Saturday, August 02, 2008

Fresh picked

Pulling on yesterday's clothes, I left the family eating cereal. The thrift store was re-opening with $20 gift cards!

Imagine how fun when not 1--but 2--moms introduced themselves in the store! It still amazes me that anyone reads this blog. (And that I would dare go out without lipstick, too.)

On the way home, I spotted a church yard sale. This $2 basket of paper mache fruit was too charming to resist--perfect for Elise's Christmas kitchen gift. I almost won't mind seeing the colors scattered all over the floor.

A fruitful morning, indeed.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I,too, am just back from a morning of yard sale shopping, but with a 2 yr old in tow, as I have no one to leave mine with! Lots of great buys today! I found toys for his Christmas, 50-cent clothing and some things for resale. Topped it off with a stop at the farmer's market for heirloom tomatoes and blackberries.As you said, a fruitful (and fun!) morning!

Ewokgirl said...

That's so cool that you were recognized. But admittedly, I think it would freak me out a little, too!

The veggies are cute. Elise is sure to enjoy them.

Janel M. said...

Aah, don't worry Meredith. After being in a car wreck the week before and being sick with cold, cough and fever all this week, I slapped on some clothes to go check out the (unknown to us) neighbor's yard sale.

I came home, looked in the mirror and cringed. I am faaaar from my usual "nice." Gotta love first impressions... At least you can be assured that your readers all adore you whatever you're wearing!! :)

hugs!

Indie said...

I thought about going over for that, but alas, I am stuck with three kids while DH chaperons a youth group outing. We tried local yard sales but nearly passed out from heat stroke and ended up at the mall playground.

Anonymous said...

you have your sparkle back!

dm

letters to elijah said...

I'm such a dork - I thought those were real veggies until I read your blog. duh! :) Good deal, though!

Anonymous said...

Great find. I'm putting together play food for my two year old son's Christmas gift as well.

Not as good as your deal, but I did discover some cloth fruit in the pet section of my local 100 yen store (Japanese version of 99 cent store). My son won't know they were meant to be chew toys :)

I have also been making these strawberries:

http://mrmonkeysuit.typepad.com/mr_monkeysuit/2008/05/felt-strawberry-tutorial.html

The downloadable instructions are easy even for a non-crafter like me.

More inspiration:

http://thestitchingsurgeon.blogspot.com/2008/03/yummy-felt-food.html

Amy said...

What a great find and now you can tell your family that they are living with someone VERY famous. I am sure writing for that local site is really boosting your traffic and recognition in the area. Ride it for all it's worth :)

Meredith said...

Ha, ha--yeah, I'm famous at the THRIFT STORE! Maybe I should get some dark glasses to hide these bags under my eyes...

Amy G. said...

How fun to meet some of your readers! The paper mache looks very real--she will love them!

Michelle said...

Finding a great item, for a great price, always puts a smile on my face. I have been looking at yard sales and Goodwill for Christmas presents and have found several things.

Take Care,
Michelle

PS--thanks for the advice on my porch!

Anonymous said...

Boy, isn't that the way that it always goes?...You're bound to meet and see people when you feel like you look your worst! At least that's always how it goes for us!
I think it's pretty neat for all you ladies in the Nashville area to be able to meet each other and become friends. And Meredith, your comment about being famous at the thrift store just cracked me up!
Susan
PS- Had the thrift store been closed for a while? I'm not sure I understand what the $20.00 gift cards were for. Was it some kind of promotional re-opening sale or something?

Meredith said...

Yes--to celebrate the re-opening the first 100 customers got gift cards. They even had lots left over after the initial crowd went through.

I didn't find out about it till this morning, which is why I didn't announce it here.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Today was great yard sale-ing here. I'll post some pictures next week. I've got to start getting some Christmas things together too.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE A MOMMY FAMOUS! THAT'S SO COOL, MEREDITH! ALL THE MORE PROUD TO BE PART OF YOUR EVERYDAY GIRL...

LATRICE

TJ said...

I can't imagine someone not recognizing you! You are practically celebrity to me, except that you are so much better because you are a Christian and live what you preach!

Have a wonderful week. Very cute fruit. I've been considering saving margarine and cracker boxes, and giving them as a play kitchen gift.

Anonymous said...

I have a large play kitchen here in the day care. The children love it. I have a small round table with chairs too. It is so cute to watch the kids play. I have just one boy 3, almost 4 and he is always the 'daddy' who has 3 little girl 'mommies' who cook for him. It is funny to listen to the pretend chatter.
I keep all kinds of empty boxes, tubs, and jars to wash for their pretend grocery store. (I took 2 small book cases and secured the to the wall) we load them with all manner of empty container and the kids 'shop' and play grocery store. Another thing they play a lot is 'going out to eat' someone plays the wait person, the others cook and be customers. I am very impressed with them. There are 4 of them ages 3-5 and they play great. I think the kitchen is the most popular toy in the day care. Roxie

Angie said...

LOL -- it is funny when someone mentions that they read your blog. I had a time at church when a woman told me, "So, I was Googling to see examples of First Communion banners..." and then I knew where it was going. LOL It's crazy, isn't it?

Or, sometimes I'll mention something to a friend that I haven't seen in a while, only for them to say, "Oh yeah, I read about that on your blog." Oh, okay. LOL

Nikki said...

Those veggies are a great find!

You certainly do luck out!

Kimmie said...

Meredith~How fun that you ran into people who love you (I hate the word readers)! That must be such a neat feeling! I am sure they didn't notice that you had no lipstick. Don't worry.

How I love thrift shops-such fun.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted