Sunday, May 2, 2010


Friday presented an opportunity to go "thrifting" with a friend. Now I am the first to admit I am not good at "thrifting" or yard sales for that matter. I tend to come home with something I don't really want or need, because I often feel guilty if I don't make a purchase. Now, when my friend approached me about attending this thrift sale (she is a pro at this I might add) and knowing it was being held at a local church ( a good cause) and also knowing perennials were involved I jumped on board. At 8:45 we arrived, the line was out the door, people of all ages were waiting patiently with cloth bags and coffee in hand. My first target the plants, now all of the plants I purchased were on my "wish" list that I had put together last winter. A Mayapple, Solomon's Seal, and two variegated Hostas I located for the shade garden. Hens and Chickens, Sedum and Golden Glows for a sunny location. Grand total $8.25. WOW! As I wandered further into the building I spied this lovely antique covered dish for $3.00. I thought it would be perfect for my Mom (she is the queen of dish collecting) it could hold her everyday jewelry or even a plant. I am sure she will come up with a clever idea for it's use. Next for $2.00 I purchased this Currier and Ives platter which matches my dishes. Prior to this I had purchased one for $14.00 at an antiques mall- this definitely was a good buy!
Last but not least a set of glass decanters for $2.00. I figured they could hold bathroom items, small collections, bird's nest, or even small soaps. The more I think about it I am leaning towards using them for terrariums or building tiny fairy gardens in them.
Or I could adhere these French labels and use them as storage containers.
Well my grand "thrifting" total was $15.25-worth every penny. I also had the good fortune to spy a fellow blogger, Tiff, proprietor of the blog "Folded Gingham". I introduced myself and got a peak at Mason the newest addition to her family. So there you have it, a great way to spend a Friday morning, "thrifting" friends are just the greatest thank you Becky and Elizabeth too. I hope we can do this again real soon!