Thursday, February 21, 2008

More thrifting luck!

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Last weekend I stopped by the Goodwill which is right around the corner from me and I found this adorable little glass house for only $4.00! I love it! I also found the candle holder below for $7.00.
I couldn't resist those two adorable little birds! I brought it home and realized I don't have any place to put it! This may be one of the things I sell once I get my online store going...someday! I haven't done anything further with that because there's just not enought time!
When I came home from work yesterday my daughter was at her friend's house. I was a little angry because she forgot to unload the dishwasher like she was supposed to. I turned around and saw this on the chalkboard:
Hmmm...you think she did that so I wouldn't get mad at her for not doing what she was supposed to do? It's funny~ when your kids are young and leave you cute little notes like this it's so heart-warming. When your teenager leaves notes like this, you start wondering what's up! I'm trying hard to think positively and not question her motive!

39 comments:

janet said...

Don't question the motive, just give her a hug. My friend buried her 27 y.o. son today and I just want to hug my kids forever!!

There but for the grace of God...

Janet

Laurie said...

What beautiful finds from Goodwill! Teenagers are so hard to read. I'm having enough trouble with a 10 year old that the teen years are looking pretty scary!
Good luck!
Hugs,
Laurie

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

If the note was written by my 14 yr old who "forgot" to do something I'd think there was a motive involved! LOL

a pink-bee said...

What great things you find at Goodwill- please let me know when you get ready to sell that candle holder with the birds :)!
When she is on her own one day- the I love you's is what you will remember- and miss.
crystal
oxox

Mary said...

Cindy,
You have such a wonderful eye for choosing great things!

Why don't you offer the candle holder for sale through your blog, like Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage does? You might not even need an internet store, just your loyal readers!

As for Lauren, just give her a hug. And let her know that you had to empty the dishwasher.
xox
Mary

Julie said...

Adorable! My grown daughters still call me Mommy and I LOVE it!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

More great finds from your Goodwill store! I especially love the glass house.
Barbara

Debbie said...

Great finds Cindy! My daughter is 17, and still calls me Mommy too! Love it! I agree with Mary. Give Lauren a hug, and a reminder about the dishes. Good idea about selling stuff too right here on your blog!

the feathered nest said...

I won that very same glass house from Andrea's give away last year!!

Love the bird sconce! Why don't you sell from your blog? Have a weekly flea market or something like that - first want it gets it type of thing.

Manuela

It's All Good! said...

Beautiful shabby finds! I think I'll head over to our thrift stores tomorrow. Have a great day.

Sue said...

What lucky finds!!!
Im sure if you keep them long enough, you will find that special place for them!
Yes teenagers, I have three, and as much as I get angry with them, I have to remind myself what I was like, and they just want to have fun, no commitments, and for you to love them anyway! I just say, I love them to bits, but sometimes dont like them!Though not very often!
Sue

Selia said...

Oh, what finds! I adore the wall sconce. I just love thrift shops and try to make my rounds once a month.
I have two teenagers....I understand. :o)

You have a beautiful blog...very inspiring.

Selia

Selia said...

Oooops! I left the wrong link to my blog. I am new at this. ;o)

Selia

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Love the chalk message... mine use to say mommy... when she wanted something ...mom for everyday and MOTHER when she was mad at me...glad you took a picture of it... those days are so fleeting....
Linda
Love that little glass house...cute

Emma's Paper Patch said...

lovely goodwill finds!!
my six year old leaves me notes, even when she gets in trouble. cherish every one.

A Romantic Porch said...

What great thrifting finds. And what a sweet sweet daughter! xoRachel

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Gotta love Goodwill. I am going hunting tomorrow despite the snow we are supposed to get. I am in the mood to hunt.

LeAnn :)

Jabron said...

I found your site while searching for a particular magazine. That was a couple of weeks ago. Now, I look in every few days. You really inspire me.

Cindy

Collecting said...

Oh so lovey, your sweet Romantic Home...I too love great finds. The thrift shops are so much fun...I have been looking at so many wonderful blogs. I am new to blogging and I am learning how to get one started. You do such a wonderful posting and love your pictures...I will be back to visit you again and again....
Thanks for sharing,
Judy

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Cindy you must be the 'Queen of Thrifting'. You alwasy finsuch great stuff.
Mmmm maybe the not was so you wouldn't get mad! Oh well that's life.
Alison

Toni said...

Great finds! Your home is beautiful.

Cottage Magpie said...

What a cute candleholder! I can't wait for you to get that store going so I can buy up all of your awesome finds! :-) Can't wait to hear what the teen was up to. Tee hee.
~Angela :-)

Anonymous said...

That candle holder would look gorgeous in your backyard!

Glenda said...

Cindy
Maybe outside when the weather warms up you could put out there and enjoy it.
I have a 21 year old son and I still don't get him.

I too have hit the mother load this last weekend and up in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa area.I put some of what I found on my site. There is a great antique shop up in downtown Santa Rosa called the Whistlestop and one further out call the Antique society. You may want to check those out some day. The are some old homes in the area that I am sure you would truly love.
Stay dry.
Glenda

Lisbeth said...

I just love your candleholder, I adore birds, I guess you have noticed that!! Did enjoy to read the written message on your beautiful board.
Wish you a nice weekend.
Lisbeth

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

GOTTA LOVE our children smart people they are!!It would be hard to get upset after reading that note. You are very blessed to have her tell you that she loves you.
ginger,

Joan Fricker said...

You have the best luck finding things at Goodwill. Both are beautiful and I hope you can find a place for them.

I am sure your daughter didn't have a "motive", but just wanted you to know she loves you! giggle
Joan

Jen r. said...

Wow, those were at your goodwill??? Our Goodwill never has anything like that!!!!Those are great!
Jen R

Tara said...

Hee-hee! Never know what a teen is up to! But the note had to make your knees weak!
Love your thrift find!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Hey Cindy, I've been visiting your blog for a while but I've never commented. I absolutely love it. I too am hooked on all the thrift stores. It is like a drug for me.I think the candle holder is just too much. I must find me one of these. Have a blessed day, RoseMarie

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your finds...and what a sweet message to find from your DD...that will make up for not emptying the dishwasher here at MY house!
Blessings,
Robin

Susie Q said...

Uh huh...just enjoy it! They are so hard to read as teens but a message like this just helps make up for those *other* things they do!

Love,
Sue

JeannieTheDreamer said...

i think she really loves you...

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Excellent thrift finds! The shopping seems to be quite good lately. Usually, this time of year it's fairly quiet until April/May. Ah, well! Lovely items, congrats.

Mary said...

Hey Cindy, I just noticed one of your advertisers, right across the top of the page -- Gladstone Country House. They are about 15 minutes away from my house, in the same town as my favorite thrift store. Wow!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo,
Mary

Rose said...

Hi Cindy, I'm here by way of the Cats on my Quilts blog. Love your little finds! On daughters...mine are 25 & 14 and they both still call me mommy. My son just hugs me more than he used to. It's a blessing, even if they've been naughty.

Feathering My Nest said...

Oh how sweet! It warms my heart too. I feel just like you do. I want to think positively, but I always wonder what's up.

What great finds from Goodwill. Yay for you.

Kathi

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Your Lucky!!

Rhondi said...

Great thrift shop finds!