treasure hunting

Gone a Thrifting

I had the rare chance to a day to myself. Office was closed, but kids still in school. That never happens. So I decided to purge and organize my office desk area and ran to get some organizers for all the kids’ drawings, school papers, photos, etc. that I just keep tossing in the cabinet. While I was there, I couldn’t help but look at the pretty notebooks. One had fun stickers that grabbed me. Even though I didn’t buy this, I love what they say.

I’ve done the dreaming ~ now for the doing.

2022, let’s do this!

My road to building the shed is a big one. But I keep reminding myself to take just one step at a time. Obviously, the shed fund needs replenishing after my new laptop purchase, so I also took a couple hours to do some treasure hunting. I really wanted to add some new things to my inventory, but the thrift stores were all a bust! Just nothing very unique, or quality enough to invest in, I’m afraid. The good news is when you go into a thrift store, you never know what you might find. That’s the fun of it!

I did walk away with a couple treasures after all (just not furniture).

Still packaged in the original box!

This white baroque soup tureen will make a great addition to my serving items for future Soul Gatherings. It’s a classic look that will fit in with either of the English Cottage, French Country, or Farmstead themes.

Look at that color!

I was not at all on the lookout for a teapot, but this tarnished one gave off such pretty shades of blue that I fell for it. I think this might make a pretty vase on top of the fireplace mantle in the Shed. What do you think?

I could clean it up, but I actually like the cool effect age has had on it. No idea if it’s even vintage, but it has a cool vintage vibe. On the plus side, the interior is super clean and could totally be functional, too.

l was thoroughly disappointed not to find some furniture treasures, so I turned to Marketplace instead of the stores. It’s getting harder all the time to find quality pieces, but you can’t give up. You need to be patient, but quick. I jumped on two items and am excited to say I’ve added these to my inventory. Plus, I scored a big SURPRISE!

With one seller, I had to pass on the item I went to look at because it had too many necessary repairs I didn’t want to be troubled with. But I didn’t leave empty-handed. I picked out this Lane cedar chest instead. I know it’s a bit old-school right now, but it’s in great condition and the interior is perfect. Any ideas on what I should do to change it up?

New inventory: Lane cedar chest

Here’s the extra SCORE! Because I explained to the seller that I refinish furniture, and they deal with estate sales, he shared that they grabbed some leftover stencils at this old Victorian home that I might know what to do with. Um…yeah! They are large, most likely for walls, but there was no reason not to take these, too. Could you see some of these on a piece of furniture? Do you have a favorite? They seem to be in fairly good condition and not motifs I typically see.

I hope you enjoyed doing a little thrifting with me. Wish me luck for more finds! I can’t wait to bring some new designs for YOU to bring home. Got to keep adding to the shed fund and make that dream come true! You’re a big part of helping get there.

With much Joy,

Kellee


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