6/11/2012

Thrift Love

Since looking at other people's thrift/yard sale finds is really fun (to me, anyway), here are a few of the recent lovelies that I've come across:

First off: This vintage Cozy Coupe for only $3.03! Asher hasn't gotten out of it much since we brought it home. His legs are too short to really move it much, but that seems to be ok with him. He's happy just to sit in it for long periods of time. Daddy plans to trick it out for him with some plastic spray paint and such. It's gonna be sa-weet! 
These 2 milk glass plates caught my eye and the price was right at just 99 cents each! Maybe I'll weave some pretty ribbon through the edges and hang them on the wall.


And finally.....the Queen Mother of all thrift finds........ this last treasure deserves a drum roll, please......seriously.....you won't even believe it......ready??.......



Here it is! Go ahead, feast your eyes on this cotton candy for a minute. I'll wait........
Can you even believe someone would donate such a creation? It is queen sized and 100% hand quilted and in perfect condition. It feels and looks brand new. When I saw this peeking out at me from among the ratty sleeping bags and Golden Girls comforters at our local thrift I just knew it was too good to be true. Then, when the cashier rung it up (for $24.99!!!), she took 50% off!!! Scotty's grandmother, who has been quilting for decades, told him that these Cathedral Window quilts take at least 2 years to finish- and that is if you work on it everyday! I don't know who cast this off to the thrift, but it is now highly respected, by its new owners, for the piece of art that it is. Here's a closer look:
I'm loving all the colors. In all my years of thrifting this has to be in the top 2 amazing finds.


Stay tuned for more thrift goodness that has yet to make it to my memory card, including a highchair and something mod and pink and fantastic!

6/08/2012

Funnies

*On a recent road trip, we were using our GPS to look for a Steak N Shake at Micah's request for his birthday dinner. Scotty was impatiently asking if I had typed in the specific name of the restaurant, and I snapped back, "Yes! I know how to spell steak and I know how to spell shake!" Sunny, trying to lighten the mood, pipes up, "But do you know how to spell {insert N sound}?" Hysterical back seat giggles followed.

* I found a hair brush duck taped to the end of a sizable stick/branch on the living room floor and questioned Micah about it. (I knew it had to be him) He proudly explained that he had fashioned himself a back scratcher when his sisters refused to scratch it for him.

* At the post office with all 4 kids, an employee struck up a conversation with Micah who was rolling Asher around in the stroller. They chatted while I mailed my package and bought some stamps. As we were walking out she rushed over to stop me and gush about how good my kids are and how much she thought of Micah. Getting in the car he gave me a nudge, wink, and smugly said, "I hooked you up with some great compliments there- huh, Mom?" ~wink, wink~

*After making a giant paper airplane by taping several sheets of paper together and folding it just so, he asked if I would put his design on Pinterest so other boys could make themselves a cool giant plane. It did fly awesome!

*We went to purchase some hens from an elderly gentleman who had many, many, many different breeds of chickens. He proceeded to give Scotty a thorough education on each and every breed while we waited. After this had gone on for a good half hour, Eli looks up at me and loudly says, "Mom, this is boring!"

*The kids and I went out to lunch and then had ice cream cones. We were trying to teach Asher how to lick his and he finally caught on. The next morning I served him a plate of watermelon cubes for breakfast. He looked at them for a moment and then leaned down and started licking them.