Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thrifty Weekend Finds

Sorry I’ve been AWOL for so long. It’s been a very busy last 2 weeks and this blog was neglected and put on the back burner. Sorry blog, I apologize.

I’ve been so busy, I’ve barely had time for any kind of thrifting either! (insert horrified gasp here!) Surprisingly, I haven’t missed it that much. Here in our city dwelling, we’ve been working hard to save money for an upcoming trip to Australia in the fall (I know, what!?). I’ve also started a new hobby of couponing, this was my first post on that, to help save money in our home. So all in all, I haven’t totally missed the thrift scene that much.

Although last weekend was a disappointment. We were at a WingDing, where the entire town is garage sale mania, but then it decided to torrential down pour for about 2 hours. Even more disappointing was that my mom had set up her own spot and was totally rained out.

The BFF and I did manage to pick up a few things before the rain.

lamp
A heavy desk arm lamp. Not sure if I want to spray paint it black. $2.00
A brand new roots over the shoulder bag. $2.00

scrab
This really old scrabble game will be awesome for some crafts I have in mind.
$2.00

love
I love doing this too. That’s a picture of my little sis and I. (who just got engaged!!)  Maybe I’ll switch it up with a wedding picture of BFF and I. (sorry Lee!)

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This is adorable too! I’d like to do this for our photo collage wall.

plants
I’ve also been keeping a small herb garden. Surprising myself they are all still alive! It’s nice to grab some fresh basil to throw into garlic shrimp!

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I’ve used my thrifted wooden boxes that I purchased at an estate sale a while back.
I love the look! I think I might stencil “Herbs” on them.

I posted this photo a while back:

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Well, my mom, dad and grandparents got back from a trip to Holland a few weeks back, and looky what my mom got me!?? My very own pair of wooden shoes (Klumpen). I’m very excited to paint them up and hang them somewhere.

klumpen

Linking to Thrift Share Monday @ Apron Thrift Girl

3 comments:

Teresa said...

I missed your posts!!!
Good to see your back.

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

Welcome back! I know what you are talking about, have been AWOL too. Those shoes are going to look great all fixed up. Cant wait to see what you do with them!

Elishia and Belinda said...

Wow love your finds and the scrabble under the photos...
bellaxx