Showing posts with label thrift store. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thrift store. Show all posts

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thrift Store Wednesday

The last Wednesday of every month is 50% off at all Ohio Thrift stores. As if you needed  another reason to go shopping to find lovely hidden treasures!

I love going to see what goodies I can find. I find myself a little heartbroken when I run across a hand crocheted item. How could someone have such disregard for something that was made especially for them. When I can I purchase those forgotten crochet beauties and recycle their yarn.

My trip this time was to look for baskets. I will be attending a craft show in the next month and thought presenting my items in baskets would make for a good look. I was thrilled to find two baskets that met my needs. Although they weren't part of the 50% off sale I did get them at the low, low price of $0.99 each. Who could argue with that!

So now I have two pretty little baskets to store some of my inventory in and use during craft show. I am very excited to get more.

What goodies have you gotten from the thrift store lately? Or am I the only one who love thrifting?

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 :-)
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