Well, the house is put back together for the most part. However, I must do some work in the yard while the humidity is down. It is suppose to become humid again by tomorrow.
So... I'll work this morning and type away this afternoon. In the meantime, I thought I'd share with you two wonderful thrift finds of late. I truly don't have any extra money (and due to a slight error in the checkbook, we now have a $36.00 overdraft I have to cover this morning). Yikes! Don't you just hate that when you are already very tight? However, some things are so inexpensive that my budget can afford them.
The picture doesn't do this justice, even though I set it on a linen napkin (on a cake stand). I usually don't purchase silver pieces, anymore (even though you can find them at great prices at thrift stores and garage sales). I gave a lot to Goodwill this past Spring when I was getting rid of extra stuff. But this was a gorgeous Oneida piece with the built in serving bowl. No scratches on it. Cost... $2.99... yes, really.
I have needed a lamp for this table for years. I inherited it from my Mom and it is a lovely table but an unusual shape. Last month, I came across this oval vintage lamp at the Goodwill near the community college. You can't see all the details in this picture. The base has a hunter green inlay and the lampshade has the prettiest texture. I put the greenery in the two brass "holders of some type) that are attached to each side. Total cost... $3.99 (well, plus tax).
By the way, if you click on the picture and enlarge it you can see moi' in that lower left picture with the hunter green frame (in my favorite lavender sweater Steph and family brought back from Ireland when Elizabeth was a wee baby). This was our church directory picture a few years back, just before Christopher started growing like the proverbial weed. Now he is almost as tall as his dad.
I'm off to cover a check... sigh... and do some yard work but I will be back... God willing, the creek don't rise, and I can remain calm about that check about how rich the banking system is getting from overdrafts. Sheesh!