Hi Everyone -
My name is Toni, I'm 50 something, how time flies when your having fun:) I'm a mom to three wonderful sons. Twins that are 22 and my youngest is 21. They truly are a blessing and my greatest joy.
I have to admit that I have a small addiction to Thrifting & Junking!! Filling my home with the treasures I find, sometimes giving them a fresh look. I can never pass up a thrift store, yard sale or flea market! (I've been known to be late to a few functions) I love the cottage look with a little bit of everything mixed in making my home comfortable & inviting.
Some of my Favorite Things my 3 wonderful sons cottages
old painted furniture
chippy pieces rusty iron garden pieces a childs laugh
chocolate black licorice white farmhouses
old red barns small white steepled churches
stories only grandma can tell farm tables galvanized metal vintage clothes b&w photos vintage fans old books
Stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS. See the connection? ; )
I can't believe the cruelty of some people.....I live just outside of town in the country......with few neighbors. Yesterday, early morning, two ladies who were out taking their morning walk, knocked on my door........ In their hands was the sweetest, precious little puppy..... They asked, "Is he yours?".........."No"............"We found him in the middle of the road in front of your house". "Are you kidding me!" "Who would dump a tiny baby out here?"
I hate to say it, but I'm discovering that it is common practice around here for people to dispose of their pets...dogs, cats, kittens and puppies....in the country!! I can not believe that they have such little regard for these precious beings!! Not caring what happens to them, how they will survive or if they will be the next meal for a wild animal!!
Who could do such a thing!!!!
Look at this precious little face. He is about 5-6 weeks old! Not even close to being big enough to be without his mommy!!!
Look at how tiny he is.......
Absolutely heartbreaking.....that someone could do this
He is such a little love bug too. His tail continuously is wagging.
I wish I knew who did this, I can't tell you what I would do to them!
Time to share some Thrifty Treasures. I was not able to check out any of the local yards sales on Saturday. I spent the day driving to Moscow, Idaho......about a 5 hour drive....one way.....to pick up my son Chris. But I do have some treasures to share with you.
This first treasure is my absolute favorite!!! It is going to look fabulous on my enclosed porch! Well....once I layer it in some loverly linens, pillows, and throws...oh my. :) I was at one of my junkin' spots and trying to decide if I wanted the black iron bed that was for sale, when my friend who was having the sale suggested that I might like the bed he just picked up. I thought it was broken at first glance, then I realized that it folded up so it could be easily stored. Loved it, bought it and the black iron bed too!! Gotta roll like that sometimes!
Here she is folded
She is really easy to open up!
Ta Da!! Isn't she sweet??? Her price was unbelievable too.
On the way to Moscow I did stop at a couple of sales and picked up 4 more decorating books, the boxwood wreath and vintage magazine stand. All the books for under $10. Can you believe it? I was so happy.
I can't wait to check out the eye candy in these new books.
Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble finding a good yard sale. Most of the sales in our neck of the woods have been children's clothes, toys, baby items etc. Don't get me wrong, when my boys were little, I lived for those types of yard sales. Some of their favorite toys were bought at yard sales! Then I finally hit on a good, what I dream of.......yard sale with vintage treasures!
My first treasure is probably my favorite!! Rusty, beautiful, 5 arms. This is going in my laundry/mudroom.
Three sweet little jars, and egg scale and a vintage bowl that I will be using for one of my plants.
I wasn't sure at first what this was. I knew it was a vice of some sorts. I just knew that I had to have it. I was told it is used to hold a hand saw so that it may be sharpened.
Two cast iron legs off of an old bathtub. Can you believe 50 cents each for these beauties!!
Rusty, chippy, uniquely beautiful!
This little gem I actually picked up at the thrift store. $1.99. I love it because it is divided into three sections and it resembles mercury glass.
Tried to get a close up. It is really beautiful in person.
My new handled dust pan. Lovin' the green.
This will be perfect for farmer's market, the beach.....etc. its
quite large and roomy. Only 50 cents!!
Can you tell what my new favorite color is??
I'm joining Rhoda for her Today's Thrifty Treasures.