Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thrift Store Success

A confession: Until today, I had never been to the thrift store here in Okotoks. I have donated stuff before, but never shopped inside. It's not that I don't like thrift stores. When we're on vacation, I will rummage through them for hours (antique stores too). But my daily grind has just never led me to a thrift store in my home town.

Today I was on the hunt for old spoons (for a gardening project I am working on).  I did find some in the end (I had to haul out to the Okotoks Salvage Center). Here's what else I brought home:

These pretty little stoneware plates. I love them. Just $1 each, they are dishwasher safe and made in Japan. They have a vintagey & spring feel that I love. I'm going to wash them up & then take the current plates I have (blue glass ones from when I was in college) & donate them back to the store (Bibles for Missions Thrift Store).

Dishcloths. These aren't used (obviously) but someone had generously made dozens of them to sell in the store. If they hold up, I will go back for more. $2.75 each. They match my pretty yellow plates.

This vintage Raggedy-Ann fabric almost made me giddy when I saw it. I was even more excited to learn there were two whole meters of it for only $2! I can see a sweet little play dress for Molly & her baby doll. And just last night I bought some beautiful red felt ric-rac at Rumpled Quiltskins for a quilt, which will clearly go with this fabric now instead.

Ten adorable old Easter themed greeting cards for just one dollar! I can't wait to drop these in the mail come Easter. The colourful graphics were too cute to resist. If you are a paper lover like I am, there were lots more still there, go grab yourself some vintage cuteness.

Me = Happy as a clam.

1 comment:

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Ok now that I know you are thrift junkie you have to join me on my next treasure hunt :)