Never, never, never. That’s how often I have found anything at a thrift store that I wanted to take home with me. I have read about all these fabulous finds that my fellow bloggers have captured at their local thrift stores, but I have not been as lucky.
Until now!! There is a new/old bible mission thrift store in our town that just reopened in a new location. The old location was small and difficult to find parking, and somebody drove through the front window a few weeks ago. I never seemed to get to the old location but now that they have moved into a huge spot with awesome parking, I was there. With bells on.
I started off small with my first purchases:
These are actually glasses but I loved the shape and they were $0.25 a piece. My kind of pricing.
This candle holder was my big purchase, ringing in at a buck.
I filled the glasses with wine corks and incorporated them into my dining room buffet display. The plate holder was $5.95 and will be getting something to display but for now is acting as a placeholder. The birdhouses were just added after a quick ivory spray paint, but they need something so I'm not sure they're staying. They were $1.50 each. The rest was all repurposed items from other places in the house. Total - $10.95 for the entire buffet.
The candle holder I put into a wooden platter (scored from Bouclair’s clearance aisle for $1.67) that was filled with decorative sand from the dollar store and I threw a few shells onto the ends for my beachy bathroom look. Total -- $3.67.
Whew, it feels so good to be thrifty. J