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Monday, April 26, 2010

Once Again, It's Time for Thrift Store Finds

My sister and I went last week to Savers again, for dollar Mondays. I'm starting to learn that you really need to be there right at 9:00 am when they open to get the best stuff. I got in there quick and politely grabbed up all dollar deals. I didn't pay more than 99 cents for any of this stuff.

Ok, first off, this oh so cute candle holder. It's right up my alley. It's not alive, so I can't kill it, but it still seems so pretty to me. It started off white and chipped and pretty dirty:

Now it's all shiny and understated.

Next up, this wire basket/bowl thingy. I love the shape of it and I've seen it there before, but this time it was on sale, so I snatched it up. It also desperately needed a coat of paint.

Before:

After:

I loved the shape of this bottle. A few weeks ago, I bought a charming planter and was teased mercilessly for purchasing a "spittoon," sooooo, if this ever held anything prohibited by the Mormon tradition (coffee, tea, tobacco or alcohol), please let me know so I can be prepared for the teasing. I'm feeling quite paranoid about it now, even though it's just silly.

I love it's shape and it just needed a little spruce on the lid, so I didn't take before pictures.

Love these little green cups (ok, I'm feeling paranoid again here).

This is another something that didn't need a thing done to it:

Did I betray that I have no clue what it's called? A candle holder of some sort? I like the slightly industrial feel of it and the shape of the glass is beautiful.

A pretty wooden platter. I may use this for a platter, or I might end up doing something else with it. Don't you think it would look so cool with some vinyl lettering in the middle and hanging on the wall?

This might be my favorite buy of the day. I have a thing for ceramic animals, even though I'm not a huge fan of real life animals.

He's such a vintage little thing and reminds me of my great-grandma. He's going in my kitchen, although I'm not sure if I'm going to do the traditional scrubber holder thing or not.

The After:

Speaking of my kitchen, we are moving this week, into our very first house, if all goes well! I canNOT wait to show you our new place. Things might be a little different on the blog for a bit, but I will be posting all sorts of fun and exciting things as we move in. Wait till you get a load of the kitchen table my husband built! I even helped a little. And pretty soon I'll be showing off my stuff in its natural habitat.
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