I thought I would share some thrifty find that have come my way. I didn’t find all of these on one trip. They’ve happened over the last few trips.
I have this set of salt and pepper shakers. People comment about them all of the time when I post a picture of my sampler wall. People comment and say, “My grandma had those” and other similar things.
I bought these new in vintage packaging some time ago at the thrift store for 50 cents. I was happy to have found them as I love vintage and love wood. I thought they would be cute for decorating with my antique things.
Imagine my surprise when I hit the thrift store and found the set you see below. I have never seen them….oh, so cute on their little shelf plus there are friends now too. Cinnamon, paprika, cloves, and nutmeg were there!!
Oh, my word…So cute. Of course, it had to go home with me. I spent $3 for the set. It was my find of the day. I don’t have it hung up yet. I’m waiting for one of my girls to me home so they can help me find a good spot for it.
On another day I picked up this… puzzle for 25 cents. There are actually two puzzles in the box.
They are both horse puzzles.
It’s always a crap shoot buying a puzzle at the thrift store. They don’t put them together to see if all of the pieces of there. Happily, I brought this home. One of the afterschool childcare kiddos put the two puzzles together and all of the pieces are here.
I have had pretty good luck with getting puzzles and all of the pieces being there.
I found this African Violet planter. It was $1. This was an awesome find. These pots are so expensive if they are bought new.
I really think these pots are key to growing good-looking African Violets.
I spent 25 cents and picked up this little box. It’s fabric covered. I loved the color of this blue.
It had been sitting next to a vase. When I got the piece to the counter the clerk said, “This is supposed to hold that vase.” I had no idea as the vase was near it but not in the box. I didn’t want the vase and told the clerk so. He said, “Okay. Are you okay if I charge you 25 cents for the box?” Ha!! Yes. I’m okay with spending 25 cents. I don’t have a spot for it right now. I put it in with the patriotic decor and it will likely come out when that decor does.
The thing I was happiest about was SHEETS and wool.
Sheets are $2 typically so that’s what I paid for the polka dot sheet. My other sheet find was the blue one. It’s king-sized and also 100% cotton.
Won’t that king-sized sheet be the PERFECT backing for my True Blue quilt??? I’m just thrilled to have it.
If you look at the picture you can also see a wool shirt that is black and red. That is brand new but I only $1 for it. It’s 100% wool. I would love to make a winter ornament or craft with the fabric from the shirt.
There was also a wool sweater in the wool box. It also was $1. When Kalissa and I went to the craft fair a couple of weeks ago she ended up buying several pumpkins that were made from sweaters. She got several different colors of pumpkins. This sweater was a great find because it has both white and gray coloring so I can make pumpkins of both colors. WHOOT! WHOOT!
Watch for an upcoming post on how I am going to do that!! Now if I could find an orange sweater I’d be thrilled…
I guess I’ll have to do more thrift store shopping to see if I can find an orange sweater. Oh shucks…I guess I’ll have to keep shopping at the thrift store. Just what I love!!