Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Perfect Day

I went thrifting today! I went to a thrift shop I love but because of work rarely get there.
I got 2 rolls of crape paper streamers.
This is much smaller than it looks in the picture, but I am a sucker for a footed dish.
It makes everything so elegant.

assorted vintage wrapping paper

And be still my heart this tree. I have a tree made the same way that is 27 years old.
My tree is falling apart and needs to go, I have hunted and hunted for something like it but no luck or I would pay hundreds of dollars for it. For 6.00 it is wonderful and looks like it was hardly used.
When this tree is together and decorated you would never know it was a fake tree This is my tree all set up .
I know I know you are sick of Christmas.

This months country garden is a must buy. This is just one articles that interested me.
I am thinking I may find one of those wheelbarrows at the dump this year.
There are many more articles you will love,antique bee skep, living centerpieces,etc

A few months ago I joined
I thought it would be a great way to swap out some of my books.
I have gotten these in the swap but on a whole I am a bit disappointed. not much in the way for
decorating and DIY books.

And what would a post be without a dump find.
she is so sweet she was sitting on the shelf just waiting for me at the dump.

We were up early and into Boston to the Dr. David got a very good report, we go back in 2 weeks for a few tests to see just how he really is doing. I met up with my sweet friend Cathy. We had tea and a little conversation. In all I would say a perfect day. How was your day?
I am joining the thrifty groove to show off my finds.
Is this the party to whom I am speaking?
                                                   Lily Tomlin as Ernestine the operator.(If you are old enough to remember)


Okio B Designs said...

You did great! Wonderful finds and good news for you and David!


Kim said...

I'm so glad you had a perfect day and Dave got a good report. I'm a sucker for those footed dishes too :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

YAY for a good report!!! That has to feel wonderful~ everything else is a bonus!! Glad you hada great day!

Rugs and Pugs said...

A good report for David. Now that is a perfect day!
Hugs :)

Tiggeriffic said...

I'm sure all the stuff my daughter took to goodwill ~ someone was there just like you;;My daughter, Jodie helped me clean out my house while I'm recupperating from knee surgery. it is so painful~!~!
Good Job getting all those wonderful things at the thrift store.. I love It~!
Have a Tiggeriffic Day. ta ta for now from Iowa:)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love the footed dish. There is so much you can do with them. I of course love filling them with candy. Enjoy your books!!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

You are a thrifting master. I love the glass dishes myself. I keep/kept jewelry in them. Super news from the doctor's. I hope David is feeling better each and everyday.

Julia said...

Cathy, I'm happy that David got another good report.
I know how important that news is for both of you.

I love your vintage snowman (woman) angel and your Valentine crepe streamers. It's a good feeling coming home with nice find. It always feels like Christmas... Hugs. JB

Jane said...

you did great,we used to visit a dump where my sister lives,found some good stuff too,but they stopped anyone from dumping,so no more finds.

Blessings Jane

judemiller1 said...

That branch looks just like the tree I have--with color coded branches to go in the color coded slots on the trunk. I wished you lived closer--I would give it to you as I can't put it up anymore.

WendyBee said...

Oh, let's hear it for a perfect day! Truly the good medical report for David bathes everything in a glow of joy. The glass is definitely half full, or even more than half, perhaps it even overflows!
I clicked to see your Christmas tree and I really loved it. I don't use tinsel anymore, but I remember it from my childhood. My mother still uses it, and I'm glad she does. I can remember her carefully removing it each year, a few strands at a time to lay gently in a long flat box (almost like you'd put a pair of gloves in, or a man's necktie), to store it away for next year.

jody said...

so glad daves appt went well! also love all your finds! you always have great finds. im going to a church sale in the am need to set the alarm for 6am! itll be worth it!! thoughts and prayers! enjoy your weekend hooking!

Martha said...

Wonderful finds! Isn't it great to get treasures!

Dianne said...

Since we live out in the country, we must take our own trash to the dump. I was surprised to find a very nice "dump" here in this large county of Oregon but definitely without a heated room where people could leave good finds! What a great idea and you're always finding super things!

Dianne said...

I meant to add that I'm so glad to hear about the great report!

yaya said...

Happy news for David! (and you!) Hope your weekend is going great. I love your finds. Last weekend we stopped at a thrift store and had a great time just looking around for some treasures..didn't find any I really wanted but enjoyed the hunt anyway!

Dog Trot Farm said...

As usual great finds. I am glad to read David continues to do well. Glad you had a great day, enjoy the remainder of the weekend, Julie.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

How fun to get such a sweet find at the dump! Good job!

Anonymous said...

I'm pleased to hear Dave got a good report so important for you both.
You are incredible my dear with your finds. I can never get enough christmas I'm still picking up what I can find here and there it never ends. :)
Lots of hugs,

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Once again, you struck gold! Love the Irish book and the Nicholas Mosse pottery on the cover!

There's nothing like good news out of Boston! So happy to hear David is making good progress!

Love Lily & that quote!

Have a great week!

Diann said...

You found some wonderful thrifty finds! I love the pedestal! Gorgeous! Just a heads up, I will be featuring this post in this week's TTF party! I hope to see you there again this week and I hope you will grab the "I was featured" button for your blog! Thank you for joining TTF last week and have a great week!

Tolentreasures said...

Wow, great finds! Love that little dish! Good news on David, glad that you could meet a friend!


Kathleen said...

I came over to see how it was going, and got caught up on all your posts. I am so glad dh got a good report, I am keeping him in my prayers.
Love your dump finds, and that you found a tree you like. I am in the market for one too, but like you, won't pay a lot for something that looks so fake. Maybe this will be my lucky year!

How is that Irish Country book? I oit in your pile of things you didn't like, lol!
Stop by when you can.