A few months ago, I wrote a post on how I’ve always been a little freaked out going into thrift stores to find new treasures. Sure, I do it anyway, but it’s always made me a little nervous. It’s silly, I know!
It’s a few months later now and I ventured back in. I thought I’d give you a little follow up.
So, this was my second time ever at this particular store and once again, I had problems holding on to all the awesome things I found for dirt cheap. That’s definitely helping me to be a little less freaked out! Cheap treasures!
New rule for me: Never get a cart! I would fill that thing in a second.
Here’s what I managed to grab in my little hands without dropping:
This yellow and black plaid blanket is real wool! Wool, plaid, and $5? You’re coming with me. You may recognize this from my Fall Fair mud room post.
This set of 12 green and yellow leaf plates was only $6! I secretly have dreams of having themed dinnerware for all Holidays. Dream partially fulfilled!
You may have caught a glimpse of these in my Fall Dining Room.
This is a pillow sham that I have no use for. But c’mon! It’s blue and white, and quilted and it was $2 less a penny. I will find it a home eventually.
I even found 2 more blue and white vases for my “collection”. Does 4 vases plus a waving cat count as a collection? Well, regardless, they bring me joy, so I made them mine!
So that was my haul. I also saw a big old spool that would have made a great table for $9, a wicker picnic basket for $4 and about 17 lamps I wanted to bring home and subject to hours of spray painting. I restrained myself until next time.
Oh yes, there will be a next time! I may still be a little bit freaked out, but I expect to be making a full recovery… and soon!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.