I was very economical with my time and money and made this a three-day thrifting weekend! And did I ever score some treasures!
I really do love it. It's glass topped, small enough for my small dining room and has really comfortable chairs. I loved doing tablescapes at different holidays, see here and here and here.
But now my mom moved in with me and she likes to eat at the table and cook and stuff. I know! Who eats at the tables? Or cooks? Well not me, but I do want my mom to be comfortable and the glass top was just not for her. So I've been looking and hoping I would find a farmers style table. And I did!!! I found one. See!
Isn't it beautiful? I've been lusting after this table for over 5 years. And the great thing is that this weekend, The Discovery Store was having a 1/2 off everything in the store. So I got it for half price and the money went to a good cause, The American Cancer Society. Don't you love it? And I know my mom loves it. Only problem is there were only three chairs, but I'm keeping my thrifty eye out for another one and I'm sure it will come along soon.
Then on Saturday, my next door neighbor was having a yard sale so I headed over. I didn't find anything but it got me in the mood to go yardsaleing. And I found a few very nice, inexpensive things.
These two beautiful, plate or picture holders. Not sure what I'm going to use them for but they were only 50 cents each and one of them was brand new and still had the tag on it.
Doesn't this one really go great with this frame that has a picture of my beautiful sister and her wonderful husband in it?
At another yard sale I bought this for $2.00.
I don't know where to put it, because I don't really have any corners in my house that are wide enough. The only corner that it would fit in is the one directly behind the wire rack and I've already done something with that corner which you will see below. But I'll keep searching. For $2.00 how could I not bring it home with me? Right? C'mon someone validate this for me :0)
So that was my Saturday. Then today, Sunday I had to go get groceries and the usual household things like paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo...you know, the necessities of life and my mom went with me and we went to Goodwill just for kicks.
Look what I found there! This beautiful pewter plate holder. I already had the plates which were purchased a few months ago at Goodwill and I forgot to blog about them. I had to put the big plate behind and the smaller plate in front as the big plate only has a border and the little plate was too small. But I think it works, don't you?
Here's the final picture. I moved it down and put the picture of the wine bottle back because I really love the picture. I had to move the small pinot griego tile to the other side of the window.
And isn't this bottle gorgeous? I'm trying to do a wine/grape theme in my kitchen and this bottle is perfect. Not sure what I'm going to use it for yet, but it is so pretty!
Maybe I'll just collect grape themed glass? I already had the vase to the right in this picture. This one has a whole story behind it, but I'll do a separate post on that one.
My mom also got in on the act today! Here you see her modeling her new shoes. Remember a few weeks ago she bought these beautiful boots with a wedge heel? Lots of people commented on how much they liked wedge heels and boots. You rock it Momma!
Well that's it for our treasures. Oh wait, mom did also buy an ironing board. I have an ironing board but it's a midget one, cause I'm a midget Southern (Arizona) girl and mom is a normal height Texas woman! It was brand new and only $6.25 at Goodwill
So what all did you find out there? Do share and do become a follower. Yes again..I beg, I'd love to have a following ;0)