Friday, June 15, 2012

Thrift Store Finds

I am very lucky to have at least 10 or 12 thrift stores that are at least 35 minutes away, but there is one that is the all time best! I have never left there once without some kind of treasure and I consider my last visit the best score yet! 

These gorgeous wicker cases were the first thing I spotted. The large case was $2.00 (it is in brand new condition!) and the little one was only 90 cents. They are the perfect little containers to store my WIPs (better than the grocery bags they were in).


Here is the inside of the smaller case. I have lots of crafty embellishment plans for this little one!

After I found those two along with three wicker baskets for my plants (each 50 cents) I spotted a birdcage behind the counter. This is where they keep all of the "high end" items. I have to admit that the cage did not look at all like this picture now. Sitting on the top shelf behind the counter it was embellished with so many beads, silk flowers, birds, and glitter. Very tacky indeed, but I asked to see it and knew it would be easy to take all of it off (it ended up taking me a half an hour). So it came home with me for $8 ( a little pricey for a thrift store item, but it is so hard to find large birdcages and this one completely made of wood.) It is currently all aglow with a few strands of white twinkle lights!!


There is something so exciting about thrifting! You never know what treasures you will find. I'm officially addicted!

10 comments:

  1. Love the birdcage! Great finds!

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  2. Love the wicker baskets and bird cage! I also love to go thrifting. Ahhhhh, the thrill of the hunt!!!!

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  3. There is nothing better than going to thrift stores. I have one near me that is the size of a small supermarket. They have everything under the sun and then some. I always leave with a cart full of goodies. I think they must think I'm a bag lady or something. Love your finds.

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  4. Wow, beautiful finds, I'm green :)
    Lol Karen x

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  5. lovely findings!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  6. What great scores! Those picnic baskets will definitely hold all of your craftiness!!

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  7. Don't you just love thrift stores??? It's recycling at it's best!!

    chris

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  8. Thrift shopping is the best! That cage is lovely. Lucky girl having so many thrift stores around with such cheap prices. I am envious I have to admit. I only have a couple of them around here and the Swiss, well they don't really understand the concept of selling second hand goods cheap. They always over price things... Congratulations girl. Keep thrifting!

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  9. Those wicker baskets are so adorable and in such good condition. I used a wicker basket for a school bag when I was a teenager!

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  10. What fantastic finds. They all look brand new.

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