Tuesday, June 5, 2012

3 ways to enjoy thrift store shopping

I was able to get to one thrift store on Saturday June 2nd for some quick thrifting.  While there I
decided there are 3 things I love most about thrift store shopping.  I am always on the lookout for vintage or vintage look stuff, that doesn't have antique mall prices.  This day I got very lucky. . .

1)  On the hunt, down every aisle, carefully looking over every little piece.  (This was quite a large
      thrift store)
2)  Finding the special items that you hope no one else is looking at.  YES, you got it in your basket.
3)  Deciding whether or not you will paint it or just what it will become once you get it home.

My first find was the most exciting of the trip.  (Keep in mind that my husband is waiting in the car)
so I am a little bit hurried!
These all were bundled together.
This little frame was laying by the other bundle.  I looked around and tried 
not to act excited.  
Thought this piece looked so intriguing!




                                            I am always needing these easels, but
                                        never have I only paid .50 for one.  Yippy!
And the grand total for all of this was  $9.00  I have big plans for this stuff!

17 comments:

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Sherrie said...

Wow! All that with the husband waiting in the car :)

mercedes scott said...

yes.... I am green with envy! What fabulous finds!

debi said...

Beautiful treasures!! You're a good hunter!

Wendy said...

Awesome finds! I especially love the smaller set of frames. My gran had those hanging in her house when I was growing up! Just seeing them brought back many memories of the times I spent there.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Really great finds! Good for you!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh I laughed!! husband waiting..my DH, is so patient. I am hoping the Thrift shop is open while visiting Kansas..sent my son off to Walmart for his errands, last trip as I knew I'd be forever!! 6 bags later, and $28..I was in heaven. He told me this trip if they know I'm coming he was sure they'd open. Enjoy your finds and have fun creating.

Susan said...

You've got some great finds there! I love thrift stores, too, as you never know what to expect. You definitely hit the jackpot with these frames, and sounds like you have a patient husband.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments at my blog! :)

JoAnne said...

Impressive finds Michele-and what a great price!

Ames said...

Isn't it great that people recycle and donate? Better than all this cool stuff going in the landfill. I am interested in seeing what you do with it!~Ames

Diann said...

Wow, you found a lot of great treasures and a fantastic price! Way to thrift! Thank you for sharing with us at TTF this week! Have a great day.

Perfectly Printed said...

not bad for a rushed trip through the thrift store!!

chris

EllenaElizabeth said...

I love all of your 'finds'. Thanks for sharing.

Holly Moore said...

I just love this post! I am a thrift store going gal myself and the thrill of the hunt is irrisistable.

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment on my marker wallet. I am beyond thrilled that you like it, as it was so much fun to make and I was excited for the feedback. Wishing you a Frilly Frou Frou day, Holly

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You really found some wonderful treasures...love all those little italian frames!
So glad you stopped by my blog, it was a pleasure visiting you!

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