If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Sunday, September 12, 2010

thrift store purchases and dining room update









Saturday, Jeff and I went to the antique mall, a junk store and 2 thrift stores.  We were looking for a piece of furniture to hold a tv.  We did not find one but I did find a few good things,  at yard sale prices even!
I got this stack of Pyrex Corningware Visions -whatever you want to call it - cookware for $8.25.  I've found a few other pieces at yard sales and just love cooking in it.  It cleans up really easy.  And if you don't think I got a bargain, just look on Ebay and see what the sets are going for.  Crazy high prices and they are so heavy, it costs almost as much to ship them. 
Mr. and Mrs. pillowcases for $2 at the antique mall
6 cup muffin pan,  $1 at the Antique Mall.  I've been looking for one these so I can make 1/2 recipes of muffins.


At home,  I am still working on re-doing the dining room.  It needs some things on the walls but very slowly, it is coming together.  So far,  I've not spent a dime,  just been reusing and changing up and moving things in my house around.

This sofa table was in our bedroom but I was so surprised that it fits right in that funny little bump out and looks good too.  The stool underneath can be pulled out and used for extra seating at the dining table. 
The window coverings are sheers we already had,  then I sewed a valance and added the trim to the bottom.  The fabric on the stool and for curtains was re-used from a table cloth I used several years ago in the craft room.  It is waverly vintage rose, was sold at Target years ago, but I still like it and wish they would reissue it.

sorry about these pictures being so dark, I took them with no flash - I've read several places that you get better pictures with natural light and no flash - and that may be true for real photographers, but not so much for an  amateur like me.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Rhonda,
    How pretty. You are doing a great job. I have missed you. You are been too quiet.:)
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  2. Lovely goodies! I especially like the pillowcases. :)

    I don't like taking pictures with the flash off either most of the time. I just think it looks better the other way. I am a photography rebel, I suppose. :)

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  3. I love to go shopping in my own home...moving things from one room to another. Your dining room is looking good!

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  4. It's looking great! :)

    I love those old pillowcases...so cute!

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  5. The sofa table is just perfect in that area! Don't you just love it when you can do a makeover and not spend big bucks on it?

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  6. Hi
    I have been a silent reader for a while now and found you through Elizabeths blog "Turtle Cottage"
    Love what you have doen and you have also given me ideas fro my house when we move(if we ever move)! lol
    Congrats on the thrift store finds, they were relly good ones ,btw LOVE the pillow slips.
    have a happy day
    Rachel

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  7. You got a great deal on the Pyrex. I have a couple of pieces and love cooking with it. Love the fabric in the valance and footstool.

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  8. You've done a wonderful job on your dining room. I remember that Visionware and would love to find some myself. It was neat to see the food as it cooks. Hope you have a lovely rest of the week!

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  9. Love the covered stool and the window valance! That's one of my favorite patterns. The Mr & Mrs. pillowcases are fabulous! I love monogrammed linens and find them hard to find. Everything looks lovely!

    Manuela

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I love to hear from you - thanks for telling me what you think.

Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda