It's another frigid day here in the Chicago suburbs: -7F when I woke up. So when it
warms up to 31 whopping degrees on Thursday, it will seem positively balmy, right?
How was your weekend? I ran into a couple of resale shops and also saw the
movie August: Osage County with a friend. One of my favorite actresses is Meryl
Streep and she certainly didn't disappoint in this movie. But, wow...you talk about a
rather depressing movie! It'll make your own dysfunctional family seem almost normal.
I only found a few things on my thrifting adventures this weekend, but that's
OK. The one "big" thing I found - which I will share near the end - was thrilling
enough for me.
I love this wire basket. The checkout lady even said how pretty it would be with
glass bottles full of flowers in it. I told her that's exactly what I was planning on
doing with it.
Since I love hearts, this wooden Swedish heart caught my eye. I'm not
sure what it says...I ran it through the Google Translate site and part of it
comes up as "No matter where I am" and "happiness in God". If anyone out
there is familiar with Swedish and can translate this, please let me know.
Another thing I love and collect...nesting dolls. I thought these Santas were
I had to dig through bins full of silverware to find all the matching pieces, but
I loved the hammered ends on this silverware. I only have one set of everyday
silverware and seems we are always running out of spoons. I figured I could
use this extra silverware for now, and then someday when Tim gets his own
place, this set could be his. And the entire set was less than $2!
So, here is my big find. Target donates their leftover clearance items to a local
Goodwill store. This table had the original Target sticker of $79.99 on it and a clearance
sticker of $55.98. Goodwill's price was $14.99 but I had a 30% off coupon, plus
another 5% off for spending $20 in total purchases, so I got this table for $10!
I walked by it a couple of times, trying to decide if I should get it or not. I noticed
a couple of other people eyeballing it too, so I grabbed it before one of them
could make off with it. I wanted to use it somewhere in my living room, but after
playing with it in a few different spots, it just didn't work in there. So I'm going
to use it as a nightstand in the work-in-progress guest room.
Now I must get busy with some things around the house and a quick errand.
I have yoga class tonight so I want to make a pasta dish and salad ahead
of time. Happy Monday - enjoy your day.