July 14, 2014

Thrifting at the cottage...

Always eager to scout out thrifting opportunities, we spotted several second-hand stores near the a-frame cottage. Luckily, the need to run a few errands allowed for a bit of shopping on Saturday.
 Fabulous book jackets = cottage reading for Emma (and me).

A tin picnic basket with orange/green plaid. It looks red in this picture, but it's actually very orange.  I'm thinking future Halloween displays!
Several bags of spun heads (I'm feeling rather Magpie Ethel) were also rescued.
Colorful chairs (not second-hand) also came back to the cottage.   
 A new work-week continues.  I can't wait to be back at the lake.  This was the fog on the lake early Monday morning. When Chris doesn't have a power tool in his hand, the fishing pole is attached. 

 

27 comments:

Debby said...

Love the dolly banner. I know you are having fun. Hyperlinked were amazing refinished. Like the different colored chairs. Enjoy.

Debby said...

Love the dolly banner. I know you are having fun. Hyperlinked were amazing refinished. Like the different colored chairs. Enjoy.

Cheryl G. said...

Oh, so much fun!
You are the best treasure hunter!
An A frame is the funnest!

Blessed Serendipity said...

The doll heads are so cute and I love the picnic basket too!

xo Danielle

vintage grey said...

Love the cute picnic baskets and spun heads!! Beautiful there!! xo Heather

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Not a bad thrift to stumble upon if they have spun heads there! Fishing pole/power tool....that fellow does it right!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Soooo lovin' the hair on the spun heads! Looks like a fun shopping trip:@)

Lynne said...

Love the red picnic basket . . . would be gorgeous with an assortment of fresh greens for holiday time too . . .

Really cool photo of fishing in fog Chris . . . 2014 . . .

Pam Kessler said...

When I just skimmed through the photos and hadn't read the story yet (I do that with thrifting posts because I'm so excited to see what people find), I wondered why Chris was standing on the edge of an airplane wing. OK, so maybe it's also because it's early in the morning. It does look rather magical though doesn't it!

vivian said...

fun finds! I love the foggy picture. You must be in heaven there!
have a great week
xoxo
vivian

Nellie said...

What colorful chairs! Loving that picnic basket! Yay for Chris with that fishing pole! That's what the lake is all about, after all.:-) xo Nellie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You should print and frame the fishing photo...it's awesome! Wish I was there! Sweet hugs, Diane

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such sweet finds! I love love those spun heads (I'm on the look out for some...lol) I can imagine a wonderful Halloween display with the picnic basket! (: So fun!! xo Holly

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Great you got some thrifting in and found some cute finds. Now hurry back to that sweet A-Frame & the lake. ;) Hugs, am

LBP said...

Wow you got some really great things! I love the orange tin picnic tin! You are going to have to name your A-frame!

Blessings

Linda

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wow! You always find the best things. The photo on the dock of Chris is super. The cottage is bringing you so much fun ~ enjoy!

Sandy McClay said...

Love it all but those patio chairs!!! LOVE the colors...I wish I could have those, but with my arthritis I can't get out of them! lol

Margaret said...

Our family was away for a few days and just got back tonight so i thought i would catch up on what i have missed! Wow! Between last post getting those floors done and a new bed and all your new finds im so happy for you! Great progress!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! Great finds! Where did you get those fabulous chairs?!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Yay! You found spun heads! I LOVE the chairs in the different colors like that. And of course I'd love to add that picnic tin to my collection too. lol
The A-Frame is really coming along!
Erica :)

Patti said...

Oh I just love your chairs! How much fun they are! And your tin box is darling! It's so nice to see your family fun!

DearHelenHartman said...

What fun finds! And the photos make me want to just gaze on them and sigh. Cute cute!

Courtney said...

That just looks like such a peaceful place to relax!

HollyC said...

I love the picnic basket! What a fun addition to Halloween decorations and after Halloween as storage. Love the chairs! I love reading the vintage books. Every time I see one around $1 or 2, I grab it. They are so cute to decorate with too! Have a wonderful day, Holly

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Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love, love those chairs!
Congrats on your cottage!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's all so AWESOME!!! how things are coming together for you guys!
Love the shelf paper and the fun chairs!
warmly,
deb