Creative Bliss

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Finds

I thought I'd pop in and say hi, in case you were wondering what I have been up to. Don't want anyone to worry (Kathi-hee, hee). I have to tell you, I had a super fun time thrift store shopping yesterday. All of the local thrift stores had 50% off sales! But what was even better is that I FOUND stuff! It's one thing to have an awesome sale, but quite another to actually be able to take advantage of it. I didn't take pictures of them but I found several tops and they fit! Whoo hooo! I found a pair of Bass slip on sandals, too, with wooden beads on the top leather piece. Ohhhh they are so cute and were only $3.50! I can't wait for it to warm up so I can actually wear them. The tops I've been looking for have the crochet look to them, at least in the edgings. I got lucky there, because I'm so hard to fit!

I did take pictures of my other happy finds that I thought you might like to see.
I thought this little wooden watering can was just adorable and it was just a dollar. Actually, the flowers cost me more than the can. LOL I picked up a couple of bunches of flowers and a styrofoam square at the Dollar Tree and arranged them to the best of my ability. This is sitting on top of the tv I watch most of the time. I love the happy colors and as I'm working on my handwork, and I glance up at the tv, now I can see this and smile.

Oh my gosh, I am in love with this pitcher! $3 and it became mine! I should have taken a photo of the eyelet looking side by the handle and I really didn't do the water sign justice. I had some extra flowers from the watering can and plopped them in here. Oh, do I smile when I look at this, too!

I'm a bit of a dork and you know I freely admit it. My lack of cultural experience showed when I realized what I thought were neat looking egg holders were actually sake cups. Oops. I saw these two "egg holders" with a sweet little "bud vase" and for a $1 they went into my cart.

This is my new bud vase. LOL Oooh, maybe I should put my glittery eggs in their "egg holders" here. Hmmmmm....

The picture isn't the greatest, because this is a pretty dark corner, but I saw this apothecary jar at the thrift store earlier in the week. It wasn't on sale that day, so I left it and held my breath that it would still be there when I went back yesterday. Luck was with me. Maybe it was the ugly plastic roses inside that saved it for me. I yanked those puppies out and for now have some potpourri from another old, tired jar in here. The bird I picked up this morning from the Dollar Tree when I got my flowers.

This jar was just so neat looking I had to get it. It was only a dollar!

I'm not so sure I like it with the lid on it, which is why I took both pictures. 
Excuse the floors, Steve and our friend Duane worked hard yesterday getting the dishwasher hooked up. They had to go under the house a few times and mucked up the floors. Oh and I have kids, and you often find random toys (Barbie bridal bouquets and trucks) all around here.

One of my thrift store finds ended up smashed to bits yesterday. I'm bummed about it, but what can you do? The girls have been just chomping at the bit to get a hold of the big box that the dishwasher came in. Jessica was messing around inside it and tipped it over. It landed on the coffee table with enough force to smash the little bowl I had here. The other stuff survived just fine, though.

That one there in the upper left corner. Sniff, sniff. It was so pretty.

Oh well, I can always look for another one, right? LOL


I'm still crocheting. See. I've now made 20 of these little squares and I'm not done yet. I need a total of 36, so I'd better get to crocheting again.

So far, the dishwasher is working fine. Actually it was pretty quiet when it was filling with water a little while ago, Steve thought it wasn't working! That is a pleasant bonus. I never noticed the other one being that noisy.

Thanks for stopping by~
I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!


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12 comments:

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Jeanne! You do have some great finds. I drove past the Thrift Store today and thought of you. I was with the rest of the family, so I didn't have time to stop. I knew they wouldn't want to.

Can't wait to see what you will make with your squares.

Take care!

Sharli said...

YaHoo! You found wonderful bargains!! How fun!

Love the crochet squares, and like Kim, and dying to see what you've got planned!

Kathi C. said...

Wow! Fun stuff. Love the wooden watering can.

Those stacks of crocheted squares are looking lovely. I'm anxious to see what they become.

Thanks, too, for letting the old mother hen know what you are up to.
I love to hear about your adventures.

Alanna said...

Wow Jeanne, you really scored this weekend. I love all the vases and flowers. How fun. Your crocheted squares look fabby too.

Laurel said...

Looks like you had fun!

Heather said...

I too love bargains!!!

Anke said...

you found some neat looking stuff. I would have thought those sake cups were egg holders too. That's what they looked like in Germany :) I can't wait to see your finished project for the crochet squares, an afghan? A table cloth? Neat!!!

Sandy King said...

I NOTICE YOU DID NOT HAVE ANY DIRECTIONS FOR YOUR SQUARES. I DON'T DO THAT MUCH CROCHET, BUT WOULD LIKE TO TRY ONE! SANDY IN NH

Molly said...

Great finds! You have a very creative eye to be able to see what can be made out of your thrift store finds. Can I borrow your eye sometime??? ;) I signed on as a follower so maybe I will pick up some tricks from you. Take care

Kelley Eubanks said...

Looks like you got some great stuff at a great price. So sorry one of them got smashed! :( Your squares look great!

Carolyn Christie said...

WOW you really did er up. I enjoy checking out the thrift stores. ya just never know what ya will find.

Jackie said...

Oh I love your floors...is that real wood or laminate?
And those glass jars are wonderful!!1