While I've been out and about lately, I've stumbled upon some great thrift finds. I thought I'd share a few of my favorites to get this week started. (Sorry guys, lots of cell phone pics today.)
First off, at this year's ReStore ReStyle event, I snagged a cute sea urchin-like object. You can see it hiding out on the third shelf with the green books in a fantastically designed space from the event's competition.
For just a few bucks, I had to have it. It looks great in my home office and I like that it's different from the typical retail versions you see so often.
Next, you know I love the Metrolina Expo's Vintage and Antiques Show. Last month, while digging through a yucky old box I spotted this brass bird. Yes, I have a pair already, but he was $2 and needed a home.
I rescued him and have NO regrets. : )
Lately it seems I'm into containing things. I mentioned my obsession with baskets as planters so when I was told that this medium sized woven delight was just $5, I snatched him up.
Well worth it.
Last weekend I took a trip to the newest Habitat ReStore (Denver, NC) in our area and scored big time! Again, containment was a theme. (Note: The chicken print was purchased for my farm loving friend Jennifer.)
This brass faux bamboo tray was a no brainer. It was dirty so I cleaned it up with Barkeeper's Friend and Brasso and it now looks awesome! See for yourself.
Not to mention, it now contains a few of my favorite baubles.
I recently decided I needed my coffee gear contained and got this large tray but it bugged me that the K-cups were left out of the party. I made it my mission to find an appropriate basket and lucked up with the $0.25 one a the ReStore.
What can I say, it's the little things.
Lastly, my latest excursion yielded many great deals. This is just a sampling...
One of my favorites was this large $5 black ginger jar. I purchased it with no idea how, or where I'd use it. When I got home it became crystal clear. It's perfect atop my fireplace mantle in my Master Bedroom.
And this my friends, is why I thrift. So many unique and affordable finds....so little time.
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