I had some spare time today, so I took off and hit some local thrift stores and antique shops. I am getting ready to redo my master bathroom with a "beachy" theme. I'm calling it Beachy Bathroom on a Budget, since I don't want to sink a lot of money into it right now. But it currently has NO theme so I need to do something.
One thing I have learned in blog world is to relax when decorationg. Not everything has to be used for the purpose for which it is intended. I love seeing how others take something and use it somewhere you would never think of. Well, I found this awesome coffee cup to day at The SA Thrift Store...price 16 cents including the tax!
Isn't it adorable and just 16 cents! But what would you do with a coffee cup in a bathroom? Well......
What about a cute little soap dish? Your opinion please as this is temporary to see if I like it. I'm going to have to get blue, green or tan soap though in keeping with my beach theme.
After I left the Thrift Store, I popped in to the Antique Mall on Hwy 66 in Kodak, Tn.
I love that place. Three stories, old wood slat floors, and a wing jam-packed-crammed full of stuff. Lots and lots of stuff.
Remember my post for my kitchen shelf want list? Well, now I know where to go to get the old utensils.
Cute little blue creamer by Fire King.
Okay. I have got to go back and get this. I should have went ahead and bought it yesterday. How perfect would it be with my new love of old enamel kitchen items.
If I had a place to put this, I would snatch it up in a minute to store kitchen linens in. I have ton of them. This was $75.00 and in very sturdy condition. With the vintage look, it needed no work at all. I'm thinking I could put it in the spare room, the "beach" room and put a cute lighthouse lamp and a big light aqua blue bowl of large starfish and conch shells? What do you think?
Check out these chairs. They had four of them under $20 each.
I don't know why, but I fell in love with this old picture. There is nothing spectacular about it, but I fell in love with it. Just no decor that it would fit in good with.
Check out the twin headboard and footboard. The third floor is loaded with tons and tons of old furniture and knick knacks that are great bargain finds.
Lots of little chairs and tables.
More little chairs.
Oodles and oodles of old pics in frames that could be reused for so many craft ideas See what I mean about the floors being plank flooring? A couple of places in third floor I worried I was going to end up on the second floor...fast.
Another old enamel pot.
But this is where I about died. Remember my kitchen self plans again. Remember I want old cookbooks. Guess what, one entire section about 6 shelves high totally loaded with old cookbooks.
I should have bought this Pillsbury Family Cookbook, but I didn't. Dumb move on my part.
And my favorite find of the day. An enamel coffee pot with four enamel matching cups. Cost: $35.00 for the set. I haven't researched enamel prices yet so not sure if that is a good buy or not, but I love anything that has a pineapple on it.
So you are probably wondering what I bought....nothing! I was heading somewhere and just stopped here on a whim. I had to breeze through pretty fast and didn't get to really take my time so I just snapped pics for reference and went on my way. I may have to go back one day this week.