Mr. Fixit thrifted a putting-on-shoes stool for the front hall.
More on the house as we go along!
In other frugal news:
Sometimes you have to wait awhile for things to come along...like a good-quality t-shirt dress from the thrift store.
Lydia says it's my Sarah Saw a Blue Macaw scarf.
These capiz-shell earrings were a case of when it really pays to wait. I saw them months ago on the Ten Thousand Villages website, but they were not that high on my priority list. Then I thought they had sold out forever; but they suddenly reappeared for two dollars during a clearance event. (The makers get paid in full no matter what.)
Mitford books and life-simplifying books from a yard sale, all free for the taking:
A very useful pair of navy pants from the thrift store. The photo is pretty bad (the light was terrible), but they look better in real life. I also found a pair of beige pants at a consignment store that has an annual half-price sale in August. (Almost everything I've ever bought there has been during August.)
Finally, in the nice but not necessary department: while we were searching for tables at the antique market, I found a "bundle" of three sugar bowls and creamers, all three for five dollars. I put down the beautiful book about William Morris textiles that I had intended to buy, and took the not-matching-but-very-pretty pieces instead. (The first teapot shown was from a yard sale. The second came from a very out-of-the-way antiques place right after we moved to the apartment. History repeats.)
Your new home looks lovely!!
Thank you! We are still amazed.
The Mitford Series! I fell in love with Timothy and Cynthia years ago. The husband had a second job during a very cold, snowy winter and I found myself unable to sleep until he arrived home. I found these books on audio cassette (yep, that long ago!) and devoured them. Great company indeed.
Have you read her newer books focusing on Dooley and Lace?
Yes, I've read most of the series. I like some of the later books even better than the early ones. They seem to widen the circle, reveal new possibilities for characters who had minor roles.
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