Sunday, April 29, 2012

This Week's Thrifty Finds.

It's just another manic Monday, and I have a zoo field trip with my son and his pre-school class scheduled for today. 
Tell me that I'm not the only mom who does not get excited for these little outings? One the one hand, it IS fun to see the kiddos learn and discover new things, but on the other hand, it's a day that he would normally be at school for a few hours, but now I am involved, and there is no school. 
Don't most stay at home mom's of pre-schoolers relish the 3 hour break 3 times a week that school provides? Um, no? Just me? I think not! Anyhow, I'm sure it will wind up being fun, right? :-)

On with the show...I found just a few things on my thrifting outings this week.
 If you've read my blog for any length of time, then you know my thing for ironstone...I found this creamer at the GW for 59 cents! Yeah, baby!
 I also found these cool art nouveau architectural pieces at GW. They were copper, and I sprayed them with my go- to Rustoleum Rustic Mist metallic spray paint. Seriously, I am ready for my check from Rustoleum now! ;-)
They are about 10 inches each, and I only paid $1.99 each!

 This wall basket was a local antique store find. It's not old, but it is second hand. I paid $5 for it. I had some little ivy plants that I brought home from the nursery today, so I was just playing, and stuffed them in with some burlap garland, just to get an idea of what it would look like with greens in it. I think I will use this in a client's house that I am working on right now.

It looks kind of cute with the burlap mixed in, but I will use something different when I fill it for my client. Just wanted to play around while I was taking pics.

And finally, my favorite thing, I think...
Cute little locker basket, bought for $15 at a local consignment store.
I love it!
So, that's my loot so far...
I'm sure I will find more treasures this week. I'm planning on hitting the Wednesday flea market at the fairgrounds in Ventura.

Ok, well, I am off to learn about the animals with my son on the zoo field trip!
Have a fantastic week!
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  1. You always find some wonderful pieces while out hunting!!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I have not been out thrifting as much as I normally would, but I always love a good find. It's exhilarating!

  2. Ha ha! I remember those days of jealously guarding my precious few "free" hours while the kiddos were at school. Now that I TEACH preschool, the shoe's on the other foot. :) Hope you had fun ~ I know your little one was thrilled that you were there.
    xo Heidi

    1. We had a great time, and I loved being with him. He is such a joy in my life, and I would never want to give the impression that he is not. However, My husband is gone A LOT. Like all the time, so it's nice to be able to have the MWF thing to do errands, workout, clean the house, and work on blog and blog projects. I don't really have any free time, or family in town that watches him.
      It's all good though. I love being a mom, and I have no idea how teachers do it, day after day with a classroom full of little ones! It takes a very special person to feel called to teach, and care for children other than your own, I think! I love teachers, and have so much respect for the work that you all do!

  3. Those are great GW finds! Our GW has been so overpriced lately-very frustrating.

  4. I hear ya! Ours too! There is one area store that I usually find better prices in, and can sometimes find that needle in the haystack.
    It's crazy what Goodwill is doing these days, though!

  5. The metal basket is my favorite thing too! And I'm pretty jealous that you found ironstone at such a great price! :)

    1. Crazy good! I have no idea how these things wind up at GW, but I sure am happy to find them when they do!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Don't worry, it will get better when they start school full time! LOL! I treasured my time alone while my daughter was at preschool, but she's in 2nd grade and I love having my whole day even more!

    I also have to say that your finds were awesome! Love that locker basket and that it even has the number tag still on it.

    1. I know, as much as I love spending time with him, it does feel good to have a little quiet time! I really miss him by the time I'm ready to pick him up! I'm sure I'll be bawling my eyes out when I drop him off for his first full day of school, but I'm sure I'll adjust! ;-)
      Thanks for visiting! I love what I found, and I already found another locker basket that is like this one but smaller. Went back to the same place, and there it was! I will be posting my new finds tomorrow!
      Have a great day!


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