Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Fall Thrifting Find and Vignette

It's been such a busy month for me, how bout you?
I told my hubby yesterday that I needed a clone of myself, so she could do
all those chores that seems to take up so much of my time...
and I could spend MY time doing what I love,
like decorating, shopping, creating, and blogging! 
 Do ever feel like that too?
I did manage to get a couple of Christmas makeover projects
and vignettes finished that I'm pretty excited about...
But before I show you them, I still a few Fallish things left to share.

Luck was shining on me yesterday when I made a quick stop at the local Goodwill...
First of all have you ever been browsing and then see someone else toting around something you would have probably arm wrestled them for?   Well thats just what happened when I saw a lady with this candle holder in her hands as well as a couple of faux berry candle wreaths.  After I walked around a few minutes looking at other things I discovered she had put the candleholder back!! Yippee!
She probably put it back because she didn't notice this glass hurricane
that was covered in dust and hidden on the back of a top shelf. 
Or maybe she just didn't want to touch it because it was so filthy! 
I often wear gloves in the thrift stores or keep a pair handy in my purse just for this reason. 
At any rate I stood there contemplating whether or not I should also purchase
the filthy hurricane to go with the candle holder,
I wasn't sure if the size was correct and kept thinking if only I had that candle wreath it would be perfect!

So I go up to the cashier and I ask for her opinion on how they look together,
and I tell her it I think it just needs a faux berry candle wreath...
Then just like a magician pulling a rabbit out of the hat, she then reaches down underneath her counter and,
pulls one up and says... you mean like this one?!
Uh... YES just like that one!! 
So okay, I'm thinking that same lady must have gotten up to the register and decided
she didn't need the two that she had been carrying around (or the cashier really was a magician!).
Isn't that something? 
 If I hadn't of said anything to the clerk, she would have never shown it to me.  
 Don't ya just love it when things work out like that!
As you can see the hurricane also cleaned up beautifully too!
Lucky me! 

This is my last Fall... I mean Autumn vignette for the year.
After all it IS still Fall...In fact winter doesn't even start until Dec. 22nd.
...and since we've been having beautiful sunny weather here, 
 I think I'll just savor Fall for as long as I can...

P. S.  Have you gotten your Thanksgiving shopping done yet? 
Hubby and I already made sure to get a couple of turkey's so far at 48 cents a pound
with each 50 dollar purchase at our local grocery store. 
I love those kind of deals, and am VERY grateful for them!
I just put the extra in the freezer and cook it later on in year! 
We are going to try and get one more turkey as well to donate to the local homeless shelter also...

Well friends,
I hope all is going well in your lives, and that you have much to be grateful for too!
Take care, and as always I'm VERY grateful for your visits and comments too!

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Blondie's Journal said...

How great that you ended up with the pretty fall candle and hurricane! Luck was shining on you that day!

All of your fall decor is so pretty. I am getting ready to take some of mine down now...it is starting to look a little crowded because I keep adding things and moving them around!

Great deal on the turkeys. I think at our grocery store they were still 89 cents a pound.

Hope you have a great week!!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Sherri! Your decorations for Thanksgiving are just delicious! I have to go back and take a second look..but you did a marvelous job! Attention to detail always grabs me. The fact that you used rolling pins..(I just did a post on them on Monday) really grabbed my attention.
I couldn't stand it and put my new Christmas front door mat out today. I'm ashamed of myself. :)

Shelia said...

Hi Sherri! It's not cool here either! But I started taking my Fallen things down today! :)
That's a beautiful hurricane and candle! I love your collection of boxes.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hello Sherri!
Thank you for leaving your sweet comment! I can't believe how close the new Hobby Lobby is to me. It's in the city of Rancho Cucamonga. I think all the ladies in the surrounding cities were there the day I went! I know it's going to be a hit! I just love your new hurricane lamp and candle holder combo. What a pretty design! It looks so pretty with your fall touches. All your fall looks are so warm and inviting. I too am stretching my fall decor as far as I can before having to put it all away and start the Christmas decor...although once I get into it I love it! Take care!! Hugs!

Ana said...

Hi Sherri,
I just LOOOOOVE a good thrift store story...The candle holder, hurricane and wreath were just meant to be yours...I love it when that happens. Great finds. Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs and Kisses,

Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherri, the candleholder is lovely. I wish I could find things of that nature. I have no luck in GW.....!

Your fall pictures are delightful....every one is stunning. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Barb ♥

Dawn said...

Happy Thanksgiving sweetie.Your fall arrangements are wonderful. The temp dropped like crazy here about 4 o'clock yesterday and it's raining this morning. Are the almonds all in? Hope it was a good year for them.

Sue said...

Good for you, coming away with your hurricane and candle holder! Sometimes I follow people around, hoping they'll put down their stuff! LOL I love that you used some rolling pins in your display. I just found some this past week and plopped them in a crock! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! hugs, Sue

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