Last week I had Thursday off. I had some blood work to do and happily it all came back acceptable. I also had my dreaded tax appointment which went okay.
Those errands got me out and about and that took me to the thrift stores. I simply can’t resist.
I found these….I didn’t buy them but I found them. My mom had a set of these dishes. Who can tell me about them? They are white with a gold ring around them. They were the “good” dishes when I was growing up. Mom also would poor rubbing alcohol in one of the plates then light it on fire and singe the chickens when we butchered chickens. I din’t buy them. I was tempted but didn’t….who knows. I might go back or if they are there next time, I just might get them. I know it’s silly and nostalgic….but that’s okay. I really would like to know more about them though…what are they called?
I also started looking for a new thing at the thrift stores…can you guess what it is???JEWELRY! I know that’s a bit of a surprise as I’ve said I don’t really care for a lot of jewelry, but I have alternative motives.
In our area there aren’t bead stores. We’ve even been to larger towns hoping to find a beading store and have little luck finding them. Well we do have thrift stores.
Our thrift stores do have jewelry and the jewelry is a great place to get beads….LOTS of beads and all at a pretty cheap price. Here’s a typical piece.
75 cents for this bracelet. The beads are good and spacers are good too.
I did this without Kelli knowing and she is SUPER excited. Each and every bracelet will be unique as all will be done with with upcycled jewelry. Some of the beads I don’t think we could find even with a great beading store.
I forgot to take a picture of the tear drop earrings I found. They are blue crystal and they will be so cool in the Psalms 23 bracelet in the part that is “leads me beside still waters”.
I can’t wait to see some of the fun bracelets Kelli puts together. They are going to be so fun. So add jewelry to the list of things I am thrifting for….you know me…there’s always a reason to thrift.