You see, I love shopping. Particularly antiquing. And on my birthday thrifting trip, I found two items that I'd almost purchased at antique stores. I'm glad I didn't, because they were $0.99 at Goodwill rather than $6 and $8, respectively! Woo hoo. Gotta love it when your patience pays off! Patience + Birthday = Thrifting Win!
Without further ado, here are my latest fab finds:
I grabbed a bunch of crafting supplies for cheap--the wreath forms were $0.99 and $0.49 (compared to $2-6 in stores) and the embroidery hoops ranged from $0.29- $0.99. I have plans to make some fabric hoop art like this.
Of course I gravitated toward the glassware and brought some home with me. The cheese dome was the most expensive of the bunch ($1.99), but I had to get it because my last one (a 99-cent-er, because it didn't have a wooden plate with it) befell a terrible fate, and I needed a replacement.
I also got 2 milk glass bud vases at $0.49 for my growing collection--I like the eclectic mix I have so far, and am on the lookout for a hobnail one now!
Here are some close-ups of the jars I bought--a small Kerr canning jar ($0.49), a wide-mouth Ball jar (great for holding tealights or other vase filler, $0.69), a tall canning jar with an ounces to cups conversion chart ($0.99), and a small lidded Wheaton jar ($0.99). I've actually seen (and almost bought!) the same jar in an antique store for $8 (and here it is on Etsy for $10 plus $8 shipping!) See, good things come to those who wait!
And a close-up of the tall jar's conversion chart:
Another instance of I'm-glad-I-waited: I've seen the same milk glass pedestal bowl for $4-6 while antiquing and I've always been this close to getting it. Good thing I didn't, because I got it at Goodwill for $0.99!
I also snatched up a pair of Reader's Digest books and a small silver dish that I plan to stash jewelry in.
At $2.99 a pop, the books were the most expensive purchase of the day. My Goodwill actually had a whole shelf of the beauties:
But I restrained myself and only bought two. I love their colors! (I mean, clearly--they're the same colors as this blog!)
My last finds? These wooden fruits (and maybe some veggies? An avocado? An artichoke?) They were $0.49 a pop, so $2.50 for the set. There was actually a bunch of grapes, but it was kinda ooglay, so I left them. I think they'll look lovely as a centerpiece, perhaps in a milk glass pedestal bowl like this one.
So that's how I made out! It was definitely a great trip after my month-long hiatus.
Any fab finds you'd like to share? Tell me in the comments!