Monday, November 29, 2010

Thrifty Weekend Finds

I almost forgot about the Christmas sale that was happening at the church down the road. Lucky for me, my Google calendar didn’t fail me. As I set out on foot in the snow my eyes bulged when I approached the church. There was a line up snaking down the sidewalk. “Must be a good sign that there will be Christmas treasures to be found,” I thought. I met a cute old lady in line, “Have you ever been to the sale?” she inquired. “No, but it seems to be popular.” And as the line started moving she said, “Well, I hope you find what you’re looking for.”

I’m happy to say, that yes, I did. A few great Christmas items for some crafty goodness and a few decorations were found, all for the lovely price of $8.50!

Glass ornaments from Eatons $1.00
A few sheets of wrapping paper .25c
Cute wooden garland $3.00
Wire basket for gifting $1.00

I might take it apart and use some of the cute people for a craft project.

Crafty Christmas trees $2.25

Picnik collage
This random selection of mini ornaments was $1.00.
That mini cardinal is a tad scary!

I also found this adorable book this week at a book sale where I work. I knew it was vintage from the publishing date, and thought that it might be worth a little more than the $2.00 I paid for it. I checked on ebay when I got back to my office and saw the same book selling for around $35.00!


What nifty thrifty finds did you manage to nab!?

Linking to Apron Thrift Girl Thrift Share Monday


Anonymous said...

Ok, my new favorite thing is the little wooden Christmas ornaments. I just love them! You found a scary cardinal I found a scary long legged elf.

Alyssa said...

Oooh, oooh! That garland and those ornaments. Love! Those are so cute. Well, except for the slightly scary bird.

Cynthia R. Hallum said...

I love the little brush trees. I pick them up when ever I see them no matter what time of year. Good finds.

Van said...

Ah, my heart swoons at the eclectic mix of colorful ornaments. I love the scary little bird, so cute!

Rita E said...

Great finds! My faves are the wood garland, the trees, & the mini ornaments. The book was a great deal! You had a successful thrifty weekend. Came by way of Thrift Share Monday ... thanks for sharing!

Dhamma said...

I'm like Amanda the wooden ornaments are becoming a favorite of mine. Aren't they adorable? Congrats on the book, children books and their prices constantly amaze me!

Graceful Oven said...

Amazing finds. Love the string of little people and those mini trees! I'd love to go with you next year:)

dustysusan said...

Wow, lots and lots of goodies.