The question I get the ABSOLUTE most from people when they find out I shop Thrift Stores is.....HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU GO???
Seriously...what do I NOT look for:) Since Emersyn likes to organize my purchases and I like to share my finds, here is a little trip down thrift store lane. BTW...I hit 3 stores in 2 days for all of these purchases (2 Goodwills and a Value Village).
Also, a pair of Santa suspenders, a vase, 2 boxes of glass ornaments, a black wooden pedestal, a hurricane vase, and a glass pedestal.
As I got home and started to pull out everything, I got lucky. My vases and my pedestals matched up perfectly and some of my finds meshed well together. I decided to decorate my Kitchen Island (since I normally just dump mail and odds and ends on it).
The finished project was not what I had in mind when I started, but it ended up looking so ME!!! Actually it was WAY MORE ME than what I had in mind. I love when my house looks ME....don't you:)
Seriously...is this vintage box not all you can think about now??? It cost me 3 bucks (kinda spendy compared to my normally thrifty buys), but I could not leave it there amongst the broken toys and dirty socks. I cannot wait to find ways to use it for EVERY season!!!
All of the other items were between 50 cents and 2.00, so all in all I ended up staying pretty thrifty. Except the glass pedestal which was 6 bucks. I almost didn't take it, but I am sooooo glad I did because it matched the vase PERFECTLY and was JUST what I was looking for. YAY!!!
OK. So what about the stuff I didn't use???? The poor sad tray will be painted and re-finished some day. The AMAZING yellow jar sadly got dropped on my garage floor (by me) and didn't make it. I actually cried tears---I REALLY liked it!!! The greenery---not sure where that is??? And the poinsettias are wrapped around some sconces in my living room. Waste not, WANT not!!!
Besides hitting the Christmas aisles though, I did manage to make a few fun finds...
AND just because...Emersyn got this black velvet coat with animal print lining and a fur collar. SHE loves it. I LOVE IT!!! WIN WIN BABY!!!
AND little man got this brown Gymboree Puffer jacket and an Old Navy Hat (tags still on).
OHHHH and I almost forgot the suspenders. They worked double duty. They added to my husbands ugly Christmas ensemble....AND Emersyn used them to tie up her brother. Totally worth 50 cents right:)
SOOO there you have it. That is where my money went...cute clothes and shoes that I am SUPER excited about. AND some new holiday decor. TOTALLY successful thrifting for me. I got to get my shopping fix AND still have money for Christmas presents:) OHHHHHHH and I found the BEST Christmas sweater!!!
Happy Holidays and Happy Thrifting!!!!