I went thrifting last week – I think I mentioned it here. I think it’s the thrill of the hunt that I like the best about a day of thrifting. That ‘I just might find a real treasure around the next corner’ feeling. There are a few things I would dearly love to find someday – an antique dough bowl, a french bottle carrier, a vintage dress form like this, a whole stack of ironstone, a heap of European grain sacks… sigh. Yeah I know, not likely in this state but hey what’s life without some dreams?!
We not only went to several thrift shops we happened onto an estate sale too 🙂 Eureka!!! I LOVE estate sales 🙂 It was the second day of the sale so everything was 25% off. Saturday was 50% off and I really really wanted to go back but I didn’t push the issue too hard with hubby – after all my furnace just got installed and now we have to pay for it!
What do you think? Did I get some good stuff? Let’s check it out a little closer, shall we?
I have wished for a tree similar to this for several years. The first one I wanted was around $80. I didn’t buy it. Another I found was $98. I didn’t buy that one either. Hobby Lobby had some last year for around$35. I didn’t even get one of those.
This one was behind the counter at the last thrift store we stopped at – in their trash pile. All I could see was the top half. I asked about it and they said the base was broken. I thought about it a little then asked if I could at least see it. So they pulled it out and I said I wanted it even with the broken base. So they sold it to me – for $0.99. Yep. 99 pennies. And I’ll thumb my nose at the $80 and $98 price tags.
99 cents because of this. I don’t want the base anyway – I’ll be putting it in a bucket or bigger urn or something fun. Now if I can just keep it for my own decor – Becca wants it in her room.
This was a treasure I found at the estate sale. $1. And all the bulbs work. This may go in my event pile 🙂 Wouldn’t it look cute tucked in a booth of stuff for sale for a Christmas touch?
Vintage silver. The bowl was from a thrift store, the silverware from the estate sale.
Round mirror from estate sale. Ignore the fact that I didn’t dust the mirror first, but isn’t my dining room ceiling lovely?! My hubby did that for me ’cause I wanted it that way. And to the left is my IKEA light.
The mirror fits just perfectly under my large cloche. My intent was to etch something on it and offer it for sale but… now I’m not so sure.
I was browsing through a back storage room at the estate sale and about ready to head out when I spotted these hanging on the wall. I gasped in delight – honestly I really did. I couldn’t get them in my hands fast enough. I already had 3 of these vintage laundry baskets at home but who can’t use more of these?! Especially at estate sale prices! I was so pumped!
Large brass ? Candle holder I guess it is. It is really tall. Can you tell what color skirt I was wearing when I took the pic? My idea is to paint this and turn it into a lamp. I have a lampshade just perfect for it. But I’m undecided. The brass would add a touch of modern to my hodge-podge of decor. hmmm…
This is the top and there is a hole through the middle that a lamp fixture could be threaded through. So is it a candlestick? It just seems out of proportion for that – my candles looked funny in it.
Cute little abacus, vintage soup bowls, flower frog, and a glittered bird. Abacus 99 cents from thrift store. The rest of the stuff from the estate sale.
Little birdy is just so happy to be added to my Christmas decor.
I said earlier that I’m getting a reputation for finding large items when there are several of us shopping. But just look at this chair! Would YOU have left it there? For $30 I was hauling it out of there almost before I got in the door. I will eventually reupholster and paint this chair but after spending 45 minutes sweeping it, it’s a great addition to our collection of furniture. I love the height of it and Travis likes it too. In fact he thinks we need another one just like it. I agree. So if you see a chair like this could you please let me know?!
And if the chair wasn’t bad enough I also hauled this home as well. It’s metal. It’s on wheels. It’s extremely industrial. ASCP works very well on metal. The price was $6.99. You would have bought it too. It might end up being used for hangers at the kid’s clothing sale a friend and I have each spring and fall. It might end up in Jessica’s basement. But I have a couple of ideas for this if I can get my hubby’s help 😉
So what do you think? Good haul? I also got a couple sweaters for myself, some jeans for Larke and Becca, a jacket for Emma, a couple of belts and a spiderman shirt for Larke, and a pair of boots for Emma – boots with 3 inch heels. She needed them for a pair of jeans that are too long and are wide legged at the bottom. She loves them! Oh and some baskets to use in the church decor I’m still trying to put together. I called it a good day – the fact that I got to spend it with friends made it even better.
Have you been thrifting lately? What’s your favorite purchase from a thrift store?