Well, I had big plans two weeks ago to start blogging again in earnest (and working out, but that is a different story) when the flu bug hit the Byrd house. Good old Influenza A. I have been playing nurse for a while, and trying to stay well myself, as I had several big church commitments that would have been hard to turn over to someone else. It looks like everyone is finally 100% better now. I am crediting God and Shaklee Defend and Resist for my not getting this crud!
I found this lovely granny-square lapghan at my favorite Virginia junk shop:
I’m linking up to Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday!
Poor, little neglected blog. It’s time to make a comeback!
Here are a few recent finds:
Sweet little blood-red and gold tin, made in Holland:
Lovely $3.00 candlesticks from my favorite top-secret thrift store in Virginia:
I can’t distinguish the name of the company, but I believe these were made in Portugal.
One of my favorite finds ever, a Wedgwood plate in the Harewood pattern. I want to have the whole set (dream big, Molly!)
This plate is so absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had a better camera to photograph it (and other things). It is displayed on a Pier 1 plate stand, which funnily enough also cost $1.00 at the GW. I just love their pricing system! At the Goodwill I go to the most, I can even tell when certain people are pricing.
So glad to finally be back here in the blog world. . .Can’t wait to see everyone’s finds! Linking up to:
Hi, everyone! So sorry I have been absent for a while now. . .first the trip to the land of no internet (those mountains really can block a signal), then a crazy week of sick little ones when we got home, and now I am crafting like mad to make Christmas gifts (why, oh why did I wait until the last minute? ’cause that’s the way I roll). Here are some things I am working on:
Infinity scarves for sisters and sisters-in-law and maybe a friend:
I am making these with Caron’s Country wool/acrylic blend, which is lovely but taking a bit longer due to its fine weight.
Owl hats for my younger nieces and nephews:
Pattern is from the lovely Kat at Slugs on the Refrigerator.
Rustic wooden nativity from Learning to be Me:
I am making these with the smaller peg dolls from the craft store, gluing them together, tying with twine, and adding a ribbon to make ornaments.
Also working on chalkboards from cheap pictures I found at the GW, and about a million different desserts/cookies for all the upcoming Christmas events.
Plus, potty training our toddler.
Yep, crazy times around the Byrd house!
Well, we are back from our Thanksgiving trip to Virginia, but boy am I tired! I am taking pictures of all the treasures I found at the Old Post flea market, but until then, won’t you read this guest post by my friend Abbie:
…and I’m so excited that Molly is having me by for a visit to tell you about an opportunity to for you to win some fantastic stuff AND helps others.
You see, I’m hosting a “giveaway for good” to help build a new classroom for a ministry to orphans in Uganda that is home-grown in East Texas where I live.
There are FIVE prize packages, chock-full of fabulous handmade goodies and gift certificates (Lisa Leonard, anyone?) that you can win just by visiting and getting your name in the hat!
Here’s just a small taste:
Here’s where the really cool part starts: for extra entries, you can also donate to PCM using a special button on my blog which will track your entries so we can see how much we raise and who wins!
Honestly, folks, these kids are incredibly humble and deserving! (Their idea of a special treat is an apple…I’m not kidding).
So, if you want to help raise the money to build these precious children a new classroom + have the opportunity to be one of 5 lucky folks to win some awesome loot, please come check out The BIG PCM Fundraiser/Giveaway on my blog.
No amount is too small, and every dollar you give is matched up to our goal of $5,000 (wow!) and counts as unique entry into the giveaway (i.e. $5 = 5 entries).
Which means, if you give up Starbucks just once, you’ll be donating not $10 but $20 (just kidding…but at least $8, right?) to a truly worthy cause.
Hope to see you soon!
Thanks again, Molly! You’re a true friend!!
P.S. I’m also having a “Shop My Closet for Good” event to go along with the giveaway. Cute clothes, cheap prices, FREE shipping, and every single dollar donated is matched and goes toward our PCM classroom fund. Each item you buy is also an individual entry into the giveaway! SCORE! ; )
West Virginia; and then:
FAMILY IN VIRGINIA!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. . .it may be a while before I post again, but I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday (my favorite of the year!)
PS. . .I’m also pretty thankful for pecan pie.
Linking up with Abbie over at Five Days, Five Ways this week!
I found a few things this week. I don’t know what is going on, but every Goodwill I have been to in the past few weeks has smelled AWFUL! It has been so bad that I have been discouraged to shop. And I love to shop at the GW. And, having four males in the house, I also have a high tolerance for bad smells. Hope they fix it soon!
I am excited, though, because we are (hopefully) going to Virginia, and (hopefully) I will get to go to my favorite, top-secret, junk store that has been the source of my best finds. I love the owner, and I even lived above the store for a time (it has since moved to a larger location). I can’t wait–the last time I found some great stuff. I will be sure to share when we get back!
I love this Danish mid-modern salt shaker/pepper mill.
The November Collectibles link-party is just getting started–don’t miss out!
What do you collect? What would you like to collect? Do you have collecting tips or knowledge you would like to share? Blog about it and return here, and link up! Don’t forget to track back to this blog by grabbing the button or displaying a link within your blog entry. Be sure to check out what others are posting as well, and comment to tell them what you love about their special collection. This link-up will be held the second Wednesday of each month, so you have the whole month to post your link. And if don’t worry if you don’t have that many collections, you can share a new find that you have added to a current collection, or even something you want to collect in the future.