Thursday, January 19, 2012

~ Thrifty Thursday ~

Hi Friends, 

Thanks everyone again for all the birthday wishes yesterday. I would love to tell you that it was a great day... but not so much. Mr. Primcat is super sick. So we didn't do anything for my birthday. I went to the gym after work and got my walk on... then went home and sat as far away from the Mr. as I could because I don't want his cold. He's a mess! 

Next Thursday is my Lasik on my eyes so I just can't be getting sick or they won't let me do it. I have been looking forward to my Lasik  forever and I would be crushed if it got cancelled due to a head cold. Fingers crossed and Prayers sent up that I do not get this cold.

I'm sharing a Goodwill find that I got a while back and just haven't got around to sharing it yet. 

This beauty was acquired for $30.00. I was so excited when they rolled this out onto the floor. 


I don't know what my plans are for it yet... so for now it sits in the basement awaiting a redo and a permanent spot in our home.   


The day after I got this I also got the fake fire that sits on the inside too for $5.00. I would say a full fireplace mantle and fire for $35.00 is pretty awesome! :) 

Until next time... 

Carmen and the Primcats


Peggy Lee said...

Aww...I hope Mr. Prim is quickly on the mend, for his sake AND yours!
My Masterchief wants to get that Lasik surgery done SO badly but he's afraid he would have to go back and get it done in another 5 years or so. He only wants it to be a once and done deal. He's 63...what do you think?
What a gorgeous find at the thrift store! I can't wait to see how you spruce it up.

Kendra said...

Oh my word! I can n ot wait to see what you do with the 'fireplace', I know it will be wonderful! You have a great canvas already!
You are Mr. Primcat are going to need to have your house quarantined if you don't quit with illnesses! I have you on 'the list'.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hope your husband gets well soon. I'll keep my fingers crossed hoping
that you don't get sick, too.
I still can't believe what you find at the Goodwill. A fireplace!!
It's a great looking mantel.

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

1. Happy birthday!

2. I hope he feels better soon... there is something going around everywhere it seems!

3. That Goodwill find is amazing. I could look for 100 years at my Goodwilll and never find something like that. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Shirlee said...

Awesome for sure! Congratulations on such a great find! Two of them actually : ) I never find anything at Goodwills : ( Blessings, Shirlee

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Hi Carmen,
Hopefully Mr. Primcats will make it up to you when he recovers.

Protection prayers going up that you dont come down with what he has.

OMGoodness!! I swear GF you ALWAYS find the most AWESOME GW finds.
Yes, Im jealous.

Love that FP!!!!

Fran. said...

Carmen you are such thrifty crafty gal!! I just love what you find and what you do with it!! Amazing!! XO Love, Fran.

Cheryl said...

What a great find!! How lucky can a gal get? I love it and can hardly wait to see it all primmed up. You do such great decorating!
Sorry to hear the Mr. isn't feeling well. Hope he gets better fast and that you don't catch it.
Take care and keep warm.

frontporchprims said...

I would say so!! That is an awsome fireplace. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Sorry about your birthday:( Hopefully you will be able to celebrate when the Mr. gets all better. Wooohoo on the lasik. -Steph-

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

wow what a neat find..and the price is amazing too..make sure to use lysol wipes every where and wash your hands..have a great thursday.:)

cynthia lee designs said...

What a great lucky girl!! I so wish our thrift stores had some good things. Haven't found anything there in forever. Can't wait to see where you put it.
Hope your hubby gets well soon and that you don't get that nasty cold stuff. We've had it and it is no fun!!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

OMGoodness! What an awesome find!
And a bargin, if I should say so!

Hoping the Mr. feels better soon!

Sending prayers up that you stay well for your surgery!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

WOW! What an awesome find - it's beautiful!

Wishing your hubby a quick recovery.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Carmen, WOW! Now that was a find!
Hope hubby is on the mend! OLM

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I don't know how you do it, lol. I get excited when I find a wooden bowl. :-)

Merry Wind Farm said...

Carmen, the fireplace is so neat...what a super find. I am so impressed that you are working at the gym, what's it been, 2 weeks since surgery?
Stay away from Mr. Primcat!! haha, hope he is feeling better soon.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hope Mr Primcat feels better soon.
I say NO KISSES for you!!!
Such a great find and at a great price too!
Prim Blessings

Holly said...

Hoping Mr. Prim is feeling much better soon and you stay clear! Love the mantle and fireplace. What a steal!

Angela said...

Carmen, Love the mantle. You are one lucky lady. Sorry to hear the Mister is sick. Don't blame you, keep your distance. I was so excited to find a huge new goodwill here in SC and I walked out of the store with NOTHING. I was so disappointed. Hope your Friday will be better.

Beth said...

Impressive deal! Have fun with that project! =)

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh poo, a sick hubby. Good you're taking precautions not to get it yourself. Good luck!
Wow, what a deal! I love it, but I know you'll make it look even better.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I don't know HOW I missed your birthday post on Wednesday, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope your hubby is better soon and you can celebrate this weekend! That fireplace mantle is beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Carmen, I love the fireplace you found. What a nice item for your home. Can't wait to see where you display it. We woke this am to an ice storm, no snow though. Sure hope our power doesn't go off.
Have a nice weekend.
Country at heart

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Hey Girly...
Did you happen to see who won my giveaway today??

Joy/The Olde Farmhouse said...

Carmen: I hope Mr. Primcat recovers and keeps his germs to himself. No, you don't want to catch anything before Lasik surgery.
That fireplace is amazing and I can't wait to see it when you finish it your way. Here in CA I have seen them, not as nice as yours, at GW for over $150 so you did good! Keep well!
{{HUGS}} Joy

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am glad you are well but hope you don't catch that cold. I am just getting over one but it was mild for me. Belated Happy Birthday!!