Monday, March 26, 2012

Thrift Share Monday

I often tell people how great my goodwill is.  I have been to other GW's  and none compare to mine.  I am in a wealthy area so you would think the stuff would be good but the prices would be high.  Well, the stuff is good and the prices are very reasonable.  I have been to other goodwills in less affluent neighborhoods and am always amazed at how much higher the prices are.  Makes no sense to me but I am not complaining.  Recently I was at my Goodwill, in line to check out when I noticed the workers bringing out the base of a table.  It looked like oak and was rather large.  I was intrigued.  I stepped out of line to look at it and the tag read "coffe table".  The 2 guys working said they were going to go get the top of the table.  Before I even saw the top I told the cashier to put a sold sign on it because I wanted it.  Why you ask?  Well, for one reason I knew it was a dining table, not a coffee table.  Also I knew it was made of oak.  Lastly I could tell it was old. Behold the beauty....


Isn't it great????  60" round tiger oak antique pedestal dining table circa 1900.  Now tell me, who gives this kind of thing to a goodwill??  I'm not even gonna tell you what I paid for it cuz I feel a wee bit guilty.  The question is whether to sell or keep.  I love it and want to keep it, my kids and husband say sell (they have no appreciation for fine antiques and would rather put the money toward a vacation).  I have grown quite attatched but I think I am going to get an appraisal and go from there.  Pretty as it is, a good chunk of do-re-me may change my mind :)  What would you do???

Linking up to Apron Thrift Girl Thrift Share Monday

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thrifty finds

Well I haven't posted any of my finds for awhile and I have some fun new stuff.  Last weekend my daughter and I went to St Louis over spring break to spend some time with family.  Did a lot of touristy things like the Arch, City Museum, ate at Fitz's and went horseback riding (sore legs for 2 days after that!)  Of course while I was there my neices took me to a local antique mall.  Found the wire tree (have been searching for one of those for a while now) some plastic pig banks and some clown heads.

The yellow pig bank I already had and I got the red and pink one.  I thought they were the same shape until I got home and realized they were different.  My blog friend Laurie from Magpie Ethel also is collecting these guys and we are in a official "PIG RACE" to each find a rainbow of these piggies :)

This weekend my mom came to visit and you know we did some thriftin'. Friday we hit some garage sales.  I found a pile of vintage coloring books, a huge bag of magnetic fridge letters, some vintage chalk to add to my collection, a Mele jewelry box, glitter and a bunch of stuff to resell on ebay (that is too boring for a photo). 

These books on the right are  my fav.  They are color by number story books (unused) and they totally remind me of my childhood.   Remember color by number?  I used to get mad when my friends didn't follow the correct color number guide.  "The shirt is number 6 which is green so stop coloring it pink!"  I was kinda bossy.
The chalk went with my chalk collection.  This is a fairly new collection.  My mom made the chalkboard and gave it to me a few years ago so I have been picking up old chalk boxes when I see them.  Today I put this shelf up to show off the boxes.  I think I need more :)
Saturday we hit the estate sales and a vintage market.  I found a few things there too (imagine that).
Wood red plant stand, handmade flower pillow, yellow folding ruler and some black and white pics.  My mom bought me the pillow for my birthday which is Tuesday (thanks MOM!).  The ruler will be added to my collection.  I have never seen a yellow one.  I bought the plant stand as a gift to myself :)  And the photos I just thought were cool.

Isn't she great?  I think she is winning some sort of beauty contest.

We also hit the flea market today but this post is long enough so I will save that for another day.  And if you read this far you get a cookie :)  Have a good week!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I'm a bad blogger

Well, who knew what a crappy blogger I would be.  Its been a month since I posted but in my defense I have been busy between my job, my new booth, and family stuff.  Our first month went well considering it was Febuary and they tell us that is a slow month.  We sold 28 items and made our rent plus a  little profit but not enough to quit my real job.. like that was gonna happen :)  Here is a few pics of our booth

Several of the pictured items have already sold like the doll suitcase, turquoise doll hutch and thermometer.  I have made one trip to add some stuff.  Going up this weekend and doing a little fluff and redo.  It looks okay but it needs some pizzazz.  Some of the booths there are soo creative and cool and some are crap thrown in all willy nilly.  I guess we fall in the middle.  Any suggestions for some snazzy improvements?