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Monday, September 19, 2011


It is a pretty well known fact that I LOVE
Black and White/Cream CHECKS 
on anything....!!

 At THE thrift store by my house,
I spied this little cute
picture frame the other day
 and made a
complete FOOL of myself,
racing thru a small crowd of people,
knocking them right and left..
just KNOWING that they,
every one of them,
wanted THIS frame.!!

Well, once I came to my senses, with my blouse tail out of my pants, my pants turned a little sideways,beads of sweat on my upper lip, possibly passing a small amount of gas
and hair in eyes...
and looked back at the crowd, they were all staring at me like I was a mad woman and not ONE of them seemed the least bit interested in MY picture frame.
*turned beet red and straightened my clothing
I noticed a few of them had their arms outstretched, fingers in a cross position as if
warding off a WITCH or SOMETHING!!                                                                

Brand new with the Brand New Sticker Price still on it...
for a DOLLAR..this baby came home with me.
I mean...after the spectacle I made of myself in my mad dash,
actually,  I HAD TO BUY IT.
I kept looking back over my shoulder and
THEY were still there, all gathered together,
looking at the CRAZY WOMAN... 
Then, doing what any good blogger would do,
I went straight to THE GRAPHICS FAIRY 
when I got home...
and found some beautiful
I just noticed NOEL in the title so I am assuming it is a Christmas song ...
 ...printed it
 ...and FELL IN LOVE  

Isn't it cool how some things
just seem to call for
just the right thing ?
To me...
this frame wouldn't look nearly as....
with a photo of a person in it. 

If I could get that whole little crowd of people that were staring at me at the thrift store, I would take this back and show 'em how cute it turned out...   

But, then again...they'd think I was even
more NUTS if THEY thought
that I thought
that THEY gave a flyin' flip.....
just kiddin'

 This store puts things out constantly on their shelves while you are shopping there so what should have been a 15 minute walk-thru
turns into an hour...
why, you don't dare walk out when you
there's new treasures strewn all over the place.
On my way out, I noticed some awesome wooden shoe stretchers....A perfect shade of the most golden brown..
I quickly glanced over my shoulder to see if THEY were wanting my shoe stretchers as much as they wanted my FRAME...not a one of them in sight...:))
soo, I came home with
my cute little frame...
 my shoe stretchers...
I LUV my little new
FRENCHY piece...
and it was very
(you hafta google it....:)
adj. meaning THRIFTY
Joining with


Donnie said...

You have the touch because I just saw a frame and old foot buys.

Rita said...

Love your black and white decor;the have that magic touch that I wish I had. Beautiful photos.

Bunny Jean said...

Well I'd hate to see what would have happened IF someone else had been interested...

At least you weren't talking to yourself, like I do. Or were you?

Come take a look at my new multi-blog directory with "live updates" that I made all by myself!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Bj, I think I may have passed a little gas myself just laughing at your shopping exploits! If those people only knew what you can do with a thrift store cast off they would be following you around just fighting for everything you look at. I love black/white checks so you know I appreciate your frame!~

Theresa said...

OH you make me laugh first thing in the morning! I can just see you scrambling for that frame and passing a little gas... HA HA HA! BUT DEAR BJ, it is CUTE! Love it! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Patti said...

"Mad" women are the most funnest!

You gave us a great description of your shopping experience, BJ. I felt like I was there amongst the shoppers who didn't given a hoot what you were doing!


Thanks for the Monday morning smile. ;-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your fun new frame BJ, sometimes we have to scramble to get what we want:@)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks for the laugh this morning. So glad you beat those other ladies to it. lol Looks great now and is home where it belongs.

Michele Smith said...

LOL Too funny! Love your little frame, it is super cute!

Rettabug said...

Well, BJ, you've started another week for me with laughter! I can just SEE you, running at breakneck speed to snatch up that darling frame. It is SOOOOO you! LOL

Great job!
Have a great week, Honey!

p.s. My DH has lots of those wooden shoe stretchers & I NEVER once thought of displaying them anywhere but the bottom of the closet. LOL

Anonymous said...

You just crack me up. Really cute frame and what a bargin too. Every time I read about your finds I think I'm going to go at ours, but when I do go I can't find anything but junk. I'm starting to think I don't have an eye for speacial things like you do. I need some lessons. :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love anything that is black and white check. Very cute!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I can see you running for the frame...why? cuz I have done it! It does look fab with the music inside of it...Good job!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm glad I wasn't there! Can you imagine us 'fighting' over it? heehee! Very cute and I love the music, even cuter! ♥

Love Of Quilts said...

Oh my woman! I don't know if I could have braved that crowd of woman...but than again you were after black and white checks...made it all worth it. Great buy. Trish

Vee said...

Hahahahaha...I must be in a good mood. I've laughed my way through so many posts this morning and yours is another. You're hysterical! It does look sweeeet, though and the shoe stretchers are great.

Neabear said...

Thank you for the laugh! And in the morning too! Yay! Such cute finds. Those other shoppers don't know what they are missing. Goes to show those items were just meant for you! And I love how they turned out.


jeanne said...

Good morning bj, I have been in Fl so I have missed you and your great posts. I got a great laugh out of this one. You should KNOW how much I love thrift stores and I can spot a bargain real quick. this was a bargain and you transformed it perfectly. I have a pair of old wooden shoe stretchers and I tried to sell them with no success. Not even a mention from anyone. You would have been my favorite customer. BIG Smile here!

I love the way you play with your food btw.
Love you too sister friend,

Barbara F. said...

This was hilarious. BJ. The idea of sheet music rather than a photo is brilliant! xo,

SmilingSally said...

You are the most creative!

Bunny Jean said...

Here I am again....

Thanks for coming by my new blog "the BIG blogroll". I tried to take a break last week but just couldn't help myself. Guess I am ready for that 12 step program for bloggers...

I just now answered your question (and others) in the FAQ pages. Yes,
I do want everyone to sign up even if they are already on the list.

Thanks for all your support :)

xoxo Bunny Jean

NanaDiana said...

Love the story- I could BE you! I have made a few flying dashes in my own time!

That frame is just darling. I love it-especially with the sheet music inside it? My daughter married a Noel so it is always so much fun at Christmas. She has Noel spelled out all over their house and I always use Noel ornaments for the tags on their gifts.

I gave a pair of those shoe stays away a few years ago and am still shooting myself in the foot when I think about it! xo Diana

Kelly said...

I can't stop laughing at this hilarious post! I could just picture you (even though we've never met in person) running through the store in a tizzy. I could actually relate because I have done something similar thinking that everyone is after what I went there for and I want to get it before they do. Your new frame is really cute and I also like your shoe stretcher.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!! I can just see you racing through the store. And it was worth it! Love it BJ!

La said...

Oh BJ! You made me giggle. You painted a very explicit picture. :o)

Your vignette is magnificent!

Debby said...

You are a "hoot."

Stacey said...

You just crack me up and you do find the best goodies!!

debi said...

Well, I think both your cute frame and the shoe stretchers are a find worth knocking a few people over for! lol

Pondside said...

I love those checks too - and what a great buy!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Love that frame! I would have bought it too!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around! You are a great blogging friend!


TexWisGirl said...

you had me laughing at the play-by-play description of yourself! :)

janis said...

bj~ you are hilarious! we would so be friends! Love you & glad you got the frame.

Mandy said...

Oh BJ! I'm so jealous!!! I too am a fan of anything black and white check or black and white harlequins. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Mackenzie-Childs' courtly checks. In fact I spied that tea kettle on your stove awhile back!
I'm a fan of your blog. Always enjoy your posts when they show up in my in-box. I would love it if you would stop by and link up to my 1st Link Party that started today!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well, weren't you lucky! We finally got a Goodwill store here, but after several visits I have yet to find anything worth bringing home. It is a huge store...but so far, no one seems to be donating anything "cool"!