We did hit the thrift stores today.
Wednesday is one of my favorite days to hit the thrift stores.
Goodwill has 25% off for senior citizens.
I married one.
We asked at our Salvation Army if they had Sr. Citizen day….they said they did every day. We never knew that.
Ask your stores…if you married a senior or are one ; )
They also honor retired military or military with 25% off…..fyi!
Found this shade.
Like a paper weave……….looks straw like.
What would you do with it? It is old….and “technically” outdated…..
Found these beautiful large wooden bowls.
They are thick and like a “balsam” wood? Really neat wood.
I cannot figure this out for sure.Â Is it a dough bowl? Antique but painted over?
Definitely has the look and feel of one but has been painted.
My mom wants one so bad. I wondered if I could strip this and bring it back to it’s original state. Then I wondered if I was messing with a “folk” piece. The painting threw me a bit.
I plan to find out, or restore and give it to her for Christmas.
When we went out of town this weekend, my nature loving son fell in love with the wooden clock at the cabin. Just like this one!Â It was so neat to find this at Goodwill. I plan to spruce up and give to him for Christmas. I love when I am able to supplement their Christmas with finds like this.
A few little goodies. I will share some “afters” later. I plan to “update” some pieces………..
And then I found this little pretty.
Isn’t it pretty? It was about $3.00. I believe it is old or just made to look old.
Remind you of this?
What about now?
Remember that ugly, outdated shade? Not so ugly now is it? I just plopped it on top to see what I thought.
I think I like!
$99.00 at Pottery Barn. Less than $5.00 vase and shade at Goodwill.
I will let you know if this transformation works out.
Pretty cute isn’t it?
Do you like my goodies?
Hit your thrift stores this week and start supplementing your Christmas!
I’m not ashamed!
I actually am told I give excellent gifts…..used or not.
Would that freak you out to get a used or “antique” piece?
I am very aware of the fact that it needs to be a heritage piece or unique to qualify as “new” for giving……
Would you supplement your kids Christmas with “used” like new gifts?
I know this can be a hot topic and don’t worry…..no answer is wrong and I am NOT offended!
It won’t change my ways ; )
Let me know your thoughts!
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