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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thrift Store Finds

I've been inspired by so many bloggers of late to go thrifting. I am surprised I found some things I do like. After going through much stuff, there are some treasures. Below are pics of the ones I love. I found a beautiful large oval pure linen table cloth with the most delicate ruffled edge for $2.00. There was a minor yellow spot which was removed with a quick soak in bleach water. After discovering the beautiful linen, I found a beautiful cream damask of the softest cotton which I love for $2.00. Then I found a bag of 6 white cotton battenburg lace placemats with 2 matching napkins for $4.00. I also found this day a pair of crocheted valances I will use as a trim to something I will make later.
All the linens I found this day were taken home and immediately soaked in a bucket of bleach water I had already sitting in the garden from a previous purpose, and within an hour all spots were removed. I then washed them in the delicate cycle and hung them on a clothesline I quickly erected just for them. 

I found a white tureen in the same store the week before, made in Portugal for $15.00. I am happy with my finds. I do believe I shall go ''thrifting'' again. LOL.

Damask to the left and the linen on the right

detail of the damask

blurry detail of the linen

battenburg lace placements and 2 cotton valance

in the sun

Tureen made in Portugal

I've never joined a ''blog party'' before and I hope I'm doing this right, lol, but here I will post the link for " A Delightsome Life'' blog party for thrifty finds.


  1. Hello, These are gorgeous finds! I just love finding beautiful white tablecloths and dishes - yours are gorgeous - so glad you were able to get the spots out! There's something quite lovely in a laundry line drying outdoors! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  2. So glad to hear you found more linens - they are so wonderful - love the texture of linen! I hope you have a great weekend,

  3. Hello, I have been trying to catch up with emails and noted yours expressing that you like the music on my blog - thank you. I chose these because they touch my heart and uplift my soul. I first heard the majority of the music while watching Message in a Bottle. The composer created exquisite music. I too keep it open while I am puttering about the house - sometimes I connect with the Internet on our tv and it fills my home.
    I appreciate you,
    Hope your day is blessed,


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