Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Thriftmas

Did you have a good Christmas? Was Santa good to you this year?

I intended to wish all of my blogging buddies a Merry Christmas and plum forgot about it in the enchilada making frenzy. I apologize. I hope you know I treasure each and every one of you.

We had an excellent Christmas. I especially enjoyed my youngest sister being here from South Carolina. The only hangup Christmas day was the collective forgetting to take pictures. We have none.

Now that life is somewhat returning to normal I feel like I can go thrifting again. Yesterday I spotted the most lovely item I'd seen in a while, but didn't examine it closely and walked out without it.

Last night I didn't sleep due to heartburn, the weather, DH getting called out twice, and most of all thinking about the item.

I was dressed early this morning and sitting in front of the thrift store with my little fingers crossed that it was still there and not sporting a 'Sold' tag an hour before they opened. I managed to be the first one through the door with my money in hand and I made a beeline for the item.

My little heart nearly jumped out of my chest when I saw it was still there and not sold. I raced (okay, walked really fast and didn't knock anybody down) to the checkout and plunked down my $40 plus tax and requested a 'Sold' tag.

Isn't it gorgeous! No holes, tears, rips, or otherwise mangled places. The bottom does need a little work, but nothing a staple gun and a little webbing can't fix. The seat has springs and none are poking out or are broken.
The back frame has two repaired places, but the crack doesn't make it to the front. Who's going to see the back anyway? That white line is chalk and will clean right off.
It measures just under 4 feet long and is 36 1/2 inches tall. It's so comfy. I've sat on it off and on since bringing it home. I'm not going to recover it because it's perfect the way it is. I'll dress it up with pillows and a throw for a little color.

Quite possibly the best $40 I've spent in a long time.


Danetta said...

I take it you are feeling better now? I think the crud has found it's way to my neck of the woods. Love the new find!

Living on the Spit said...

What a great buy! The thrifting God was definitely smiling down on you.

Even without pictorial evidence, I can tell you had a wonderful holiday.

Love ya,


SchnauzerMom said...

I'm glad you had a great holiday! That bench is goregous!

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Good for you!

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Wow - that is an amazing piece - just the thing to display a nice lap quilt. Enjoy - glad it was still there when you got back.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

It's a beauty, great find!

Annie said...

You have the best luck! I've been looking for something just like that to put in my itty bitty entry.

Beemoosie said...

Oh...I love the bench!!! Happy New Year to you and yours! I went thrifting the week after Christmas too...something restorative about it!
Love ya,

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