Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More Thrifty Finds

It is a beautiful day on the porch but the shadows are long and fall is in the air. while I love fall I do not like what follows:(  Ok on to the finds for the week. these I got at the dump of course free! someone thought I had a store near by called the dump. I think that might be a good name for a store and all things come from the dump.  Both books have condition issues the garden verse the binding is coming lose and the green umbrella has some water stains but both are still good.                                                         
 The art work in the green umbrella is so cute.  This is a bed full of sick babies oh my!
 So if you have sick babies you have a lot of wash.
 the other book the artwork is pretty but all black and white and some of it was so light hard to really see.
 At the homeless thrift I found a flower frog. It is brass and a bit larger than my hand. I filled him full of water and.........
 flowers and put him by our pond. The greens we got from my brother in law who is becoming the pond expert. We also have seen real frogs in our pond so I bet we hear some croaking soon.
 At the other thrift I found these pattern leather shoes I know they look a bit like tap shoes but I really like them for some reason. I think it will dress up jeans so I can feel comfortable wearing them to work. a nice button down blouse and I am good to tap off to work.
We are off to get good news on Thur and Boston the week after. My brother is coming from Mississippi next week I haven't seen him in a couple of years so it will be nice to visit.
I hope you are all having a great day.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't you're right........Henry Ford


camp and cottage living said...

Those are really good finds.
My favorite are the books, of course!

Wendie Scott Davis said...

You did very, very well. Love the illustrations in those old books. Such innocence!

Funny about calling a store "the dump". Up here in Parry Sound, a lot of the guys call our dump "the mall".
I guess everyone appreciates the value of a great treasure.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
Terrific finds. What sweet pics in the books!
Good news ~ that's GREAT!!!
Pug hugs :)

Larkrise garden girl said...

Those books are so neat!

Pat said...

Just love your dump finds...especially the frog. Our neighbors have a backyard pond and you should hear the bull frogs at night. Scary sometimes.

Courtney said...

You find the greatest stuff at the dump. I love that Garden of Verses book. I grew up on that book of poetry and used to recite "I Had a Little Shadow" by heart!

Love the shoes! They are so vintage. And the flower frog...well, I am a flower frog and frog's the best!

Good luck tomorrow on news. Praying for all good things!

Patti said...

Love the" Frog frog"..such a unique piece!

Rose H (UK) said...

Wish we had a dump like yours Cathy! Our local 'tip' has only recently offered things for sale - once your rubbish enter their premises it belongs to the Council and if you were caught taking anything away you're in for trouble:o( I've seen wonderous things in the large skips (dumpsters) awaiting landfil never to be seen again.
The books are glorious, and the woman with the washing picture is just gorgeous!
As you know I love frogs, your new find is delightful, and so pretty with the flowers :o)
The shoes lok like there are straight from the 'roaring twenties' no wonder you like them so much.
So pleased you're off to get 'GOOD NEWS' :o) :o)
It'll be great to catch up with your brother,I see mine every couple of months or so and I know how lovely it is to enjoy his company.
Best wishes for much continued 'good news'. Have a lovely week!
Rose H

yaya said...

Love the frog and the shoes..I also thought the "dump" was a store at I know better! I'll send a prayer up for good news on Thurs! Have a nice visit with your brother. It's great to have family come and visit!

Donna said...

You are GOOD!!! You find THE most amazing things!! love the books and the shoes too! Classics, both!
Enjoy the visit with your brother...that is PRICELESS!!

Balisha said...

One of my favorite childhood books. A Child's Garden of Verses. It looks just like my old one.
The frog is wonderful...a perfect place for him.
Good luck tomorrow...Balisha

Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes said...

You certainly have the ability to find great things! The books are amazing-love the pictures. Have a nice weekend. Shannon

Julia said...

Hi Cathy, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for good news at this time and I hope that you enjoy yor visit with your brother.

Great looking shoes and I love that frog.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. JB

The Old Geezer said...

The flower frog is very cool :-)

bekahjane said...

love me some good thrift store finds! 'specially books :)