More thrifting is going on. This time, not only at Goodwill. We have a new, huge store in town. Individuals rent out a section of the shop and can sell anything home related in their section, so the diversity is great. I found this white gourd shaped lamp with a broken (as well as ugly and stained) shade for 10 bucks.
It matches IKEA’s Persika vase I picked up last summer perfectly, though the lamp looks a little blue in the photo.
Here are a few things that caught my eye, but my wallet said no. This mirror is exactly the same as the black mirror in our living room. We bought ours from a garage sale for $5.00. Price comparision? $78.00. One point for Ben and Amanda, zero for the consignment shop. Really though, even at $78.00, the price isn’t bad for such a large mirror. And spraypaint could definitely modernize it.
I thought my sister would like this modern buffet. What do you think, Ash? If I remember correctly, it was $250.
How about a Versailles domed chair for $900? Similar to this chair at Restoration Hardware and half the price.
If I had the space for a tall bench, I would love something with similar function to this piece:
It’s an umbrella stand, coat rack, mirror, bench and shoe storage all in one, but for $1700, it’s not getting in my house. I saved the best for last.
Oh, I kid, I kid. That was a little ‘What Not to Buy’ moment, courtesy of Goodwill. Last week, you saw my
obsession fondness of maps and globes, but I have never seen this before:
A moon globe! I loved it, but not $42.61 kind of love. More like $12.99 kind of love. Now that I’ve shared some items from the new guy in town, I thought I’d share some finds from oldies, but goodies. Cue the thrift store.
I found that black hanging basket for $1.50. If I ever finish organizing our entry, this will go in our closet. While my sister was visiting, we stopped in TJ Maxx, where I scored a large footed hurricane for $6.99. Has anyone stored powder laundry soap in an open container? I’d love to use a pretty glass container for storage, but I don’t know if we’ll have problems with the soap out in the open. Please share your opinions and experiences, thoughts and concerns!
Vincent picked out this birdhouse for $9.99, also at TJ Maxx. He’s a strange kid. Rather than ask for toys, he asks for a birdfeeder, or a bright orange, long handled scrub brush with a face on it. True story.
As soon as we pulled in the driveaway, we took the feeder out and hung it on our birch tree. It’s a little early, but I love the pop of color and I think Vincent will get a kick out of seeing the birds.
Also, if you’re in the need for frames, Michael’s has a good deal for you. Yesterday, I bought a four pack of 8 inch square frames for $9.99. Then, I saw they had a three pack of 8 by 10 inch shadow boxes, also $9.99. I think that’s a smokin’ deal.
Have you found any steals lately? Ready for spring and a side of garage sales? Ever stored your laundry detergent in an open container? Want to buy some birdseed? It’s for the birds. (One of my favorite commercials)