Wednesday, January 28, 2009

So Lovely...

Today I had to take a late lunch. And because I had to take a late lunch, I used my lunch to go thrifting.
Does anyone love thrift store shopping as much as I do?
There are a couple of favorite spots I like to shop at for the best stuff ever! One of them being Arc Value Village... Somehow they get the best "junk".
Today I happened to score the following all for $13!
Cottage Living Magazines
3 really good books:
Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Disturbing the Peace by Vaclav Havel

I also got these really cute wannabe Cath Kidston Dishes



some Valentine decor



and this pillow...



Which later inspired me to do this to my dining room...




FUSCHIA FANTASTICO! Yes I did it... I painted one wall of my dining room fuschia! There is no turning back... I love it and I'm looking forward to decorating that one last room that usually sits sad and empty. Eventually I will finish it and make it all my own... and entertain and feed people to no end!

But the really awesome part about my day was what was waiting for my on my front steps!

My long time friend Julie sent me a very coveted Shabby Chic poster I have been wanting for awhile.



Mine is red, even better!
I just don't know where to hang it? Maybe the bathroom... because that would be very apropos.
And she also gave me this sweet little card

Thanks Julie! You're the BEST!
So many little sweet things in one day makes a girl very happy.
Check out The Inspired Room when you have a chance... It is a lovely website!

16 comments :

Kristina P. said...

People always find such cool things at thriftshops, but I'm too impatient!!

Heidi Ashworth said...

I LOVE to go thrift store shopping! I get most of my best stuff there. I should post pics of the chair I got and recovered. I love the fuschia wall! I can't wait to see it all done up!

Danielle said...

You scored some great stuff for only 13 dollars! Makes me want to check out my local thrift stores!
BTW I love the wall :}

...sensible of shoe said...

Love the pink dinning room!

joolee said...

Better late than never, eh? I love your dining room and wonder if you could pull off a whole Cath Kidston "clashing reds" theme with that weird colored poster you have? I still haven't found an "apropros" spot for mine......it sure wasn't the red I was hoping for:( And you DID NOT find those adorable "Cath Kidston" plates at a thrift store!!!??? I would offer to buy them from you at triple your price paid, but I have a feeling you're not willing to part with them. OH, well. I'm happy for you. I guess.

Maria said...

I love finding good bargains! Great finds!! I love your colorful wall too! We have a red dining room wall and i love it!

K and/or K said...

You are forming quite the little bachelorette pad!

Melissa said...

Ooooh, I love unique thrift store finds! Makes me wanna go shopping right now!

jodilee0123 said...

I haven't been out thrift shopping--oh, since. . . .Jada came home! Kind of difficult--especially since Arc's carts are WAY TOO SMALL and not a lot of space to move around. I think it would be a fun girls afternoon--to go thrift store shopping! :0)

Erin said...

What fun to paint a wall fuschia! I love all of the good deals you found too.

AmyRuth said...

I think your precious plates will host some lovely summertime desserts. Yes! I like 'em. I always like things I love nearby. Wherever that might be. Its all yours. How sweet your friend is to you.
AmyRuth

Heather of the EO said...

LOVE the dining room. And Julie rocks. So glad you had a great day.

Lori said...

Finally we get to see your pink dining room wall:-) Love it-love you! Auntie Lori

Rachel said...

So glad you went for it with the pink! It suits your personality perfectly! You are amazing!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

The poster is pure joy. Kacey has the Shabby Chic saying (in red) as a tote bag. Have you seen it? Ja' adore.

Oh, and the fushia wall? Hello brilliance. You inspire me to do bold and beautiful things with my house. I love it.

-Francesca

PS: Someday you will have to tell me the story behind Kristina P's "Shenanay Snarky" nickname. Very funny.

Jennifer said...

WOW, fuchsia...that's a very brave choice...and so beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

I love the poster.....

I'm glad you got cottage living magazine. I received a notice last month that it isn't being published any more...I think that's SO sad.

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