Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Few Thrifty Finds

A few days ago I visited our local Salvation Army and came home with a slew of long cotton sweaters. It is so darn hard to find affordable all cotton(NOT cotton/poly/acrylic mix) sweaters anymore, especially if you are looking for hip concealers, like I always am. I was so excited by my finds that I couldn't wait to show The Husband. He rooted through the bags for a few minutes before stating-

"It looks like you robbed an old lady's closet."

Ahhhhhh...can you feel the love?

Anyway, here's a few of my other recent finds.

Three lovely t.v. trays for a dollar a piece

I posted a photo of these previously, but this one really shows the pretty coppery shades.

I am not a big wine drinker, but I do like whiskey every now and then, although I don't drink while breastfeeding so it'll be quite sometime before I imbibe again. These pretty glasses will be waiting for me when I do.

I don't know why, but I have always wanted some of these. They will be so much fun to serve burgers and fries in on my new(old) diner style table. They were only a few dollars for the whole stack.

Isn't he cute? He was marked five but when I brought him to the counter, he was half off. He'll make a wonderful little place to stash candy or keys. Or cash. If I had some. Ha.

Buttons are not cheap, and if you've been reading this blog for any period of time, you know that I LOVE buttons. I usually buy small glass jars(olive, pickles and such) of buttons, that have been cut from unusable clothing donations(which require a lot of picking and cleaning) at a local Salvation Army, for five bucks a piece. I found these jars, which are the ginormous sized peanut butter jars, full of perfectly clean and ready to use buttons, for SIX BUCKS a piece at an antique store. That's a true steal. The Matchbox Jeep we dug up in our yard!

We were on the road to somewhere I don't remember when we spotted this two dollar vintage wicker hamper in a yard sale. It's a little beastly towards the bottom, but I love mint green vintage stuff and even in it's beastly state, it's been useful for storing plastic bags/shopping bags in. Hey, much as I try not to, I still end up at the grocery store without my reusable bags. We still haven't decided if we want to repaint it or leave it as is.

While trying to photograph the hamper, the cat photobombed it several times. She has also designated it her personal scratching post. Thankfully she has no front claws. Silly cat.


Now that I think about it, The Husband may have a point.

Still, who needs to rob an old lady's closet when you pretty much are a 90 year old woman in the body of an almost 30 year old girl, amirite?!?!

1 comment:

  1. Old ladies unite! Those are some awesome finds. And now I oddly want some of those burger baskets. And a burger.