Friday, August 30, 2013

Thrifting with Melanie

Something happens when Melanie and I get together
to go thrifting.  We always have a great time, first of all.
This time Mel's beautiful Mom accompanied us
for our frugal fun.
This is what I found.
This poster of an Native American maiden.
She will anchor my Thanksgiving buffet.
She looks a little spooky here, but that is
just the reflection of the cellophane.
She is beautiful, and I put her down and picked her up
a few times before she went into the cart.

This little shadow box frame said Penny all over it.
Say it with me Kris, Leaves...
I have several of these brass frames.  I just have to find just
the right photo or prints.

This vase has all the vintage goodness I look for...

Ivory glaze, crazing, stains...It should hold mums or leaves.

To complete my Shabby Chic collection, a lampshade.
Now I have a quilt, shams, curtain and lampshade
for our second guest bedroom.
(I need to complete this project before Thanksgiving!)
((and I've only spent $16!))

It's perfect, without a stain or tear.

This was the pick of the day.  A purse, you ask?  Well, when I got to the Goodwill, Mel and her Mom were already shopping.  Mel was right near the purses.  I told her I've been looking for a black purse, exactly like the green one I've carried since I began blogging...almost 4 years! (When I bought it at Target, there was a black one, but I really only wanted the green one at the time.) We looked at all the purses, but found nothing close.  We walked for a while and shopped.  It's so much fun to shop with Melanie...she has a great eye and spots things I might walk right past.  At the end of the aisle there was a cart with things they were stocking the shelves with.  I picked up a black purse, just to look, AND IT WAS THE EXACT BAG I'VE
BEEN LOOKING FOR FOR MONTHS.  Melanie couldn't believe it, and neither could I! (Then a woman who overheard Mel call me Penny, said her name was Penny too, and had never in her life met another Penny!  We had a little Penny Club meeting right there.)  Melanie and I had a similar experience the last time we shopped together.  I told her I was looking for a Tupperware toy that my kids used to have for my grand sweet p.  No sooner I said it, I turned to find it on a shelf right next to me!  We have the best luck together, and always end up talking to the nicest people.

I guess you had to be there...(yes, I was thrilled to find a $5 used purse, but it's perfect, holds my phone and camera!) It was great fun, and so lovely to meet Melanie's sweet and beautiful Mom. Melanie is the best,  I am so glad we found each other, another blessing of blogging. Check out Mel's blog Comfy House to see the great things she found.

Less fun planned for today, some cleaning and grocery shopping for the holiday weekend.  Dear friends, have a great holiday, be safe and talk to you in September!
Enjoy this beautiful day!

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Lynne said...

You two have the best time . . . isn't that fun! Happy you found your purse! I think you are good luck omens for one another!

Melanie said...

You are waaay too sweet with all your lovely comments, but man o man, we are great partners in crime when it comes to thrifting, aren't we?! Thanks for putting a link to my blog and saying to look at my thrifted stuff, but I haven't done a post on that yet, lol! Will do so tomorrow.

Melanie said...

PS - Why didn't we get a picture of the 3 of us in GW?! I thought of that after we left, of course.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Well, Penny, you know how I feel about Club G.W.! You really had a great day! And weirder than weird, that Rachel Ashwell for Target shabby chic lampshade ~ it matches my daughter's curtains and quilt in her girly pink bedroom! Pipe in Twilight Zone music here....:)