Monday, August 13, 2012

Laid Back, Waiting, & Weekend Finds.

Laid Back- This weekend was super laid back at the Casablanca- we had no house guests and it was marvelous! Found a really neat enamel light, I'm going to have to do a little repair to it but it will go on the front of the new addition. A small enamel gas heater that I had out in backyard... it had become home to a GIANT wasp nest so I had to take care of that and decided to bring it home. last but not least in this picture a stand up weight scale from work.  Friday evening was quiet Patricia and I took in a viewing of "Annie Get Your Gun" and "21 Jump Street" on the Drive-in,  then we sat in the lounge and read until we fell asleep.
Waiting- Some of you follow me on Facebook and saw a picture I posted from Lowes. Wednesday my dad and I went and purchased the first bits and pieces of what will be the dining room, here's 16 bags of concrete and the nine support beams neatly stacked at the "construction site".
Everything is in place, and we're in a holding pattern until our architect can get time off to get the project started! It's all terribly exciting.
(*Deep Sigh*) I have just resigned myself to the fact that I'm provably not going to have grass, (or a yard for that matter) until Spring of 2013. I miss having a lawn I've gone from 'Somewhere that's Green'
This winter and spring I'm going to work hard at having a lawn, especially in the back yard.

Weekend Finds- Now to the good stuff! Patricia and I along with friends Dillon, Jennifer and Ben traveled down to Bowie for the monthly flea market/trade days. Everyone ended up coming home with something.
My first find of the day was a booth selling door hardware. I snatched these two back plates up $6.00 for the pair, they will go on the new french doors and I think the curvy-ness of them will compliment the rooms sputnik light fixture nicely.
I found this back plate in another box at the same booth, no mate but I had to have it it is the exact same style as the ones on the doors of "Norma Desmond's" house in Sunset BLVD. Of course I cannot find a reference photo but its one of those little things one one notices...except set dressers and movies buffs.
Picked up this large Franciscan salad bowl for $5.00 I really like the "fall" theme on it. I also picked up three more plastic Tupperware tumblers bringing the total to 15! Patricia and I both scored on our next find, i spotted it and she went and got the price check on it.
We got 15 dinner plates and four tea cups that match our "every day" dishes at the Casablanca. Patricia got all 19 pieces for... wait for it.... wait... $3.00!!! We were both in shock when we found out it was $3.00 for ALL of it and not per plate! This means we now have "everyday dishes" for 30 people! Haha I bet we use them all too!

Hope everyone is having an okay Monday!



ThrifterSisters said...

That's it. I am definitely coming to visit you the next time we are in Texas and we are so going junking together! You always seem to find the kind of stuff that I never knew I needed until I read your blog. I am going to be on the lookout for the door plates. I have a set of french doors that go into my office and they are in desperate need of something just like that. Awesome finds!

Mick said...

Sounds great! I would love to take you thrifting through my neck of the woods!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Fantastic finds at Bowie! I hear you about the grass situation. Even with a sprinkler system, my yard looks sad. I've had about as much of this hot weather as I can stand!

Missouri Michael said...

Great finds! I love that Franciscan bowl! I'm going to have to be careful, or Franciscan will be the next thing I start collecting (like I need another collection)!

art deco dame said...

Great finds!

Witchcrafted Life said...

That is a thoroughly fantastic deal on some deeply lovely plates and cups. Too bad indeed, as you said earlier, we don't live close enough to join forces and put your sweet score to work with some of those yummy vintage recipes I enjoy posting.

♥ Jessica

JessicaLea Texas Kitsch said...

Ive never been to Bowie trade days but it looks like I need to start going!! Fantastic find in those dishes, they are lovely & you can never have to many plates!