Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Best Thrifty Week EVA!


     First, thank you all for your birthday wishes for my mom and I. I had the best day!! I can’t really remember the last birthday where I didn’t mope around and whine about getting older. I didn’t do it once this year and I think that I owe everyone a hug for that! (There was that one moment when my dad asked if I was 40, but I laughed that one off)



     Having been on a thrifty hiatus for a couple of weeks, I made up for it the last few days. There is a lot of stuff, so I will just get to it!

Really ugly lamp- $3.50 I have already sprayed this baby and she is beautiful!

Random Frames- 50 cents a piece.

Big Frame and silver platter- $2 each

Killer bookend - $2 Does anyone know who this is?

Magazine Rack- $5 Just calling out for some paint, doncha’ think?

Unworn Land’s End Mocs-$2 I have been wanting these every time the catalog comes out, but they are like $40.

Best find $5 for a huge bolt of this fabric that is really hard to take a picture of. It is sort of satiny and will be great for lining things, like burlap stockings!

    The rest of this week is going to be busy with getting ready to leave for Chicago on Saturday. MurphyGrace will be going to the boarder for the first time. I really hope that he doesn’t think that I am returning him to the shelter! (He was a two-time loser, poor guy)



PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

You sure made up for lost time. Great finds! Is your bookend: Grant? Just a guess!
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Barb said...

Great job shoppin' and finding those treasures.

Can we see your lamp??

barbara jean

Dawn said...

What great finds girl. The man reminds me of Abe Lincoln but chunkier than I've seen! I do hope your talking burlap Christmas stockings and not ones to wear with your Mocs! Have a great trip. Murphy will be fine, he'll get all kinds of attention and feel like top dog!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

That bookend looks like Ole Abe to me?
Great golly! Burlap Stocking! Now that's a good idea for my burlap! Thanks for that one! Great finds too my friend! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Audra said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am happy to be Stalking oops following you now!

I think the book end looks like Abe Lincoln on steroids!

Love the finds, what a score!

Bearly Sane said...

Can't wait to see the results of the lamp overhaul. You certainly have found some thrify finds...the bookend is a chubby Abe for sure!

Kirby3131 said...

You did find some great things!! Love the bookend guy. He reminds me of an Amish man, but they weren't known for being the subject matter of statuary before LOL

Struggler said...

Good grief, brilliant finds.
Give Murphy Grace a hug from me - I hope he'll be fine. I'm sure he knows you love him very much.

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Wonderful finds, all of them. Nice "comeback' to thrifting!

Maureen said...

Looks like Abe Lincoln to me too! Interesting treasures!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Happy thrifty thursay and great finds! Totally agree on the paint for the mag rack! It could be fab! And I so need to pick up some frames - I never do and so need some!

Ally0005 said...

You got some great stuff. What color did you paint your lamp?

Megan said...

I've charged my coworkers with identifying the bust. They want to know what the attached book says.

Sue said...

Hi Gwen! Poor Murph- he will only be sad for a little while, and he could make a friend and be just fine. And when you get back--just wait when he sees you- he will be ecstatic! Our Dickens was like that, I think he always knew when he was going to the kennel. And when I picked him up his tail was going a mile a minute and he was jumping on me and going nuts!
You found some nice things to revamp. and a pair of comfy lookin' shoes! Have a good trip!! We are going to NC on the 18th. I'll get back to you w/ my address when we get back, ok? Thanks again, so much. hugs, Sue

Suzy said...

Could that be Daniel Webster?? Might make sense that he would be a book end. Great finds! Love the little magazine rack.


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