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Dirt Road Adventures & Some Thrift Store Finds

Hey friends, I feel like I’m finally getting back to normal. Between the holidays and being sick, it’s taken me all month to start feeling creative again.

I finally went thrifting last week and found some great deals.

It started last Saturday when Brad and I went on a little adventure and continued throughout the week.

I began to pick up things I have on my thrifting list to use for Spring decorating.

No, I didn’t find everything on my list, but during the hunt, I found some things that were not on my list. LOL

So I’m going to share a few of my finds today, plus…. lots of brunch ideas.

Vintage Crystal Food Products Spice Jars - Antique Thrift Store Find.
Not on my list but a favorite find – Vintage Crystal Food Products Spice Bottles

Wow, I didn’t realize as I was planning this past week’s schedule, but it was full of brunch ideas.

I wanted to share my Galentine’s Brunch ideas since Valentine’s is right around the corner. Then it’s the third week which means it’s all about Supper Club.

I apologize if you aren’t interested in brunch ideas, but don’t worry because you’ll find lots of inspiration from around the web, plus my thrifted finds.

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This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.

Thrift Store Finds

Remember last week when I shared about going on an adventure to find a unique restaurant? Well, we also did a little thrift store shopping.

In addition, I continued to stop in at some of my favorite shops during the week. So I wanted to share some of my finds.

First, I found a few ceramic pieces that I couldn’t resist.

All of these pieces feel like spring to me.

I have plans for the bunny tureen and swan planter, and I can’t wait to share them with you.

The cute beach cow salt and pepper shakers were only $2.00 and will make a great conversation piece at the beach cottage.

In addition, the vintage set of Spice bottles may be my favorite find. I immediately washed them and filled the bottles with spices. For now, they are in my pantry, but I would like to display them in the kitchen. Just have to decide where.

Favorite thrift store finds, ceramic bunny tureen, swan planter, beach cow salt and pepper shakers, vintage spice jars.

Lastly, another swan, but this time in concrete, was a must-have and was actually on my list.

In addition, a trio of old copper pans and two vintage cookie cutters completed my week.

I look forward to sharing what I plan for each of these treasures in the next few weeks.

Favorite Thrift Store Finds, Concrete Swan, vintage cookie cutters and a trio of vintage copper pans.

In Case You Missed It.

I think you should plan a Galentine’s Brunch for girlfriends. You can see how to set a fun table and learn the importance of planning girlfriend time.

Galentine's Day Girlfriend Brunch Table Ideas.  Romantic Table Decor.

Next, take a look at this Valentine’s Porch Decor. It only cost $7.00 to create this festive door decoration.

Thrifted Baskets for a Valentine's Day Porch Decor.  Budget-Friendly Porch Decorations for Valentine's.

In preparation for our monthly Supper Club series, I shared this yummy Hot White Russian Coffee Cocktail recipe.

Hot White Russian Coffee Cocktail recipe for Supper Club Bunch Cocktail

Then it was time for our Supper Club – Book Club Brunch Table Settings. I hope you enjoyed seeing this fun tablescape.

Book Club Tablescape Ideas for a Supper Club Brunch.  Creative DIY Paper Roses for placecards.

I pulled out these DIY Twig Plate Chargers and decided to share one of my first blog tutorials with you again this week.

Twig & Moss DIY Plate Chargers for Spring Decorating.  Rustic Farmhouse Style Plate Chargers

And finally, it was time for the Book Club Brunch Menu and Recipes.

6 Book Club Brunch Menu & recipe Ideas for Supper club

Adventures off the Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Each week, there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL

Kim shares what you need to know about creating a stunning cut flower garden with this seed collection.

Wait until you see how Jennifer combined herbal botanicals with air dry clay for a Valentine’s DIY.

This yummy Valentine’s Day Recipe is actually easy to make. Please take a look at Cindy’s recipe.

What do you think about this heart-shaped Charcuterie Board? Renae creates a stunning table arrangement for Valentine’s Day.

This Easy and Inexpensive Table Centerpiece.

I love these super easy Rustic Hearts.

Need some inspiration for Kid’s Valentine’s Gift Ideas? Check this out.

Check out these great vintage and antique finds.

I love this DIY moss heart.

In My Cart

As I said in the beginning, I’m getting ready for Spring and have added a few items to my cart to help with projects and other plans I have coming up.

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 4th of February 2023

I'm so happy to hear you are feeling better, Rachel. It's so hard when you are not 100%. That cement swan is the best! Thank you so much for sharing my garden seed posts. I really appreciate it.


Monday 6th of February 2023

Kim, You are so welcome. Thanks so much for your kinds comments.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Saturday 4th of February 2023

Rachel, your front porch is so pretty....I am always amazed with how you decorate it. So many good links here today! Looking forward to trying the Valentine pastry and the White Russian cocktail~yum!


Monday 6th of February 2023

Mary, I appreciate this.

decorative Inspirations

Friday 3rd of February 2023

Rachel, so happy to hear you are feeling better. I just got over a nasty cold myself. You have been finding so many great thrifted goodies! I love the spice jars and the concrete stone swan. Have a great week- meagan


Saturday 4th of February 2023

Meagan, I really appreciate this. Thanks for your sweet comments.

Jennifer Howard

Monday 30th of January 2023

Oooh, that cement swan is a good score!!! Thanks for sharing my clay hearts this week.


Monday 30th of January 2023

Jennifer, I agree. I love it.


Sunday 29th of January 2023

Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for linking my blog this week! Those vintage spice jars are so fun! I think that book club table setting might be my favorite ever of yours -- and that is. saying a lot since your tables are always so fun and creative!


Monday 30th of January 2023

Molly, Oh my gosh. It was so fun to put together, and I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for your support.