Friday, March 26, 2010

Thrifty finds

Yesterday I had to leave work early for Jessie's recorder/choir concert. And I had to drive almost to my favorite junk store to drop some papers off at somebody's house. So I had to stop in there.

Nothing really caught my eye until I saw this (which will be turned upside down to make a table out of):


And then I saw this:

And thought they would be perfect on our deck. I'm putting up the gazebo tomorrow (it is supposed to be in the high 50's and sunny, so I'm ignoring all that white stuff for the moment) so that we will be all ready to enjoy the warm weather. In years past I've put a table and chairs out there so we can eat, but it's rather cramped. So this year, I'm putting out chairs and a glider just to sit. Of course, I need to find another chair and the glider but.....I will. And if the chair is $12.00, I cannot leave it sit, right?

Then, as I was getting ready to walk out the door, I saw the most PERFECT thing for me. And it only had a price tag on it of $15.00. It has a couple small tears but nothing that can't be fixed. And the binding is rather frayed. But I'm thinking to set out on the deck - it's just perfect.



Jessie already tried to hijack the quilt for her bed. Which may still happen. If I'm feeling generous. Maybe.

It was the best $32.00 I've spent in a looonnnngggggggggg time.

And I've decided I'm going back there today or tomorrow. When you see a wooden medicine cabinet (with a mirrored front) and don't think anything of it, even though the price tag is only $5.00, and the sucker is HEAVY, and then you have a dream about that medicine cabinet in your bathroom, that is a sign, right????????

Hope everyone has a sunny weekend
Kris

16 comments:

Libby said...

A sure sign . . . . can't wait to see it in your home *S*

Karen said...

I grew up with two of those metal chairs in red!

Lib said...

Thats a sure sign!lol
Love your finds!
I Love your header, everytime I visit it always brings a smile to my face.
Happy Junking!
Blessins',Lib

Miriam said...

I have the match to your chair... picked it up at a church sale hoping to find a coordinating one. ;)

I love your finds!

Patty said...

I so want to find some metal chairs just like yours! When I was growing up we had 2 of them, painted red, and they would get so hot sitting in the summer sun. Oh, what memories that chair brings to mind!

Nancy M. said...

Great finds! It feels good to get such cool things for that great a price!

Patty Sumner said...

Sure enough! Go back and get it!

Patty Sumner said...

Sure enough! Go back and get it!

俊達 said...

Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.............................................

Dena said...

Positive thinking is sure to bring the sunshine back to your area and you have to be prepared for it when it arrives. LOL!

Vintage Girl said...

LOVE your thrift store finds! The quilt will look awesome outside. We have a 2 seater swing and on beautiful days I'll hang a couple quilts over the back...so pretty and cozy when the sun goes down. I remember my grandpa had a few of those chairs on his farmhouse porch, they were red. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Heather

em's scrapbag said...

Definately a sighn. Love the quilt! We had one of those great chairs growing up. What great treasures.

LuAnn said...

What a great shopping trip you had. I love that chair. It brings back lots of memories. And, the quilt...what a find!!!! I think there is an unspoken rule that if you see something and don't buy it and then see it in a dream, you have to go back and buy it ASAP.

Gill - That British Woman said...

that truly is a sign, and for $5 you can't go wrong now can you........

Gill in Canada

sugarcreekfarm said...

Wow, you did good! Definitely need to go back for the cabinet ;)

And I'll comment here...the puppy is adorable! How fun :)

Greenmare said...

totally jealous of your chair!!! I love those!