I went thrifting twice this week…. I spent just over 100$ and got a few really good finds. I’m horrible and go without a plan. I knew I wanted stuff for the media shelf I’ll be putting up in our loft. I figure with the black TV, black blu-ray player, black PS3, white wii, and grey Super Nintendo system, I should get some coloured interesting things to pop up on the shelves. By the by, I’m not spoiled I swear, my husband had them all ((except the Super Nintendo, that’s totally mine)) since all of them came out. He’s an uber nerd & I love him. We also have more gadgets & toys that are staying in the basement and are hooked up to his TV in the Man Cave. Yeesh.
Now I know all of these won’t fit on the shelves and some of them are going to go elsewhere. I had even thought that maybe I’d just go with dark red and white things on the shelves…. but now I’m not so sure. I love colour. The main part of the house is grey. I think as long as I’m smart in arranging them, it won’t matter that I have a rainbow around my TV.
I also bought 23 spoons ((not pictured)) for 24 cents each. I have a plan for them. You’ll see it eventually :0)
First stop: Goodwill. It’s cheap, it’s always different, it’s always got a half off sale, it helps the community.
Two brass candlesticks, already spray painted white. Two red square vases, one with a design. A large red curvy vase. Two green glass vases. One awesome blue vase, one yellow. A white pitcher, skinny vase, cute jar with lid. Clear glass cake stand. Two red …. things to prop up pictures. Three gold candlesticks, one large oval glass vase. There’s also a golden couple – like the dutch boy & girl kissing – that is already hiding on my gold wall & I forgot to include in the shot.
Total for Goodwill finds: 31$. Including the spoons.
Second stop: Originals Antique Mall. It’s on the frontage road in Oshkosh. It’s a ton of little booths that people can rent out, decide their own prices, and display their wares. In an hour my sister & I finished 1/3 of the place.
Golden candlestick with three spots, two silver hammered vases ((I didn’t realize I met the man selling them until he offered a discount. They were 20$ for the two instead of the originally listed 44$)) Small blue dish on a stick ((what are these really called?)) Large rainbow dish on a stick. Two Coors Light football mugs for The Hubby, thrown grey pitcher, Large crate.
The crate is going in the guest room. I’m excited.
Have you been thrifting lately?
What have you found?