Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Problem With Thrifting

The cleaning and getting the house ready to sell is not going very quickly. It is just so hard to get motivated when it is not something you want to do. I love this place. When we were moving here from KS the realtor emailed me pictures of this house and I immediately knew this was "our place." It isn't perfect. We could use a bit more space. We need a bedroom downstairs for Sweet Girl. But, oh, there is so much to love. The front porch. The view. The "forest" that the boys spend hours in. The sunroom. The wood floors. The fireplace.

Got a little sidetracked there. Back to the title of this post. I have been getting a little "clearing out" done. As I get a few boxes together, I make a trip to the thrift store to donate the things I don't want to move. The problem is that I can't make a trip to the thrift store without actually shopping. No way can I just drop a few boxes off, get my receipt and drive away. So.....I go inside. I'll only be a few minutes. I probably won't buy anything. I just want to look.

Yesterday I bought this sweet little needlework piece. I love the egg basket.

And I bought this platter. It has some crazing, but it is so pretty.

I am buying things that I will have to pack and move, but I just can't help it. In my defense, I traded out the needlework piece for something else. I put the other piece in a box to donate. Which means I will have to make another trip to the thrift store. It's a vicious cycle!

I've had this for awhile, but I don't think I have blogged about it. When we decided to do the sports room for the boys I thought it would be fun to have some old pennants. I started looking each time I went shopping. My heart starting racing as I saw one peeking out from a pile. I could tell it was old, not a replica. Yeah! I pulled it out was quite surprised when I read it. Maybe not quite what we were looking for. Poultry judging is not exactly a sport. For $1 I brought it home anyway. Goes great with my chicken-themed kitchen!

Gotta run for now. I'll keep you updated on the cleaning (and the thrifting).


Dixie said...

Gotta have a little diversion occasionally! Will pray that your new realtor will find you another house that you will just love! Went to church today with Marvin and Sherrill.

Heidi ( said...

Hum, I could see why you would buy the poultry pennant! Do you raise chickens? If not now, maybe in your new place you could? You'd love the fresh eggs! You're brave to even go near the thrift stores when you're trying to get ready for a move! LOL I think for some of us it's our "escape"! Not bad for $1!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

LOL, I do the same thing. In fact, I have 2 big boxes to take today and I can't wait to go inside and see what's there that I simply can't live without. You know it's bad when they all know you when you walk in! Love the pendant! I'd give anything to be moving to a big 2 story house in Arkansas. Sigh...


YoMJ said...

Can't believe the pendant you have is from Arkansas Tech. It really is a good school north of here.
It may be a "sign" you do need to study animal husbandry. Chickens here you come!