Yesterday a friend and I went thrifting at a newly opened thrift store. It was HUGE! Great stuff. Lots of furniture, though most of it was way overpriced for a thrift store I thought. I did find some great stuff at great prices. In fact there were things I didn’t get because my pile was growing too tall.One quick tip about thrifting – if you like something, grab it. Put it in your cart and think about it while you are shopping for other stuff. Keep adding all that cool stuff to your cart. Then when you think you are finished looking, go through everything in your cart. Decide if you really want it or not. If you decide you don’t you can put it back. If you leave it on the shelf and then decide you want it, chances are it will be gone when you go back.
There were lots of cool old lamps I wanted to bring home with me. I settled for this one. There were two and they both rode around in my cart. I decided to only get one since I knew what I was going to do with just one. Now I wish I had bought them both because this one looks really sweet on my kitchen counter – I’d add a clear round bulb and leave it shadeless.
I bought the lamp base to use with this garage sale shade I’ve had since last summer. The shade is a little big for the base but I think it gives it a rather quirky fun look. If I find another base that I like better for the shade I may go ahead and put this in my kitchen without a shade.
I didn’t follow my own tip about putting it in your cart if you think you might want it on these. I loved them but just wasn’t sure if I should drag them home. I knew I could resell them but I kind of wanted to use at least one. But I couldn’t really think of the perfect place to use one. In the end I bought them all. And Travis really liked them. He was trying to figure out a way to us ALL THREE of them in our laundry room! LOL! I think we can use 2 of them. The 3rd will most likely end up in a sale or on etsy.
This tiny basket made me think of European baskets I’ve seen. Sure enough it exactly matches my french baguette basket! For $0.99 I’m very glad I got it.
Here is a closer look at the monogram. It’s hard to photograph glass with light hitting it from all directions! I think that monogram is an ‘M’. Do you agree?
Vintage sheet music. I want to make a really big sheet music wreath someday. And sheet music is great to shred and use for a fun touch in gifts. Or to wrap a small gift in. You can never have too much vintage sheet music – there are a ton of uses for it. Emma already claimed one book – to play!!
I know that deconstructed lamp shades have been around for a while but I’ve never really done anything with one. For one thing I never had one when I saw an idea for a fun one! So I grabbed them both. I have a couple of ideas – we’ll see what transpires.
I almost passed this bag full of birdies by. But then I decided there were at least a couple of cute ones, and the gold ones could be painted, and there were a couple of nests tucked in there too. And it was $0.99. In the cart it went.
Vintage piano player music. Travis was not impressed with this purchase. He just doesn’t get it. Yes, I know our piano is not a player piano. No, I do not care that it is not a player piano. The boxes are cool. The paper rolls are cool. They can be repurposed into something else.
I think it would be really fun to use the paper as a table runner sometime. There were lots, lots more boxes of piano player music available. I wanted to buy it all – it just looked really old and cool!Don’t you think this would make a fun table runner? What would you do with it??
Have you been thrifting lately? What is your very favorite thrifted find?
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