Monday, August 13, 2012

I ♥ thrifting

Saturday while Duke was getting himself all spiffed up I hit another thrift store. Let me just tell you that I had to force myself to the register so that I didn't buy any more.
I'll show you half today and half tomorrow.
I thought this little cat was cute and for 59 cents how could I pass it up. I had to tell Duke that it was really a dog though.


This wood bowl will look nice on the middle of my dining room table. I want to paint it and then sand the edges a bit but I'm not sure what color I want to paint this one just yet.

I was thrilled when I found these wood bowls. I know they are a salad set but I have other plans for them. Can you believe all 5 bowls were only $1.69?

Going through the craft section I found all kinds of little treasures. Some as cheap as 19 cents.
Tomorrow I'll show you the rest and give you the grand total for how much I spent.

23 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

That does it Ann....I see a thrift store trip in the near future!! Holy Cow! I can't believe the deal on the bowls!!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Wouldn't your time be better spent cooking bacon?

Debbie said...

Awesome finds, Ann. Better spent cooking bacon, is he nuts!!!

Grace said...

Oh I'm betting you'll do adorable things with crafting supplies! I like that wood bowl just the way it is - maybe some leaves stenciled on it - but then you know me - most of the time I like things right out of the box (so to speak).

Lin said...

I don't like thrift stores as I don't really get the thrill of the hunt, but I know we scored BIG when we went there for the band parent trophy. That said, I bring all of my stuff to the local Goodwill Store and that place is mobbed. People LOVE that place!

Looks like you got good treasures, Ann.

Helen said...

Holly cow! what a bargain!!! I love the wood bowls especially the one with the stand.

Sandra said...

did you remove an object from your house for each item you bought? i saw that on TV on how to not be a hoarder and end up on Hoarders on TV....just sayin... LOL
they are real deals for sure... can't wait to see what else you got and also what you make from the bowls.

Tanyia said...

wow, you found some great stuff there! I love those bowls... and I vote for white for painting the dark one! With some sanding and mussing up it would look awesome!

Jen said...

Oh I LOVE thrift stores (and antique shops, and flea markets, and... ahem). I think I am probably glad that our thrift store here does not have a craft section - I would be in sooooo much trouble :o)
Can't wait to see the rest!

silverthoughts2 said...

I love those kind of stores. I'm glad that I'm not a crafter though as those stores would be even more dangerous!

Ann Martin said...

Looking forward to seeing what you'll do with all this goodness!

marie said...

Love the salad bowls set - you can do so much with those. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

The wooden pedestal bowl is great too. How about painting it off-white with a bit of sanding and staining. Then you could use it all year and fill it with all sorts of holiday color.

I'm looking forward to seeing what other treasures you found!

BeadedTail said...

You got great deals! I think our thrift stores are too expensive because even junk costs a lot. I wanna go thrifting with you!

Sandee said...

You are so crafty. I'd not a clue what to do with these treasures. I'm glad you had fun.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Don't unplug your hub. said...

What is Jerry on about? Have I missed something?

Betsy Adams said...

You got some really good deals at the thrift store --for very little money... Can't wait to see what you do with the bowl for the your dining room table...

Hugs,
Betsy

Erika said...

Okay, I want those deals when I go to our local thrift stores! I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the bowls.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've been forewarned by several people that going to thrift stores can become addictive. That's why I stay away as long as I can.

Love the bowl!!!! I don't know what your plans are, but if you're going to put it on the diningroom table during something 'seasonal'...like Fall [LOL] I'd choose a minty, light lime green with Autumn foliage. Just thinking to myself here...

Love your craft finds too. You did good.

Rose said...

Great craft finds! Of course I love the cat, too, especially with those buttons.

Dee said...

Love the bowls...my thrift store seems to be a bit more pricey than yours.:( Good thrift day for sure.

Reeni Pisano said...

Lots of great stuff! I love the bowls!

Sheryl Hastings said...

You got some great finds! I especially love the cat and the wooden bowl. I say "SCORE!"

allotments4you said...

Do you turn all these things into gifts Ann...or do you buy them for yourself??

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