Thursday, August 29, 2019

August 29 Thrifts and Thoughts

August thrifted finds

I seem to have collected items that are reminders that fall is almost here.

Amber footed vase, an old and well loved fawn ornament from my childhood, an inlay wooden box and a vintage orange/white condiment set.

Orange leaf pattern chip and dip set, orange purse, orange pumpkin carving knife and plus my vintage green plant holder.

Vintage Johnson Brothers Cotswold teapot, creamer, sugar and a vintage silverplate over brass tea caddy. Yellow rose from my front garden (in a silver overlay vase).

Green goblets, golfer/bag salt and pepper, cow with tin head, a beaver shaped mirror (the coil of wire was just for contrasting background).

August was a 'mixed reviews' month. I finished the Bee stencil projects.

We had a mouse/rat? that settled in under the sink cupboard unit (based on the strange scurry/scratch/ gnawing sounds from that area during the night) and we moved the stove and counter section forward - but couldn't get to that irritant. I was very close to cutting out a section of the inside flooring under the sink unit frame - glad I didn't have to go that far.

Quite a bit of door-edges chewing occurred in the kitchen and pantry. Tried traps and 'enticing smells' rodent attractant commercial sticky stuff and the walk-in traps - nada. 

Bought a silent sound device that apparently repels rodents and it seems to have worked - the 'scratchy sounds' under the sink unit stopped - I kept the kitchen door open to ensure an easy escape route 'outside'. The rodent smell also faded (my ears ring when a rodent is near and that finally stopped too).

I washed/disinfected the walls behind the stove/counter, the floors, inside the cupboards. 

The one thing I did for myself this month was have a 1 hour walk every evening and for that I am very grateful. Evening got a bit earlier every day and often the street lights were on before I arrived home.

Every day this week on my walk I passed 3 large wooden crates for the taking - I loved them BUT they were too big for me to move and I had no place to use them so I just enjoyed them. So tempting.

Thank you for visiting today



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Sept 6/19

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  1. Definitely looks like fall at your place. :)
    Glad you got rid of the unwanted scratching guest!

  2. You have lovely things. We have a vase and some glasses that look similar to yours. I think Jilda’s grandmother gave them to her.

  3. Love all your finds Joy. Those wooden crates would be so much fun for projects. Love all the lettering on them. I think I would find a way to get them home. Likely gone by now. Hugs.

  4. Rodents...ehewwww....! They seem to hang around uninvited. Love all the pieces you have with hints of Fall. Have a wonderful HPS! Enjoy the weekend HUGS

  5. Gorgeous findings!What a pretty teaset!Hugs!

  6. Lovely finds my friend. I am so glad you are enjoying your evening walks, I am loving the darker mornings.

  7. Hi there I am not ready for Fall but might as well get ready? since it's coming upon us fast

  8. Glad to hear your residen rat/mouse has found other accommodations. Indeed, it does look like fall has come to your house. Have a wonderful day!,

  9. I walked around my neighborhood tonight. It does feel good to get outside every day! I hope your rodent doesn't come back! They are a real nuisance. Love the little deer figurine you found! Hugs!

  10. Joy - I love orange, so you made me very happy with these photos, especially the amber vase. Just today I changed over my indoor decorations from summer colors to autumn - lots of orange!!! Any time that I need a stress reducer, I go for a walk - it makes all the difference and it sounds like it is helping you. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  11. Those are very pretty fall-coloured items. The amber vase is gorgeous. I try to walk every day, too - it helps me sleep better and keeps me moving.

  12. Happy Pink Saturday, Joy. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week. Your Thrifts and Thoughts was "the one that caught my eye".♥

  13. You always have the best finds, Joy, and I'm so glad your rodent seems to be gone! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

  14. Lovely finds,Joy! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!


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