I am so excited about my recent Thrit Store finds! Wonderful surprises at each place I went...
It started 'Up North' at our "Cabbage" cottage/cabin. I often get overwhelmed with the thought of trying to decorate not 1 house, but 2! When I go shopping I can hardly remember what I'm supposed to be looking for.
Well, this weekend, the guys were ice fishing and the girls (and by that I mean my daughter and I) took a drive into our little 'Up North' town. My intention was to go to one of my favorite junk stores. You see, in one of my previously overwhelmed visits I passed on an item that I now can not get out of my mind. It was a cute antique toy iron and ironing board made by the Gabriel Toy Mfg. (our last name is Gabriel) It wasn't on my 'list' so I passed it up and have been regreting it ever since. Sadly, this day, the store wasn't open...the sign on the door read "Open by chance during the winter months." and so I moved on to the next thrift store...
where I found these ....awesome Wisconsin Cheese Boxes!
Living in Wisconsin now I thought...I'm not letting these go. I'd regret it!
I only paid $5 for the big one and $4 for the smaller one! They are huge and awesome~ and a great conversation piece.
So, as I'm talking to the nice lady she says "you look like the type that likes these kind of stores." Not sure what that means (I was carrying my Coach purse), but heck yeah! So she told me of a thrift store in the next town 'north'...so off we went! Where I found....this!
It's a nice size piece of fabric. It was marked a $1 and when I went to pay the nice lady said that there's a sale on all non-wearables...so it was 87 cents. I'm turning it into a floor pillow for the Cabbage! Such great colors!
Now my next find was a bit closer to home. I just caught the thrift store bug from the weekend and I wasn't done! I was actually looking for furniture for the Cabbage at the local Salvation Army, but that was kind of a bust. I couldn't believe how pricey it was. But, I did find this....
It was marked $4.99 (totally not worth that price) but I was willing to pay it because the money goes toward a good cause AND it would go awesome w/my pine cone dishes and cake platter (that has no topper) that I have at our Cabbage. I have to admit, I pondered over it...and then this lady SCREAMS "5 mins left to get your items 50% off". What? okay, $2.50 much better!!! Sold! I get up to the counter and the cashier looks and says "$4.99 for this? It has no bottom. I can't do that to you." She wound up charging me 60 cents for it! After what ever price she thought was good minus the 50% off plus tax. Woo Hoo for me!!
I was so thrilled with my Thrift Store finds this week! Now off to 'pretty-fy' them!
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