May 25, 2011

New Thrifty Finds...

THANK YOU for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I had a fabulous birthday. My husband even sent flowers to my University office. I don't think he's ever done that before and it was a nice surprise.

I thought you'd like to see a few pictures taken at my favorite thrifty/antique mall. This is where I sneak off to at least once a week. It's less than 15 minutes from my house...which makes it slightly dangerous.

Would you like to see a few items that came home with me last week? Emma and I have been keeping an eye on this hutch/shelving unit for a few weeks.

It's narrow enough to fit in our treehouse and not take up a lot of floor space. It will be used for holding card games, reading materials and a few baskets filled with crafting supplies.

I think the pink lamp that I repurposed last week, will also go on the top shelf of the hutch. One of the reasons I love this antique/thrift store so much is that the prices are amazing. I picked up this bag of linens and it was marked 50% off. I'm going to show you some before/after pictures of my treasurers.

For $2, I got ALL these items...





This Sunday, my mom, sister and I are heading to Allegan for their once-a-month antique market. We always manage to find lots of goodies. I promise to bring my cell camera along on our adventures.

Happy Rednesday over at It's A Very Cherry World!!
and Coloradolady: Vintage Thingie Thursday
and The Thrifty Groove: Thrifty Things Friday


21 comments:

birdie blue said...

love all of the fun treasures, kim.

happiest of birthday wishes to you, too!

xo
~molly

My Vintage Mending said...

Serious damage in that store...can you imagine what we would do in there together. It would be a tornado of its own. Lovely shop and sweet finds. The fabric is wonderful...smiles...Renee

Pam said...

Looks like a great store. Glad you had a great birthday.

LV said...

What a fabulous store. I never want to live that near one. I would spend way too much time there. I like all your finds.

Lee said...

What great treasures! I have an itch to hit the vintage/antique stores...maybe this weekend in TC!
Sure wish Allegan was a different Sunday. The next two months are already booked and I would love to travel to Allegan!
Have a wonderful week and find lots of goodies!

Joanna B said...

What a fun place to shop!!
Happy birthday to you!

vivian said...

lots of good finds Kim.. Im hoping to hit a few garage sales this weekend. thundering out now.. so I guess I'll head to bed! good night!
sweet dreams
vivian

Jodee said...

Love, love, love your new shelf unit. It will be perfect addition to the treehouse!

GardenofDaisies said...

What fun treasures! I love the way you framed and hung the bits of embroidery in the hoops. Happy birthday to you, Kim!

Donna said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kim! I hope you had a great day! That antique mall does look dangerous:) The thrift stores out here are all alot more expensive than back at home, so thrifting is a bit more challenging! Have a great weekend!

Jboo said...

You DO find the best things! Love that hutch shelf thingy and all the linens -- wow!

Janet

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a great little shop. That shelf is a great find, it looks like it's all set to go... and what great linens - I have a very similar tablecloth that I found, love what you did with it.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Sunday sounds like a fun girls day!

And, did I miss your birthday?

Happy Belated Birthday my friend.

lea
xo

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

That's quite a deal on those linens. The nearest antique mall is just over an hour away which is probably a good thing for our pocketbooks. At least Im sure Justin feels that way hahahaha. Im so glad you had an amazing birthday!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Kim! You got ome AWESOME thrift finds! The shelf is wonderful and will be perfect in the treehouse. All those vintage linens are tuggng at my heart! I love them all! thank you for joining TTF. Have a great Memorial weekend!

Liz said...

You did get some great stuff! :)

~Liz

Cheryl G. said...

Great finds. Love the shelf!
Hope you had a fantastic birthday!

tammylovesdishes said...

Wow! I can see why you like that store. Great finds!
Tammy

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Super treasures! I seem to vividly recall these same fabrics in my home growing up! "Antiques" - Oh my!!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Wow, Kim! What a great bag of goodies. I love that red and blue cloth and curtains. Good luck at the antique fair. :) Nancy

Melody said...

Holy Cow, What a buy! Our Antique Mall (over 200 dealers) is the same distance as yours..takes 3 hours to go thru and thats not stopping in every booth!! It's soooo close we eat lunch, hit a few aisles..come back another day, repeat...it's embarassing when everybody knows ya and hollars across aisles, but then again..you're sometimes surprised they take you to something they know you'll wanta see..that's a good thing.