Once in a great, great while (usually on a Monday) I’ll go thrifting and hit pay dirt.
Mostly, though, I just find dirt.
Today was a pay dirt day.
I wasn’t even planning on thrifting but Hannah missed the bus. So after dropping her at school I thought well, I’m already out…I’ll pop in to Wally World for a few necessities.
Goodwill is in the same parking lot and Savers is across the street.
Now since my sale, my thrift-o-losophy has changed. I no longer buy things because they are a good deal. “Good deals” have a way of piling up on you and getting you on an episode of Hoarders.
So when I’m thrifting and see something that catches my eye, I don’t purchase it unless I KNOW for sure where I’ll use it/put it.
Two Meakin platters for five buckaroos. These will look great on the hutch when I switch back to blue and white in the summer. They had a whole bunch of the matching dinnerware but I didn’t need it. See? Restraint!
On to Savers…
milk glass creamer…to add to my collection of white creamers
milk glass sherbets…not usually a fan of milk glass but these will be great to hold jewelry or small things in my office.
brass bell…brings me back to my teaching days. Love, love, love this bell.
I’ve been incorporating gold/brass into our built ins for fall/winter so it fit right in.
I like big pillows and I cannot lie…
And a mystery item…
Okay, so I broke the rule on this…I have no idea what it is. I thought it was a cigar mold but I’m not sure. I have an antique dealer friend that will totally dig this (and probably will know what it is).
Last but not least…my favorite find of the day. This Pottery Barn bronze clock. I typed up the city names for the label holders, put in new batteries, set the time and voila…
Looks lover-ly in its new home. Twelve bucks.
So those are my hauls for the day.
Have you hit pay dirt lately?