Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring has sprung

. . . at least that's what I keep telling myself. So, as further confirmation, I brought out the Easter decorations.

You can see the outline of the Pier 1 bunny pick bloggers were flocking to the last couple years. There are three tucked in around my decorations.

I found this white plate thrifing. It says "Jesus is not here . . . He is risen."

I just love this little bunny family. I splurged several years ago after coveting it for a few years and have never regretted it. I think I got it from Winterthur catalog.

This cute little guy came from Second Tuesday. Wish now I'd have bought his upright companion.

These little guys on bottom . . .

. . . I'll pull them out so you can see them better, came from T.J. Maxx last year. Mrs. had a broken ear so I told them I would "take her off their hands" if they let me have both for the price of one. They agreed. She had surgery to repair her ear and is as good as new.

This big guy just looked good here.

Hope the flowers are blooming and the bunnies are hopping around your home too.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Goodwill Hunting

To be honest, it wasn't Goodwill this time (I've just been dying to use that title), but my favorite thrift shop ever, The Rustic Barn in Windsor, Illinois. This shop has the best quality and the best prices. Just look at what I rescued during the "Dollar Days" sale. Above and below is a silver plated sugar scuttle. Just $1! If there were a better photographer in the house, you could see how great it looks on top of the hutch with my silver pieces.
The floral pillow in the middle - $1. Looks good here in my daughter's room but will find a home on the pink painted chair going on the porch of the potting shed this summer.

Wire basket. You guessed it, $1.

Pale blue teacup and saucer for $1 will go in the potting shed too.

Green sweater in great shape was $3. It is sooooo warm and looks great with a pair of jeans.

Boots were $3 and exactly what I needed for a not-too-casual look with jeans. Purse was $1 and I'm sure I'll find the perfect occasion to use it, or to "wear it" as my 11-year old says. Is that the sign of a future fashionista - - one who sees purses as an accessory one "wears?"

Sherpa vest was $3 and in great shape.

This white sweater (I know, bad photography again) will be perfect in the spring with pretty floral dresses or a pair of jeans. It still had the Maurices tag on it and was $3.

And finally, the real reason I went was to find jeans. It was my lucky day. I found three pair that fit perfectly. One dark pair of boot cut (to go with the new boots of course), a dark skinny jean, and a lighter pair of aeropostale boot cut which are the perfect stage of broken in. I shudder to think what retail price someone paid for these. All three pair were $7 each.

So there you have it. All of the above for $38.
I just love rescuing these items from an otherwise ill-fated trip to the landfill AND saving my family budget.

Linking to Today's Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality.