Good Evening Wonderers.
Boy have I been busy. I had to put everyone down just so I can tell you about the last couple of days.
Yesterday Brent and I went to a 5 and Dime store. It goes to show how time changes because he asked me before we went in if everything cost five dollars and ten cents. Of course I laughed no not like everything costs a dollar at the Dollar Tree. It is a thrift store. I went in looking for a desk for the office. One I would lock my things away when I wasn’t in there. It was the first time I went to this store and OMG. I was in thrift store heaven! It seemed as if the place never ended. I would turn and there would be another whole section of treasure. There was so much stuff I was taking mental notes to come back and look at this and that. My husband wasn’t with me so I was in no rush. I was free to browse and I did. Here is what I found. A painting by Armando for the foyer. I love the colors. It matches my new drapes
Now back to my desk. Well I didn’t see one! I did see something that caught my eye and I contemplated how I would get it home. I envisioned flattening all my tires and needing new shocks and started to walk away when I heard from a distant, “We deliver!” OMG! OMG! OMG! I love this store. If you are ever in the area and you like thrift stores, junking or treasure hunting you have to add this store to your list:
5 & Dime Thrift Store
1464 E. Main Street
Rock Hill, SC
Here is what I found for my office. Note: my husband is going to kill me when he sees it. It’s here now and it’s Minnnnneeeeesssss!
My new office/art/craft center!
It fits all of my criteria. Drawers for storage and filing, easy access and I can lock it. Bonus: when I’m not using it I can close it up and the office will be none the wiser of the mess that is inside. Want to see the insides wonderers?
Omg!!!! That’s right around the corner! Great finds! Love love love it!!!
I know right! I’d never heard of the store but it’s a hop, skip and a jump from Charlotte.
Well done !! I love storage with doors !! Contain the stuff. Love all those drawers ! Good find. Nice paintings. I like the one inside the cabinet too. 🙂
Thank you. That is the painting I’m working on in class this time. I’m learning how to use palette knives. I like that even more than painting
I am keeping my eyes open for a class. I have a friend whose hubby used to teach art in a middle school and he recently retired….and he is taking some art classes nearby. I need to put the word out that I want to learn! Meanwhile, I look at that blank canvas you sent me and wonder what will be there someday. Water and sunsets I am sure, beacause that is what I am always drawn too. (Or Happy Trees…. ). Have fun with that palette knife!
I look forward to seeing your masterpiece some day soon. I got a project going on with the knives. I’ve bit off more than I can chew on this one, but I’m known for being adventurous. 😀
I’m still working on my latest quilt. My plan for today is to get the binding made and stitched down to at least one side! (Meanwhile I have things to get ready for a meal at church; chicken & dumplings going on the stove shortly, bread rising and baking must all be done BEFORE I can go out to the garage and sew!)
OMGosh Neicie! That is absolutely awesome! I love it! Wow….. the painting is beautiful too. I have to visit, besides seeing my BFF – I would love to go check out the thrift store! They hold such hidden treasures. Here in Philly, I’ve done to the one off 53rd & Walnut – great stuff. But unfortunately, they don’t deliver! Let’s hope the treasures I find with you, can fit in my suitcase! LOL I’m sure you have a fun filled week – can’t wait to hear about D’s reactions. I’ll keep wondering. 🙂
Hey Pam. Come on girlie. We haven’t been shopping since we went looking for Bucks in the 80. We are long over due!
5 days later response – naw remember there was “adventures in Kmart” roflmao – I needed that memory. 🙂 smiling.
FANTASTIC find! Hmmmmm, and my mother lives in Landrum. Great road trip on my next visit!
Thanks Donna. For me it’s never to far for a shopping trip. 🙂