Friday, July 20, 2012

Cheap Retail Therapy - It's The Best!

I haven't been in the buying mode much lately as I am more likely to be selling or getting rid of things in preparation for our move.

HOWEVER

After experiencing my little lapse in memory skills yesterday, it was apparent I've not been stopping to smell the thrift stores often enough these days.

Well, I think this is actually the one in another part of town, but it's the best I could do off of google.

I headed to our favorite nearby thrift with one of my favorite people and keen-eyed CG spotted this piece of pressed aluminum - of which she collects and owns a fair amount.  She immediately put it back and I hardly gave it a glance because I thought, the last thing I need is a napkin holder.

But, wait....

Out of the corner of my eye I saw some familiar images that are close to my heart.


And it was under $2 of which I had a few in my clutches.



My motherland.

I thought the details were great and had to take a good look at the area I grew up in  - suburbs of Toronto.


And of course, my birthplace, Montreal.
Oui, I am from Quebec, mon amis. 

Didn't want a napkin holder, but I thought it could be used to hold cards - you know, thank you cards, birthday cards, etc.


And it's sitting right next to the lamp my dad used to have on his desk in the den in Toronto.


I like it!
And it doesn't weigh much!
And I feel good!
Thanks for all your kind comments - they made me feel less, oh what's the word?

Can't remember!


Have a great weekend!

P.S.  Inspection came up with a few annoying items, nothing too major.  So now we move on to next phase which is buyers' financing institution's appraisal. 

9 comments:

Orlando Grandma said...

So glad to hear you went out to look for goodies and found that Canadian card holder. I love it.
Inspections can be a pain it is add a house you have lived in over twenty years and they look for faults with the structure, hard to understand., Prayeres so things will contiue the way they suppose to be.

Razmataz said...

Yay Toronto! Yay Montreal....although Toronto is full of grief this week after another shooting...2 killed 13 injured at a street party...close on the heels of the gang shooting at the Eaton center.

Mr. Connor said...

Stopping to smell the rosess ! Good plan. She still remember French. Tu est ne a Montraal, n'est ce pas ?

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ann,
This is a very nice little card holder, the detail is interesting.
A good piece of retail therapy indeed, not too heavy or costly - just right! :)
Wishing you a great weekend!
Brenda

Chatty Crone said...

I forgot you were from Canada - do you speak French? How did you meet Mr. T? sandie

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Don't you just love it when that special little something makes it's way into your hands?!

found treasures...
love your new little card holder from home! Pat

Olive Cooper said...

I did not know you were Canadian but then again no one is from Florida and we really do not consider it a southern state. We being people from Georgia. The card holder is lovely. I could never not thrift. Not even if I were moving like you are.

Diann said...

What a great find! I have never seen a try like this. How fun!

KarenSue Farash said...

Oh.....I wish I had found that for you. I did find something I got you last year when we went to Canada, and it's packable!! I promise!!