Are any of you familiar with the scrapbooking store, Archivers? There were
quite a few of them here in Illinois, but recently several branches have closed.
One near me is closing on Sunday and everything in the store is now 40% off.
So, I headed up there today and along the way, I stopped at a Goodwill store
that I'd only been in once before. And it so happened that Goodwill was running
a special today where your total order was 20% off!
When I was taking photos of my thrifty treasures today, I realized I never showed
you a couple of previous finds. Up first is this autumn glass. I actually have two of
them. Found at a little shop in town. They look so pretty sitting on my kitchen table.
Last week when I was thrifting with Penny and showed you all the lovely
gold items I found, I forgot to show you this cool art piece. I wanted
another black and white picture for the floating wall ledges in the downstairs
family room, and since Brian really likes trains, this was perfect. The artist
is Russell Steel, an American artist who passed away in 2010. Most of his
works were of trains and train stations. He was listed in "Who's Who in
Today's finds included this white pitcher...I don't think it's Ironstone because it's
not marked on the bottom. It's a rather large piece and will be perfect grouped
with all my other white pitchers or even used on the kitchen table as a vase
in the summer.
I adore the color and pattern (retro!) of this coffee cup and saucer. I picked up
two sets of these for $3! No markings on the bottom of these pieces either.
Cute little squirrel plaque...I think I'll distress the edges of the wood with
More gold for my living room! This picture frame just needs some cleaning up.
This book's colorful and unique cover caught my eye...
And when I flipped through it, was thrilled to find beautiful words and
more cool art work.
I love this European cardigan...I believe from the language on the care tag,
that it's from Poland. I also got a dark gray Geoffrey Beene dress shirt for
Brian. Both pieces of clothing - $3.99 each!
Brian and I were going to have dinner at our usual little mexican place
tonight for our Friday night date night and then look for some much-needed
gym shoes for me, but after being out in public for several hours, I was sick
of the noise (loud people, screaming kids, blaring music) and traffic and just
wanted to stay home. Brian agreed - he was very tired from work. So we
stayed in and ordered a pizza and had a glass of wine. We were then watching
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and both fell sound asleep at 7:30! The warning
sound on my cell phone from it needing recharging was what woke me up.
I hadn't slept well last night...had gone to bed at midnight and then was wide
awake at 4:00 a.m. I didn't go back to bed until 6:30 and then slept another
couple of hours. That happens to me quite often these days, where I sleep
in shifts. I think of lot of it has to do with good ol' peri-menopausal hormones.
Linking up with The Thrifty Groove ~ a new-to-me blog that I'll be checking
out this weekend.