Monday, May 28, 2012

This Week's Thrifty Finds. I'm Back From Vaca!

Hey Everybody! Happy Memorial Day!

First, I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the men and women of the U.S. Military for all they do, and have done in sacrifice of this great nation.

A special thank you to my husband, who is a Lt. Colonel, and Squadron Commander in the U.S. Air Force for the California Air National Guard. He returned from his most recent deployment in Afganistan this past November, the day before Thanksgiving.
Freedom is not free. I am so grateful to the brave members of out military for the incredible sacrifices they make for the rest of us.

Thanks for waiting patiently for another post from me.
I'm finally back from a week long blogging break and vaca with the family. 
It was heavenly to get away for a while, and I really took a break from all things tech related. (No email or blogging! A HUGE feat for me!!)

We drove down south a bit, to San Diego, and stayed on the lovely island of Coronado. We had a fabulous time! We played on the beach, rented bikes, went sightseeing, shopping, and just enjoyed the down time.

I will be showing you some of the amazing shops that I like to frequent when we are in San Diego County, in a post later this week. 
There is an incredible Architectural Salvage store there that I found years ago, (on a layover, when I was still a flight attendant). I was able to get a few really great things between that store, and the Cedros Design District stores of Solana Beach. 

Here are my favorites...

 My large black wooden L came from the Architectural Salvage store, and was $16, I believe. It is about 18 inches tall. It's old and a bit chippy. (Love that.)
 It has a few holes from where it was hung in it's previous life. 
I plan to use it as part of a monogram wall in my office, with a collection of various sized L's. 
Should be cute!

 This old urn is from a small antique/junk store in the Cedros Design District of Solana Beach. 
I bought it for a mere $8 bucks!!! 

It's weird, and has a great patina. I love it! 
Right now it's in my laundry room, on the counter. Something unexpected and fun. 

My last item is not super thrifty, but it is made of vintage chippy ceiling tiles, and is very unique. 
It's about 14 inches tall, and I think I'm going to incorporate it into the family room gallery wall that I've been putting together. 
It was more of a splurge, but I think it was worth it, since it is so different!

That's this week's thrifty finds! 
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a post about what I've been up to this weekend in the yard! 

See you tomorrow!

Linking up to the following...

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  1. As the sister of a Marine, thank you to your husband for his service!! And, to all of those who have and continue to serve our country today. Glad you had a wonderful vacation!! You always manage to find some great things. How's the kitchen coming along?

    1. Bless your brother! My husband started out in the Marine Corps at 19, and transfered to the Air National Guard when they sent him to pilot training.

      The kitchen is slooowww. We have sheet rock, and the dry waller is coming to finish them this week. Then we have to rip out the marble floor, paint the cabinets, install the new floor, and rebuild the pantry wall to be bigger and better. Probably not going to get down to the nitty gritty until after the Haven blog conf. is over. I could have them start, but I don't want to be away during the work. So we are probably looking at the first part of July.

      Happy thoughts. Happy thoughts. Happy thoughts. Haha.

  2. Thanks to you and your husband for all of your service. God Bless. Love all of your finds, how fun and can't wait to see where they go. Hugs, Marty

    1. Thank you Marty! You are so sweet!

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    1. Thanks Maggie! I love it too! Hey, if we turned it upside down it could be an M... :-)

      Your space looks really cute at the store. I was there yesterday.


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