Last week my in-laws gave me some birthday money, and I told Mr. Magpie that the one thing I wanted to do was go over to the Goodwill all by myself to buy up some decorations for my office. So the plan was made for me to go today, on my birthday. Well, I couldn’t stand to wait, so I took the kids and went last week. Good thing I did, since today I am sick and not really wanting to go anywhere.
I was going to say that I hit the jackpot at the Goodwill, but the truth is that I always find lots of great stuff. I know people say they can’t find things at thrift stores, but I always do. I don’t think it matters where you live, either, because I’ve had this luck at all thrift stores I’ve ever been in across the country. I think it’s just a commitment to looking through a lot of junk, but also noticing it when you see the tiny edge of something under all the rest and saying, “Oh! There’s something there! Let’s check it out.”
Admittedly, this was a particularly good trip, because not only did I find exactly what I was looking for, I also found a great 50’s era couch!! I am in love with it. Also the vintage granny square blanket and the floral lamp. So great.
My big goal was to find things to add to the plate wall, and find I did.
I think the birds on wood are my favorite of all. There were a ton more of things like this — I had to leave a ton behind. I wish I could have bought it all! 🙂
I’m really excited to finish the walls in my workshop, with paint and artwork and everything. At least the one wall. I may go ahead and paint it today so I can start hanging stuff up. Painting is kind of mindless and relaxing, and it’s such a teeny tiny wall, I may not be able to stop myself.
Hope you all had a great weekend! 🙂