Thursday, July 29, 2010

"I have to get out of the house!"

The title of this post is not reflective of my current mindset. Although there have been days that I have gotten a bit stir crazy here at home, I have been really content to be home most days. However, I have had to get out of the house whenever we have a showing - which, thankfully has been a handful of times in the past few weeks. When I have to vacate the premises I usually take a trip to the Salvation Army - which is, literally, right around the corner. I simply strap the babe into the Bjorn and we are off on a treasure hunt. :)

Here are some of my finds from my past few visits. :)

Some pretty votive candle holders - love the bumpy texture on them! I think my mom has some blue ones similar to these.

I'm enjoying summer - but warm red/yellow tones make me excited for fall, sweatshirts and hot chocolate. :)

These were a fun project - although their original color was okay and would have worked in our house, I felt that I would use them more if they were white.

Out came the spray paint! :) I love the shape of these candle sticks.

I'm going to Hancock fabrics later today to get some fabric for a new table runner, depending on the colors in the cloth I find - I'd love to have some light blue pillars for these candle sticks. We shall see. I'll keep you updated. ;)

This basket was a whopping $0.80. I've been looking for something to keep my Bible and journals in for a bit and this basket fits the bill perfectly.

Once I got rid of the yucky ribbon and rinsed the dust off - the basket looked even better! I'm really happy with it.

I have also found Lucy a few books, a dress (its 4t - WAY to big for her now - but it was $1.25, in really good shape and so cute - I figure she will grow into it), and a cute glass for my sister-in-law (not showing pictures, because it's a surprise :) ).

What about you? Are you an avid thrift store hunter? Or do second-hand shops kinda freak you out? Have you found any fun treasures lately? Please do tell....

5 comments:

Matt and Amy said...

The pictures look awesome. Looks like Brad took some time to teach you how to better use the camera (not that I EVER thought you took bad pictures). I love Salvation Army!

Autumn said...

SUCH great finds! I need to find a basket like that for my quiet time and bible study stuff. A book I read suggested getting a special basket and candle to light during your quiet times to make it more special and a treat. :-) I really like the idea, so I'm keeping my eyes peeled. ;-)

Sarah said...

Amy, great observation! I haven't had any more photography lessons, but we got a new lense that allows us to play around with the focus more.

Autumn, I had been looking for awhile for the basket, but patience pay off! :) Good luck!

Rach said...

I love thrifting! Favorite newest find is this gorgeous throw pillow for our couch... I actually was going to blog about it and uploaded my pictures but have been too busy to actually write anything yet. Soon I think! Lucy is such a cutie. I loveeeeee babies!

kaw said...

I love thrifting and just did a bunch of it recently b/c i was with my mom! best finds: a pair of red born shoes for me, a baseball glove clock for thomas's new vintage sports bedroom, a size 5 boutique dress for mae that is in perfect condition! and some shirts for brax. he's a big old boy, and needs tall shirts, so they're not always easy to find cheap. oh, and a milk glass pedestal bowl...all for CHEAPO!!!