Well, this week in pursuit of getting my "fix" I found some new thrift stores. I'm too embarrassed to say how many miles I traveled just to hit some new stores. Probably far enough to spend in gas what I saved by shopping thrift stores!
Anyway, I found what I think is some good stuff so I thought I would share.
Here's what I found at my local Goodwill.
I'm thinking I'll frame it and layer it on my mantel for Christmas. It was a whopping $.50. I wish this was what my house and barn looked like. Oh, well. I also picked up a couple pair of flannel pajama pants for a a buck a piece. I love a pair of comfy pjs!
After grocery shopping in OKC Friday, I had just enough time to swing by another Goodwill. I picked up this piece for $4.99. (Sorry, this isn't the greatest picture)
It's in pretty good shape but I plan on taking it apart and using the hooks and the numbers on some different projects. The number plaques and the ends of the hooks are white porcelain.
Friday afternoon I headed over to the Habitat for Humanity Renovation Station for some old hardback books.
They have the cheapest prices on books I have found so far. Each book was only $.50. I'm going to take the covers off, tie them up with twine and use them for decor.
At one of the new stores I found I picked up these pieces.
And this tray from an old tool box was $3.49.
I have a lot of red in my house and thought this would be cute with some candles or plants or knicky-knacky type stuff on the mantle or coffee table. I love old, rusty, beat up stuff!
Then at the Goodwill "mother ship" I found this wooden candle stick. It was $1.99. It was strange walking into this huge store and only coming out with this one, small item. But I've been on the hunt for something like this specifically.
I plan on using it to make another cloche on a pedestal.
After leaving the GW I was headed home when I drove past another thrift store. There was a bunch of stuff out front and I just couldn't help but turn around and go back. Once I stepped inside it was almost like an episode of Hoarders! It wasn't a dirty place but it was packed with stuff! I kid you not, they could have had a store twice the size and still been stocked full. It took a while to get through the store because of all the stuff but they had great prices and I found these things.
And this rusty old milk crate was only $5. I'm thinking of using it in the living room.
Well, that's what my thrifting this week looked like. I felt like a junkie sneaking around town hitting every thrift store I passed. Fortunately, my habit isn't very expensive!