Thursday, April 11, 2019

When one thing leads to another...

...don't you love the unexpected? I had an idea to buy some odd 'cheap' frames from the old thrift store for some of my art. I thought I was putting SO much work into some of my characters, that it would be nice to frame my favorites.


 All of these are empty except for the one on top. I cleaned them all and put them in a small box and if I don't use them, I can always donate them back!

 
I never go on Saturday because I think it will be too busy but that's what I did anyway. And I walked in and went straight to the frames and found exactly what I wanted and went to the checkout with my 'haul'. (25 cents each for frames)


Oh and they had jewelry at the checkout and I picked out these pins for 25 cents each. 


And the cards were where I was standing in line and I got this bag of handmade cards...yes, 25 cents!


 (an example of those in the bag)

But when I was driving home, I passed a 'Craft Sale' sign. I mean I really drove past it. But guess what? My car turned down a side street, turned around and headed back in the other direction!!! 


Cherrywood Estates has the VERY best craft sales EVER! 


And the ladies there all recognize me too. I got hugs from several of them. There were even some of the Hospice Volunteers there shopping...more hugs!


So what did I buy? 



I bought a basket from the basket lady and got a hug.


And I splurged on these beautiful handmade Queen size pillowcases! 


I hope my sweet cousin Cindy doesn't see this post. She has told me how to make them and will surely remember that I have some pretty fabric I could use.


 But these were PERFECT! Don't you think? (I have blue sheets on my bed!)

I feel very blessed to get to shop for things I enjoy and love finding the unexpected!

Have you had something good happen to you this week too?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays .


34 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I love all your purchases and treasures you found. The basket and pillowcases are beautiful. You were right on to turn the car around. The handmade cards are pretty. The white frame is my favorite. Wishing you a happy day!

Tom said...

...I've always enjoyed frames!

Anonymous said...

you found some beautiful treasures! Funny how that car has a mind of its own lol,,,

Sue said...

Oh! my. Diane, I love your new found treasures, I bet you are glad you decided to go on Saturday!~wink~
I like the idea of framing cards! The pillow cases are so pretty, nice and springy. Have a great day, thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
Sue

Sandy said...

You did strike some gold. The frames are perfect. I always check out my local thrift store for frames. Multiple uses and often find some really good ones.
I love the basket and the pillowcases are superb with that rose pattern.

Debbie said...

WoW!! good finds!! i am trying to think of something good from this week and i can't really think of anything too special so i guess not!! my legs still work and i always think that is pretty awesome!!

i like those frames, i have those gold ones in my home, with my sons graduation pictures in them!!

and a great haul on the cards. i sometimes make cards and they take a long time...but when i see them at a craft show, i always buy them. they are always cheaper than a nice hallmark card and i have more room to write my message!!!

the pillowcases are beautiful!!!!

Lorrie said...

Great finds. Your car might need some training, though - seems to go off on its own! Love the pillowcases!

It's me said...

This is so Nice .....happy weekend ....love Ria 💕💕

Happy@Home said...

Sweet dreams are sure to happen while sleeping on those pretty pillowcases. Sounds like a fun day filled with treasures and hugs.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That is so awesome that you have these nice places to shop and even get hugs when you go there! I was so happy this week when I have gotten almost everyday FaceTime calls from my daughter who is away at college in Rhode Island. She just made my week and made me smile!!!
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Julie xo

Out on the prairie said...

went to a rummage and bake sale today and found some treasures,headed to a book sale next.

Ann said...

You got some great deals at the thrift shop and bonus on the craft sale. I love walking through things like that and browsing

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm envious of ladies like you that find great bargains, Diane. I love the pillow cases--so pretty. I'm glad you have your car trained so well. xo

Jill said...

I love going to thrift stores!! Such amazing finds :-) Love all the frames you found and 25 cents is a great price for them! Craft shows are always so enjoyable to visit too, love all the work that is put into making everything. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Blessings,
Jill

Vee said...

That was a most successful day of shopping. The pillowcases a wonderful and will be so pretty on your bed. I really like the basket, too. Okay, I like it all...

Carla from The River said...

The frames are fantastic. 25 cents, that is a good price. Sounds like you have a great Thrift Store. :-)

Michelle said...

I love those pillow cases. My grandmother made me so many and I have them saved, after enjoying them! Thanks for linking up today!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Ha ha... you need the bumper stick... "Warning: I stop for craft sales!" I like getting frames at thrift stores for my photos. They have more character than the new ones!

Terri D said...

The most wonderful thing for us is a visit from our son, who has been away for a year in Kuwait. What joyful hugs we got tonight!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What great finds! I love homemade cards and I should try to make some one of these days. I'm still coughing and trying to get over this crazy cold I've had. The cough has got me down for going on 3 weeks now. Crazy!

Nanaland said...

Oh I wish I could have gone shopping with you Diane. You got a lot of great bargains.

Helen Philipps said...

What a lot of great finds Diane! So lovely to catch up with you here today too XXX

Sandra said...

good job on the treasure hunting... made me a little sad those beautiful cards for 25 cents. it takes a lot of work to make them... you hit the jack pot in both places

Jill Harrison said...

What a wonderful shopping spree you have. So lovely to buy hand made crafts that have been created with love and care. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Susie said...

Diane, I love that your car knows where you need to go. LOL. You funny girl. I love all the goodies you ended up with after shopping. Lots of nice things to play with too. Oh the pillow cases are a hit with me. Ted has a big pillow that I usually put two standard cases on and make them met in the middle. LOL Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie.

podso said...

It pays to pursue these places because every now and then you win big! As you did. Love the fabric on that pillow.

DeniseinVA said...

Such great finds. Loved the cards and the pretty rose material on the pillow cases. The basket I loved too. I have a collection of ones I have picked up over the years.

Barbara said...

You found some good deals with your shopping!

Yesterday I found the perfect picture for our family room wall for only $7.98, originally from Kirklands, 25-inches square. I was thrilled and we hung it up last night.

Great blog post, Diane!

Anonymous said...

Diane, oh you sure snagged some sweet stuff! Love the pins especially! I do love thrift stores and craft sales. You did good!

Red Rose Alley said...

You got so many goodies at the thrift store. The craft sale looks fantastic. I would love to browse through there. I like that cute basket, and the rose pillow cases look pretty on your bed. I'm glad you found so many unexpected things to take home with you, Diane. And you ran into some ladies that you knew - that makes the day even more special. : )

~Sheri

Linda said...

You hit the jackpot!! Love all your treasures!!
And those pillowcases are just lovely!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

LOL! Isn't your car well trained!

You certainly found some wonderful treasures. Love all of your purchases, and those pillow cases are lovely.

All the best Jan

Jeannie said...

Funny how my car also turns itself around and heads in the opposite direction; except my car always follows "Garage Sale" signs. Doesn't work when my husband is driving, never ever. Must be a computer sensor chip thingy going out.
Jeannie@GetMeToTheCounty

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Its always fun finding unexpected treasures at thrift stores and as you said unused items can always be donated back, usually I pick a different store so its new to that place. Recently, I bought some books to send and stationary as well.