Monday, April 2, 2012

Thrift and Free Finds

Our local fire company held their annual spring mud sale last week end. This year I remembered to do the 'unclaimed and for free' hunt on Friday, then went back for a door, a chair and two end tables Saturday morning. Sometimes I don't know what to do with my yen and vision for 'stuff!' {SIGH!}  The demands of a shop or even Etsy is more than I want to spend time on! :)

Anyhoo, here my finds...

The writing on the wooden mitre box was the reason this was picked up! This, the plate and the wooden frame peeking in the background are the freebies. The note and soap was a thank you gift from DIL M and the dried roses from MR D for valentines. I'll be scattering the pink lark spur on the flower bed.
I found two green-tinted jugs at our local thrift shop as well as the pussy-willow and twisted stems that was sold as a bouquet. I added the burlap (another thrift find) and buttons to this one. 
My heart goes pitter-pat when I find another piece of ironstone at a steal!
This is my spring display on the cupboard by the third wall in our kitchen.

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Have you seen what Picasa has done? Love the stuff they've added to their menu!
Run...check it out!
*happy sigh*

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- From the pulpit -

Do you want the touch of God on your life?

1. We need to admit we have a problem.
2. We must be willing to do something about it.
3. We must be willing to do whatever it takes.
4. We need to look for the unexpected. 

These points were a conclusion from the story of the healing of Naaman the leper, fround in II Kings 5.

6 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Well done, Esther!

You found some real treasures there, ma'am!!

Have a wonderful Easter week!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Esther!
you sound like me...I don't know what to do with most of the pretties I find either...and I flip-flop on the whole Etsy thing.

Love your display- and your pictures in Picasa.
I've been playing around with ipiccy.com
and picmonkey.com
both new photo editors...

have a blessed week...
Oh, the message sounded good too...well, from the looks of your points. {smile}

~Pat

Mrs. S. said...

Love, love, love~especially from the pulpit! Thanks for sharing!

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Special 'K' said...

What beautiful finds. Thanks ever so much for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Vintage Gal said...

Wonderful treasures ~ wow ~ the ironstone is beautiful. Happy Easter ;-)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great finds, Esther, and I love the pulpit message.

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