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February 20, 2008



Oh, I love that chandy. It's wonderful! Please be sure to show it to us again when it's in place. And the afghan is so pretty. It will be just right in your room. Another suitcase. I've been looking for them lately and haven't found them. But I will! You've inspired me to add them to my guestroom when I redo it soon. ~Adrienne~


Looks like a beauty...I have been in a chandelier kind of mood lately (of course, the mood never leaves me). I just bought a translescent shaded chandelier for my dining area, and moved the original chandy to my bedroom. Ah, bliss when I look up...good luck with yours!!


christy in georgia


Sweet Cottage Dreams

So pretty and it will look wonderful in your kitchen!!! Love the crocheted piece for your granny room!


Susan Ramey Cleveland

Great loot!


Sooooooooooooo fun!

Alison Gibbs

What great buys - a chandy, a throw rug and a vintage case. You are one great thrift shopper.


What great thrift store goodies. I love thrift store shopping. You can get such unique items for such great deals! Enjoy decorating. Amy

LeAnn Huntington

I found you through Amy @ Four Sisters, really enjoy your blog and love that chandelier. What a sweet site you have...

LeAnn :)

LeAnn Huntington

I just posted but after viewing more of your website, I just had to come back and tell you how charming your sweet home is. It is definitely done with a love of things from the past. Please stop by and check my blog out sometime. So glad I found you.


kari & kijsa

Love this! we saved a cupcake for you at kari's Surprise Bloggy Birthday party to celebrate her turning 40 today! Come on by for little birthday cheer!



I LOVE the chandy! I to think it was thrifted makes it even funner, doesn't it. It makes me want to run out right now and hit some of my thrifting spots! Have a great day.


Forgive my bad grammer in previous comment.
Meant to say...I think because it was head is obviously not screwed on straight today!


Hello, found your site by way of Kari & Kijsa. What a lovely chandy, as well as a charming home. I would love to feature you as one of my 'In the Trenches" budget designers if you might be interested? I think my readers would love a little tour of your lovely home.

Take care,


Thrifting is so much more fun than retail shopping, and nit just because of the cost. I have a golden chandelier that I want to make look like yours.

No granny room for me, crocheted afghans get used everywhere. My most treasured one was made by my great aunt in her later years. It is about 50% wider at one end than the other, lol.

Kimberly C.

You are an artist! I can't imagine any thrift shop finds I might discover to look as cute as yours.




I do love thrifting....1000 times better than buying new.
Great finds here...


What great finds! I love thrift store finds - they feel so much like discovering buried treasure!!

robin~thrifty miss priss

Oh how LUCKY you were to find that GEM!


What a great find, that Chandy is going to look wonderful in your kitchen. Now how in the world do you find this good stuff, I stink at this!

Toni from NC

Isn't it the BEST feeling when you find something at the thrift store and know it was just meant to be in your cottage? Congratulations on a great find. Love your blog.


What fantastic finds! That chandelier is beautiful! And you've supported good causes, to boot! (Decorating nirvana!)

Give a kiss and pat to Miss Maggie for me!


Hi Kim,

What prety finds! I love thrifting. Isn't it just the closest thing to treasure hunting? That blanket is wonderful :)



I just love the chandelier and it will look wonderful in your kitchen. Nothing is more satisfying than rummaging in a thrift store and finding wonderful treasures. I hope that you will post pictures of it hanging up!


Hey, Kim, I just discovered not TWO days ago that we have a Habitat for Humanity thrift store up by me! I'm so excited! I think I'll stop by there this weekend. They are only open Sat. and Sun. I love your chandy! Good eye!


Love your blog.
Carole (Lulusparkles.etsy) said you have a lovely Playlist.
She was right. It's awesome. Thanks.


what a great eye candy chandy! yummy! congrats on your great find - and what fun pics!!

Hi, Beautiful chandy, you do find the most wonderful things in your thrift shops. Happy hunting, Hugs, Cindy


Love it. I'm going thrifting next week. Hope I find some great buys like yours.


I love the chandelier! Isn't thrifting fun!!

Rachel Going

Lovely items. So glad you found them! So gald you shared them!!! ;) (((((Rachel))))

Rachel Going

I meant my previous comment to say so "glad" you shared them. ;)Silly silly Rachel

Tina Eggert

Hi Kim,
Love your thrift finds ( wish I could be so lucky!) But it IS a thrill when you can find something you love! Anywho, just also wanted to let you know your heart is on it's way & hope it gets there quickly! Have fun setting up your new "find"s....


Great finds!!!
Have a wonderful day :-)

Chris@Cats on my Quilts

Hey Kim, someone nominated me for a Spreader of Love blog award so I am passing it on to you because I love your blog. Hope you're enjoying nice spring weather as we are not enjoying any here in NH.

Cece Marie

I always love reading about your vintage finds! I especially like that chandy! Just think of how many of us you have inspired to find beauty in otherwise wasted items! Your not just recycling, your up-cycling! Very inspiring!


Wonderful find! Can't wait to see a picture when it is up. Most of the lighting fixtures in my home have been found when I have rummaged through a pile of junk. Such fun! Thanks for sharing. Debbie


Great finds! Just the norm at Daisy Cottage lol I was thrifting/antiquing recently and all I found was one vintage ornament - I couldn't have been happier with my little purchase! Blessings, Marann


I want to replace ceiling fans w/ chandeliers, but it is soooo HOT here the practicality factor stops me in my tracks. Oh, the tragedy of it all!


finding time to come by:) love this find and miss you! xoxoxox


Gosh, you just find the best stuff. I need to come with you next time your antiquing! I love the chandelier. Can't wait to see pictures of it up in the kitchen.


I think the thrifting gods look kindly upon you miss Daisy Cottage! When I go to my local stores I usually find the regular assortment of ugly 80's clothing and used plastic wear dishes!

LOL, I need to shop at YOUR thrifts!

The Decorated House

That will look fabulous in your kitchen! Cute throw for your granny chic space, too.
You DO have the best places to find things.
But then it is really just your great talent for finding the hidden gem. :)
Hugs, Donna

Daisy Cottage

Thank you everyone!
It's up and I'll share a picture of it soon!!


Angela (Cottage Magpie)

Something must be in the air at the ReStore, because I found a chandy today, too at my local one! I was planning to post a pic of it with my next thrifting post (tomorrow)! I'll include a link to yours, too, when I do. Don't you just love that place? Thrifting and supporting a great cause all at the same time! Love it.
~Angela :-)


Wooow it is adorable!!Thanks for sharing with us.
keep up the work.


What a beauty! I just looked and saw that I have one of those stores around here and I never knew it. I putting it on my to do list!

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