Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Goodwill Hunting!

No, not the movie, silly! The store. I LOVE thrift stores. Like big red puffy heart LOVE them. I just get so excited looking at the new (old) stuff that comes in daily, and I love looking for hidden treasures on the shelves. Luckily, Husband supports this, and also looks forward to thrifting. In fact, I'm pretty sure we've been 7 times to 4 different stores within 5 days. Anyhow, here are some of the goodies I've found:

Old Shabby Shutter. I've been looking for some old shutters ever since I saw someone display Christmas cards in the slats. Well, I finally found one! Two, actually, but the other was beat up pretty bad, and beyond repair. It was less than $2, and now I just need to figure out what color I want to paint it.

Antique Blue Ball Jar with Lid. I love all jars, but blue ones in particular. The rubber gasket fell off, but I think I can fit it back on. SIDE NOTE! Did you know you can take the annoying wax pencil price marks off of glass with mayonnaise? Before washing, just put a little blob on, let sit a minute, and wipe off. Ta da!

Mail sorter with 236 year old sticker I scraped off. Its ugly, but it was $1 so I don't mind. A little paint will spruce this baby up.

Have you found any good treasures at the thrift store lately?

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The DIY Show Off said...

Great vintage finds, Tiffany!

Thanks for sharing! ;)

Happy hunting!


Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

How fun! Lots of projects to work on! I haven't found anything lately... but a new thrift store just opened here. Can't wait to go!

Lula said...

good discoveries!

La said...

Welcome to blogging, Tiffany! I'm glad you stopped by and introduced yourself. We have a Buckeye Blogger outing planned for July 16 in Tipp City...lunch and a little shopping. Let me know if you are interested in joining us.

Have a great holiday weekend! La

Pam said...

Hi there! Another Ohioan here. I like your finds. I always pick up a blue Ball jar when I see one.

MiniBinoy said...

wow!! these are great vintage picks Tiffany..i luv that mail sorter very much!!and the antique blue jar!i have a teak cabinet with slats like this one.the only head ache is dusting it between each slat!still i luv it!!luv your collection!!

Sue said...

Hi Tiffany- wanted to pop over and say hi to a fellow Buckeye! I see that you like to thrift shop for treasures. I like you mail sorter and think that a nice coat of paint will spruce it right up. Sent you an e-mail about the Buckeye Blogger get-together. Let me know if you're interested. ~ Sue

TiffanyClark said...

Cool finds! Thanks for the birthday wishes Thursday! It certainly does feel good when I can make something myself and not have to pay anyone to do it for me! I figured out the signature as well! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

those are some great finds!