Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Local thrift store finds

We have a new thrift store that opened last year. It benefits the mentally disabled, I believe. It is in an old warehouse downtown, with no air conditioning! It is a neat old building and it holds a lot of stuff. It is mostly run my volunteers, so it is not the most organized place you have ever been to. We love to shop there and my daughter knows where to toys are now "up the scary stairs."

Here are some recent finds from our trips:

Big jar of antique buttons and other buttons $2.50

2 blue flower pots, 50 cents each

Glass jar 50 cents

Some really cute metal stuff for my daughter's play kitchen!

Various mini metal mixing bowls and utensils for my daughter's play kitchen.

3 metal ice cream bowls $1

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Church rummage sale find

I found this wonderful doll furniture set for $2.00 at a church rummage sale. I sat down for a while to make sure all the pieces were there before I bought it. It was mostly taken apart.

It includes a bed, table and 2 chairs. It is for regular sized dolls, not dollhouses. What a find! It is made with branches and rope, except the table top. The bedding and chair pads appear to be handmade. All I need to do is re-glue the joints together.

Monday, July 14, 2008

My first post!

I am starting a thrift store finds blog!! So excited.
I thrift at Goodwill and a local store that benefits the handicapped. Our Salvation Army is icky. I may also blog about good clearance finds at department stores.
My latest trip to Goodwill:

Acrylic baby yarn for a future craft swap, 88 cents each.

I found these 3 glass jars for 88 cents each. I am going to use them to store craft and sewing supplies.

I am going to use this tiny little bookshelf for my daughter's wooden play kitchen. It is going to be storage for her bakery items: bread, muffins, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, waffles, etc. This bookshelf cost $2.38.

I found these microfiber cloths at Target on clearance. They are 95% bamboo. They were $2.38 for a 2-pack.