In anticipation of the Big Snow predicted, I decided to make a run to town to get the wiggles out of me! When my favorite thrift store was closed Saturday, I really wanted to get there this week. It's been at least 8 weeks since my last visit. I found six of the dishes (above) and four rolls of scented drawer liners - still in their box!
The Eiffel Tower tin isn't in my usual style or colors, but hey! It's French! It's only in fair-to-good condition, but kind of cool, I thought.
This viewer will make things go smoother when more than two grandchildren are here. (I think I have two others.)
These three books are in such great condition. I have someone in mind for the two larger ones and have a small collection of the various pocket Gideon Bibles of my own.
All this from one store! I don't even want to post what I paid for it all.
It was too GOOD to be true.
This is a book I bought at the thrift store some time ago. It's one of a few special books that I buy when I see them...I enjoy having extras to give away to those I think might enjoy them or who have expressed an interest in the topic. I just started attending a discussion group that is studying Celebration of Discipline, so I pulled this second edition copy off my bookshelf to use.
We actually visited a thrift store this afternoon. It's been months since I've been there! Mainly I bought books. Three children's Golden Books and a Field Guide to Birds. Total spent: $1.10!
I'd picked up THIS book at the library earlier this morning. Having visited a monastery last spring, I was curious when I saw this on the shelf of recent additions to our library. I was happy to find some interesting, healthy, and relatively easy recipes. I've noted several of the soup recipes that I hope to try. The "soup" section began with this verse:
Soup as a main course,
Soup to begin the meal,
And when it is homemade,
It is soup to nourish the soul.
-Julia Child, The French Chef Cookbook
This is a big roaster full of the Hearty Hamburger soup
I made earlier this week. We had a combined celebration of
a 64th wedding anniversary and 50th birthday.
I served it with an apple salad, crackers and cheese spread and Red Velvet Cake for dessert.
Necklines are interesting.... I found this sweater on a shelf in my closet this morning. It is warm and suitable for this cold, icy day. This is NOT a neckline that I normally wear, but it fits snugly and I'm liking it!
Unless I surprise myself and leave the house, I will not add a necklace or scarf. I'll simply admire myself as I pass the many MIRRORS on our walls...
Do YOU have a favorite neckline? I think mine is a "V"...
When Brenda at Cozy Little House wrote recently under the title of "Shades of Me", I was happy to learn that someone ELSE isn't fond of overhead lighting. Lamps FILL our living room. Of the seven here, five are in this one room!
A couple of the lamps were bought at a proper furniture store
with money received as Christmas gifts from piano students...
The rest are either thrift store or garage sale finds.
The skirt fits differently than last year at this time, but I'm happy for a little variety in my wardrobe. I spent the morning "tying up loose ends" and placing some HEARTS in more prominent places around the house in preparation for company tomorrow evening. It helps to fill in the gaps left when Christmas decorations went to the attic!
Two tins that sit year 'round in our living room with a third red plaid one...
The trusty belt (again), flannel skirt, black tee and animal print stockings.
All "hearts" and accessories thrifted along with my entire outfit.
I'll deliver my freshly baked blackberry coffee cake to the bi-weekly Friday meetings of our Ladies' Only Home Connection this morning...(repetitively) wearing my black velvet skirt -- this time with a deep-red, long-sleeved Tee. I don't know WHERE I'd be without my trusty (and repetitively worn) gold/silver belt. It was the best quarter I've ever spent, I believe! It IS beginning to show some wear. It's about time for a replacement!