Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thrift store finds...or not.

This past weekend, we had so many fun things planned. We intended to go to the park with a friend and her daughter, we intended to go to the pumpkin patch, and we intended to go to the fall festival. None of these things happened, as we all woke up feeling bad on Saturday. Determined to salvage even a small grain of the weekend, I decided to enjoy one of my favorite past times- going to the local thrift stores. I love this- it's like a treasure hunt; you never know what you might find.

It is easy to go into a thrift store, though, and end up coming back out with a lot of things you really didn't need. To curb this problem, I have begun going into the thrift stores in search of certain things only. Right now I'm in the market for the following items: a chandelier that can be painted and used with shades, interesting pictures or art work, plates or dishes, and place mats that can be made into pillows.

I wanted six red or white plates to hang on either side of my china hutch. In the end, I found zero red plates, and the only nice white ones I found were Christmas-y. Bummer. Do you ever go to the thrift store and come up empty handed? It doesn't happen to me often, but it surely did this time :(

I try to avoid "local big box store  that seems to be in every town and starts with a W" for obvious reasons- I overspend when I go there, the quality of their merchandise isn't always what I want, and I can never seem to get in and out of their quickly. I decided yesterday that I would just cruise through their kitchen section and leave.

Have you guys SEEN the new Pioneer Woman line? Holy. Cow.
So lovely! Details are what make the dinnerware from Ree Drummond’s new Pioneer Woman collection so special. Available exclusively at Walmart, the Paige 12-piece stoneware set has intricate embossed details and a unique crackle glaze finish. The dishes are both microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe, making them perfect for everyday use. Included are four 10.75" dinner plates, four 8" salad plates and four 8.25" bowls. See Ree’s full line at now and in your store on 9/14.:
Do you see those plates? They want to come live with me at my house. 

I have briefly perused her website and a couple of press releases, and even own one of the coffee cups, but those plates? Just what I was looking for.

I know what you're thinking, And no, I didn't break my "W-store rules." I only bought six of these pretty little plates...and some plate hangers so I could hang them in my dining room. I haven't got them on my wall yet, but I will soon. In the meantime, take a look at some of my "Pin-spiration" from Pinterest.

I really can't wait for you to see what I do next :)

Linking to StonegableWorthing CourtCedar Hill FarmhouseConfessions of a Plate Addict, and French Country Cottage!


  1. When we moved, I had no place to put my pretty, blue plates. So, I hung them on the wall.
    I love how it looks!
    HINT: I traced newspaper plates and arranged them on the wall before I hung them. Well worth the effort.

  2. What a great idea! I hadn't even thought of that. Thanks for the advice :)