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Whenever I’m on the road,  away from home,
I try to find time to go to local Historic Downtowns…
I love going in and out of little shops,
(although I mostly do window shopping).

 

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My favorite has to be the little antique stores…
I especially enjoy when I get to go with my daughter
because we both love history and we ooh & ahh
over the old stuff, wondering who it belonged to
and what their story was.

One of the things I’ve enjoyed getting are Cookbooks…

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I never pay more than $3 for one…

 

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I found these for .10 each at a Library Book Sale.

 

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I’ve been looking for this one for a long time!
Couldn’t believe it was only $2.50.

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I took the book jacket off and I like the hardback cover so much more!

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I was so excited when I found this one…
I’d been looking for a Rachael Ray cookbook for ages.

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These magazine-style ones are usually between .25-$1.00.
I got this one because it had lots of cheesecake recipes…

(My husband loves cheesecake, and I love him, so…)

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Next time you’re driving through a small town,
check out the historic downtown…
you might find something that you can take home 🙂

Happy Hunting!

Have a blessed weekend!

Daisy

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I really enjoy going to thrift stores.  I find all kinds of cool stuff at great prices.  One of my favorite things to look for at thrift stores is furniture pieces that just need a little TLC to bring them back to their former glory.

This piece was ok but was just blah.  I saw so much potential and just loved the shape.  I thought it would be fun to paint it and use it at my son’s Rehearsal dinner.  I forgot to take a picture before I started painting, but here it is just after I sanded it and began the first coat of paint.  Not very nice yet…

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I also bought a desk at a thrift store and painted it the same day as the other piece:

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I gave each piece three coats of paint. I added pink antique glass drawer pulls to both.  The glass sliding doors on the china cabinet are original.   The desk was only $3.98 at the thrift store! I really like how they turned out and now I’m trying to decide which room of the house I should put it in.

What do you think?

After

 

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They both looked great at the wedding rehearsal dinner; they added a lot and were fun to decorate!

Can’t wait to visit the thrift store again! 🙂

Daisy

 

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