Treasure Box Wednesday: Never Too Chicken for Thrifty Adventure!

Saturday the rain came down in buckets at times, but the lure of a day out adventuring for this chick was just too strong to deny. And as a result I came up with what I consider pretty nifty, thrifty fortune...

I had popped by Construction Junction just to see what was junkin', and didn't get very far in the store before I spied an unframed 24 inch by 40 inch antique stained glass window with a crest on it...
...For $25.

Let me just write that again: $25.

It's the panel above in the lower center. You can see how it coordinates with the crest windows I already had hanging. So, well, I had that baby in my hands in about three seconds flat and didn't even look around the rest of the store before I was heading to the register.

And it's probably just as well, too, as the window continued to cause a little stir on its way out the store. Folks in line pondered its history, marveled at its price and one lady even called her friend over to see it.

Talk about timing! And with a quick assemble-it-yourself frame I pieced together from Michaels' to sturdy it up, it's very happy in its new home.

Another favorite item of recent finds was this colorful vintage print of a cherubic little girl, chicks and her beloved St. Bernard in a farmyard...

The print was just so incredibly cheerful, I was unable to resist. It's hanging in my hallway now, so I can enjoy the scene as I pass through daily.

And lastly, I uncovered this cool old playbill from a performance of Richard III...
Long-time readers might remember I have Edwin Austin Abbey and Millais prints in my livingroom related to the Richard III tale, so I thought this play information, in its very medieval-looking frame, would be a nice addition. It's a bit worse for wear, but then Richard III didn't exactly have a cakewalk reign, either.

Anyway, that puts the lid back on today's Treasure Box. If you missed Sunday's post on eccentric knitwear modeling in "The Spinnerin Wives" click here.

Otherwise, perhaps I'll see you for our next post. Just as an FYI, I may move it to Monday, as I have a friend visiting this weekend and I doubt there's going to be a whole lot of blogging time. But I'll see you soon!

10 comments:

Angela said...

I love that pic of the sweet cherub girl. It does look cheerful. I would enjoy passing it each day in my hallway. Wonderful stain glass also. What a find!

Stephanie said...

The print you found is adorable! I would smile too.

Wendy said...

That is one BIG dog! LOL

Andrea said...

I just love, love, love that painting. Great find!!!

Michelle said...

That is so beautiful and what a deal! Lucky day :)

Alisa said...

I too love the print. It is sweet.

Beth @ Blue Socks said...

Love the stained glass in the window! I have been considering window treatments for my dining room (the main window facing the street - the "face" of the house) and have seriously narrowed down to possibly doing cafe lace on the lower half and hanging stained glass in the uppers. I am bookmarking your photos for inspiration!! Thanks!

Crayonmonster said...

WOW! Love it, and love your style! That pic is so funny and yet cute at the same time. And lucky on the window! I rarely see stained glass windows around here in second hand stores. bummer.
Thanks for sharing!
Crystal
http://beautifulhomeworld.wordpress.com

Jenn Thorson said...

Angela and Stephanie- They knew how to make things sweet and cheerful during that era, for sure.

Wendy- Ha! Yes, it really is. I think there's something a bit skewed with the proportions, but maybe he's like "Beethoven" or "Marmaduke" :)

Andrea, Michelle and Alisa- Many thanks, and I appreciate your visiting.

Beth- Stained glass does help with privacy-- I totally understand. When the leaves come off in the fall, there was a fishbowl feeling to some of my rooms prior to the stained glass. It's nice to have daylight coming in, but it's also nice to not see the neighbors. :)

dogsmom said...

Ya'know...(hint,hint) that should you get tired of the print or want to change your decor, a mother of 3 St. Bernard dogs (uh, that would be me) might be interested in buying that from you.
No hurry- just a thought.