Monday, February 19, 2007

Thrifting For Spring

I had today off b/c my company gets bank holidays...yay! Holidays are good, but I always feel like my "extra holidays" go wasted. I usually sleep in, then I have to run errands, clean up...the next thing I know, my whole day is gone and I didn't get to do any of the fun stuff I wanted to get done like crafting, baking, thrifting. Well, ok, I did manage to fit in some thrifting, but why do these days go by so quickly when my work days seem to go by so slowly? I guess time flies when you're having fun? I dunno...but I wish there were more hours in the day so I could finally get some well-needed crafting done.

I did manage to find this fab white vase thingy and some vintage books.

I'm not really sure what it's supposed to be used for, but I thought these silk hydrangeas would look quite nice with it. What do you think? I'm channeling Martha Stewart again...this reminds me of something I'd see in her Martha Stewart Living magazines...very springy too! I bought the books for their color...I've never heard of the titles or authors before...hmm...maybe I should google them to see if they're at all interesting?

Here's a great find I've been meaning to post about for awhile now.

No, I didn't thrift this. I wish I did, but I got it on ebay for a reasonable price. Can you believe they actually still had the carrier? It's a vintage Pyrex with a turquoise bird's one of the best pieces of my collection...I think, at least.

Anyone else out there thrifting for spring?


Edward Ott said...

After looking at your blog i now find myself very hungry:)

Shopaholic D said...

lol...thanks! i need to get crackin' on tonight's dinner

:) D

Denial Renae said...

Love the vase with the flowers and the books! So pretty!

Shopaholic D said...

Thanks Renae!

:) D

Sarah and Jack said...

LOL, I was just looking at that pyrex pattern on Ebay not two hours ago.

Leigh Ann said...

The vase is so very Martha. I love it with the flowers in it. The pyrex is gorgeous, too.

I found some great vintage fabric two days. I don't know what I'll use it for yet but it is super cute!

Cheers! LA

Shopaholic D said...

ooh...Sarah and Jack...I'll have to go check that out!

Hey LA..thanks, hun! Did you post pictures of your vintage fabric? I think I'll make a quick stop at your blog to see...

:) D

Amethyst said...

I love all your blogs! And yes, everytime I have a holiday from work, it flies by and I get nothing done. I need to find some thrift and vintage stores near me because I love the items that you find. Some remind me of my childhood (oops, I just dated myself here!) LOL

Shopaholic D said...

Thanks Amethyst...good to know I'm not the only one...maybe we can devise a plan for getting to spend our day how we really want to :)

just google for "salvation army" or goodwill with your city, state - it usually maps all the results for you, so you can see which ones are closest to you

:) D

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi fun blog! I am a sucker for old books and those are a gorgeous color. Your old pyrex dish is sweet. I have been picking up old pyrex mixing bowls in blue and yellow. will be back to visit. cherry

daisy cottage said...

Oh I love these finds and pictures! Beautiful! Great eye candy to go with my morning coffee!

Shopaholic D said...

Hey Cherry's Jubilee! I ordered some pyrex mixing bowls off ebay but they're sitting in my office and I wont be able to pick them up for awhile :( i can't wait to get them! did you post your pyrex on your blog?

Thanks Daisy Cottage...I've been working really hard on my "presentation" - glad you like it!

:) D

Debbie said...

Wow, you have a great eye!

Shopaholic D said...

Thanks Debbie!

:) D