Friday, April 25, 2008

A Thrifty Day Indeed!


I had such a fun afternoon visiting several thrift/ junktique/ antique stores along the New Hampshire/Massachusetts border, and boy did I score some goodies! I'll share some with you now, and some in future posts. This barn (actually two 2-story barns) had wonderful things, but most of it was big furniture, and my little home is already filled to capacity with furniture. But take a peek inside...



I love cats and dogs, so this framed print immediately caught my eye (not to mention that it's all my favorite colors!). It was hard to read the tag, but I think it said $40, and since I don't have any wall space left to hang pictures, I couldn't justify spending that much...

But then, a few towns away in another shop, I spotted this... I know I just finished saying that I have nowhere to hang another picture, but this is an original 10"x14" painting of roses on canvas just oozing cottage charm! And - are you ready for this?... the tag said $2.50 - an absolute steal! There was no way I was walking out of the store without it! (You better believe I'll find a place to hang it or prop it!)



At the same shop, I spotted this beautiful little statue of Mary with a price tag of $1.50. I know nothing about it... any writing on the gold tag on the back has long since worn off... MLC 23 is etched on the bottom. The halo has some nicks along the edges, but I knew she had to come home with me to keep my other Mary company...


Below is the Mary that belonged to my mom. I have no idea how old she is, but my guess is that my mom bought her in the 50's or 60's. She hangs on the wall in my office. The beautiful necklace of glittery silver crosses is from Katie's Rose Cottage. I've purchased so many items from Lori and I am always so thrilled with everything!


So that's it for this post. I'll save some of my other junktique buys for another post, but here's a little two word hint about one of them... white birds! (Big surprise, right?)...

Donna

6 comments:

NnN said...

That oil painting is SO YOU and perfect! And the price!?!?!...yup, a no-brainer for sure! :) What a great way to spend the day!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh Donna, what a fabulous outing you had! I love to do that! Your treasures are wonderful, and personally I don't mind a nick here or there, I think it just adds to the character. Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Sherry

cargol said...

Great finds, The roses painting has YOU written all over it! I love going to flea markets and junk stores too! Have a great weekend!

Joanne said...

What great shops you have near you. I love being able to walk through them with you.

Rue said...

Hi Donna :)

How are you sweetie? It's been a long week! So many beautiful things :)

I love the rose print you brought home and Mary is beautiful. I love that white bird lamp you got for Christmas too!

Have a beautiful night sweetie.
hugs,
rue

Pat said...

What wonderful stores to browse in. I'd probably want everything!

I love Mary ...very pretty.

Hugs, Pat