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Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Luck Of The Irish, St. Patrick's Day!


 I have a St. Patrick's Day story to tell . . .
Now I do have a wee bit of Irish blood flowing through my veins and today it paid off.
In what can only be described as, 
"The Luck Of The Irish".

Butchy had a veterinarian appointment for his yearly shots,
and his once every three years rabies vaccine.

Coming home from town, I decided to stop off at the Goodwill.
Now, I have been looking for a round pedestal table 
and chairs for a very long time.
Not only that but three days ago 
I posted a "wanted to buy" ad on Craig's list.


Well, I walked in and looked at their furniture and of course there was nothing.
Then a young man came out from the back with a dresser.
So, I took a chance and told him what I was looking for.
He said well, one just came in, follow me to the backroom and see what you think.



Well, it was the exact style that I was dreaming of finding.
And because of the "glow in the dark green"color
 (looks better in these photos than real life)
I got it for $35.  
It has a missing dowel on the side of one chair.  
That's an easy fix for Steve.  
And there are scuffs and crayons drawings , that's easy for me.  
I have had lots of practice scrubbing and sanding :)  

I'm in heaven, but that's not the end of my story.

Here's a shot of the crayon art :)

I also got this $3.99 . . . remember my flag pillow for the front porch :)

This was also $3.99 . . . I never turn down a small shelf.

Then I spied this grab bag for $1.99


When I opened it all of this was inside.

Well, what do you think ?
Not bad, Right?
But, that's still not the end of my story.

It was senior day and I got an $8.99 discount for being vintage :)

This is a St. Patty's Day to remember.
Am I smiling?
Yep, a smile that spreads from ear to ear :)

Have a great day and please leave a comment.

I love reading them.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)




42 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great day thrifting! Looking forward to seeing the end result.

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    1. Good Morning Lorrie, I felt very blessed . . . it was just what I needed and the perfect style. I could not have found anything this perfect, even buying new. I know that because I have been to every furniture shop in our small town (five total). I've already started the re-do and will post photos when it is finished :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Connie- I'd say you found the pot of gold at the end of the Irish rainbow there. Holy Cow! WHAT bargains! Can you believe it? xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, I'm still pinching myself :) I love this set, it was totally what I had in mind the last two weeks, while I've been searching our five furniture stores in our little town. The good Lord knew that I was on a budget and blessed me abundantly. Now, I'm rolling up my sleeves and getting busy . . . I'll turn this old green frog into a proper prince, LOL Have a great weekend . . . our daughter and granddaughters are coming for the weekend, so this grandma is all smiles :)

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  3. Wow, Connie, you did fantastic! You are proof it pays to stop off at the thrift store and check it out. What luck finding a pedestal table like you were looking for. I'm sure between you and Steve you will have it looking fabulous in no time!

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    1. Hi Kathy, i've been working on it already and have quite a bit done :) I can tell that it is going to clean up beautifully :)
      Seems like I have been getting blessed so much lately. I'm not so sure that I deserve all this love, up very happy to accept it :)

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  4. such GREAT finds, connie!! be sure to show us the after of your table and chairs:) happy weekend!

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    1. Hello Lynn, I can not wake to show you the results . . . because that will mean the work is all done :)
      Happy weekend to you too :)

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  5. Connie...you did good!!! Can't wait to see the table and chairs after you work your magic on them. Have a fun weekend with your daughter and granddaughters. My granddaughter has been on a school trip to Washington DC this week and will be home tomorrow.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, I'm sure that your granddaughter will have a lot of things to share with you. How wonderful that she was able to take such an exciting trip. I will be sure to post after photos of my table and chairs. I've worked on them yesterday and today, so it won't be long until they are finished :) Have a great weekend.

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  6. I think I will go shopping with you next time. You got some reall good deals.

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    1. Hi Betty, You know it is hit and miss . . . you never know what may come into the thrift shops. I think that the Lord was shining His love down on me, because in my wildest dreams, this would be the perfect table and chairs :)

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  7. Oh yay...what a good day of shopping at the Goodwill store!!! You literally got the shelf, shutter and bag of doilies for FREE!! I'd say that was some "good luck blessings" You go girl. Can hardly wait to see what you do with that table and chairs. And that bag of doilies too!! That was a treasure!!! Happy Spring to you!!!

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    1. Hi Louise, it is great to see you. you know I have been on line and shopping the furniture stores looking for the perfect table and chairs and not finding what I have in mind. Then there they were $35 at the Goodwill. The Lord knew what I was looking for and knew that I needed to not spend a lot of money, but $35 . . . how sweet is that. I feel truly blessed and I know that they are going to be beautiful.

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  8. looks like you got some great bargains! Those doilies are awesome! I love vintage goodies too :)

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    1. Hi Robin, thanks so much for following my blog. Every time I get a new follower my heart skips a beat and I get so excited. I am looking forward to getting to know you better through sharing ideas and following artful journeys. I haven't decided just what I'm going to do with the dollies but they are pretty special :)

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  9. Aside from the color that looks just like the table and chairs that I have. You found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It was certainly your lucky day.

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    1. Hi Ann, when I post the re-do photos you'll have to tell me whether it looks like yours then :) I've been working yesterday and today on it, still waiting for Steve (probably this weekend) to repair the dowel. I know that it is going to be beautiful, I feel very blessed :)

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  10. Lucky finds. I think you must be Irish! Nancy

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  11. I guess you had the Luck o' the Irish! And I just love that you got the "vintage discount"...I am going to use that once I become vintage!

    ~Trisha

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    1. Hi Trisha, there are some perks to celebrating over 60 birthdays, LOL

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  12. Love that table!
    I've been thinking a round table with pedestal legs would come in handy in our already crowded kitchen. But haven't been able to talk the Honey into that one...
    You know I love green...not wild about glowing, but bright lime green, is a favorite of mine. :)
    I would have definitely bought the doilies... for sure!
    great haul!
    Pat

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    1. Hello Pat, I have been wanting a round table for some time now. I like the fact that everyone at the table is facing one another . . . makes for sweeter conversation. Not only that but I have about a dozen round table cloths from my working days when I put on Mother's Day Teas. The dining room that I used each year had round tables, so I started sewing. I had the foresight to make each table cloth different, so now I have them and haven't used any of them for the past four years. This will be fun :)

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  13. What great bargains - Craigslist is not big here, it tends to be more freecycle here. I can't wait to see what you do to the table and chairs xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, i've been working on them the last two days, but now we have company. Our daughter and two granddaughters are visiting for the weekend . . . so, it's time to play and not work. I'll be posting finished photos :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Great finds Connie... they'll keep you busy for a bit with the makeover!

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  15. What a very lucky St Patrick's Day you had, Connie! The table and chairs are lovely, and all your other finds are amazing...and such bargains too :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Helen xox

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    1. Hi Helen, I do feel blessed with my great finds and I know that they are going to be beuitful when I'm through, working on them :) Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  16. You just had to look past the fluorescent green and the scribbling and there was treasure indeed! Well done Connie - a great score! Oh and happy St Patrick's day a bit late! xx

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    1. Hello Lynne, it is wonderful to see you . . . I did do good, right? i
      I know that they are going to be wonderful after a big doze of elbow grease :)

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  17. I can't wait to see what you do with it all!!

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    1. Hi Ginny, I can't wait either, LOL :)

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  18. I always say that the senior discount is our reward for growing old and aching bodies.

    What great finds. I love the grab bag bits.

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    1. Hi Carol, Steve and I had a talk the other night and we decided that we are going to stop using the word "old". Seems like the more we say it, the more we believe it. That doesn't mean that I won't be asking for my senior discounts though, LOL.

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  19. Lucky that Butchy was in need of vaccinations on just that day Connie, and well done for rabbiting out these fantastic finds. Can't wait to see what you do with them ~ I know it'll be great!! Bye from your Aussie blogging cousin Jane:)

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    1. Good Morning Jane, it is great to see you! I am excited about this re-do and looking very forward to having it done and seeing how it turns out. I have two more chairs from the back porch that have the same height to their backs, that I am going to use to complete my set. Have a lovely day!

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  20. You certainly did have the luck of the Irish! Oh my goodness, such an amazing deal on that gorgoeus round table and chairs, and the shelf, shutter and linen - all with so much potential and for a steal!
    I wonder what colour you'll repaint the table base and chairs?
    Look forward to seeing the makeover photos of all of these goodies! Have lots of fun with your transformations!
    Gill xx

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    1. Good Morning Gill,
      I have been busy working on it and it should be done soon. I'm looking forward to my make over, too. I will be sure and post photos.

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  21. wow...you made a HAUL at the Goodwill. I just love visits like that. :)
    Love your table and chairs....and I, too, never, ever pass up a little shelf. :)

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    1. Hi BJ, thanks for stopping by . . . I know, those little shelves can come in so handy at times. :)

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