I skipped last week, because it was my lazy week. By lazy I mean, I didn't do a darn thing! Work totally drained me! This week however I was on a mission. A thrift store mission. I love thrift stores! Some are really good, some not so much. It has to be somewhat organized for me to even step foot in. I know weird right, you are probably like its thrift, you should dig, dig I do, but I like things to be in their proper places. I usually go for my daughters clothes because she is growing so fast and I can't fathom paying $30 on one outfit for her. I can't even fathom spending that much on myself! I also buy most of her books there as well. Have you seen how much Dr. Seuss is in regular stores?? It's crazy! She's two so I don't feel so bad when she messes the book up. I also love, love housewares and kitchen wares. I buy stuff I really don't need but have to have them. We are all like that on occasion right? It's not just me right?! Any ways, so that is what I did this week, went thrifting and got some good deals I have to share. I got my daughter a bunch of clothes and a pair of cute pink sparkly sneakers. The sneakers cost me $1.99. I also have another crafting obsession and that is making tierd trays. Yes I found it on a blog, and I have seen it so many other blog postings about it. So I went out and bought some e-6000 glue, boy does that stuff stick! Stinky, but works great. Now every time I go out I am on the mission for pretty plates and glass candle stick holders and anything I could use as a stand. Here is what I was able to find...
Don't mind the clutter in the back, hehe. Ok so the red and green dishes I found yesterday and fell in love with them. My everyday plates are green so that one green dish goes great, I can put roasted veggies in it, or mashed potatoes in it. I like it instead of a regular bowl. That can get boring after awhile. It was originally $2.92 but because it had a pink sticker I got 40% off so I paid $1.75. The red one is similar but has a lid and circles on it that are raised. I paid full price for that but it was only $3.93. That's really splurging for me, haha. Now the tin contains twilight journals. Yes I am a twi-hard. Twi-mom, twilight obsessed, whatever you call it. I love twilight. I am not ashamed. I love tins and I love journals and these full price were just too expensive for me. When I saw them on the book self at the store I literally grabbed it, held it close to me and ran. Yeah that's right, I ran, I was so excited I had to go show my mom and daughter. Don't hate, twilight rocks. Any who, I got that for $2.92! What! Cheap, love it! The orange thing (which doesn't match a damn thing I own) are little bud vases but they are all stuck together. I had to get it, it was so darn cute. $1.91. The brown bowls up front are like a paper mache type bowl, $.39 each, I can put like nuts or pretzels in it when friends come over. The green bowl was like eh $.50 cents. Again with the green, I love green dishes. The ice cream dishes cost me $.69 and those are great for cake stands. I bought a bunch of those. The silver tray underneath cost me $1.99 and I plan on painting the tray part of it with chalk board paint and using it to showcase magnets I make to sell. I can then write the prices on it with chalk. Cute idea right? It would also be cute to display a menu for a nice dinner you are making for family and friends.All together on these items I spent around $19. Not bad, I look at it this way, if I bought it at a regular store I would be paying a lot more money.
These are the cake stands I made, I love the blue glass dishes. They cost me $.99 each, the white ones cost me $.69 each (I have another square white plate to make a single stand). The red striped dishes in the back were $.69 each and I plan on taking those ice cream dishes and spray painting them red. I think they would be cute around Christmas time to display Christmas cookies! The glass candle stick holders I got at the dollar store. The white candle stick holder cost me $.69. Big spender I am, anything under a buck and I go crazy! This little project cost me a total of......$9.11. I am hoping I can sell those trays at the flea market, it also makes a cheap gift to give someone. You can match it up to their kitchen! Who doesn't like homemade gifts? Well I hope you found some inspirations for your summer creations, check out your local thrift store! One man's trash is another man's treasure! That's for darn sure!