I have been trying to finish some decorating updates in my kitchen for a few WEEKS and I just haven't been able to pull my act together.
What is it with these children that think they need to eat? Multiple times a day? Sheesh : )
Honestly, I feel like I aaalmost have it together. Then we decide to cover the island with blown eggs or art projects or school work or FOOD or or or....
You get the picture. All good stuff, but messy and not conducive to pretty blog pictures. Remember my one and only other post about our kitchen? I remember that being a real struggle to prepare for as well!
I'm popping in today to share a few thrift store finds we've picked up recently. Fun for me because I'm usually sharing something I've had forever, that I'm repurposing.
Hope you enjoy a peek at my new-to-me finds.
Oh, I have a fun little story about shopping for these plates....
We were browsing the local ReStore and I came upon these pretty old plates and a little leather wallet-type case that I knew my son would like.
We had checked all through the wallet to make sure it was empty, and I took it, and the six plates, to the cashier to ask about a price. He said it would be $6.00 for everything, and asked my son if he had checked the wallet to make sure there was no money in it. My son said he had, and cashier looked at my daughter and said, "I checked it too.", and smiled and winked at her.
When we got out to the car, my son opened the wallet and found a five dollar bill in it. Such a fun little blessing for him!
At another thrift store, I picked up these old cutting boards and a pretty white soap dish. I'm going to try to get the cutting boards in usable condition, but if I can't I'll still enjoy their looks in my kitchen.
Do I need another white coffee mug?? Of course not. When I saw this white Buffalo China mug for .25¢ I couldn't resist.
Every couple of months, one of my favorite local thrift stores has a "bag sale". $1.50 for whatever you can
Part of what went into my bag was four of these wooden trays I believe were from a restaurant, and the large neutral colored cotton curtain panel shown under the wooden plate here. I might use it for a table cloth for awhile, but I ALWAYS find a use for neutral cotton fabric! Do I sound like I'm trying to justify bringing this home?
A few more things found their way into my $1.50 bag, including a darling Cabbages and Roses skirt, and a couple of other things I'll share with you another time. Crazy what you can fit in that bag.
Not exactly sure what will happen with these, but I'm envisioning my artistic daughters painting something on them. With the gloomy, snowy weather we've been having this week, I'm thinking a sunny beach scene sounds pretty nice : )
Baskets, white dishes, coffee cups....my addictions are making themselves apparent.
For $5.00, this vintage wooden folding chair was a bargain. My "vintage minimalist" teenager is thinking of using this as a bedside table.
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