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Friday, November 7, 2008

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THRIFTING BEST FRIENDS.....



First....lunch in our favorite CRAFT MALL.....

THEN......

we hit our favorite THRIFT SHOPS.....

let the fun begin....





We were so excited to have the entire day together to do what we love best....
THRIFT
...ok....and EAT

"LITTLE PIG, LITTLE PIG, LET ME COME IN".....
soooo cute but i'm not ready to start ANOTHER collection !!
if we don't QUIT eating so much, we're gonna LOOK like these!!
Martha says,
SPEAK FOR YOUR OWN SELF, SISTER FRIEND !! ;o)

Uh Oh....Martha sees something she likes...

oooo, take a look at all these dishes...and there was another entire row of them....

Yep...she has DEFINITELY found something she likes....
look at that smile...

me, too, Martha !!
I loved this heavy, iron piece but it was heavy and I didn't have a cart.... I meant to come back and pick it up and just remembered it when I saw this photo of it...

This shop had a LOT of stuff...good stuff, too.....

Yep...we bought a FEW things...

Well....ok...... a LOT of things....

i fell in love with this HUGH, red basket...it is not quite as bright as in the picture...more of a burnished red....big...and will hold lots of MAGAZINES ! $2.00

I have NO earthly idea what this iron thingy might be. Just thought it was cute for A DOLLAR and I am sure I can think of something to do with it....candles, coffee cups, vintage little glass milk bottles that hold pretty flowers.....maybe even the glass vintage ball jars I have??

I just love these 4 monogramed glasses....I just wish there had been more!! $2.00
OH...and those green placemats....brand new, 12 for $3.00
I was keeping my fingers crossed that these glasses would fit in that iron thingy above but...
noooooo !!

the S for STACY...beautiful daughter !
The rest of the initials.....fit no one in my family but....who cares? I still love 'em.....
I love ANYTHING with a monogram on it....
you know me...i could care less if anything matches or not or "fits" or not, if i love 'em...

this is a really pretty piece...not sure if i will leave it this green color or might paint it ....
you know how we HAVE to do SOMETHING to our thrifted pieces to make them
OURS.....:o)
this piece will look neat over a picture, won't it? $1.00

I'm such a sucker for COOKBOOKS...just love them!
Bought about 8 more READER'S DIGEST CONDENSED books...i love them, too.
Yes, SHEILA....you can love books, too!! tee hee ...50 cents ea.

this was my favorite FIND....i love how tall the dome is on this one...
i will paint the bottom in a Colonial Red.....maybe do it today!
or....maybe YELLOW ??
when i finish with it...i'll show ya....

the dome is tall enuf that i can put a lot of different, pretty things inside... $2.00
**************************
Well....there ya have it....
we had such a good time....there is just nothing like spending time with
A GOOD FRIEND !! ESPECIALLY EATING AND THRIFTING.....
"thanks so much, Martha, for going with me and letting me have a FABULOUS day with you!!!

if you get the chance, slip away one day soon with your friend or friends, go eat at a really neat, INEXPENSIVE place and then....

HIT THOSE THRIFT SHOPS, grinning all the way ! WOOO HOOO....

I would like to tell you about the best HOMEMADE AND EASY CHILI I have ever eaten..

JENNIFER at SMELLING COFFEE posted CROCK POT CHILI on her blog the other day and since I had a LOT of company coming over for a TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL GAME PARTY, I decided to try it... BOY, I am so glad I did because, People...it is DELICIOUS !! If you are hungry for chili, go pay her a visit and scroll down until you come across her recipe.....

LOVE, bj

46 comments:

Tara said...

BJ

Love what you picked up at the thrift shop! Gorgeous stuff! I'll tell you, I a always amazed at these finds, we do not have thrift shops like these in NY!

Love the blog background you chose...wasn't it easy to do?

:0)
Tara

Susan said...

Isn't that metal thing made to put potted plants in it? You had some great finds!

Marcela said...

Hola BJ
What a fabulous post!!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your friend!!!.
I love that red basket... I wnat one,haha
Kisses
Marcela

Sue said...

morning BJ, One of my favorite things to do is country shopping in PA with my BFF Carol, we have the best times, we laugh so hard I feel like I'm gonna pass out,LOL! We were sitting at a redlight one shopping day, 2 SKINNY woman were walking down the street and I said "OH look there we are", well, we both laughed so hard I got dizzy and I don't know how we saw the light turn green and drive!! LOL! You really got some nice things on your trip, I would use the black thingy with ball jars and flowers or for condiments on the kitchen table. Have a good day BJ! xo

Andi said...

Hi BJ! I'm Andi, your swap partner for Brenda's Christmas swap. I just wanted to stop by and say hi before I leave for work today. I'll be back this weekend.

Love that little black iron thingy with the wood on the handle!

Hugs, Andi

Beverly said...

It sounds like the perfect day. I love spending time with my friends, too.

You girls got great finds. BJ, I think you should go back and get that piece you forgot. ;-)

Suzanne said...

Huh??? You didn't invite me? Certainly I would have traveled to west Texas for all those goodies! Heck, I'd travel to west Texas for any reason. You got lots of goodies. I'm still puzzled about the back wire holder thingie. Maybe one of your readers can spread some light on that.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

Bo said...

Hi BJ...We're headed out to an Estate Sale in a bit...sure hope I find some goodies like you did...and oh my, all those dishes at that Thrift Store...I'd still be there sifting through them! Have a wonderful wk-end. Oh yeah, I'm going over to check out the chili recipe...been using my crockpot alot lately since I'm on the web so much...haha. ;-) Bo

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

OMG what fun! You & Martha found some fabulous items! I love everything you found BJ. It's so much fun to have a day with a girlfriend! Glad you had a wonderful day with her.

Big hugs, Sherry

Kathleen Grace said...

That sounds like a really fun day! I love digging through the "junque" at these places and finding a treasure for cheap!

Amelia said...

Loved all the treasures you found..wonderful day...good conversation, eating and thrifting...what a combination.

Have a great weekend.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

That looks like such a good Thrift store. I love to go thrifting. I like all of your great finds. I think I like the green piece the best it looks like there is a history to it.
Have a great day,
ginger

Smilingsal said...

What a fun time you had with Martha. She looks like she's a sweetie. Thanks for letting me tag along.

Stacey said...

Now that's my kind of day. We don't have good thrift shops here but bargain hunting with a girlfriend is just heaven sometimes! Especially when there's good food involved.

Go back and get that metal thingy!!

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Well, I'm impressed! That was a fabulous haul, and it looked like a wonderful store. I too think the metal thingy was to hold potted plants but it would look just fine with plates of cupcakes too!

Becky said...

Whoa Sister girl, looks like you hit the jackpot!!! Can't wait to see what you do with the iron thingy. LOL!!!

Donna Marie said...

BJ,

Thanks for the visit and the support!

Oh my!!!That thrift store looked awesome! What great find!!! Lucky you!

Oh by the way, you are sooo beautiful.

xoxoxox
Donna

salmagundi said...

You're having too much fun. First a day with 'adorable granddaughter' and now a day with 'beautiful friend'. I've searched for months for an old cheese dome (or a cloche) at a cheap price and look what you found on your day out. I'm still looking!!! Sally

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi BJ, Great finds! I can't think of a better way to spend the day! :)

Have a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

Adrienne said...

Good morning BJ -
You found some wonderful things. Wish I could have shopped with you but we would have wanted some of the same things! That 'metal thingy' is similar to one I saw the other day. It had some really ugly, matched coffee mugs in it. I would love to have bought it empty and added some of my Christmas mugs to it. So, I'm on the look-out for one without the ugly mugs now. Let us see what you do with your pretties.
~Adrienne~

PEA said...

Oh BJ you're my kind of gal! hehe I so love going thrifting and as you say, it's even more fun to do so when you can bring a friend along who loves it also!! You really found some wonderful treasures and the prices sure were right! Loved seeing all the pictures:-) xoxo

laurie said...

What a wonderful thrifting day. Love all of your purchases, and I can't wait to see how you use them. You're right, eating and thrifting with a friend ... can't get much more fun that that. laurie

Chris said...

I almost feel like I got to go with you. It makes a day with you so much fun. And I'll be sure to check out that chili recipe also.

Hugs,
Chris

April Russell said...

Oh my Gosh I just love thrift shops! We dont have any cool ones around here. It looks like you had alot of fun and found some AWESOME buys!

ann said...

OH GIRL.I LOVE THAT WOODEN PIECE YOU PAID $1.00 FOR.RIGHT NOW,I'LL GIVE YOU $2.00 FOR IT AND PAY THE POSTAGE.DEAL?
SERIOUSLY,IT'S GORGEOUS.WHAT A FINE.IT WOULD COST ALOT MORE THAN THAT.LOVE THE BASKET,WE CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH BASKETS.
FABULOUS TRIP.COME GET ME NEXT TIME AND I'LL CYBER ALONG WITH YOU...ANN

ann said...

I JUST NOTICED YOU'RE FROM WEST TEXAS.I AM ORIGINALLY FROM ODESSA.WHERE ARE YOU OR WOULD YOU RATHER NOT SAY?...ANN

jeanne said...

BJ, i envy your fun day thrifting. I did stop at the Humane Society thrift store. I found a couple of little things. Therapy this am has worn me out . I jest dozed off silly me. You should have seen the letters I had to delete. Thriftttttttt. and more. I am taking a nap my friend.

Love...Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Oh, Girl, that was such a fun day! I'd forgotten about you getting that piece to put over a picture. We've just got to spend another day like that soon. What fun! Enjoyed reminising with these pictures. Love you!
Martha

nikkicrumpet said...

I am so jealous of your wonderful day...good company..good food...and great finds!!! Sounds like heaven to me!

Melissa Miller said...

Love that iron piece. Hope you went back and snagged it! :)

beddow said...

Looks like you did have a great day! I am still busy trying to put my kitchen back together, can't figure out why if I have more cabinets I can't figure out where to put anything...oh that is right before it was just shoved in there!
Have a great weekend.

Betty

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I was thinking to paint that bottom wooden piece red or yellow then you said it! We are thinking alike...

Anita said...

What a great post... I wish we had thrift stores around here like that! (I'm sure my bank account is glad we don't, though...lol)

squawmama said...

BJ... I love the ornate wall thingy and think it would be awesome above a door frame too... Nice little finds... Loved to go looking for treasures when we had the house... Glad you had fun...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

the voice of melody said...

The little piggies were my favorite!

What a nice shopping trip I just had, and it didn't cost me anything. :)

Many sweet blessings!

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOVE your finds BJ!!!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Robin

Liz said...

Hi BJ! What a great bargain trip! I love those kitty teapots! Love the cheese board, love the huge red basket!

Thanks for stopping and playing Charm School Saturday and your kind comments. I'll have you linked into the post before the end of the evening.

~Liz~

Cottage Rose said...

Hey BJ; Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Love all your pretties you found. Such great prices too. Can't wait to see what you do with all of them...

Have a great weekend

Hugs;
Alaura

Carol said...

I LOVE your banner, and the song that is playing when your blog pops up! Looks like you had a marvelous time thrift shopping with your friend.
Smiles,
Carol

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Can I come next time? You all looked like you had so much fun! I love the basket and the dome...perfect!
Hugs,
Penny

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh you found some good treasures.I just love thrift stores.

Brenda said...

Okay girlfriend I am going shopping with you! Wow what a great place. April was just saying she wished we had places like this.

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
You sure had fun and what a lot of gooodies you found too. Nothing like a day with a friend, especially if they like eating and thrifting!
Hugs, Rhondi

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey BJ!
I sure wish I could have been with you girls on your treasure hunting together...Love the finds you got! You really crack me up how you were gonna go back and get that metal piece and forgot about it...I do that sometimes! Looks like you and your friend had a fun day....

It looks like you and your sweet grandaughter had a great day at the park too...what a memory you have made with her! It's a beautiful park for a picnic. My camera batteries always go dead when I go to town to take pics....and I have 3 sets of batteries. They don't hardly hold a charge anymore...I think I need some new ones. Hope you Have a great night and a great weekend too! by the way....the banner looks delish!
xoxo,
Queenie

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I am soo addicted to thrift stores that I actually caught myslef enlarging your pictures so that I could "shop". I need help!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a great thrift store..... you mean you didn't buy ANY.... of those dishes..... I can't believe it lol
HUgs
Linda