Thursday, July 24, 2008

Batteries not included...

I set out last night to take some pictures of my new treasures as I had promised and I had a little camera trouble- also known as cheap batteries. I went through 3 sets of AAs last night and managed to get a few taken before it died completely. Please note that photography is definitely not my thing.

The chairs were part of the wonderful gifts from my work friend. Remember, I went by her house on Saturday morning and loaded up my car. I have all the pieces to finish the seats on the ones below. I just need to reload the old staple gun. The little chair with the gold upholstery is adorable. I believe it belonged to her grandmother. I sort of like it just the way it is. I am just going to clean it up and hope that my house gets bigger! Actually I think some of this stuff will find a home in the old store.

The items below are some of the great stuff I loaded my Goodwill cart with the night before last. I think I must be starting a vintage mug collection, unintentionally of course! All of those are old and made in Japan. I just love the colors and designs. Check out the chickens on the blue ones- you might have to use a magnifying glass- I should have taken a close up. The green gingham fabric- Martha Stewart curtains. Not sure where they are going. Actually, now that I think about it, I might use them to cover the seats of the two little chairs above.

I spent last night putting all this stuff away (read hiding from husband). He came home from work this morning to find the kitchen completely rearranged and a new bench at the kitchen table. We won't even mention how many new plates went on the wall! More pictures will come soon. I need to charge my batteries- so to speak!


traci said...

cute stuff. we have a new goodwill in the next town over. i haven't been there yet, but i am thinking i better go soon.

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Kim! Thanks so much for leaving me a comment! I am from VA as well and would LOVE to own that old general store! How lucky you are! I have enjoyed reading all of your blog entries too! It's funny b/c my mom and I love trips to Goodwill together...although we have to sell most of the things that we find in our booth b/c we don't have any more room left in our 3 houses! Oh, and while your anniv. is July 7th, my wedding anniversary is JUNE 7th! Although, mine was 11 yrs. this year. Well, keep in touch!

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Kim! Wow you found some great things! I love the black canister and those mugs are so pretty, I love the patterning and chickens! You are a lucky girl to have a friend load your car up with chairs! Your house must be adorable inside with all your treasures!
Have a great day!