The picture on yesterday’s post and this one are of the most excellent snow day we had on Saturday.  It was great and started about 2 p.m. and then increased in intensity and snowed most of the evening.  We had some accumulation and on Monday it succumbed to the sun. 

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I was out in the snow until it really started to come down.  I found a couple of new awesome thrift locations in the area, the Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift shops on Mechanicsville Turnpike.  They are HUGE and packed with thrifty goodness. 

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I found this awesome quilt!  Aren’t the colors great?  It is a twin size, but I will keep it at the bottom of my bed for those extra chilly nights.  The backing is a great vintage sheet. 

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I also found the heart fabric and the pillowcase behind the mail goodness shown here.  In the top right are the Kleenex and hand salve cozies from Sarah of Sassy Priscilla for our 1:1 swap.  I sent her my cup cozies.  The salve is Rosebud Salve.  How come I never knew about this stuff before?  It is AWESOME! 

Also in the picture is the button fairy from my swap-bot button fairy swap I received from NicolaO.  So pretty.

At the bottom of the picture is the altered pendant I received from LaLaLovefor the swap-bot Altered Art Charms Swap.  Isn’t that the cutest thing you have seen?  I asked her how she made the setting.  It is from fimo clay and has the faintest swirl design in it.  She then placed resin over the red riding hood image.  Too sweet!  She also made a custom matchbook box to house it.  Lovely, lovely details! 

Lastly, Laura at All About Pretty gave me this award.   It was a nice surprise to realize that I made another person’s day.  Go over and check out her blog for the why she gave it to me and the item she made from one of her virtual thrift shopping finds.  It is really awesome!

Now I have to bestow this honor on another blogger and want to bestow it on Miss Sandy from Quill Cottage.  Miss Sandy is always so uplifting, encouraging and willing to poke fun at herself for our enjoyment.  I like that in a person!  Miss Sandy, and she might hurt me for telling this, is trying to embark on her lifelong dream of a writing career.  She is a fabulous story teller and I am happy to say my friend.   And she just won a contest to have one of her blog entries published in a magazine.  You can read the winning article here

Hope your day is filled with goodness and happy surprises, too!