Monday, January 24, 2011

Thrifting in a flash...

So, it was crazy cold here this weekend.
Our babysitter is recovering from surgery and is doing well.
We had another bathroom pipe break off !
(living in a 100 yr old house this kind of stuff doesn't phase me anymore)
And I still managed to squeeze in some thrifting.

I have to tell the story of the pipe first.
I have been reading "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Ruben
One of the things I have decided to do is go to bed earlier in order to have more energy.
Yesterday I was just so worn out I obviously slept like the dead.
My husband said the pipe broke off after I went to bed.
He yelled for me several times
When I wouldn't rouse he ran down the stairs
Or as he explained it "fell down the stairs"
Took out 2 spindles from the banister
And had to run outside to shut off the water!
I felt so bad, yet shocked, and then realized I am sleeping very well!

All this and I had the energy to thrift ...and scored well in my book!
 Everything in this photo totalled about $16.00
I got two of the platter for $2.00 each
The Coverlet underneath was handmade (of course in my favorite shade of green) $5.00
The tin was $1.00 - I have one or two similar ones
Watch $2.00
Necklaces $1.50 for both
All the rhinestone jewelry $5.00!
I hope to make the jewelry into an upcycled piece of original jewelry...
So what did you find this weekend?
Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. I'm visiting via TSM. Yikes! about the broken pipe. I love the shade of green in that coverlet and the cute tin.