Have you ever had that funny feeling...something is calling your name from your local Treasure Haunts? Well, for several days I've been having that special feeling. So this morning Mr. B and I headed out to a couple of local Goodwill stores - just to satisfy that funny little feeling.
I found this grapevine with grapes and two hydrangea flowers at the first store. Everything cost me $2.00 and they still have the Hobby Lobby price tags on the stems! They're going in an existing floral arrangement in my bathroom! Okay! I'm very happy but that feeling is still gnawin' away at me. So we head to the second Goodwill store.
When I walk in the second Goodwill store, I get a cart without any forethought what-so-ever...now this is always a very good sign! So I head over to the corner where I always find wonderful items and then I see it...Could it be? I open the lid. It is...it is...just like the OLD Royal Typewriter I sold in a yard sale about 8 years ago! Could it be the same one? I bet it's priced at $35 or $40. Upon closer inspection, I see a price tag of $3.50. It's mine! I put it in the cart and then I see Mr. B..."Honey, look what I found!" He looks at me, smiles, shakes his head and walks away. Hmmm...I love him but he simply does not understand the importance of a GREAT bargain!
Well, by this time I know I'm on a roll and then I see candlesticks and votive holders! Well, here I go looking for just the right ones...matching the votive holders (or in this case 1 votive holder and 1 monogrammed lead crystal glass) to just the right size candlestick...Mr. B walks up again..."What are you doing now, don't you have enough of those things? Remember, our home is small." To which I reply in my sweetest voice, "Oh, honey you can never have enough candle sticks with pretty votive holders! Besides all these need is a little touch of bronze paint to lift the detail and glue for the votive holders! How easy is that?"
Total spent today: around $10.00! A rousing success if I do say so myself! And don't you know Mr. B is equally as thrilled as I am...I know he is ...well he should be ...look at how much money I saved him!
We'll see where everything ends up later because for now I am savoring the thrill of victory and besides...I'm gonna have to move some stuff around to fit my new treasures into our loving little home! Mr. B and I will be discussing the placement of the typewriter because I distinctly heard him say he knew exactly where he wanted to put it. I just love it when he participates in home decorating! Don't you?
See you later, I've got to go wash bronze paint and glue off my fingernails!