moody blue

 We brought it home from the thrift store with a plan to repaint and sell it,
but the longer I looked at it, the more I fell in love with its "moody blue" color.
And so after removing the paint from the top, the rest was sanded gently,
covered with wax and buffed to a soft, smooth finish.
A part of my heart is hoping no one answers the ad I placed offering it for sale..

the pleasure of pottery

 I was content to wander in and out of quaint shops in the attractive town
of Grand Rapids, OH yesterday.
"Just looking,"  I responded cheerfully to the proprietors' offers to help.
Honestly, I don't need ANOTHER thing.
 Unique pieces of pottery always catch my eye.  Yesterday was no exception.
And though the prices there were fair, they were too high for my budget.
So imagine my pleasure to find two pieces at one of my favorite thrift stores this morning!
 For less than $1.00, I got BOTH of them.
 The colors on this "pocket" caught my eye immediately!
It's a heavy little piece with a charming copper hanger.
I couldn't resist it.

that was all

 We should have checked what time this thrift store opened.
Arrived an hour too early, so we went to a Goodwill.
Then back to THIS one where a line had formed.
I exited a few minutes later with a dozen of these mid-century plates
in fantastic condition.
That was all.


That's right - no price.
Found curbside on what was apparently Big Trash Day
in a neighboring town.
If my husband had been in the car with me,
we would also have a chest of drawers.


What would possess me to pay $.50 for this vintage planter this morning?!?


 We did our share of finding last Friday!
This lamp (1/2 the marked price of $1.50) is a keeper!
 One day I'll find a whiter lamp shade.  
Until then, it sits beside my chair "as is".  Just the right size to keep chair-side clutter to a minimum.
 This incredible vintage white stand with wheels that turn (!)
is too large to keep.  It has already been spoken for.
The glass on this lovely vintage print has been cleaned,
and it will hang with other vintage prints on my bathroom wall.
Another  keeper--along with a glass pitcher, a picture frame and a couple other miscellaneous pieces.
The outing was an inexpensive and satisfying way to enjoy time with my husband.