...

Love your thrifty finds. Happy day

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