Thursday, October 2, 2008

Catching up, trips to Goodwill, a funny story, and a project in progress

I'm sorry that I haven't been on here much lately, as I have been "under the weather". I am supposed to be resting right now, so I have time to catch up! Not to whine, well maybe, but I have a throat infection and my first case of laryngitis and it is SO frustrating. I thought my firefighter man and my kiddos would be happy with my loss of voice, but I'm not sure. My dear firefighter man keeps saying "WHAT?!" with annoyance and my kids claim to not hear me when I don't have laryngitis, so they probably do like having another excuse for them not hearing me when asking them to do something with laryngitis. Anyway, I got a penicillin shot this morning, so it has to get better, right?! *I don't normally feel sorry for myself, but I have to say that it really sucks not having your voice and now I know how Ariel felt!*

I have to tell you a funny interesting story about something that happened today... and I have to say that I am like a magnet to situations such as these.


So, I have laryngitis today, right? Yep, and I never know if my words will come out as barely a whisper or as a pubescent boy, so while I was waiting in line at Goodwill today, (I had 45 mins. to wait for my Amoxycilin and I just happened to be right down from Goodwill) this nice woman with her grandaughter starts asking me about my goodies in my basket. When I started answering (in a strained cat dying kind of whisper/croak) I also said to her, "Excuse my voice, but I have laryngitis". She says, "Oh I'm so sorry...I WOULD have to ask you a million questions, right?! *laughing*. She says, "I hope you feel better" and turns back around. Not 30 seconds later, she turns back to me and starts spewing information about her bone density test today and how she's going to be going through menopause FOREVER and also how her uterus was dislodged from her body when she was in a car accident...yikes and then had to have it cut out! I just kind of listened making strange facial expressions while she went on and on. Oh, how do I get myself into these situations?! So to beat all, when she was done with her story (thank goodness it was her turn to pay), she says "Isn't Goodwill so much fun?!". I just nodded and jumped to the next cash register as quickly as possible. Ugh...

Ok, so here are the goods that I have bought in the last month or so that I haven't posted until now. Here is the first haul:

I can't remember now how much everything cost, but just know it was a good deal! I do remember the green coat, which is brighter than this pic shows, was half price, so it was $4 and it had it's new tags on it!
I loved the top 2 white and red balls, they are vintage and have glittered children in ice skates.The black ballet Crocs for my daughter were $4 and the Lilly Pulitzer starfish jeans were $7 (and they fit me!). I love the crab embroidered Lands End shirt for my oldest and I re-did the pumpkin to look a little cuter for our store.The tops for my 2 daughters were $3 each and the handmade firetruck jon jon (for my friend's son) was $2!Here is another haul:
This quilt was $7 and like brand new. It just happens to be perfect for my daughters' room that is pink, purple, and orange!

And here are 2 Lilly Pulitzer dresses for $3 each to add to my collection!And this is my haul from today:
The most expensive thing was the Lilly Pulitzer pants for $8 and the cheapest was .22 for one of the candlesticks.The Southern Living "dress me up plate" was $3.25 and the Magic Treehouse collection of 4 books still in the packaging was $2.25!
This vintage housecoat was $4 and in my colors! Maybe I should wear it as a smock when I paint furniture!
I have always loved these wall quotes and they were only $2.25 (look for a giveaway for one very soon!).I bought the big glass thing in the middle to put a pumpkin in and decorate for Halloween! The misc. candleholders will be painted black and will have mini pumpkins on them. The crystal candleholders will be the base for cupcake stands (like the one mom did at the top of this page) to put in The Porch for sale. I thought these old Noritake plates would be perfect for this project as well!
Oh, and here is a cute fabric Halloween tablecloth ($3):

So, here are my Halloween projects in progress. I have been so inspired by so many of you in blogland who have given such great ideas for Halloween decorating! I will, of course, show you the final result and will give credit to those who deserve it for inspiring me!

Stay healthy!




10 comments:

sharie said...

I wondered that you'd been quiet! I've had larry-wahshisname in the past and it is no fun at all. Hope you feel better soon.

I can't believe how much stuff you have got and so cheaply. Those Goodwills of yours sound fantastic.

belladella said...

I was starting to wonder where you were :) I hope you start feeling better and get your voice back soon. I was at Goodwill today too. I got some great stuff that I will post about in the next few days. Love all your finds, especially the turkey platter ;)

barbara said...

I've had those conversations in line at the thrift store, wishing somehow I could back away slowly, or the earth would swallow me up, or ... Hope you feel better soon!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I have been fightin something..but have my voice...I am so sorry but that whole story cracked me up. OMIGOSH> hysterical. CAn't wait to see what you do with all your goodies especially the Halloween ones. cherry

Lisa said...

I needed a good laugh and your trip to Goodwill was too funny! Never too sick to get a good deal! How do I win a wall quote?? Your big sis

the old schoolhouse said...

What a wonderful blog ,I really enjoyed looking at all your treasure,love the quilt,Angie.

Sharon said...

Wow girly you certainly scored! I love all your Goodwill treasures!

Hugs, Sharon

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'm sorry you've been under the weather, but WOW -- if that helped get you to Goodwill for this haul maybe it was worth it? A tiny bit? :-) Seriously I hope you're feeling better.

I can't believe how much Lilly Pulitzer gets ditched at your Goodwill! And...that "interesting" conversation you had? TOTALLY would have happened to me, too, hahaha!

Lola Enchanted said...

Oh my, so much wonderful eye candy to be greeted with!!! Stop on by my blog and enter my tea give away, maybe that'll help your throat!!!
Hope your feeling better!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

ahhhhh, some great finds, I've loved looking at your finds, you know it gives me inspiration for what to look out for on my thrifting adventures.

love the quilt the best!

Sarah

p.s. sorry about you being sick

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