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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Thrift Store Purchase

Happy Saturday everyone.  Hope you have had a great day. I have had a good day staying at home and playing.  Have you ever bought one little thing ladies, and had to rearrange half your home?  Well that has how my day has gone, but it was so much fun.  Still gota tweak a few places, but am happy tonight. Last week while browsing our local Goodwill store I heard a sweet little lamp call out to me. I stood and had a long talk with the little voice in my head that was telling me I definitely didn't need another lamp.  Well that little voice won, and I walked away. BUT.....being a woman, and knowing what I wanted , this week I returned hoping to find that lamp and give it a new home.  To my surprise it was still on the shelf and this week half off. Now mind you there were no shades on it but that didn't stop me. I haven't decided whether to paint it or not, but it quickly found a spot in my kitchen.
Sorry I am not so good at taking pictures, but you can get an idea.  I had purchased the toile shades last year at a thrift store brand new for a dollar. I am so excited to get a bargain, and am proud of my lamp, total price less than  $ 6.00 .  However, the 2 lamps that this one replaced was the reason I have played all day.  They now have a home in the living room.  Sitting here this evening in my cozy living room, with the heater going, I can count 10 lamps burning and giving off a soft glow.  Hope you have something to be thankful for tonight and  somthing to light up your life.  Warm wishes until next time


  1. Looks cute! So glad you finally got it! Congrats. on loading a picture yourself! You're gonna be a pro in no time! Love ya!

  2. Hi.. I love your lamp.. Toile is one of my favorite things and have been looking for toile paper napkins for ages...lol..
    You sound kinda like my Mom who has a lamp on every space...
    Blessings on this lovely Sabbath...

  3. Awesome deal! I think it is definitely worth what you paid! I bet you were super thrilled to see it still there... and half off!! I delight greatly in times like those, haha!

    Have a warm and cozy week~