Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's time for Thursday's Treasures!!

So It's been a while since I visited the local Goodwill. I sort of promised the hubby I wouldn't buy anything new (to me) until I completed the projects I had here already. HAAAAAA!!


That only lasted a couple of weeks. I've at least started a couple of those projects like....


Spray paint the tree branches black for a Halloween tree








and paint the frames I bought before...

Of course I didn't take a before/ before photo of it all put together so you'll have to settle for this one. It had a really cool burnt orange mat with some old pictures. I bought it thinking I could paint the frame black, print out a spooky Halloween photo or saying and use the orange mat for a fun Halloween decoration. When I pulled the picture out it on the back of it was a note that looked like this...



It says: The Art Of Making Money Plenty In Every Man's Pocket

By: Doctor Franklin

At this time when the general complaint is that money is so scarce it must be an act of kindness to inform the moneyless how they can reinforce their purses. I will acquaint all with the true secret of money catching, the certain way to fill empty purses and how to keep them always full. Two simple rules well observed will do the business. 1st Let honesty and labor be thy constant companions. 2nd Spend one penny every day less than thy clear gains. Then shall thy purses soon begin to thrive, thy creditors will never insult thee nor want oppress nor hunger bite, nor naked freeze thee, the whole hemisphere will shine brighter, and pleasure spring up in every corner of thy heart.

Now thereby embrace these rules and be happy.

What a cool treasure to stumble upon! What great wisdom I'm assuming during the Great Depression. Words to live by for some one suffering thru our current economy! Anyhow- moving on.


Ok so that's as far as I actually got on the projects. I couldn't help myself from running off for a shopping spree! ;)

Take a look at the Treasures ......


In the above photo It's a large green and rust platter, a large black basket a french wine label plaque and wall paper with a very unique pattern in just the color I've been looking for!!




There was also this very large bowl sort of thing. This picture doesn't do it justice!!

Here's another picture of the platter...



And a close up of the wallpaper. The flash made the paper take on a bright turquoise

but really it's more of a green turquoise...
The PERFECT color for my entryway. I've never been much of a wallpaper fan but some of the patterns they've come up with are just gorgeous. This one reminds me of something my Idol Tracy Porter would use in her home. ANYTHING she does is brilliant in my book! ;)
Oh I almost forgot! Prices!!! Let's see, black basket $3.99 Tracy Porter wanna be wallpaper $2.99 for an entire roll. French wine label plaque $3.99. Green and rust platter $5.99 and the most expensive piece, the bowl thingamajigger $9.99. A little more than I'd normally pay but it was such a large statement piece, I made an exception. ;)
Treasures Grand Total $26.95 (Goodwill doesn't charge taxes!)
Not a bad shopping spree! ;)











8 comments:

Room to Inspire said...

Great finds - and I really like the bowl thingamajigger, my favorite!

Chelsea

The Blythe Blog said...

you're awesome! Love it!!!

vicki archer said...

You are going to be busy...Have a happy weekend, xv.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a fun spree!! Have a great weekend girl.

Brabourne Farm said...

You found some great treasures - love the wallpaper! Have a lovely weekend. Leigh

Lissa said...

That is so cool about the money article. I like what it says a lot but I'm still not taking back the dress i bought at anthro today.. ;)

Well, get back to work! You have a lot to do! ;)

LuLu said...

Your treasures are wonderful. so glad you had a fun shopping spree and the prices were just right,
xo,
LuLu

Dawn said...

ooh Angie...I love your finds...BUT I really LOVE you TP inspired wallpaper...the BEST!!! I did love the table top video...I really need some of her Artisan Road dinnerware, I think that just makes it!!! I also NEVER find old tapestires for 8 bucks to just throw on my table...oh what to do!!!