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Thursday, July 3, 2008

~Happy 4th of July and Finds~

I think today I'll post in red after all it's almost the 4th of July! This year I'm appreciating my country more after reading and veiwing "John Adams", I think every highschool senior and every politician should be required to see it also, what they gave up in order to see this land free was amazing to me. I've also known some to say they wished they lived back then.....not me! The scene with the small pox was enough for me, thank God for modern medicine!!! If you get a chance see it, it's out on DVD and I think about $35.00, Chris bought it and lent it to us to see and we really enjoyed it. Anyway I wanted to wish all my friends in blogland and you lurkers too a very safe and happy one.... enjoy your families:)

I went to Goodwill today and looked around for a while, Thursdays must not be a good day because to me there wasn't to much there. I did find this prim stoneware bottle that I have seen at country stores for $15.00 and up, see the wire on top in the shape of a star? Pretty neat huh? I got it for $1.99:)

Yesterday when I went with Chris I made him stop at The Salvation Army store, I'd never been to this one, it's about 25 miles from here. This place was huge and so clean and you know I couldn't find anything! Maybe it's because everything was color coordinated, even the dishes and knicknakes.lol I was sure out of my element, I'm used to scrounging around I guess, I did find this bookholder for .99 and I know you can guess what I'm going to do with it:) I see it black, distressed and stained, holding cookbooks. The two ends fold down and I'm in the process of painting it now, I'll post a pic when I'm finished, we will be down the docks this week-end in this beautiful rain that we are supposed to have all weekend....oh well, when handed lemons make lemonade!!

Have a wonderful time this weekend!


  1. I was going to guess you were going to paint the book holder black! That's a favorite for me too! :) I like the stoneware you picked up too! Great finds! Have a great 4th!

  2. Great finds. I need a cook book holder, they are all over the place, drawers, cabinets, but a holder like that for my favs would be great! That bottle is neat. I hear we are gonna have rain tomorrow too. Oh well, our fireworks are next weekend anyways! Have a great holiday!

  3. I really like your finds, Rondell -- and I can totally imagine that book holder in black! Which reminds me of the "treasures" I brought home from Goodwill last week. Lots of wood in need of a prim touch... It's on my list!

    That movie sounds right up my alley, too. We spent lots of time in VA on vacations growing up and I always loved our historic touring days best -- Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Monticello, Montpelier, etc. Fascinating stuff, but thank goodness for modern medicine and such!

    Have a wonderful 4th! So glad to see you stopped by again :)

  4. Hope you have a great weekend!! I go for black, too. Julie

  5. Great crock! What a steal!

    Have a happy 4th - rain and all.

    hugs, Linda

  6. That will make a great cookbook holder!! Hope you have a great 4th of July!!~Wendy

  7. great goodies you got!!
    happy 4th!!

  8. Hi!I love all your finds! Good for you! Thanks again for posting my giveaway on your lovely blog and thanks for joining in on the fun! I was wondering if you would like to exchange links?? Happy 4th of July to you and yours!


  9. What fun finds! I love the stoneware bottle! Isn't it just such fun to fine a treasure like that? I was catching up on your posts, and I really loved the ironing board, too! Have a great holiday weekend!


  10. I like how you have your rollin' pins displayed:o)
    I am usually the same about getting before pics of my projects, I get started so fast and think half way through-'oh I didn't take a before pic':O) The butcher block is really neat!
    Shayne Louree

  11. Fun finds!!! I think the book holder will be fabulous in black! The stoneware is a great find, too!

    Have a safe and wonderful day!

  12. Really cool finds Rondell. I am in the middle of stripping my closet door. Happy July 4th to me! LOL.

    Have a happy July 4th and weekend!


  13. A colour co-ordinated Salvation Army? I like them when they're messy and crammed with stuff. It's more fun to dig around for the real treasures. I used to go to a great one in the city, it had two floors. They moved a few months back and I haven't been to check it out yet.
    The book holder is a neat find. I'm not sure I would have known what it is. It'll look great painted. The bottle is cute too.

    Have a wonderful weekend R! :)

  14. what fun looking for treasures....my favorite thing to do....your book holder would look great in mustard too....i am going around my home today and decluttering it...that is until its pool time...enjoy your weekend

  15. I think the book holder will look great black. Good deal too!

    Hope you had a great 4th!
    ~ Tammy ~

  16. I love to scrounge at the thrift store too! It is so much like a treasure hunt and it is just no fun if you don't have to work for it! LOL

    Love that little stoneware jug. The color is perfect!

    Can't wait to see your transformed treasure!



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