Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mr Darcy goes a thrifting...

My darling Mr Darcy took me on a thrifting adventure weekend before last. We drove over to the little foothills village of Landrum in search of the Habitat for Humanity Resale shop. We were not disappointed. I found these two ironstone plates for 75 cents each but when I checked out discovered they had been on the half price table! Can't beat that deal! I thought I'd hang them with my other two pretty plates I found on my birthday.
As I walked thru the shop I came to the linens section. I thought why not have a look and I started digging thru stacks of linens and found these animal print Euro shams, two of them for 25 cents a piece! Of course I had to get them even though I have nothing remotely close to cooridinating with them in my bedroom. And I found 6 beige cloth napkins for 25 cents each. I love using cloth napkins, don't you?
Now brace yourself for this next find. A set of 8 crystal stemmed dessert glasses for only $8!!! Perfect or almost perfect condition. Upon very close inspection I noticed one had the tiniest of little chipped area along the rim but this is nothing compared to the beauty of them. I would never have noticed it if I hadn't been looking really really close. Where to store them? Display them? *sigh*
A small apothocary jar for a dollar! Maybe it won't be as intimidating for me to fill up since it's small.
Landrum is a quaint little town with several antique shops and artsy style shops, lots of fun to explore on a beautiful fall day with your schmoopy-pie! We had lunch at a rustic and dark little place named "The Hare and Hound", did I mention this was a horsey enthusiastic community? *smiles* It just added to the charm, my darling Mr Darcy used to show horses in his youth so he enjoys the whole atmosphere. I do too.



7 comments:

jmullis1988 said...

Are we suing the pretty cups or just looking at them? lol. =)
-love girl

Susie Harris said...

What great finds!! That jar....mmm sweet! I bet yall had some fun there. Wish I was your tagalong, smile~

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Oh I just love a good day thrifting and yours sounds great! You found some amazing treasures, I can't pick a favorite! My husband and I like to escape to Mullins and Marion, SC for a day of antiquing/thrifting, every now and then. They have a few wonderful restaurants too.

Oh, and the wallpaper is down and the room is painted! WOOHOO! :) I'm so excited to have it down and now wonder, why didn't I do this a long time ago! LOL! Thanks for the encouragement! :) ~Rhonda

Darlene said...

Hey girl,

Looks like you had a GREAT day in the thrifting department!!!!I LOVE every thing you bought....they are all fabulous!! Can't wait to see where you end up displaying or using all of it. ♥

The Berry's Patch said...

Wow, great thrifty finds. Why don't I ever find these things? I guess I need a personal shopper to help. Want the position?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love those dessert glasses!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

You got some great deals! I need to find a habitat resale shop!