July 12, 2013
We often frequent our local thrift store on Friday afternoon, after the work of the week is done & we're ready to relax for the weekend. We don't go every single week but at least 2 to 3 times a month, if we feel like it, if we have time, if the budget permits (we budget for this) & especially if there is something we are specifically looking for. We only buy things we will truly use or collect. Vintage items are a hit & art, books & kitchen or garden items are favorites. Sometimes we just browse & don't buy anything. Sometimes we spend $1. Sometimes we go up to our limit of $20. Sometimes we go over our limit, particularly if there is an item that is too good to pass up, like our Christmas Village we scored last year. Brand new, still in the box, value of approximately $150. The price we paid? Just $25!
Today we decided to treat ourselves & we're happy we ventured over. For a mere $15, here's what we chose today:
Books were 1/2 price.
This huge gem was $2.50.
Perfect for our growing library.
And our dd just devoured R & J!
The inscription inside.
Sad to think it was given in love,
then at some point, given away.
Rickard's Honey Brown
Beer glass for my guy for a
whole .25 cents.
A vintage basket with fabric lining.
A brand new, still in the package
gardening apron. Both for $2.
Gardening pins with a poem for $1.
A vintage picture with tiny angels for $1.
Perfect for our vintage art wall.
Brand new, still in the package
cheese serving set for $2.
Matches the ceramic hand painted
cheese platter we scored last summer!
Handmade petite point matted pic
of an English Cottage for $2. I'll change
out the frame but love the work
that went in to this artwork.
A planter for our deck for .25 cents.
The best find of the day: this mint
condition, framed & matted
Tricia Romance print to add to
our growing TR collection. On line,
this print often sells for between
$250 to $400. But today, we paid a
very reasonable $4 for this treasure!
Do you shop frugally?
What is your best find?