Sunday, December 11, 2011

Off the Wagon

The space above our bed has been empty for some now. Nothing ever felt right there. Well, I liked a few things, but someone else had other opinions. And when I say "opinions" I mean "irrational certainty that anything hanging on the wall above his head would fall off and kill him in his sleep." Just so we're clear. 

So, I needed to find something we both liked. Something pretty yet still light enough that it would pose no real threat. When I saw the yarn wrapped letters all over pinterest, I knew that's what I wanted. I already had the letters "L" and "C" from our engagement photoshoot, so I just needed an ampersand. I couldn't find one. I settled for a big giant A to make a monogram but...I really wanted that ampersand.

Yesterday, while on an extreme thrift shopping bender (Seriously. It was bad.) I FOUND one at Goodwill!! It was just sitting there! The elusive &. I totally bought that bad boy, wrapped in yarn, and hung it up there. It makes me so happy.

Also, can I just say that it made Cory's day when one of the letters fell off and hit my head right after I hung them up. Vindication, my friends.

Want to see my other loot? I love thirfting. Sometimes I don't buy anything. The thrill of the hunt is enough. But other times it's just like Christmas. And you've got to strike while the iron is hot. And grab that junk up before anyone else can take it from you. Things get intense.

I went to a few different thrift stores, and even drove out to the boonies to hit up this lady's "collectibles sale". Classier than a garage sale, but not as intense as an estate sale. Just a lady with a bunch of fancy junk who needed more room in her house. Living the dream.

Far left, spectacular cross stitch. Its almost so ugly that it is adorable. And its really going to make future vintage nursery awesome. You know, for that baby I don't have...don't judge me.

My second favorite find of the day was this picnic basket. It didn't come with the dishes, but the ones we got in a plastic picnic cooler for our wedding fit in perfectly. I love it when that happens.

This chair is my number one, most favorite find ever.

 Its my new desk chair. I talked the collectibles sale lady into selling it to me.

And yes, mustard yellow is my favorite color these days.

Oh, speaking of chairs, remember my post about the chairs we recovered over Labor day weekend? I finally posted the after pictures to Pile o' Craft. Click here to check it out.

But anyway, time to get back on that save money, buy stuff only for other people wagon. I had been doing pretty well for a while. I think I feel a "No Spend January" coming up.


Meagan said...

You are a thrift goddess. I need to just tag along with you next time to experience it all! I find thrifting stressful and sometimes totally NOT fun because I get hot and anxious.

BUT I did SCORE a green sweater dress for our amazing sweater party this weekend!

Kristen said...

I love the L&C! Do you guys sleep under your respective initials? I totally sleep under Mr and Lance sleeps under the Mrs.
I want to go thrifting with you! The Collection on Gaines doesnt cut it apparently.

Jason and Jackie said...

Good job! I love the doll house embroidery and secretly want to steal it from you. Although now I guess it is not a secret anymore...

The Hargretts said...

Looks wonderful!! Seriously I SOOO excited to see what your house is going to look like when you and cory buy one. It's going to be so awesome and cozy =) I agree with Kristen, I totally want to go thrifting with you! You find all the good stuff =)

freya said...

i freaking love it all.
you are my thrifting hero.
was it hard to wrap the &?

Lindy said...

Sounds like we need to have a thrifty outing! I'd love to go with any of you and help you find good deals--I seriously can't go on another bender for myself for a while!

Kristen--We do sleep under our initials. :)

Jackie--it is seriously my favorite thing. Looove it.

Kendal--someday I will have an awesome house like yours!!!

Freya--the & was a nightmare.