Tuesday, February 3, 2009

You'll just have to turn your head sideways

because I forgot to rotate the picture when I imported it. And tonight I just don't feel like doing it again. Not much quilting went on this weekend. It was a great thrifting weekend though. Here is my favourite find. She is a gardening bunny dressed totally in Debbie Mumm fabric from some time ago. She is complete with her own birdhouse and watering can. And she was only $5.oo! Since I don'thave much in the way of spring stuff she is a welcome addition.
Now here we have kind of a combination of new and old thrifting. The box/tray is the new item. We have a big round footstool and everywhere I see trays put on top of them to make them into coffee tables. I thought this would be perfect but it is too big. I have another idea for it but right now it has become part of my dining room centerpiece. The red sleigh is from thrifting a few months ago that Mr THQ recently painted dark red for me. The lazy susan and basket are really, really old thrift finds. I can't even remember what state we lived in when I found them. This thrifting habit started many, many years ago.
Here is a new little Valentine's decoration. I thought it was cute.
You might have noticed the back of this in the tray picture. A cute little birdhouse shelf. It is perfect colours for my flag room and it will find a home there shortly.
And here is a kind of bad picture of the rest of the haul. You can see the end of a cradle that is so heavy I could hardly pick it up. Found in the crafts gone bad aisle, of course. I have a plan for it too. The real point of this picture though is the cherry canister. I just love it. I have to do some rearranging but I have the perfect spot for it. You'll just have to wait and see.
Like I said, a great thrifting weekend!


  1. Wow looks like you had a great hunt. Love the cherry canister. Anything with cherries is good. I accent all over my house with red. Your penny rug looks interesting. Have you a picture of just it. We go antique hunting come spring. Can't wait. We own two old Vehicles, a 49 Meteor and 49 ford Pickup. Linda

  2. Oh, WOW! You found some great stuff. I love it all, especially the cherry canister. Wish our thrift shops were that good. Thanks for sharing your haul.

  3. That is some really great thrift finds. I really like the bunny, the tray and the new valentine decoration!