Monday, September 23, 2013

Wifey found the skatesies…Hubby ‘made’ the lacesies!

You can tell by the title that we spend too much time together! And we go a little bit crazzzie!

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But you can imagine how EXCITED I was to find these gorgeous ice skates at the old junky thrift store. (I haven’t done a post on that store yet)

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I had hoped to find some good roller skates to store in my box but these were even better!

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Of course I didn’t pay a whole lot for the skates and they really needed new laces.

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Hubby bought red parachute cord and made new laces for them!

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Are they AMAZING?

(this is not a rhetorical question…hee hee)

My hubby is pretty amazing, too! Red heart

I’m joining Coastal Charm for

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday and

Make it Pretty Monday

 The Home Coming DIY’ers

Amaze me Monday

and Inspire me Tuesday

The post I did when I found the box is HERE.

Do you have a favorite find this week?

Happy Thrifting!

48 comments:

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Those skates look in pretty good condition. You always manage to find the neatest things.

Vee said...

They sure are pristine! Did you have to dig around much to find them? Your hubby had a great idea. Oh the fun you'll have at Christmastime!

TexWisGirl said...

a match made in heaven. :)

Della said...

Are the skates your size? Maybe they will do the ice skating rink downtown during the holidays, and you could use them! They haven't had it the last couple of years, but it would be nice if they brought it back, wouldn't it? The skates really are a nice find, and your hubby was clever to think of paracord :)

Sure do miss you! I'm hoping to make it to your side of the world someday soon :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, they are darling!! I like the backdrop of the old suitcase. I also found a pair, probably a girls sz. 5? at a thrift store last spring, also in near mint condition. Still trying to find a place for them. What I wish I hadn't done a few years back was to throw out my husbands hockey skates (ratty though they were!) from when he was a little boy. What was I thinking??!

Oh, and I agree with Vee. These will be perfect at Christmastime!

Pamela Gordon said...

Now you have to find an ice rink and go skating Diane. Do they have ice skating rinks in Florida? I know they hockey rinks. These are in great shape and I love the red laces.

Catherine Holman said...

I may have to put red laces in mine now. Thanks for the idea!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Be sure to bring your skates to our house this winter when we get our backyard ice rink up and running again! Those skates are in better condition than my 30+ year old skates that I wore all winter long. How fun!

Susie said...

They look brand new. How sweet that your husband helped out with them. I have only ever ice skated twice in my life and roller skated , as a kid , in the street:):) xoxo,Susie

cucki said...

Wow super sweet.. I love th from my heart
Happy hugs x

Kathy said...

I am amazed you would find ice skates in Florida!

Stacey said...

Cute!! You can decorate with them this winter. I always wish I had some around Christmas.

Blackberry Lane said...

I love the skates and the box!

I looked for a bargain curtain rod today but no luck!

Diane said...

Those skates look like they're in pretty good condition. What the heck are they doing in Florida? Coincidentally enough I just finished a tag for Tag Tuesday using a photo of my old skates. Great minds!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

A GREAT find!!! :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Love them, I have a pair that I use at Christmas for decorating. I put red ribbons in mine for laces.

JG said...

Your "new" skates look great! How lucky you are that your hubby came to the rescue! :)
I did have a find yesterday - cleaning out my computer/sewing room I found the cute dish I had purchased for my tea bag at dinner.
~Judy

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
Those skates are so cool. I think the red adds a pop of color. I went ice skating one time with my best friend back in the day, and did a fairly good job skating around. You should show us the shop sometime where you got these delightful skates.

Have a good week.

~Sheri

Linda H said...

They look totally brand new!! The red laces are pretty snazzy! You'll have great fun wearing them. Maybe you could add a jingle bell or two...

Noelle the dreamer said...

Nifty find Diane! So will you share with us all about the other trift shoppe?
All the best,

The Artful Diva said...

Sorry it took so long to visit your blog. Life has been crazy lately! The skates were a great find!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Love those ice skates, Diane. They look like they have never been used. I have a pair of child's skates, they're fun to decorate with at Christmas!
Have a great week,
Dorothy

Christine said...

Oh you did good! what a find and your hubby had a brainwave for sure as the laces are perfect!

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Super cute. Thanks for sharing on The DIY'ers!

ImSoVintage said...

What a great find, Diane. Probably not too much need for ice skates in Florida :)

Love the old box, too. Time for me to start making the rounds of the thrift stores again.

xo Laura

kitty said...

What a great find, Diane! I wish I'd have kept my ice skates from my younger years. I still have my old sled, though.
Thanks for your sweet visits and kind words, dear friend. xo

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

They are gorgeous Diane and I can see why you wanted them.

What a great team you two are!!!

YES I want more photos from that store! LOL

Shane

Trace4J said...

Wooohoooo what a great find.
I love the laces too.
Woolie Fall Hugs

Julie Nichols said...

They are so white and clean they look so new. Now you just need to find a pair for your hubby and you both can go skating. Have Fun!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You two have so much fun together! Love the skates and the laces!

hugs,
Linda

thepaintedapron.com said...

Oh, you are going to have great fun with those!
Jenna

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

They look almost new.

Jen

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I still have my ice skates from when I was a teenager. Does that make them antiques now?? They still fit and I still skate.

I'm going to have to use some paracord for laces tho - great idea. Do you ice skate Diane?

Mevely317 said...

They are DEFINITELY amazing! :)
Brings back lots of lovely memories!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Yes, they are amazing. What a great idea to use parachute cord for the laces. Me thinks you'd have a hard time finding red laces that long.

Joanne said...

They are beautiful! I always wanted skates like that but since I spent most of the time at the rink on my butt...I figured it was not worth it for me to get some! :0)
Blessings, Joanne

Danice said...

I think it's so cute that you and Mr. Dreams spend so much time together. The skates are so pretty and a great find. The laces are also. 'Would never have thought of parachute lacing for them :)

Jane and Chris said...

You are welcome to skate on our ponds!
Jane x

Marivel said...

They look in good condition.You are a lucky girl !
xo

Karen said...

Nice find! and you know i love that box, seeing as it originated near here and at a place we have frequented. :-)

Stephanie said...

Oh my, they are amazing and absolutely perfect! You blessed girl, you :) Hugs!

Grandma Kc said...

I've been looking for the perfect pair of old roller skates.... I have not been as lucky as you and so the search continues.

Becca said...

Very nice! Oo...I do love that box too!

The Boston Lady said...

Love it all! THey are so white! Did you have to polish them up? Nice find, Diane. Ann

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful skates !

DogsMom said...

Those laces are indeed amazing!
Very cute display.

I have been picking up old skates as I find them I plan on doing something similar as others have done with altered shoes, or perhaps just add some red and greenery for a holiday vignette.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, what a super find. I love them. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Linda Walker said...

If you ever want skating lessons, I have connections!!! lol...love how you have the ice skates displayed.
Linda