Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thrifting instead of Christmas Shopping?

Well not exactly. I was out and about yesterday doing some last minute shopping for my 18 year old daughter (they are so hard to buy for) and had a little time to kill between shopping and my nail appointment so me and my little guy decided to go into the Salvation Army. I am so blessed that my son loves to mill around the thrift shops with me. I found a couple of cute sweaters (it is amazing what people donate to thrift stores, these beauties were brand new). On our way out the door, I noticed these dainty silver creamer and sugar and cute little teapot and had to do an about-face for them. Total cost $6.00 for all three pieces, I couldn't resist.

I know I should only be spending money on my loved ones this time of year but sometimes it feels so good to do a little something for yourself.

I felt so motivated today to get this mirror hung and the pretty bow shelves that adorn it so I thought I would share a view of my dining area with you and in the mirror you can see my tree.

To finish off my day today, I made this sweet little bundt cake and as you can see it is a little "caved in" because my son could not wait for it to fully cool off before I took it out of the pan so I had to hide it with frosting & powdered sugar. He didn't complain about the taste of the cake at all.

Have a lovely day,


Debbie

10 comments:

Peggy. said...

Your cake looks delicious...I don't blame your son for not wanting to wait for it to cool.
My youngest daughter is 13 and she is my junk store buddy. I'm so glad my three daughters are also my best friends and don't mind hanging out with me.
Have a great Christmas!
Peggy
http://pegslifeinthebuttonjar.blogspot.com/

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Anyone in their right mind would have gone back for such a great find--and you can always consider it an early gift from Santa!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Debbie!

Oh what a sweet Son you have to join you on your travels! Mine used to do that until he went to College, but I loved those times he did! and such pretty finds too! I think its important to treat our selves sometimes, it fuels us to keep going :)

and your Dining room looks so pretty too!!

Hope you have a beautiful Christmas sweetie!

Hugs, Cynthia

Joy*The Vintage Rabbit said...

So glad you are doing so well...your apt. looks so beautiful!!!! I miss you!!!!

I am glad your back in bloglandia!! You were truly missed!!!



Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

love ya,
Joy~

ABOUT ME said...

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Blessings,
Brook

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Mmmm the cake looks really good! I love the little tea set!!!

Teenage girls are really hard to shop for. My daughter writes out very detailed Christmas lists for me. One year she even did a Powerpoint presentation and had links to the items on the internet. It sort of takes away the surprise element though.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Debbie ~ isn't it so much fun when you come across a great find like that !
I haven't seen your apartment and I just had so much fun getting to see what you have done and how sweetly it is decorated ~
It seems like God has given you the Peace that passes all understanding ..
I am constantly in awe of His grace and love for us ~
xoxo,
Lori

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Merry Christmas Debbie!!
Of course you deserve a little something...it's been quite the year and just think about the great prices. The chocolate cake does look so YUMMY.
Enjoy your Christmas.
Love,
Deb

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

that cake looks yummy. I'll bet you enjoyed it immensely. The silver pieces sure are a great find!

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