Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Treasure Hunting

I've been itching to go treasure hunting (aka thrift store shopping) for a few weeks now.  Our little town has a couple of small thrift stores but my favorite is the one behind the fire station.  My friends and I lovingly refer to it as "The Thrift" and part of its appeal is that the adorable old ladies who run it mark the items at yard sale prices from when they were young!  I'm talking ten cent teacups, picture frames for a quarter, jeans for a dollar.  My best find to date was twelve Pottery Barn cloth napkins, brand new, in the package, for 80 cents!

Today, after Bible Study I had to go to the Post Office to mail off some jewelry orders.  The Post Office is really close to The Thrift so I decided to peek in and see what they had to offer today.  Here's my haul:

  • $1.50 for that funky mirror which is going to look amazing once I spray paint its frame.
  • Two adorable milk glass bowls for holding beads for 15 cents each.  
  • And those red boxes are going to be perfect for organizing all my sewing supplies.  There are 12 long boxes and 4 short ones--all for $2.00 total!
What thrifty treasures have you found lately?


  1. Ooo, my pulse quickened, seeing your scores. I am within one block of four thrift stores when I am at work. Always a difficult temptation!


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