Friday, December 9, 2016

Thrifty Christmas Finds!

I love Christmas thrift shopping! 
Always hoping to find some vintage items as I dig in boxes of random ornaments.  This year I found a few fun things!
This advent calendar was $1 and I added candy and took it to Tiger & Scout
they love it!
Of course Christmas books are always great and these board books for Scout were a total of $1
This Hallmark Angel stocking holder was .50 and is just like the one Sara had as a young girl.  So now Sara & Scout have matching stocking holders. 
My two angel girls!
(cute story when Scout saw the angel and was pointing out eyes, toes, etc she pointed to the hands and said 'clap'...Love it!)

Now for some goodies for me!
I got all of this for around $2?
Some was priced low and some was in a bag of 'stuff' for .25 so all in all a good deal!
This is my 3rd JOY plate and I hope to find at least one more.  WalMart had these several years ago with different words on them but I love JOY and so finding another plate for $1.50...score! 
The little Santa & Angel for .25 each
I almost did buy this Santa bank but he was marked HOMECO and only $1 so of course he came home with me!
Also marked Homco were these two Christmas Angels...one has broken wings but is still cute.  $1 each
Last, this little wooden head ornament
He is just so cute and came in the junk bag so a real bargain! 

Do you like to Thrift Christmas decor?
Let me know your favorite find! 

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's A GRAND Life!!

How lucky I am to have these two amazing Grands in my life! 
Tiger loves his little sister Scout and she adores him!  I love them both so very much!  They add such JOY to my life!
Before Thanksgiving they went to the mountains to enjoy some family time.
Tiger with his bow & arrow
Scout following behind him!
Our mountain boy!

Then a trip to South Georgia and the family farm for Thanksgiving!

Back home it was time to decorate the church.  It was a really fun time!
The wreath was almost as big as her!

Working on the Poinsettia tree!
So pretty when it's done!


Getting so grown up! 

The Tabb family lighted the first candle of Advent.
I really enjoy sharing worship time with my family.

A trip to the mall for some new clothes for Tiger who is growing so fast! 
Pants, shirts, jacket and new PJ's.
Then a fun ride on the Mall Train!
Scout's first time on the little mall train but I bet not her last!  Tiger loves it!
Always fun! 

We are busy as December will bring us parties, church activities and lots of family time! 

Wishing you all JOY,

Linda


Friday, November 25, 2016

Thrifty Things For The House

I have cut down on my thrift store buys, but I do like to find useful kitchen items.
I always look at coffee mugs...not that I need more but I do love to find new one's.  The Black & White pattern was .50 and will join my Waechtersbach collection.  The other matches another mug I found thrifting and was only .25

This little set of three measuring cups was .25 and will be in Scout's play kitchen.  Tupperware is always a good find for $1

I love the fabric on this homemade casserole carrier.  These are always handy at this time of year.  $1

Two little items for .20 each
A melamine cup always useful as a scoop and a Plantonite custard cup.

A favorite find, a Paris design bowl that matches some plates I have!  $1

I hope all of you had a lovely Thanksgiving.  I shared a meal with my Mom and my friend Carter.  It was yummy!  Now I'm thinking of Christmas!

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thrifty Things Friday

A lot has happened in the last month.
Not all of it good.
But we move on!

I have been thrifting about once a week lately and have had some good finds.  I decided to group them to share with you.  This week, pottery treasures!

I love the bamboo design on this Shawnee planter...$2
I seem to keep finding these little bird planters.  This one has a repaired wing but for $1 still cute!

These cute little pots were .79 each and the one with the bow is adorable! 

My favorite find in pottery these last few weeks...
This wall pocket planter
I saw some on Ebay but no maker listed.  I love it though and only $2

Thank you for all the sweet words about Annie.  She has settled in nicely and is such a cute little thing.  I'm so glad she and I found each other. 

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

Saturday, October 29, 2016

National Cat Day~~Meet Annie!

It's National Cat Day! 
Since losing my sweet Charlie I've been letting my heart heal. 
Finally it was time to bring a new furry love into my home.
Tiger and I spent a day checking out a few rescue cats at PetSmart before heading to our local animal shelter.
As Tiger told the ladies there, "we are looking for a calm cat, who likes children and likes to be petted!"
(I love this child)'
After playing with a few cats that just didn't steal my heart, we took this little cutie into the play room!  She loved to be petted and was very affectionate! She kept going up to Tiger's hand for pets and he said, 'Grandma she loves my hand!' We played with her awhile longer, I held her and my heart did a little melty thing.  Tiger looked at me and said, 'I think we found the one Grandma' and so we had.
Meet Annie Belle!
They think she is about 3 years old and was a stray.  I can tell she loves people so she must have had a home at one time.
She has some unusual markings for sure and the prettiest eyes!
We had to submit our application and were told to come back the next day to pick her up.  She was up to date on all her shots, spade, chipped and was well worth the $50 adoption fee.
Tiger and I brought her home and she was happy right from the start! 
Loves my bed and has become quite comfortable there!
She is eating well and has those amazing 'laser' eyes in this photo!
She and Mr Toes have gotten to know each other and that is going well.
I can't tell you how happy I am to once again have a kitty to love! 

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I hope you will tell your story about how you found the cat(s) in you life today! 
Tiger was very happy to help me find a new Kitty and we already are in love with 
Miss Annie! 

Wishing you JOY,
Linda