On Tuesday, I had another little man home, sick with the dreaded stomach bug. Which means we were stuck at home for the day. So he and I watched old episodes of Flipper on hulu. While he laid on the couch, I painted the dining room trim and this little corner cabinet. (It used to be red.)
My mother's good friend Linda originally purchased the cabinet out of the old Presbyterian parsonage in Weatherford, Texas. Linda had it in her dining room for a long time. Then my mother bought it from her, painted it and used it in my room when I was a little girl. When I moved into my first little house in Oklahoma, it came with me. And I have used it in the boys rooms. Before Ian and Zane were born my husband and my Dad painted the front of it red and it added starfish knobs on the bottom doors. But Tuesday it got a fresh coat of white paint to show off the treasures inside...like my ever growing collection of Stetson Marcrest Swiss Alpine Chalet dishes.
Before you read any further, raise your right hand and repeat after me...
"As a fellow thrifter and bargain hunter"
"I realize that some husbands"
"do not appreciate the thrill of finding"
"a diamond in the rough."
"I will therefore"
"be willing to keep secrets and even lie"
"to defend the purchases made"
"by my fellow junkers and thrifters"
"Until the day I die."
Fast forward to today...A good friend and I, who shall remain nameless to protect her purchases (which were to die for), have been trying to get together for a little thrifting adventure for months now. The stars and moon aligned perfectly this morning and we were able to hit the Habitat for Humanity story over off of Providence. And low and behold, look what I found.
These pretty little pieces of fabric are three chair covers. Love the print and that yellow makes me happy.
And then the big find of the day...Mikasa Cerestone Blue Point dishes. I really don't need any more dishes. (Like anyone really ever NEEDS more dishes.) But at 49 cents apiece, I couldn't help it. Really, could you?
Doesn't the Marcrest and the Mikasa look pretty together? Like peas and carrots I think. So what patterns are you collecting these days? Do tell.