Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Awesome Thrift Store Find and a Garden Fresh Dinner

Saturday we stopped by our favorite thrift store that benefits a Christian homeless shelter. It is such a nice thrift store and we always have fun looking around. With no particular agenda we happened upon a chest of drawers that was just our style (mid-century modern). We actually found another chest there a couple of years ago with a similar style.

We got the price lowered a little with the expectation that we would take it off their hands that day. The problem was the store was closing in about thirty minutes and we don't own a truck.  Funny thing is we were practically guarding the thing so that no one would buy it out from under us and the only reason they lowered the price was that it had been there for awhile. I guess this means we have a "unique" style!

Here is the chest in it's new home in our bedroom. The chest it replaced (from the same thrift store) is now in Harrison's room.
I put a quick call into my sweet friend Robyn and she and her husband were so kind to let us use their truck. Robyn's husband also helped Matt get the chest into our house, my back thanks him!!! Then, we planned an impromptu dinner with combined resources of Matt's grilled jerk chicken and goodies straight from their garden.

We had so much fun fellowshipping and eating wonderful food. Of course, the kids loved playing with their two little guys. This one looks like he could be one of mine and oh I could just keep him and all his sweetness! 

Sometimes the best days are those that aren't planned and this was one of those days! So many gifts from God!

I hope you experience God's gifts everyday. They are all around you, you just have to pay attention!



  1. Sounds like a fantastic day! We love thrift shopping at Flea Market Gardening ...you never know what you're going to find.
    I look for things to re-purpose out in the garden especially. I seem to have a running list of favorite things in my head to look for when thrift and junk store shopping.

    1. Hi Sue,

      It was a fantastic day! I just checked out Flea Market Gardening, so many great ideas! Now, I have more inspiration form my next thrifting adventure! So fun!

      Thanks for the comment and visiting Simple Home Managing!


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