28 February 2010

Garden Treasures

There is this one antique shop that my daughter and I love to visit, and they had some candles that they were selling from a small shop in a city not too far from us, say about 25 miles. Yesterday we decided to go over there as we were getting cabin fever, and purchase some of the candles from the shop since their website looked really interesting. The whole store was kind of 70's, but they did have a lot of candles. Now I'm all for supporting local small businesses, but their prices were double that of the antique store! That was too bad as I really wanted this one scent, but when they were higher than a national candle company I decided to wait and see if the other place restocked. So we left empty handed. On the way back home my daughter points out another Goodwill store. Oh yes! I told you they were popping up everywhere! She found one of those huge fake ficus trees for $7, and the cutest wicker shelf rack for around $5 for her office at work. I was hauling this around the whole store. This thing is huge and heavy.

Can you see the possibilities?! I thought that it would look so cool in my garden shed when we get it moved down the hill. I was so excited! A little over 5 bucks thank you very much! Then I spied the next two items.

The darling little birdhouse that I will paint, and then this gigantic tin thing that looks so cool. Of course, you know how it goes.....hey mom, if you don't want it I'll take it off your hands!

This so neat dragonfly I bought the day before. It has a little crack in the glass, but who cares? It will go outside either by my pond or the garden house. Ahhh, I love finding bargains. This bloomin' weather around here has been very windy and cold. Well, not so cold that you can't be in a warm spot from the wind. Oh! And guess what!! They are forecasting rain/snow for us on Tuesday!!! My oh my we definitely have some winter here in the south. Tomorrow is the first day of March, I wonder what it will bring?


Marilyn said...

Hey.... You did great!! What a wonderful treasure trove!!

Dianna said...

I really like all of your wonderful finds yesterday! My VERY favorite is the blue tin with the gorgeous work on the front of it! WOW...my mind could go in a lot of directions with that one!

Sounds like we may all be needing to keep coats at arms reach for a while yet.

Have a wonderful remainder of the day, Ulrike!

Southern Lady said...

I love your finds! Yes, our southern weather this year is certainly colder than usual. I am hoping that March brings warmer weather. We will see about Tuesday; I am praying that the weatherman is wrong about this one. Have a blessed day!

Anke said...

You were able to find a few very lovely things at Goodwill. We used to have one here in town, but it must have closed a while back. There are a few thrift stores around here that I love though and we do go there just to browse every so often. Hope you don't get too much snow.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a lot of goodies you found!

I love the fountain basin!

Kathy said...

Hi Sweetie,
Well the first day of March brought sunshine for us!!!!
That doesn't happen much in winter here!!!!!

Your new treasures are great!
Lucky duck!
You'll have fun with the beauty in your garden.

xoxo~kathy @ Sweet up-North Mornings...

Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

You had such great finds!! The basin is my favourite. It will look lovely in your garden. Will you show us the pictures when you have given it a final place?

Lieve groet, Madelief

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

It is just a winter-wonderland where you live! Great pictures! Love the new treasures for spring and can't wait to see your yard when the snow melts!


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