Thrifting Thursday – recent finds


I didn’t get a chance to photograph this week’s thrifty share, but I thought I’d still give you a peek at some thrifted goods from last week that I had up on instagram. The thrift shops had not been great for a few weeks in a row (my sister and I thrift once a week together) and some days we don’t find anything–but that’s okay! This particular week however was a good one! Golden books, a blow mold Santa head, some spun cotton Christmas characters, a weather house (which I hung up with all my cuckoo clocks) a beautiful starmite, and last but not least a cathrineholm plate that was 10¢!!! It had a bunch of clear tape stuck to the front with marker written on the tape so I wasn’t sure at first if the writing was on the actual plate or not, so I was super happy when the taped peeled off easily, writing and all.

Thrifting Thursday – Roadtrip Finds




Today I thought I’d share with you my finds from our road trip to Georgia. We didn’t have a huge amount of luck, but it was better that we each only found a few items since the car was pretty packed with suitcases!

I bought this mushroom pitcher from Frecklewonder’s booth at the antique shop in VA. I love it so very much!

I found a few good books at various thrift shops, I adore the illustrations in the Rain one, and how could I resist the Fat Little Policeman?

Last but not least I found a vintage dansk dutch oven. It was at my parent’s Goodwill. I generally do not like Goodwill stores because I find their prices a little outrageous. But I was there looking around with my sister and parents (hadn’t found anything) when I heard a bell ring and saw people flocking toward a wheeled shelf. Apparently at this Goodwill whenever they bring new items to the floor they ring a bell to alert people. I’ve never been in one that did this! Anyhow my sister was closer to the shelf then I was and I asked if she could grab the red pan for me. I couldn’t really tell what it was at first because it had the lid off and was wrapped up in so much packing tape. But I am super excited to have found one, and for $5 to boot! Maybe I will have to change my opinion on the Goodwill?

Thrifting Thursday – Cabinets

cabinet makeover

Last week when I was thrift shopping with my sister I came across this cabinet, and just fell in love. It has the cutest shape, with sweet little legs, and it was pretty cheap too! So I bought it to sand, and paint…

shelf

Some of the wood wasn’t in the best of shape, and they had replaced that middle shelf with some sort of particle board, not very lovely at all. I got paint from Sherwin Williams (the color is larchmere).

cabinet makeover

My thrifted thermos collection fits perfectly on top (in a thrifted metal basket haha)

cabinet makeover

It has a drawer that is perfect for all my dishtowels and potholders…

cabinet makeover

My Santa collection fits in the glass-doored part perfectly, and I love the red & aqua together :)

cabinet makeover

Plus all my tea supplies have a spot!