Monday, November 3, 2008

Therapy and Clean Up

I had a little thrift shop therapy on Saturday. I thought I'd show you some of my fantastic finds.I must admit that I have a hard time passing up a nice chair. I'm thinking that this will be a good match for my desk, but it will look good almost anywhere in my home. Look at the details on the back.This crock came home with me too. I know it's style is a bit country, but it's a good size for holding just about anything.You know how I love white plates, especially ones that are made in England and have pretty details.And, speaking of details, look at this lovely metal rack. I'm not sure where it will end up hanging in my home, but I couldn't resist the red with black glaze finish. Plus, it was only three dollars! Who could walk away from that?
I'll be spending today putting away my Halloween decorations and bringing out the Thanksgiving stuff. Unlike all of the stores, I don't put up Christmas decorations right after Halloween. I love the Thanksgiving season! It's a time to
relax and enjoy the season with family and friends and reflect on our many blessings.

39 comments:

Sincerely Yours said...

HI Joy! Love all your finds! That chair matches nicely with the foyer one you have/had?! The crock I think can go any way; I'm sure you will take it where it needs to go!lol Love the red rack too and no I wouldn't be able to walk away. I totally agreee about Christmas right after halloween; let us digest the turkey first pleeeeez!lol Have a great week - Jeannette

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

I love those leaf plates in your header photo...those are my colors!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Wow! You brought home some very nice treasures! I had a wonderful "thrifting" weekend, as well, and ended up with a red & white buffalo checked chair - $20, a Pottery Barn "silver" tray - $3.93, PB candlesticks - marked down from $6.96 to $3.43, a white "china" pilgrim couple - $4...gotta love those thrift stores! And I love your leaf plates, too!

Jennifer said...

The thrift shops around my area have nothing but junk!! I'm so jealous that you can find such great things!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

You certainly did find some lovely items!! Enjoy!!

Darlene said...

You found some great items....can't wait to see them used in your home. I already took down my Halloween and put some more scarecrows around for Thanksgiving. I too enjoy it for a while longer.....The Friday after Thanksgiving is when I usually start decorating for Christmas.

Sandy Toes said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your fun finds!! Sandy toes

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I would have snatched that shelf up definitely. Looks great. I will be showing some of my finds tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder about Thanksgiving. I must go get the pilgrims. Jackie

Busy Bee said...

What wonderful finds...are you going to the DI or some other thrift store, because I don't find stuff like that at my DI!!! Love your new title pic. Happy MOnday.
Stephanie

Spymommy said...

I'm ready to move to whereever you live just to hit those thrift stores . . . jealous - but in a totally good way!

And I totally love that crock.

Valarie said...

I never find anything that good! I am gonna have to find some better thrift stores. :)

Manuela said...

Wow Joy that's a great chair you found! I would have picked up that crock too - it's a great size and you can do so much with it. I like to enjoy each season too. I know a lot of people will start decorating for Christmas but I like to wait for Thanksgiving to be over.

Manuela

Erin said...

I love all your finds, especially the chair and the red iron shelf!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That chair is a beauty...love the detail on her back! I am soooo jealous of your thrift stores. Salvation Army is about the only one we have, and it's way overpriced, nasty junk (as opposed to good junk...you know what I mean). I guess I'll have to stick with the good ol' yard sale finds.

Happy Fall
~Amanda

Mimi Sue said...

You got some great things, as usual. I know there are people getting into Christmas already. But if I start too early I get sick of it all too soon. Let's enjoy one holiday at a time. Mimi

grammy said...

Hi, I came over from Simple things. I love your style. Your house looks so clean and bright and full of stuff I love.

Salsa Mama said...

I love Thanksgiving, too. I feel it deserves a chance before Christmas set in as well. I love your stuff!

Shannon said...

You got some great finds!!

Sue said...

You did find some neat things....love the chair. I can't wait to see where you put it!

Ashlie said...

Love all your finds!! The chair is in such good shape and I can think of about 10 ways to use that crock. Good job!

And I love the new header, very pretty!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Joy, great therapy. I love a good therapy session at thrift stores too! Hahaha...it just renews the soul! I love white plates too, we always have alot (50-60) relatives for Christmas, so I like all those white plates. But first Thanksgiving!
Blessings,
Debbie

Michelle said...

I love the crock. They are so hard to find here in Utah. You are lucky.

Strawberry Blonde said...

Thrift stores are therapy for me too. And I would have had a hard time walking away from that chair, too.

-- Brandi

edie+steve said...

Joy,
I love thrift store and antique store finds. I find some great hammered aluminum pieces just today....can't wait to post pics.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Great finds! I completely agree with you about the Christmas decor! It is out in the stores way too early!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

My goodness...what I wouldn't give to have a fabulous thrift store like yours near me. There was a beat up table and chairs selling at ours a couple weeks ago for $150. You cannot get anything...and I mean anything...under $2 there. Ugh, thrifty is certainly not what our store is. Great scores!! LOVE the chair and I have a soft spot for crocks!

Susie Harris said...

Love that chair!!! I like white plates too. You can do so much with them~

Miss Anne said...

Love the chair and crock! You could use the crock to hold blankets, or wood by the fireplace!

:) great stuff!

deepfriedapplepies said...

WOW!! Awesome finds~!!! I'm so glad that you are saving your Christmas stuff till later.. I can't wait to see what you do with the red rack.. that is cooool!!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Super finds!!! I love the detail on th back of the chair.
I am excited for the Thanksgiving season. I think we need to spend more time focusing on giving thanks than we do. I am excited to see what you will do for decor.

Lincs and Ali said...

I LOVE that chair!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Joy,
I love your thrift shop finds. I'm about to run out of room for much else, but I can't help thrift shopping! It's so much fun!

Diane

Amber said...

I had some thrift shop therapy on Saturday too! I found some really amazing things. I actually just blogged about it today. Go check it if you wanna.

http://amberfilkins.blogspot.com/2008/11/thrifty.html

I just found you tonight on Google Reader. Nice to "meet" you.

onlymehere said...

You do find the most amazing things! I really think thrifting depends on which part of the country you live in bz in our little town here in Utah there is absolutely nothing. Believe me I've looked! What is good people want premium prices for. I so love to see what my blogging buddies buy and what they do with it! I love the leaf plates on your header too! I decorate for Thanksgiving too.

ROXY said...

Very nice!! I love that desk chair!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love your bargains, as always! I am excited to see what you have for Thanksgiving. I have been trying to come up with some sweet, easy Thanksgiving decorations that I can pull out instead of jumping ahead to Christmas...so be sure to share! :)
Carrie

Shirlee said...

I'm so jealous of all your finds. I love them all, truly. They are all something I would buy and could use in my home.
I went to an antiques/collectibles show in July specifically looking for a crock but they were all very pricey so I came home empty handed.
Glad you had a successful shopping therapy day. :)

AndreaLeigh said...

Score! Love the chair. You got some great deals.

JEWEL said...

Very nice finds. I especially love the chair. Very creative blog ... will need to follow :-)

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