This post about thrifting is brought to you by Ariel The Wonder Dog!
Ariel is probably wondering why she wound up in a post about thrifting. Well, besides the fact that she is cute as heck and very photogenic, as well as my faithful and devoted companion, she is a thrifted dog. Ariel was an abused and neglected dog rescued by an agency and adopted out to a friend of the family. She has some quirks, but things went along well until their family got two smaller dogs that she could bully. Things got out of hand, and she needed a new home. She and I hit it off, and I asked to adopt her. She's lived with me on the farm a good part of the summer, until I hurt my knee, and right now she is staying with my family at the old homestead while I recuperate. She should be back with me very soon, because I sure do miss her, and she misses me too. So yep, even my dog is thrifted.
Ariel weighs about 26 lbs and she is about the size of a beagle, the perfect size dog for me to walk. And we have fields all around the farm we can wander through. The perfect exercise for a busy writer chained to her keyboard most of the day.
Ah, but you came here to see my other thrifting finds didn't you? Shall we begin?
I didn't get out very often this summer. I spent most of my time here at the farm working in the garden and writing. But I made a couple of trips, and another one today. Had a blast, I was overdue for an outing.
These start with a trip to a local Salvation Army store back in July, the first one since we bought our farm. It was supposed to be just a quick stop to find a decent comforter for the bed I have here. I found one in reasonably good shape, but for some reason, never took a picture of it. You're not missing much!
|I liked the upright shape of the little bowl, and didn't mind the interior scratches. I used it for apples and for onions, but once Ariel came into my life, it became her water bowl. It holds just enough to stay fresh all day long.|
|As I've said, I do love Corelle. These are what I would call salad plates, but most nights, that's the size I eat off of. They hold plenty. I got two of these blue ones...|
|...and three of these red ones. They are beat up, but cleaned nicely in the dishwasher. These seem to be old patterns, I've never seen them before.|
|I also got two flat pasta bowls, I love these!|
|I got three of these green line soup/cereal bowls. It was nice to have some extra dishes in the cupboards, which were looking pretty barren. I was able to send a few things back to the other house, where there are more people competing for them.|
|I'm a baker, so cookie cutters get my eye. I have tubs full now, but will likely pass some along to the kids. The latch hook and ivy stamp were a no brainer, I'm a crafter too. And I have new walls to decorate here...|