Miss Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is hosting another fun "Thrifty Treasures" party. Head over there today, and you'll be sure to find some inspiration!
Today, I thought I'd share my finds from our trip out to the Opp Shop in KG.
As I mentioned before, this place was packed. I don't think KG has many (or any!) thrift shops or even a Salvation Army. I guess they all drive in to The 'Burg. I had to navigate a smallish thrifty shop that was packed to the gills with wild eyed thrifters, all mad for a bargain. I had the 18 month old, Michaela Byrd, on my hip and I prayed to God that Natalie (my three year old) would just follow without being distracted by shiny things (poor thing takes after her mama).
For a grand total of $2.20, we found all of the following:
5 beautiful wood embroidery hoops. These will be painted and fitted with fabric to become wall art. I think I'll save them for my bedroom. (Yes, I know I can find these at JoAnn's or Michaels. They run anywhere from $0.80 to $8.00, so this was a bargain!)
Blank gold frame with lovely details. Will be painted. Can't decide whether I should just leave it empty (take the "glass" out) or add our family portrait from last Christmas. Hmmm...
Highly, um...well--ugly slate. It's pretty big, larger than the normal slates I've seen people hang outside. This will get a coat of black paint or chalkboard paint. Haven't decided yet, but you know you'll see the results here!
Found this beautiful little bottle (originally from Pier 1) at a yard sale this weekend.
Don't you just love the pretty little details? It's the palest aqua blue.
They also had a beautiful bearded collie who was not for sale, much to the dismay of my girls.
That sale had the. most. lovely. cream colored, upholstered armchair with matching ottoman. They were small, well-made, and sturdy. For $15. Did I buy it?
No. (sniffling) In my wisdom, I asked another shopper to sniff it for me (I have no sense of smell, and no shame). She said it smelled of cigarette smoke, and I wasn't willing to spend $15 and not be able to get that smell out of the pieces or my house!This is the face of a child who wanted to bring the sweetest bearded collie home. She has, like her older sister, mastered the art of sticking her lip out to pout!
Oh, well...maybe next week!