This past weekend, we had so many fun things planned. We intended to go to the park with a friend and her daughter, we intended to go to the pumpkin patch, and we intended to go to the fall festival. None of these things happened, as we all woke up feeling bad on Saturday. Determined to salvage even a small grain of the weekend, I decided to enjoy one of my favorite past times- going to the local thrift stores. I love this- it’s like a treasure hunt; you never know what you might find.
It is easy to go into a thrift store, though, and end up coming back out with a lot of things you really didn’t need. To curb this problem, I have begun going into the thrift stores in search of certain things only. Right now I’m in the market for the following items: a chandelier that can be painted and used with shades, interesting pictures or art work, plates or dishes, and place mats that can be made into pillows.
I wanted six red or white plates to hang on either side of my china hutch. In the end, I found zero red plates, and the only nice white ones I found were Christmas-y. Bummer. Do you ever go to the thrift store and come up empty handed? It doesn’t happen to me often, but it surely did this time 🙁
I try to avoid “local big box store that seems to be in every town and starts with a W” for obvious reasons- I overspend when I go there, the quality of their merchandise isn’t always what I want, and I can never seem to get in and out of their quickly. I decided yesterday that I would just cruise through their kitchen section and leave.
Have you guys SEEN the new Pioneer Woman line? Holy. Cow.
I have briefly perused her website and a couple of press releases, and even own one of the coffee cups, but those plates? Just what I was looking for.