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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thrifty Thursday-A true collector

My dear friend Berta is a second-hand shopper extraordinaire.  Last week I shared a few views of her yard and promised I’d tour the inside of her house as well.
01 Blue, red & purple glass over sink Berta's house Yarnell AZ phone (1024x543)
Berta likes color and glass.  And what better way to show both off but in a window.  This colorful collection sits above the kitchen sink.
02 Fireplace & stuff Berta's house Yarnell AZ phone (577x1024)
The fireplace was closed off years ago (I like the multi-colored brick).  I think everything in this shot was bought at a thrift store or yard sale.
03 Ladies corner Berta's house Yarnell AZ phone (1024x609)
I call this the “ladies corner” and the only thing purchased new is the window frame with dried flowers bought at a craft show.
04 Bird cage display Berta's house Yarnell AZ phone (577x1024)
Berta can tell you exactly where each wonderful treasure came from, even where the yard sale was.
05 Reflective corner Berta's house Yarnell AZ phone (561x1024)
And I just love how she displays her treasures.
06 Blue bathroom window Berta's house Yarnell AZ phone (577x1024)
Even her bathroom window is delightful.

I sure hope to get out to do some thrift shopping soon.  What treasures have you discovered?  Join in by linking below.

My dear friend Berta is recovering from a shoulder replacement.  So if you notice any dust, please know we call it “velvet,” and live with it.


Firefly the Travel Guy said...

I don't have a lot of stuff like that, but everything in our house also has a story. Specially those in my display cabinets.

RoeH said...

I'm in awe of people who can see things that I can't in a yard sale. I can see great antiques that cost many bucks though. I think that's called champagne taste on a beer budget. Or something like that.

Sallie ( said...

Wow -- your friend is an amazingly talented collector. I hope her shoulder is getting better. And not because of the dust -- that doesn't bother me a bit (I didn't even notice any). I have that velvet all over the house and I don't have a bad shoulder OR a lot of wonderful collections.

Dr Zibbs said...

Nice. I just collect Zippo lighters.

Isherwood Wildwalker said...

My wife and I would go to Estate Sales a few weekends a month. It was interesting to try and piece the owners lives together through the leftovers of material possessions.

We furnished our entire home with quality and well-built gently used antiques.

Your friend as great taste! Love the blue glass and the "ladies corner"

Pat said...

Oh, I would love to meet Berta. Such treasures...and that bathroom mirror....

Diane said...

Amazing what she has found but I would not like to dust her place!! Diane

Elaine said...

Berta has done very well! I hope she has a quick recovery from her surgery.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Berta is definitely cool,

I love that window.

Small City Scenes said...

What wonderful treasures Berta has. Love the great blues. I have lots of treasures from the thrift stores but not on her grand scale.

I have heard of the Kolb brothers but I don't know where. Maybe from you sometime before. Maybe. MB

Just Jane said...

I love all the colored glass! So gorgeous.

Tell Berta not to worry about the velvet. I have no excuse and even I'm covered in "velvet" at this point :).

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