Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thrifty Thursday! And More

Yesterday I received my happy mail from Jamie so cool love the picture Brinsley wanted it but no its mine!
I usually have a Christmas tree in my kitchen with gingerbread men and salt dough ornaments that we made well this year I decided not to do the tree in the kitchen but still wanted to display my ornaments so I made this wreath last night about 11:45pm I think it turned out very cute

Now on with thrifty Thursday I got these at an Antique Mall (cheap I think 1.50 a piece)
this sweet apron
I have been searching for one of these stools for awhile after alot of scrubbing it looks pretty good
a pair of candle holders I love the color!
Here are my owls ( I want more)
but I got this cute little pair of salt and pepper shakers at the same Antique mall (Brinsley actually found them)
and she found this bag of embroidery hoops for 1.00 I think
and all this yarn and thread :-0
last year I started collecting vintage Santa's well I knew my parents had one in their attic because I loved it as a child so I score this one last night at their house isn't he great!
i had to share one more thing Monday night it was raining so bad and our dogs HATE the rain but I knew they had to go out, so the kids decide they would do it, I had some ponchos in the drawer this is what they looked like before they went out I laughed till I cried at them they are so crazy in a good way of course!

i hoped everyone survived this long post! I am still working on those Christmas presents its taking longer than I thought!

Have a wonderful day my friends
Hugs and Love
~♥Carrie♥~

21 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh my goodness, you're just the cutest!!! I'll have to send Brinsley one next time! hehe You have the cutest family! And dang, girl! You scored big time on all the awesome finds!!!!

Lindsay said...

Wow!! You scored some awesome stuff! I still need to go thrifting, the weather has just been so cold! I hate driving in it! Your wreath turned out so cute! Love Love

Amber said...

Cute wreath!
Looks like you hit the jackpot thrifting! That stool is amazing!! And I love finding bags with goodies so cheap!

Rambling Girl said...

Got some great stuff, Carrie...I will have to keep an eye out for owls now...if I see any I will have to pick it up for you or the vintage santa's. I have been looking for the ole vintage santa mugs but they seem to be hard to find around here.. So was the Antique Mall at the same one where we both were at the same weekend but at different times...I guess you remember what I am talking about.

Oh goodness the happy mail sounds like it would have been fun...I will have to remember this next year.

Debbie said...

When I saw your owl collection it brought back good memories of my mom. She had a curio cabinet stuffed with owl figurines, etc....

I love what you did with your ornies! I am suppose to be making some of those tonight however I can't find a small gingerbreadman cutter. Looks like a run to Hobby Lobby!

Stay warm,

Debbie

krista said...

i am drooling over your finds...fantastic!

Cat said...

love your thrifty finds!! :) I love the vintage Santa! I love the classic old fashioned stuff around the holidays!

PaperCameraScissor said...

Oh my goodness I wish I lived near you. I love the owls ( we would fight over them though). I have been wanting one of those step stools. I actually found one this summer and it was red. There;s no way I would pay 75.00 though.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am glad because I really like what I see on your blog.

jenjen said...

I want to go to the antique mall. How cool! I love all of your finds. That yellow stool is awesome! And your wreath is cute!

Your kids look so happy - what a great mom you are!

XOXO
Jen

Suzanne said...

hey thanks for the blog love! i will be a follower of yours now too :)

those owls are GREAT!

BK said...

I LOOOOOVE OWLS!!!!

Stacey said...

Cute wreath! I thought when I scrolled down I was going to see the dogs wearing a poncho!

April said...

You always manage to find some of the CUTEST things, Carrie! I'm never that lucky.

Alli said...

Ooo, awesome finds! I love the yellow stool and the scholarly owls, hehe!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

My kids love owls, too. I wanted to make a few owl tree ornamnets, maybe next week. Love the wreath! All that thread, quite a find!
denise

mel said...

wow, i want to go shopping with you! great finds! and i really LOVE the red and turquoise combo! can't wait to see how you do the room!

PaperCameraScissor said...

Ok I am so loving your blog. I had to come back to tell you ---I love all the eye candy and all your pictures of your fam/ house. SO inspired by your blog---:)

Tam said...

Great finds! UGGG Rain! When is it going to end. We are suppose to get rain tonight here...UGGG. I love the Ponchos!!!

SJ said...

You are so thrifty! I love it. I love going to our city-wide garage sale, there are so many scores to be found there!

Robyn Beele said...

Wow! You found some great things!! I love the wreath!

Liz said...

Great finds! That wreath is so cute!