Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thrifty Finds! *AND* Our New Kitten :) - ***warning - pic heavy!***

Happy Spring All!  Although here in Virginia it's more like summer -- 80 degrees --this is some crazy weather!  I have some great finds from this weekend to share but first I have to show you the latest addition to the family, our new kitten, Sushi:

Sushi - 7 months
Technically, he's Jenna kitten but since she lives with us, I get to play with him and snuggle with him but Jen has to scoop the litter pan - LOL - so really, he is like my grand kitty :)  Jenna adopted him from "Last Chance Rescue" and under the terms of the adoption, Sushi cannot be declawed and he must be an indoor cat.  He was already neutered and our vet has given him a clean bill of health.  No feline leukemia so no worries bringing him in and around Lily...although Lily isn't sure about him either way.  We also have three dogs and Sushi loves them!  He was not at all afraid of them and of course they are great with cats so I didn't worry about them terrorizing him.  I haven't posted pics of our pups before so here they are:

Bailey, our 11 year pomeranian:

and Bixley, our 7 year old rat terrier:

and Denny, our 4 year old boxer:

and of course, I can pass up the chance to post a pic of Lily!  Here she is perched on the back of the recliner in my craft room:

and just for fun, here's Lily with laser-eyes - YIKES!  Jenna snapped this with her cell phone and, yeah, it's a little unnerving - LOL!

Lily doesn't like to "play" with the new kitten but she is really interested in everything he does.  He pretty much ignores her but every once in awhile, he'll chase her for sport - LOL!  But Lil' always comes back to keep an eye on him so I think that in time they will be friends (I'm hoping, anyway). 

Ok, so enough about our furbabies and on to my thrifty finds this week!

I totally had the luck of the Irish on Saturday!  My first fabby find of the day was the 1936 hand-painted peacocks:

and this is what is written on the back:
Isn't that so neat?  It's also a little sad; to think this may have been something very sentimental and treasured and there it was just thrown in among all the other discarded home decor :(  It's 76 years old!  It should be treated with more respect, no?  ;)  This is why I brought it home and it is now displayed in my living room.  I did remove the matting because it was water-stained and the painting looks far more vibrant without it.  

The next finds were the vases.  I mentioned last week my obsession with colored glass and vintage glass so these were right up my alley.  The pink of the FTD vase is really subtle but so pretty.  I see lots of Teleflora, FTD, and Edible Arrangements items while thrifting and they are some of the prettiest and cutest designs!  I have two other vases (Telefora) that I picked up awhile ago (before I decided to blog about it!) and I will be sharing one of them this week when I do my "spring mantel" post :).  The other vase is vintage hobnail milk glass by Brody.

Next up is the casserole dish:

Isn't this graphic so simple and cute?  And it's milk glass - win/win!   Now I want the whole set ;) 

Finally, I walked into the Salvation Army thrift store and these beauties hollered my name - "yoo hoo, Lisa, look at our teal gorgeousness - we'll look great in your kitchen..."  NAB...that's me grabbing them off the shelf in a death clutch - Ha ha :)  I also scored an aqua glass mixing bowl (seen in the pic of the day's haul) and it's stamped "made in France."  I don't know anything about it other than it's super heavy and AQUA :) oh, and it was $2.  

I hope you have a lovely week!

1 comment:

  1. Sweet four legged family members! We love pets here too!
    Great finds this week!
    Love the inscription on the back of the painting... I bought a frame not too long ago with an attached letter... and love it!
    Have a wonderful week!
    dee dee