Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Some Mix and a Match...
Hello again dear blog, getting back into the swing of things as you can tell!! So I have some exciting things to show you, and that usually means some of my thrifty vintage finds!! So anyhoo, I have a thrift store right near my house, and for some odd reason, even though JoAnn fabrics is right near it, and I am always in JoAnn's, I never seem to walk on through those doors. I have donated things to them, been in there maybe once or twice when they first openend, but have not revisited for countless months. So, on Monday I decided that I would venture on over to that giant thrift store!!
Even though it was early Monday afternoon, that place was hopping!! I couldn't believe it, and I also couldn't believe how many little treasures that store had waiting for me!! I traveled through each of the isles which contained glassware ranging from the 40's up until present day, then made my way to the book section and of course magazine area!! My hands were so full by the time I reached the magazine area that I didn't even bother looking through everything. I did see some old Living magazines which I should have snagged, and a BRAND NEW decorating book which I have seen at the major book stores for thirty dollars!! Well, I think I'm gonna be heading up there at least twice a month, just to see what they have since they are always getting donations!! So as you can see by the pictures, I picked up a couple cute little vintage vases. On my way to the cashier I spotted that smaller dotted Fire King milk glass vase that matches my larger one as seen on my Flickr page. I also picked up a taller milk glass vase, a small dotted single vase, a vintage silver tray along with a composition book from the early 1900's for just a few cents!! I couldn't believe that find, and I was so happy when I only spent a few dollars on the entire purchase!! Oh how I love thrift stores, dont you too!?!? Okay, well I have surprise for you on Friday, ohh I cannot wait, I know you will enjoy it as much as I will!! Alright until Friday my blogger friends, wishing you thrifty adventures and vintage finds!!
I made that little vase full of cockscomb and goose-neck foliage for my grandfather who was in the Hospital with a urinary tract infection. He's doing good now, but his father always grew the cockscomb in his garden, so I knew he'd enjoy it!!