Thursday, November 8, 2007

More Finds and a New/Old Lampshade

Just time for a quick post this morning. I have been busy this week at my lunch lady gig on Monday and Tuesday and I am going back today as well. Yesterday, however, I did manage to score a lunch date with my guy and between here and his work are about 4 Goodwill stores including one of those big bin stores that masses of people are digging through looking for buried treasure. More on that later. So, of course I had to stop at them all and managed to do all that before 11:30 when I had to meet the man for lunch. Here are some pictures of my finds.

Not a great picture. Hard to get everything in. Go ahead and click on it for a better view of everything.











I got a whole pile of clothes, (not pictured) the bingo cards, little wood box with flowers, and the three band instrument cases at the Goodwill Outlet. I have only been to one of these stores maybe two times and I am always a little squeemish about the whole digging thing. I love to treaure hunt, but I'm not always good with the digging. Anyway, after walking around the place for about 10 minutes, I started to get into digging through the bins. Now I can't wait to go back! I don't know why I haven't gone more often cuz I got a big pile of stuff for next to nothing. I asked the cashier if any fights ever break out and she said, "Oh yeah, all the time." I hope she was kidding.

The cute little metal shelf was folded and taped up, but after I got it home and unfolded it I realized that the middle shelf was missing. Oh well, it was cheap and it still looks cute and is functional. This cute cross stitch rose picture is so sweet. Unfortunately is has a water stain on the bottom right corner. Of course, this did not deter a true shabby chic girl like me.











I am particularly excited about the two brass sconces. I found those at another goodwill on the way home. Oh and I also stopped at the Salvation Army thrift store, got two new Banana Republic tops and at Value Village I got a bag of vintage seam binding and trim.











I did go to Isabel's to check out some of her recent finds. She really needs to do a blog as she finds some of the most amazing things. I added a link to her Ebay auctions on my side bar so you can check those out if you want. I added one for me too, hopefully this will motivate me to do some listings. I really want to do more, but never seem to get my act together to do it. Maybe this weekend I will list some items. Anyway, Isabel just happened to have a couple lampshade frames and said I could have one. I brought it home and put it on my new thrift store lamp from my last post. It was cute on it's own, but I thought I wanted to fancy it up a little bit. Well, I have a bag of vintage curtain, valance panels so I found one I thought might work, sewed the ends together, pulled it over the frame and pinned on one of my millinery flowers I got at Expo recently and voila! What do you think? This project couldn't have been easier.

Gotta run! Isabel and I are going over to Monticello together tomorrow and to check out our friend Randy's new shop, Madison Park, in Sellwood. I will definitely take along the camera so I can show you what it looks like. Knowing Randy, I'm sure it will be fabulous.
ADDITIONAL NOTE ADDED: I had a very lovely lunch with my husband. We went to Chevy's and I had some yummy crab and shrimp enchiladas. I just got so excited about all the shopping I forgot to mention lunch. ha ha

13 comments:

Julie said...

Just wanted to stop in and say how much I enjoyed visiting your blog and WOW - I want to go shopping with you!

Lallee said...

Those sconces are fabulous. Your lamp looks really adorable with the 'new' shade. Nice job! Our local Goodwill has gotten so high with their prices these days that I rarely go to that thrift store.

Wanda said...

Ohhhhh! I LOVE the sconces!! Looks like you scored. And the shade is perfect!

Michelle said...

I love your lampshade! It is perfect for that lamp and the rose is a perfect touch. I like those sconces. I hope you had a nice lunch too!

Esther Sunday said...

KILLER idea for the lampshade!!! LOVE it!!!!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

I just love seeing what people find at opportunity shops (or op shops we call them over here) Fabulous haul there, what fun! am going back now for antoher look!!

Natasha Burns said...

LOVE what you did with that shade, it is incredible!!

Laurie said...

You found some teriffic treasures! I wish I was that lucky!


Laurie

Counting Your Blessings said...

I was out today for a while and picked up a brand new Razor dirt bike for my son at the Salvation Army and, of course, I loaded up with all kids of small stuff. I was supposed to be looking for furniture items to give make-overs and put in the store. I haven't been able to find much in that dept lately though. You, on the other hand, scored big! I'd be happy just to have a lunch with my hubby! =) Blessings... Polly

Sweet Remembrance said...

Holy Cow...You scored again!
Love all your haul...
Priscilla

Scrappy Moments said...

What Beautiful Finds, I really Love Those sconces :)

Angie

Dona said...

Thanks for stopping by. Glad you found me,'cause I now found you. Love your finds. Don't laugh but I have the same embrodered pink flower picture same frame too! Thought it was hand done but with two out there who knows, maybe one of those kits??

Sandi McBride said...

I love lampshades...the last one is my favorite. The sconces are unique. Listen, I have tagged you and so now I would like you to run over and check how, okay? And have fun with it!