Now for something I don't often do... a "haul" post. I went to a few thrift stores this weekend. I was specifically looking for three items for my bedroom: a lamp or chandelier, a small table or plant stand to set my humidifier on, and a shelf to replace my nightstand. I found the perfect shelf for $4. It's a half-round shape (no sharp corners!) and it's just the right size. It even has a drawer. :D
I also picked up some candlesticks, a picture frame, and a few other knickknacks. A little black paint will fix them up nicely. ;)
Though I was shopping mainly for my bedroom, there were a couple of other "wants" I was keeping an eye out for. One was a cabinet-style side table for my living room - and I really got lucky on that one. I happened across a pair of tables in excellent condition. They're the perfect size!
They were $20 for the pair, which would have been a good price... but it was 50% off sale day, so I paid only $10. :D Score!
And on the topic of shopping...
My favorite grocery store is pretty new and very nice... and always crowded on the weekends. I usually won't go until about 9:30 in the evening when the crowds have cleared out. Today, however, was a special day. It was not only Super Bowl Sunday, but the local team (Denver Broncos) were playing. I knew lots of people would be at home watching the game, so I chanced a trip to the store around 5:00 pm. I have never seen the parking lot so empty. I was practically the only person in the store. It was awesome. :D
And I've just been hearing fireworks, so I assume the Broncos won.