So I noticed that the last couple of weeks, all the thrifts seem to have a lot more stuff in stock than usual. I mean chock-full. Not a whole lot I want, mind you, but the shelves are packed.
Again, all the Christmas stuff seems to be from Walmart or the Dollar Store. Not that I need any. When we were moving the HQ, I discovered that we own a crap ton more Christmas stuff than I ever realized. If I decide to really get into it this year, Christmas could be quite the extravaganza.
It's going to be garish at the very least, and here's why. I don't know if anyone remembers when I made my ornament wreath:
Wellsir, it was a casualty of the move. I loved it, but it was made with almost all new ornaments, so there wasn't a whole lot of emotional attachment. Anyway, it's gone and I'm not sure I'm up to making another one, but I think I'm going to try my hand at making a Sparkle Ball:
This will be hanging by the Fondue HQ front door, and it will be the only one in the neighborhood, I can guarantee.
But I digress. What a shock.
Anyway, I managed to pick up two things this weekend, though only one is pictured. The other item is a plastic milk-crate type thing for holding record albums which, like Christmas decor, we own a whole lot more of than I realized.
Please forgive the grammar and syntax of that sentence.
This is what I want:
I have just the right place for it, between two chairs in the living room--It's about 24" in diameter. I am, however, unwilling to pay the 800 clams this table costs. Then I saw this little table at the Goodwill and thought it would be a good candidate for a makeover:
It's not identical, of course, but it's similar, and for seven bucks, I could hardly say no. It's pictured with the first coat of white paint on it--it's "walnut" Formica underneath. It'll certainly do until I can find what I'm looking for at a price I'm willing to pay.
This reminds me of a series of articles that used to appear in Metropolitan Home, I think, back in the '70s. They'd do one room with all chic, luxurious stuff and then do another one that looked similar, but on a budget.
Again, I digress.
And that's it for this week. Next week may involve picking up a trash compactor, which will certainly be exciting. Oh, and Wednesday, we're getting our new furnace and AC unit here at Fondue HQ, and let me tell you, I am WAY more excited about that than I need to be. Especially since it's costing as much as a car.
Other big news: we're getting new rollers on the patio doors. Again, way more excited than I should be!
Tune in again next week and I'll tell you all about it. In the meantime, I think I'll link up with Thriftasaurus.