Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thrifty Thursday. July 14.11

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I have a beautiful red Toile quilt and pillow shams for my bed that I love. But it's much too heavy for the warmer half of the year; so for the longest time, I've been looking for a lighter weight spread. I was hoping I could find a nice, cheap chennile. No luck to date.
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Last week, I dropped into my favorite local thrift shop. There was nothing in the linens section. Darn! But as I was passing the house goods section, I could see what I thought was a cream-colored spread. It was rolled up and taped together with masking tape; and written on the masking tape was "Dog Blanket - $2".
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Most blankets tagged for doggies are in pretty rough condition. But I was curious. So, I checked the tag - queen sized; and although it was difficult to get a really good look at it, it seemed okay. And for $2, I decided to take a chance. I brought it home and washed it in hot water with some Oxy for brightness ..........
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It's perfect! Not a stain, not a blemish, not a pick! Perfect! And the flower medallions are lovely. What a bargain!
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I just have to say "Arf arf!"




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Now I'm off to check out Thrifty Thursday with Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville. Perhaps there'll be biscuits!




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9 comments:

Patti said...

You certainly got lucky...looks great1

Pamela Gordon said...

You never know what you'll find wrapped up in a doggie blanket at the thrift store. Amazing deal! I wonder why it was labelled that way?

Garden of Egan said...

You totally scored!
I love it!

Janet said...

Excellent buy :) I happen to love that thrift store too (the flowery one, right), but I never seem to find the fabulous deals you do. You and Sara with her auctions - I need to take some lessons!

Cindy said...

Arf indeed! Good job!

Marguerite said...

What a find! I've been looking for a similar blanket for my guest bed forever but never seem to find one.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

You did well! It looks great. I stocked up on vases at the local thrift store this week...25 cents each on their clearance table.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Judy
My Front Porch

Debra from Bungalow said...

I just love the picture in your header, it's beautiful!
What a great find and to think it was marked as a dog blanket! It looks great and classic on your bed.

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and your nice comments!

karensomethingorother said...

Somebody thought that blanket was only good for dogs?!?