Saturday, January 21, 2012

Picked up a few treasures yesterday!

    Yesterday was shopping day.  I needed to go to Ash Flat, which is about 30 minutes away, where the hardware store is, Walmart and the Thrift Store.  I stopped at the thrift and saw a few items but they raised their prices!  I saw 2 mugs that were colorful but they wanted $4.00 each which is about 3 times as much as I was willing to pay! LOL!  They had some pretty dishes too but again, $4.00 each.  I know, I'm a real cheapy but these are used and also we don't live in a highly populated area plus the economy and people down here don't have a lot for the most part.  I think they must have gotten someone new in there that's pricing but for the first time in years, I walked out with NOTHING!
Then it was on to the hardware store where I needed some BIG "S" hooks (another project I will post about when done...if it works else you'll never see it here..Ha! Ha!)and Johnson's had just what I needed as they always do!  It is a family owned "Ace" hardware store that's been in this area for several generations and as I like to say..."If Johnson's doesn't have don't need it"! LOL!  And that's the truth!  They know exactly where everything is and take you right to it and they are so knowledgeable about all of it!  So, "sure nuff", they had my "S" hooks and then I wandered over to their "decorating" section where they have a little bit of everything; antiques, new, some furniture and decorative items for the home and even rocks!  They're really not just rocks though,  they're crystals and various gems in rock formation.  Arkansas has LOTS of those if you know where to look.  I digress, but you get the picture and they were having a 50% off sale on some of their items....BINGO!  I found my treasures there! After that it was on to Wally World to get supplies and my long awaited and researched Keurig Gourmet Single Cup Special Edition Home Brewing System but that's another post!  I'm still setting up my "coffee bar" which you'll see tomorrow.  So, enough are my pretties from yesterday.

This is a doily that has a stain, as you can see, but that doesn't bother me as it will match all my other "stained" items in my house! LOL!  The workmanship is what I admire and the time someone took with those teenie, tiny crochet hooks to work on it for hours and hours and it was $2.50....I felt guilty only paying that much for it even with the stain which I could probably get out if I researched it.  I love it!

This is a strange item, new and made in China of course but it is made with wire and know how I cannot resist WOOL!  It is a leaf, berry and pinecone swag made from WOOL...yes, it's Chinese WOOL but it is WOOL, I checked.  Oh, and there's bells on it too.  There was no price on it so I asked and she said $5.00....I said DEAL!  It will probably go on my fireplace mantel as it is Winter, not necessarily Christmas....there's a difference.  Winter decorations can be left out longer! Ha! Ha!  

Isn't this cute?  Don't ask me what exactly it is but for me it will be used for a plant on a table or surface somewhere.  Again, it is new and made in you know where but it was marked down from $19.95 to $9.00 and that was okay by me because I have been looking for various plant stands to elevate my "dangling" ones like spider plants and such.  There you have it!  Were they deals or not?  You be the judge!


  1. Hi Sam,
    Yes it looks like you found a few treasures for the day. And yes the small hardware stores are much nicer to shop in.
    I was looking at one of your older posts. That is a really nice old bread box you have. About that little chair you go , maybe paint it or not, and put a doll or bear on it, or a plant would look nice too.
    Nancy Jo

  2. Those dollies are incredible..I can't imagine doing's so tiny and would take forever.

    Nice plant could do any number of things with it. Have fun..and thanks for stopping by so regular!

  3. Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left about participating in our challenge!
    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  4. Nice little finds. We all have our treasures....thanks for thinking of me with the hearts. I had a brainstorm that should appear in my Etsy shop soon. Thanks!

  5. I love that swag!!

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  6. Hi Sam,
    Thanks for the new lead on a good blog, I went there quick to see it , and it looks like a winner, I will going over there and spending some time. I have that Susan calendar too.
    Nancy Jo

  7. Wow, that doily is gorgeous! That sure does look like a lot of work too.

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