Thrifting Adventures

So earlier this week, during my short window “free” time with my 2 year old daughter, I decided to make a quick run to the local thrift shop. I am not sure what it is about shopping “vintage” but it gives me an accomplished and thrilling feeling when I find something that interests me. Maybe it’s because I used to go a lot with my mom as a child and she always found the best stuff. I remember her friends would always be in awe at the items she claimed she got second-hand. So in short, it gives me a nostalgic yet satisfied feeling.
I wanted to share with you the items that caught my eye today:

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I think it’s nice to share vintage finds because among the junk you can really find some pretty treasures. I purchased the silver frame for $1.00 and the embroidered fabric was $1.99 (housed in its own frame). I removed it from the original frame and re-framed it into the silver one. Voila! There you have it, cute wall art for my daughter’s room all for three bucks.

I have a weakness for cute tea cups and trays. I found pink toile tea cups with their saucers for a steal!! Then…I came across two glass tea cups with beaded handles…I fell in love with the pair. I searched for more, but there were only two 😦

I think i’m ready for my tea party after I sanitize and goo-gone the darn price tags. YAY!

Oh yeah, lastly I purchased the silver tray for possibly making a candle arrangement of some sort (undecided). I also bought some cute green decorative vases to place on my mantel (not pictured). Everything purchased was under $50.00. Plus every $5 you spend gets accounted for on their “stamp card” which eventually leads to a 30% coupon. 🙂

For those of you unsure about shopping at thrift stores…I think you should definitely give it a go, because you never know what treasure awaits you. You really have nothing to lose!

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