Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

For today's Thrifty Thursday, I took a tour of our home in search of a perfect item to show.  I think I found it!  It's something that I came across while pulling out my stash of Halloween costumes a few weeks ago for the kids to go through.  I had forgotten all about this and am just thrilled to have discovered it!  It works in so well in the toy/game room.  Plus I received my January 2011 edition of Country Sampler today, and wouldn't you know ~ it's one of the top 10 collectibles for this coming year!  Now, mine is not that old, but my mom did make it and so it means so much more to me!  What could it be.....drum roll please......

A vintage dress with apron and bonnet!  My mom made this for me when I was about 3 or 4 years old ~ apparently I was obsessed with Holly Hobby. Can you believe how it matches the quilt?  We rescued the ladder from an old barn that we bulldozed on our acreage.  The rocking horse was given to my DS for his 1st birthday by my parents ~ I think it rounds out the display nicely!  I have a photo some where of my DD wearing this dress, but haven't been able to track it down.  When I do, I would like to frame it and hang it beside the display.

Who needs to go to a thrift store when you can just shop in your basement?!?!  I found a few more items down there that will be moving out of the tubs and into new homes very soon.  Decorating on a budget ~ love when I can re-purpose items I have!


  1. Smart girl! Holly Hobby was big in the day and it is really cute in your play room!

  2. Oh cute, and it goes so well with the
    quilt! Keep digging for those treasures!

    Bear Hugs~Karen