Well, I didn't find any spectacular $15 sideboards or $10 chairs, but I did find some things I "had to have."
Care to see?
I found this metal lock box piled in with a bunch of wire racks. It's made of heavy steel and has a military feel about it. Can you believe it was only $2.50? To give you a frame of reference for the pricing in my local Goodwill - a reproduction milk can painted navy blue was $88. $88!! This was indeed a bargain. I took it home to Tom. His response? "I don't know what I'm going to do with it, but I like it!" The boy could be a thrifter at heart.
These two bottles were 99 cents each. I adore the shape of the stoppered one with the deep indentation in the bottom. I removed the stopper and took a whiff - it used to hold cider vinegar. I think I'm going to use a paint wash on the inside of it - maybe blue or green.
This little elephant jumped out at me and I snatched it up so fast. You don't understand just how excited I was. I've been looking for some ceramic animal to take home and spray paint but so far haven't found a thing - unless you count those precious moments-type figurines, which I DO NOT. But this is even better because Tom & I have a tradition of buying a carved wooden turtle every time we go on vacation to a tropical place. We've also added two carved wooden dogs to the collection, so this little guy will fit right in. Don't worry, I won't paint him. He's perfect just as he is.
Ready for my jackpot find?
This sign/wall hook/decoration was hiding in amongst a bunch of wooden cast-offs. Doesn't it just remind you of something Donna from Funky Junk Interiors would have? And Lord knows I envy her decorating style. The best part? It was also only $2.50. I wish the kid in charge of pricing this past weekend worked all the time.
Just check out that gorgeous rust. And the detail on the taps. I swoon.
Tom rolled his eyes when he saw it. He has no vision. It's going to look amazing.
Been thrifting lately?
I've been trying to limit myself to once a month but sometimes the urge overtakes. It doesn't help that all three thrift stores in my town are within the same block.