June handed me an envelope with a birthday card, she said, "It's not much, but I know you can do a lot with it at one of your thrift stores..."
Is it not a major blessing to have people who love you and know you so well? I got excited about going to the thrift store...and along with the Florentine tray in the photo above for $1.07, I also found these items:
A small mirror made from a wooden cog! My industrial-loving self did a small happy dance.
Especially when I turned it over and saw it had a hanger AND a REALLY cheap price...
I also found these...
I also found a small silver bowl...I might have another just like it or very similar. I stashed all the silver plate stuff away when I went all white this spring. It was 87c.
I also found a couple of classic hard-backs. If I remember correctly, they're .57c each at this thrift store...
I also found a tripod for $1.07 and I used it to take these photos.
Thank you, June. I think I still have enough money left for another trip...maybe two!
Now then, let's see what YOU brought to the party last week:
Check out this beauty from Rhonda at Restored Treasures Too. This lampshade caught my eye...as I've been trying to figure out how to do one with doilies...this tablecloth beauty looks much simpler. And doesn't it look amazing?
Jann, from Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson, shared her "short stacks" of collections, as well as showing other inspiring tall ones. I can easily identify - it seems like I have short stacks of practically everything!
Donna, from Distressed Donna Down Home, has quite the eye for cool stuff. She knows where to look, and doesn't mind digging or getting her hands dirty. And seriously, people are leaving cool items at her door! As if she didn't have a stash of them already...you can check her out and visit her Etsy shop if you like REAL vintage stuff - I bought a metal letter that is totally fabulous, and her prices are great.
Now then, let's see what other wonderful thrifty finds you've gathered since last week, shall we?
THRIFTY LIFE THURSDAY #19
This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures
that may have previous experience or lived a former life elsewhere.
Please share items that are second-hand or are composed of second-hand materials.
Types of Posts to Share:
Word for the Day:
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.