I’ve always loved poking around in thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales. I’ve found some really great bargains, like these snowman dishes from a local flea market. My mother and I would always try to hit up the weekend garage sales when we lived in Brooklyn and then we’d go for lunch afterwards. :) Now that I have two daughters, I’m happy that they enjoy it also – because it’s much more fun going with someone else. :)
We went to two thrift store in our neighborhood over the weekend. Here’s some of what I picked up.
This candle and flowerpot have found a home on my kitchen windowsill. I put in an order with the Easter Bunny for some kind of small plant for the flowerpot. :) Each item was $1.00.
This bunny is made of wrought iron (which I love!) and has a place for a tealight candle. It was $3.00.
I have a bunch of rectangular heavy-duty plastic trays that I bought several years ago and we use the all the time, for a bunch of different things but mostly for carrying snacks and drinks out to the back yard. They’re starting to crack so I’ve been trying to find more (without having to buy them new). I didn’t find any rectangle ones but I did find a round one for $1.00.
The two plastic dishes were .25 each and they’ll go under a plant somewhere outside. The butterfly trivet was $3.00, new in the package. I’m not going to use it as a trivet though…I’m going to try and mosaic it over the summer and hang it up outside. We’ll see what ends up happening. lol
This was my favorite find of the day! I love this handpainted, wooden bowl. It’s on my kitchen table right now waiting to be filled with treats and fruit. It was $3.00. Also, in both stores everything was 30% off. :)
I also picked up a binder (with some paper inside it) for $1.00, a pack of bird stickers for .25, a package of party invitations for .25 and a new (in the package) game of Cribbage for .50. We don’t know how to play and I know my daughters like learning new games so I bought it for one of those days when the weather is not so great and we’re looking for something new to try. :)