Friday, March 25, 2011

Thrift Store Treasures

I love thrift store shopping. You never know what you can find. Recently I have been on the hunt to rescue crochet items. It saddens me to know that handmade items, such as baby blankets, that were meant to be keepsakes get sent to the thrift store. Then sold for less than $5. When I find something like scarves, hats or blankets in good condition I buy them. I use the yarn to recreate another wonderful item that will go to another loving home.

Most of the time I just wonder around aimlessly until I find something that interest me. Today I found these wonderful charms. I think they are adorable.

I was able to "rescue" this scarf made out of this great multi color yarn.

My last find was a single skein of variegated yarn. I don't know if I've seen this color before. Its very bright.

Over the last year I have gotten a hand ful of items from the thrift store. I have to admit that most of them are sitting on a rack in my workshop. Its a good thing I have my own space, or my hubby would have went crazy a while ago. They are just waiting for inspiration to hit me. I promise I have all good intentions! I will keep you posted on what I come up with for these items.

Do you thirft store shop? Or am I the only crazy one :-)

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry, you're not the only 'crazy' one! Actually, people who DON'T shop at thrift stores must be crazy. All that great stuff, and so cheap! :) I don't mind using used stuff, so actually a lot of my clothes come from thrift stores and yard sales. Why spend all your money on a few pairs of jeans when you could buy a cartful of perfectly good clothes for the same amount? :)

    Great finds, I bet it was fun to find so much stuff!


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