Friday, October 24, 2008

We interrupt our normally scheduled programming...

There will be no Flickr Favs Friday today (insert fake groan here). Instead, I'd like to share with you the treasure I came across today. After work today I told myself "Self, you've been feeling sorry for yourself and that's enough of that. Girl, go get some retail therapy!" So considering the wisdom behind the words, I went...I went to my most local thrift (op) shop thinking I would find a lamp with the right shape that I can tweak to fit into my soon to be new bedroom.


Well...I did find a lamp but not for my bedroom. I bought a little table lamp for our living room.

I also bought these little beauties for our table at our church's annual Christmas Tea...

They're going to be part of a re-creation of this table...


that I found in last year's November / December Blueprint issue (that is sadly no longer in print). (Sorry about the bad pic)



"So where is the treasure," you might be asking. Well, feast your eyes upon this little beauty...


Who gives away something like this? I'm thinking it's someone fabulously wealthy who decided to redo their kitchen in a different color. Yippee for me!

That's right my KitchenAid Stand Mixer in red (the color we wanted to do the new kitchen in). See how it gleams in the sunlight?!?! So shiny and smooth!
Sorry, anyway, I saw that puppy behind the cashier's counter ready to be put out on the floor and snatched it right up! And a bargain too - $75 (+tax) and I got to plug it in and make sure it works and everything. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!!!

So I guess this post falls more under the Love Fridays that Big Cat's got going on over at her blog. I LOVE Fridays!!

6 comments:

muralimanohar said...

Wow...that is AMAZING!!! In red, too!!! I would be totally hyperventilating, lol!!

(That table you are recreating looks awesome, too...do you entertain?? That would be SO pretty at a dinnerparty!! :D )

Sasparilla Sue said...

Ya know, we used to all the time but in the last 5 years or so we've become such couch potatos that we haven't had any parties. The new house, however, is perfect for dinner parties with a really awesome dining room so I see many dinner parties in our future.

edward and lilly said...

What an amazing find, I am green with envy!

one little acorn said...

I Love it too!
Lucky lucky you... what a find!
I love the candle sticks too. Lovely!

Serena said...

What a bargain. A Kitchen Aid for $75+tax US.. Even with the crappy Aussie Dollar to US Dollar exchange rate at the moment, that's still a bargain !! I'm jealous

BigCat said...

Nice score. Good for you. You were due for a little pick me up too.

I love that table that you want to recreate. It looks gorgeous.