to make some very happy ‘me time’. That’s all… thrifting, blogging, and throw in a pink flamingo… and I’m a happy girl! Right now you’re probably asking yourself, “What is she talking about?”
Well today is my one year blogaversary… and it’s been a long time since I shared some thrifted finds, and since thrifting is one of my favourite things to do I thought I’d share some great stuff that I’ve found over the last month.
This past weekend a village close to us had its annual village wide garage/yard sale. We lucked out with the weather and John and I had a blast… and we only spent about $20. That’s my kind of thrifting!!
So here are just some of the items that we found at the village sale, and a few from my favourite thrifting haunts.
This fabulous $5 wrought iron chair was just waiting for me at the Re-store. I love its curly details. I know exactly what I want to do with this.
I carried the pair of candle holders in the pic below around the thrift store where I found them for about 15 minutes, browsing aimlessly and debating with myself whether or not I should buy them. They were $5 each, a hefty price for me, but I loved the decorative glass details on their stems so I couldn’t leave them behind.
The little table was in a Re-store freebie pile (love the Re-store!!!), and the little iron planter was a garage sale find for 50 cents.
I’ve never seen anything like the musical scale wall hanging, so I had to buy it when I saw it at the thrift store for just $4.
When we saw the two large Christmas light stars in the next pic we almost left the yard sale without asking how much they were because we were sure they’d be more than we were willing to pay.
So, it never hurts to ask because it turned our they only wanted $1 a piece. More Christmas lights for our already large display. YAY!! We were told that the lights worked, but we’ll be replacing them with LED lights anyway so it didn’t matter to us if they worked or not.
We overpaid on the wooden yard sale Santa sign a bit. He was $5, and he needs some TLC, but we saved on the stars so we won’t be losing any sleep over him.
So, here’s a little thrifting story about patience (of which sometimes I have none), but in this case I totally won out.
See that set of six small silver goblets? They were originally $12. at the thrift store, and the tray that they came on was $10. After a few weeks of many silver pieces not selling, the store had a table of $1 silver items, and I got the set of six goblets for $1, and a few other pieces including this tray for $1. I have a project in mind for the goblets, but I need to find one more piece.
The yard sale teapot, green candle lantern, two wall candle holders, and the wooden coat hook were each $1. The pine table, which will definitely be getting a makeover, was found at the Re-store for $5
And I absolutely fell in love with the wrought iron scroll work mirror, which I found at a thrift store for $5. I have no idea what I’m going to do with it yet, but at the moment I don’t care. I just love looking at it. I might have to paint it pink.
The wrought iron shelf, the magazine holder, the wooden basket, and the pair of rusty green hanging planter baskets were all $2. I have a weakness for glass rolling pins, but they usually cost too much, but this one was only $1 because it was missing its end piece.
I thought the miniature tea cups were adorable and at 50 cents a piece I couldn’t resist them. The five cup set with metal filigree holders was only $1.
Looks like I’ve got a busy summer of projects ahead of me. I’m so looking forward to it!
Some pieces are due for makeovers,
while others will stay as they are.
Some will become parts of projects,
perhaps decorating my yard.
I might use Mod Podge on some items,
the ones that have something to hide.
A few are just begging for spray paint,
while some may be brush prettified.
No matter what projects I tackle,
or if they turn out right or wrong.
This blog is an awesome adventure,
and I’m so grateful to have friends along.
Thanks so much for reading! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year, and I’m so looking forward to continuing this adventure.
Ok, so here’s what I do after a fabulous day of thrifting.
I sit on the back deck… sipping a pina colada cooler on ice… from my favourite 20 cent Salvation Army pink flamingo plastic glass … with John, my best friend and hubby.
What can I say? I’m a girl of simple pleasures.
And no… he doesn’t drink his beer from a plastic pink flamingo glass. lol. Mine is one of a kind!
Have a great day!