Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thrifty Heaven!!!

Ok, don't be jealous!! I had to go up to the office this morning to review rewrites, and on my way home, I stopped in my favorite thrifty. On another post, I will tell you about Bryn Athyn, but... today, I thought that I would have the place to myself, what with all the ice and snow and stuff. Correct! So look what I got for a grand total of $5.25. I am doing the dance around my living room. Can't wait to get to this stuff, but alas, it will need to wait till Saturday. Ready???
You say you want a better look?? Ok. Here is a lovely beat up shelf and some multi-color yarn to make yarn balls.
Here is a great letter carrier....begging for some black paint, don't you think??? And some hooks so I can hang on the wall....
How about this cute little pewter miniature, and this candle holder. Now I need to get more candles to grunge. (THAT they didn't have, sad to say.) The nerve of them....LOL. And this thingie that I don't know the name of... and for all of 25 cents!
I could have gotten so much more, but I only had a 10'er on me, and needed some $$ for coffee. But WOWeeWOW, my fingers are itchin' to get to the paint. Ok, I need to calm down and get back to work. Just had to share the thrill of the hunt!!! LOL. Back to...rewrites. Later!


  1. Once again Terry, wonderful finds! I'm getting back into quilting these days (feels so good) so the thrift store is not on my stop-in list. I'll just have to live through you!
    Can't wait to see what becomes of your goodies!
    Blessings, Kimberly

  2. Ahhhhhh! Your finds are fantastic!
    I think that thingy, that you don't know what it is, is some sort of musical instrument...isn't it!
    You and I are on a thrifting roll!
    Hurry up with that work so that we can see the finished product!!!

  3. WOW Terry-you sure do have a knack for finding some great goodies! ;)
    Can't wait to see everything after you add you magic prim touches!

    Have a great day!

  4. Terry, You have THE BEST thrift stores! We have 1 in our town, Goodwill, and it's not all that great. Once in a great while I can find something, but you always strike it rich. Please post ABP (after black paint!) photos so we all can see how wonderful you have made your new treasures. Have a wonderful weekend, hope you don't have to work too much this one. ~Ann

  5. Terry,
    Love all your goodies you got at the TS. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Also love the stuff from Wednesday's post. You always find great treasures!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Okay, here is your letter...S...have fun with it:)

    Boy, you sure have such good luck with your thrift stores everything is so neat. I 'll be back to see how they look with paint on them:)

  7. thanks for the tips on distressing. that was more the look I was meaning. I'm gonna try your candle idea one day too. Now if it would just get warm enough outside to do some painting. Well I could do small things on the kitchen table.


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