Friday, 18 December 2015

Best Thrifty Purchase....EVER!!!







Last Friday...

On our way to the cottage...

We stopped into Beamsville, and one of our favorite Thrift Stores...Bibles For Missions.. 

As soon as I walked in...I spied this!!!

As it was near the front of the store, I figured it was in the Auction...

But...

To my delight...

It was marked...

***$5***



I nearly screamed!!

Next chore was to convince the boyfriend that it would fit into our 2 dr car, as we did not have the SUV that day!!

Everything was a go!!

Until we got it to the car...

A bit of wedging...

Grunting...

Groaning...

Squeezing...

She's in!!!!



I cleaned her up...

She was in excellent shape... 

We put it in the waterside guest room...under a blanket...

Miss V's Mom has a kitchen for her for Christmas, so we did not want to spoil that surprise!!

This smaller bedroom...

With the twin beds...

Will be hers, once she starts sleeping over at the cottage...

We had this window put in...which allows the setting sun to stream sunlight in at the end of the day!!

These quilts were from her Moms bedroom when she was a little girl...
The eyelet bed skirts were another thrifty buy at the same store years ago!!

This is where I house most of my paint-by-number paintings...

I should show you some time!!

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We will be picking her up shortly and heading out for a drive to the cottage...

It is quite a bit colder today...as a cold front has dropped in for the weekend...

Our temps for Christmas Eve are expected to be in the midteens celsius!!

We will stop for lunch along the way...

Hopefully Miss V will get to explore the beach...throw a few stones in!!

But...fingers crossed...she doesn't spy her Disney Princess Kitchen in the other room!! 

I will have my camera on overtime!!

Hope you all have a great day...and a great weekend...

                      Cheers!  :o)
                         linda

**ps...notice the recipe book has a recipe for banana bread!!! how appropriate!!**

 

52 comments:

  1. This is delightful! She will flip! I am flipping! What a find. Bedroom looks so pretty - love the quilts... and the sun streaming. Makes me smile! :-)

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    1. Thanks Suzanne...I know she will love it!!

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  2. What a great purchase indeed . Oh I am sure Miss V will love it ! Love that room . It is colder today and we are also getting the odd peek of sun through the clouds yesterday was sunny and warmer and Miggs and I loves it spent the day outside . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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    1. It was pretty nipply when we took her out to the cottage on Friday...
      Warmer temps coming!

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  3. You're a wonderful Gram. Well done on the deal and how flippin' cute is both the bedroom and the Disney.

    Happy Christmas.

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  4. Great buy and it looks in pristine condition!
    Love that bedroom Linda..My girls had a quilt each too..matching..Bonnet Girls/Holly Hobbie....a friends mother stitched them at the time..I still have them.I loved their rooms..
    I loved that time.

    Have a great day!Oh and weekend!

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    1. Oh gosh...I remember Holly Hobbie!!! I am pretty sure I did some embroidery with her pic on it!
      I still have a few of the girls Strawberry Shortcake dolls...
      We had an excellent day...lots of pics to share when I get a minute...
      Spent yesterday in bed with a nasty sinus headache and sore throat...better today1

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  5. What a great find Linda! Miss V will be thrilled to have another kitchen to play in. The guest bedroom at the cottage is so pretty with those sweet quilts on the beds. I hope you're enjoying the weekend at the cottage. It's mild here too and foggy. snow is melting down again. Take care. Hugs. Pam

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    1. We have 3 bedrooms...this one has the twin beds...the others have doubles...I think she will like this bedroom the best...perhaps she will sleep over next summer!
      We only visited on Friday...might stay over on New Yeas Eve!

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  6. You just gotta love the thrift stores! Excellent buy! Hours of fun for sure with that one! Yippeee!
    Colder here, too...grey and windy! brr.... Almost got all the wrapping done today. Moving right along!

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    1. Good for you...I am kind of in neutral...had a bit of a bad day yesterday...

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  7. $5!!! Wow, that's a steal! And so cute. She will love it.

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    1. Yes...yes...yes...yes...and I think so too!

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  8. You hit the JACKPOT! Five bucks is practically GIVING it away!

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  9. OHMYGOSH!!! you're the best!
    that is so adorable.
    two little chefs. nana and miss v.
    she will one day be as great in the kitchen as you are. how can she not be??? LOLOL.
    and i love that room you have for her at the cottage. i love everything about it.
    is that enough gushing for one reply? good grief. can't help it though. every word sincere.
    goodbye.
    xo

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    1. Oh Tammy...I love when you gush!!

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  10. Best.nana.ever! She'll love it.

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  11. Princess V will adore it, what a lucky little girl.

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    1. Hi Rosemary...Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Oh what a happy little girl when she sees her Princess Kitchen. That is just adorable and what a buy~ I got my duvet and white dust ruffle at a Thrift Store. When you find a good buy it's so fun.

    Love the little bedroom with the twin beds and the quilts..... I could sure snuggle in that cute room with the sun streaming through the window.

    Love and hugs Made my first batch of toffee this morning. One more to go.

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    1. Oh I love that feeling when you get something you love for hardly anything!!
      You...are a great thrifty clothes shopper, Wanda!
      Did somebody say TOFFEE?? Yummo!

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  13. Score! Miss V will surely love it. And I love your room! Love the exposed beams and wood on the ceiling.

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    1. It is all open upstairs...great for midnight chatting with your guests!!

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  14. She is going to love this!! What a lucky find for you. You've made such a cozy room for Miss V too ... such pretty quilts against that rustic ceiling ... looks great! I know you're all going to have a great weekend ;) I like that princesses know a thing or two about making a good banana bread too!
    Wendy

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    1. Thanks Wendy...
      We went for the day on Friday...had a ball on the beach!
      She is my best baking buddy!

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  15. What fun Miss V will have with her princess piece . . .
    And, OH MY . . . do I love her room at the cottage . . .
    Love the rafters . . . her momma's quilts . . .
    eyelet . . .
    new window . . .
    Enjoy the cottage, your wee little love . . . stone collecting . . .
    Have a Merry time . . .

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  16. awww Beautiful!! What fun for Miss V!! All cozy and beautiful!! A princess !!
    xoxoxoxox

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  17. That is a fabulous thrifty find and Miss V will love it. Our granddaughter, 6, still loves her kitchen and she asked for a washing machine for Christmas. I'm hoping she takes in my laundry :) but she says, silly Granny, it's a play washing machine for my dolly clothes.

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    1. Out of the mouth of babes, eh Linda?

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  18. Fabulous find indeed!! Happy Christmas! xx

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  19. Adorable! She will be SO excited ;-) Where do we find YOUR recipe for the banana bread?? Hmmmmm???? Need a good, tried and true one! Linda

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    1. AS I have said before...I use a boxed mix and add bananas a fruit...very easy...not really ab read...but I bake in a loaf pan...I am a cheater with that!!

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    2. Thanks ... I found a recipe that I'm going to try and if good will share with you. Love the addition of whatever berries are around ... we usually have rasps and blacks around this time of the year ... LOVE good banana bread! Merry Christmas!! Linda

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  20. My daughter would have LOVED that play set when she was little. Your cottage looks like a cozy, happy place to be. -Jenn

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    1. HI Jenn...
      Yes indeed...it sure is!!!

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  21. What a brilliant buy, Linda. It is gorgeous - I wish I had a Disney Princess kitchen :) Little Miss V will be super excited when she sees that! Did you make those pretty quilts? They are so sweet and perfect for the little princess. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Can't take credit for the quilts...old as the hills though!!

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  22. Fantastic buy ~ she'll love it and what a lovely room she will have . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Thanks!
      Hope you had a great weekend...

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    2. Took the whole family to lunch for my Christmas treat . . . . :)

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    1. Hi Blue...
      I wish I knew...
      It is practically brand new...
      It was sitting there waiting for me...
      To bring home to our wee Miss V...
      Hope you are well...and your problems are behind you...
      Cheers!

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  24. I love your cozy cottage bedroom. You are a fun grammy.
    What a great thrifty find! I found a doll house at a yard sale a few years back. Can't recall how I got it back to the car... but I think I had Hannah with me.
    :0)

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    1. HI Martha!
      We managed to squeeze it in!
      Can't wait for Miss V to see it!
      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family♥️

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