Sunday Chat – Blogging, Cooking and Shopping

Boy did my post on Thursday touch a nerve for a lot of us. With over 50 comments in just a few hours, it is clear that most of you love blogs still. Several commenters asked me not to stop blogging, and I want to assure you that I fully intend to keep blogging. I …

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Thrifting Scores and Bargain Shopping

Thrifting scores were good in July.  I made it to several estate sales too, picking up a bargain or two.  This haul was found on a thrift store hop with a thrift junkie friend.  We found the relocated Salvation Army store, and I got the pumpkin plates, the Tommy Hilfiger purse and the Coach shoes …

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Thrifting June

This has been an awesome month for finds at the thrift stores and estate sales.  I have plans and ideas now for more fun things to do with all these goodies.  Starting out, I couldn't resist these chicken napkin rings.  They are actually a cloisonne with iridescent gold highlights.  There were seven of them, which …

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Odds and Ends, and Quilting Goes Couture!

Next up on the frame is another Hurricane quilt.  This top was sent to me by sweet reader Phyllis Donohue (who is in her 80s!), a lovely patchwork with gold sashing.  I loaded it, but before I could really get to quilting, something happened. I twisted my knee somehow, not once but twice, and pulled …

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Thrifting February

A few scores at the thrift store this month have prompted me to do a bit of cleaning out.  Someone evidently has my style at the boutique in the thrift store, as I found several designer quality things in my size recently.  I love White House Black Market clothes, and it is nice to see …

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Thrifting Scores for November

Checking out my favorite thrift store, the Blue Ridge Humane Society store, I found these beautiful Japanese rice bowls at one of my recent visits.  I loved the designs on the side.  It is so much fun to find six of a pretty plate or bowl so I can use them on the big table.  …

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Thrifting Fun and Some DIY

It was a fruitful few weeks in April and May, with lots of inexpensive goodies found.  I got a full set of silver chargers for tablescaping, and originally I thought I would paint them, but when I found the silver snowflake dishes, I changed my mind.  I'll keep them silver for now. The card making …

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January Clean Out Project and Thrift Store Finds

January just seems like the right time to pare down, so I am cleaning up and clearing out.  I am laughing as I write this as I hit some thrift stores in Brevard recently and scored a number of great finds!  But as new-to-me comes in, some old has to go.  Each year I try …

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