Thrifting on my lunch hour
Doing a little thrifting on my lunch hour is one of my favorite things to do.
The thrift store in the town where I work is a great place to wile away a little it of time to break up the work day.
Some days I come out with nothing, and some days I get lucky.
This week I found something every day that I went in, and that doesn’t happen often.
This trio of plastic beaded pears was just a dollar.
They’ll look pretty in a basket with some other beaded fruit that I thrifted a while back.
This set of five hand-painted rooster wood slice coasters was $2.
It’s easy to tell they’re hand painted because even though the roosters are similar they are all a little it different.
I love the colors, and even though my style is not country I think these are retro too… which is right up my barnyard.
I could always do something completely different on the other side, which is blank.
That’s a fun idea. I’ll have to think about that.
What would you do?
I have a thing for cutlery, and the gorgeous blue of the translucent plastic handles of this set of 8 knives and forks quite frankly too my breath away.
When I saw the $2 price on the bag I was sold, and so were they.
I’ve never seen anything like the metal filigree detail on plastic handled cutlery before.
The handles and the filigree detailing are kind of polar opposites, but I guess that’s what I love about this set.
Modern and traditional, and somehow it totally works!
This pair of pretty copper-colored plastic resin floral wall hangings are perfect for a project that I have in mind.
They’re about 9 inches tall, and were 25 cents each.
They’re vintage Syroco from 1976.
I don’t see this kind of stuff around here too often, but because of the amazing details in these resin pieces they look awesome painted.
I loved skating when I was a girl, but haven’t done it in years.
This lot of ceramic skate ornaments was a no-brainer at $5. They were originally $2 each, but the store was having a one day 50% off sale.
These ornaments almost put me in the mood to get on skates again.
Favorite Find of the Week
As much as I loved all my other finds my favorite this week is this pair of miniature metal tricyles.
Aren’t they adorable?
They’re about 5 inches long and they actually have real black rubber tires and handles.
The pink one had me at first sight, and I just couldn’t leave the gold one behind. Could I?
Especially at just 50 cents each.
They’re so small so I’m not sure what they would have been used for originally.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…