Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thrift Store Finds

The thrift store God's have been good to me recently. Between the flea market, Habitat Restore, and GW I have made a haul.

On a recent trip to Habitat for Humanity Restore Steve and I found the brown crock bowl. It has a HUGE chip, but for $2.00 I'll turn it to the back. Of course while we were there we picked up some wood pieces too for more fun building projects.

That same day we went to GW and I thought I wasn't gonna find anything. I kept looking and looking. This is the same GW where I scored a bunch of fabric. Which, by the way, I found out the JoAnne Fabric store donates fabric to GW about twice a year. Anyway, I turned around and lo and behold... $2.50 for the big one and $.50 a piece for the little ones.

On the way home that same day we stopped at another flea market. This isn't the one where my stuff is at. Anyway, I rarely ever find anything here. But I was clear in the back room where it looks more like a yard sale. This one person had some pretty good stuff. I got all 6 bowls on the left for $4.00 I think. The other set of bowls I got at the antique store a couple days before this trip. I paid a little more for these, which I'm mad about. Anyway... I will be painting these up and selling them.

Then I also found these cute cheese boxes for $1.00 a piece.

Last but not least. My favorite find of the day. OK I saw these the last time I was there. Alright you are going to have to use your imagination on this because Steve already got a hold of them and fixed it. I originally found all the sewing drawers in a make shift wood frame. There were open gaps next to all the drawers. It was rough looking. BUT I wanted a look a like apothecary. So while I was at work one day Steve whipped this up. He told me that I still needed to clean the drawers because they smell like "bird poop". LOL. I'm not sure if I'm going to paint it or not or just throw some stain on the top piece. I also want him to build two more drawers for the bottom space that you see. I have no idea where I'm going to put it yet. I may have to get rid of something else. LOL.

My phone is back up and working. It took me actually banging the keys with my hands to make it operational. BUT of course I didn't do that until I had already called Verizon and ordered a new phone and re upped my contract. Grrrrr.... story of my life. LOL.

I've been working on my next quilt top so that I can clean up the mess I made doing it. LOL. Then I can make another mess making other stuff for the booth. It's a never ending cycle. OH and to top that off I bought new fabric yesterday from the Hearthside quilt shop since it's going out of business. I bought all kinds of civil war repro prints for 50% off. It is so sad to see them go. I guess Lehman's didn't think they were making enough money for them. :( Now I need to find another shop to go to for my fabric fixes. OR I guess I could cut back on my fabric buying. Naaaahhhh that wouldn't be any fun. LOL.
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Janene said...

Mary you have made my mouth drool with that last piece!!
I have been the thrifting department. So it is nice to see that someone is finding some awesome items out there!
Have a great week!

janie said...

Oh, I love that piece. Sure you want to keep it. LOL

Enjoy, Janie

lilraggedyangie said...

O you are so lucky , you always find the best stuff!!! And that man of yours , takes such good care of you ,definately a keeper , the man and the cabinet lol I hope your taking care of yourself and life is treating you good!And give up fabric shopping ???ARE YOU CRAZY ???? lol NOPE can't happen . That was support from your local fabric hoarders chapter ! lol Enjoy the day
lil raggedy angie

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Cool Beans Mary....great finds!
I did not know that JoAnns did that either. Guess our Goodwill doesn't get in on this. They have NEVER had fabrics in their store of any kind.
What a haul on projects.
Love the knobbed dresser - interesting design.

Allison said...

You found a lot of great deals!! I love the sewing drawer stand/table.

Carmen at Primcats said...

Wow! You did WAY better than me this week!

Carmen and the Primcats

TheCrankyCrow said...

You are, indeed, the thrift store/flea market queen! YIKES!! Love that little apothecary! That Steve is one talented fellow I'm thinking. Lucky you! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

renee said...

I would say you did pretty good! I haven't been in awhile, and that is alright! I would like to get over to the Habitat place though.
We are getting a new GW by our house, I will have to see what their prices are all about.
Have a good rest of the week.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the very nice package in the mail today. I love it all!! Thanks for sharing. I will keep you in mind if I find any "Quilty" items. Thanks again. MJ

ohiofarmgirl said...

I must not go on the right days...I do find wool but everything else is just junk and I already have enough of that. Dianntha

simple~needs said...

i love the cabinet thingy you got!!! i think it would look really great stained or painted.. who cares if it smells like bird poop??!! that just gives it character. lol
what habitat for humanity store have you been going to?? we went to the one in stark county last week. i love it!! they have an email addy and will let you know ahead of time of all sales. :)

simple~needs said...

oh, i forgot... do you have to have this word verification thing on here?? its a pain in the butt. lol i posted to ya last week but i know i forgot to go back and enter the word... cause i dont see it.
we love ya mary!! keep up the thrifting, working and being creative. :)