Friday, April 1, 2011

Thrift Art on Vacation

Greetings lovely readers. Surely you all will understand this part of my vacation...

Yes!!! The thrift part of my trip. Everyone stops in at thrift stores as they drive back from the Florida Keys don't they?!!! We spotted three on the way down to Key West and I was itching until our return to Miami to collect the kids so I could stop in. One shop netted this sweet painting for $5. I looked at my husband and said, "I wish we weren't taking a plane so I could get this home." He informed me we could figure it out and luckily enough it just fit inside the confines of the suitcase. For a few moments at the airport there was fear the luggage was lost and my only concern was for this painting - never mind ALL the clothing and new shoes it also contained. Priorities people, priorities! I have a few other thrift store goodies to share once I get through the mountain of stuff that needs to be done around here. And soccer starts Sunday so... Linking to:


Marydon said...

Love your artwork. Oh, have we ever been there trying to FIT everything into the suitcase that we find. I agree, many a time I'd have given up clothing or shoes for that special treasures.

Happy pink April lst ~


LV said...

You trip was successful in more than one way. You had a fun time and found some great things along the way.

Lynn said...

Fantastic that you were able to get that on the plane. Also fantastic it was not stolen by the "checkers" in the airport. I hate to admit this, but we take road trip because, now we have the time and I hate to travel lightly, lol plus we need room to bring things home. Happy Pink Saturday.

Maison Mutt said...

Love the name of your blog!! Great pics & kudos to you for being fearless, making the purchase & knowing you'd get them home one way or the other!
Licks & Wags - your newest follower,

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Love your paintings! They are so warm and pretty! What we do to get our treasures home! I have sat on many a suitcase to get it closed and then prayed it would not pop open in the belly of the plane! lol!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I take as little as possible in my suitcase so that I can bring back lots :))
hope you have a happy pink Saturday.

Tricia said...

This is such a wonderful find! I love thrifting! Your husband must understand you! Happy PS!


Cat & Cricket said...

Ha! You made me laugh.. each trip down to Florida.. i end up sending my clothes home UPS and all my goodies with me on the plane!
Happy PS!
Cricket gypseanurse

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love thrift stores. Happy Pink Saturday!

Elyse said...

phew! glad your treasures made it home with you!

thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. :)

happy weekend!


Aunt Snow said...

Florida has great thrift stores, doesn't it? Last time we were in Florida we found a beautiful cocktail set - we spent a frantic couple of hours on the day of our flight home, driving around looking for UPS stores!! But we found one, and all was well.

I like your painting - it's hard to find beautiful ones but that one is really great. And for $5!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Jori said...

I SO love thrifting! Your blog is so fun, I am following!

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday...Ladies....another week-end traveling the pink highway....God Bless you and remember to hug someone...only if they want it!

LANA said...

Love the painting! Yes, Florida has great thrift and antique stores! Lana

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I am so glad you joined us today.

Great find! And, of course you had to purchase it. You needed a memento of your trip to the Keys.

Coloradolady said...

I was just wondering if you ever received my email????

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I totally get the worrying over your treasure above all else!! LOL! I'm glad you got it home safe and sound, can't wait to see your other fun stuff. The painting is great- I love gladiolus. Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!