Now that we’re home from our skiing trip, the weekend is full of hockey. Last weekend of hockey for the season and then lacrosse starts. Both the boys are in tournaments and the tournaments are in opposite ends of the city, so my hubbie goes one way and I go the other. The rink that I took my son to this morning is a small rink in a small town. I’ve been there at least a dozen times but I never noticed the little Salvation Army all tucked in behind bushes on the corner right by the arena. Caught my eye this morning on the way home from the game, slammed on my brakes and went roaring into the parking lot – much to the joys of the driver behind me. For that matter my son too – “mom are you crazy, what are you doing?” “I can’t believe I never noticed this Salvation Army here!” “Oh great” my son groans “we’re gonna be here forever.” “Nope not forever but we have several hours between games, perfect.” So above you can see the beautiful yellow shirt, caught my eye because the weather is starting to co-operate and it looks like we might get some Spring and I need some colour back in my wardrobe – for $3.00 I’ll take all the yellow… The plaid shirt, I just love plaid shirts together with a pair of comfy jeans to hang about – take a look at the detail in the back fleu -de lis, sequins and all. Love it and for $3.00 love it even more…
I love canvas bags you can wear criss-cross over your shoulder – don’t have one – want one – found one today – $2.50…why pay more?
Last but not least – I have this old arborite table from the 60’s that I scored from my mother-in-law’s basement of goodies. I knew I was on to a good thing when I saw the exact same table featured as good design in “Style at Home” magazine. I paired mine with some funky Ikea chairs and because the table is small I moved it to the middle of my family room- kitchen. It looks great, but the problem is the area where the table is situated is not meant to for a table as there is no light in the ceiling. I’ve got a floor lamp nearby to give some light, but I came up with the idea to get a battery operated little lamp as I can’t have an electrical plug running across the table. Could not find one – found one today – $2.50 and it’s the cutest thing – love it – don’t think I’ll ever shop like a normal person again – then again maybe I’m shopping like a normal person and everyone else is not!
Table was free – benefit of having a mother-in-law who keeps everything and gladly gave it to me. I have seen this table or close to it for as much as $200.00 – $300.00 in antique stores. I’ve got a few other antiques around the house as well – another post – another time. Wishing everyone happy thrifting!