Friday, October 28, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

I could not have asked
for a better morning
to set off for my
day of thrift stores.

I had to stop to snap shots
of this...

through the pines.
And then...

in the clear.

I'm sure there
are a million things
wrong with these photos
from a technical view point
but I couldn't pass them up.

When I thrift,
I'm always hoping for some
good crafting items:
buttons, lace, ribbons
and trinkets that can be
added to my crafting projects.
No such luck yesterday but I did find
some miscellaneous
salt and pepper shakers
(for a craft project)
a cute little glass jar and this...
he had so much personality I knew I had to have him.

I have always wanted on of these for
my garden.
This one may be used
inside during the winter months.

The stuff inside came with it.
I'd like to find a raven (stuffed)
to place inside
for Halloween.
Ideas are forming
on how to use it for
the other upcoming holidays.

We managed to stop at several
dollar stores too.
Lots of goodies were found
for upcoming Christmas projects.
A nice lunch with my
friend and my day was

And how was your day?


Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Love your halloween decorations. I am big on Halloween. I was married that day 3 years ago after being together for 10 years. LOL.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. I look forward to seeing your amazing photos daily.

Lottie said...

Jill, it sounds like a wonderful day! You should be able to find a stuffed raven this time of year! LOL! I love the yard cat. And the pictures are beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend.

Gloria said...

Oh yes! I could think of a number of ways to decorate the bird house! Sure wish I had more time for thrifting 8(

EG Wow said...

Your sky shots are fun and I agree they started your day off well. You also did well at the thrift store, just in time for Halloween!

Jackie said...

looks like you found a few great treasures. I bet you're a fun one to "thrift" with. Always enjoy your pictures :)

Furry Bottoms said...

I need to go thrifting with you. I need someone to show me how wonderful it is supposed to be. I have problems with thrifting for some reason... thrifting is not the same as going to antique stores, right?

Furry Bottoms said...

And I think your pictures are absolutely perfect.

Kathy said...

My day was sorta nice too. It was the first day that it was cool enough to wear a jacket. Now today I had to put on a coat to take out the trash. One day between fall and winter? Come on!

Like your new autumn header.

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Oooo, I like your new Fall blog; pretty header. You found some great items, love the cat! and I like bird cages too, I have a couple that I need to decorate yet as well. Warm Hugs,

Donna said...

Cool cage! You can open it and fill it with Christmas balls with a strand of mini-lights.
Glad you had fun!

Chatty Crone said...

I think the shots are great. And the cat too - I have one similar - glad you had a successful trip! sandie

Donna said...

What a lovely cage! This is a cage for all seasons! It will look beautiful at Christmastime and during the winter, just as it will for every other season or holiday! Great find!

Blessings, Donna

Young Adventures... said...

Beautiful views of the morning Jill! Love the finds, can't wait to see what you do with them.

Madi and Mom said...

Great finds my humble opinion...your sunrise pictures are breathtaking...WOW you have a good eye. Love the 2nd one.
Happy weekend to you, Becky and Madi sends her Cupid smooches.
Hugs Madi and Mom

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Great finds Jill. I love your birdcage. They are so much fun to decorate with and display things inside of them. Your sunrise pics are pretty too.


Dianna said...

Love your sunrise shots - I know what you mean: I'm sure there are all sorts of things wrong with the ones I take, but if I like 'em, that's all that counts!
And I love that black kitty!

Sharon said...

I got a couple of "Black Birds" from Hobby Lobby, just to see what the cat would do... I'm sure at this time of year you should be able to find something that would work. Maybe a Cardinal for Christmastime?

Debbie said...

yours was funer (is that a word??)

i have an obsession with buttons and ribbons and i LOVE your pictures!!

have a wonderful weekend!!

Anonymous said...

So nice to meet you via Gigi's blog. You captured some beautiful views this morning and I love your thrift finds. I visited two thrift stores today myself. Wishing you a happy Halloween weekend.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill... I think your photos are absolutely stunning!... I love your birdcage, it will be so cute in so many ways... xoxo Julie Marie

Michaele said...

What a fun way to spend a day!

Michaele said...

Have you had anyone else tell you that they had trouble adding your button? I tried a couple of times.