Fabulous Finds Friday
The one thing I really love about thrifting, even more than the fact that you save a lot of money, is that you never know what you’re going to find.
Every visit to a thrift store is a surprise.
And that makes it so much fun.
Some weeks I find nothing, like last week.
And then some weeks, like this week, I find some very cool things.
Like this $3 concave mirror with a sort of floral metal frame.
It’s so hard to take a decent mirror pic so I put it on the floor in my upstairs hallway.
This would be awesome spray painted any color.
The one thrift store that I go to the most always has $2 bracelets and I often find cool ones to use in projects.
But this bracelet is not one of those.
Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s very cool.
But it definitely won’t be used in a project.
Items like this are why I always have a mini-magnifying glass in my purse.
On both the clasp and the back of one of the large black rhinestones is the mark La-Rel.
I did a search on etsy and I found a very similar one for 48.00 U.S. I paid $2 Canadian.
That was a pretty sweet deal, and it’s definitely a keeper.
Sometimes I have projects in mind for certain things, and I collect those things for years until I have enough to get that project done.
I’m super patient like that.
Like these millinery flowers that I got for 5o cents a bag.
And these wooden rulers that I got for 10 cents a piece.
Both of these lots will be added to my collections, waiting for their project day in the sun.
What the Heck Is It?
Speaking of never knowing what you’re going to find, check this out.
It’s brass, and at 16 inches tall it makes quite a unique statement.
I found it for $2, and when something weird has a price like that I can’r resist.
With the patterns of the cut outs and the colored glass beads it has a Turkish kind of look to me,
It screws apart into these five pieces, which could all be repurposed in different ways.
But it also looks very cool put back together.
So what do you think?
What the heck is it?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!