Yesterday I was inspired to resurrect an old habit of mine- thrifting. I used to be an old pro at the game, but in recent years have gotten sucked into the false allure of the "new." So, after perusing Sara's blog yesterday, reading a few good articles, checking out Compacting, and hearing about my friend Mollie's success in finding a "new to her couch" during one of her thrifting adventures, I hopped in my van. With Ella in tow (and Robert gone working on a group project for his Masters program), I ventured out to our closest Goodwill store, and got to shopping. And boy was it a succesful trip! For under $30 I scored everything you see below:
A gorgeous, mocha-toned silk curtain panel for our bedroom. $2.99
A cute, colorful basket with a handle, to be hung in the playroom for storing our downstairs stash of clean cloth diapers. $1.99
A vintage, funky red beaded necklace that I'm hoping will go with a smoking hot strapless red dress I bought recently to wear to a wedding. 99 cents.
A tin to be used either as a wall decoration, or to hold something, in my bold-orange-and-red crafting room. 49 cents.
A funky patterened mug. I like to drink my morning coffee out of mugs whose design inspires me :) 29 cents.
3 cool, vintage bowls to be hung as wall ornaments in my dining room. My dining room is chocolate brown, with lots of bright yellow and white accents....how perfect are these??? All 3 cost me just 75 cents!
Just a closer up shot, minus the price stickers, which were blocking full view of the pattern in the previous pic ;)
Rainboots for Ella- 2 pairs, one in her current size (gently used), and one in a future size, BRAND NEW. Cost for both pairs? $6.
2 old milk jugs to be used a juice decanters- 99 cents for the pair.
Brand new Bath & Body Works cosmetic holder, for all of my pedicure/manicure supplies! $1.99
A crafting tote for Ella, 99 cents.
AWESOME, stylin' leather baby shoes (for the next one...and no, I'm not pregnant!), 99 cents.
Quite possibly the "find of the day." A painted wooden picnic basket, snatched up for Ella's new wooden kitchen and wooden play food. $1.99
Can't decide if these are wine, water or champagne glasses, but they are tinted brown, and so dainty....I love 'em! 6 glasses for a grand total of 90 cents!!
These match the skinnier glasses pictured above, but sadly, there were only 3. I bought them to use as votive holders. (See below) Set of 3, 75 cents.
How pretty are these hand painted glass mugs? I'll be using them for serving tea :) 6 for $1.25
And there you have it, my friends....more evidence that you should go thrifting. And that new is not always better....and certainly not cheaper!