no, i didn’t spend the whole day at goodwill. but i did make a quick run though and i’m glad i did. and let me tell you, it was a quick run through. for some reason it was packed in there! last minute halloween costumes maybe?
anyway i did make three really good purchases.
first a ton of ‘vintage’ rick rack and bias tape. all for $2!
i was really excited when i saw this. this year i’m going to attempt to decorate a christmas tree, a pink christmas tree actually, with homemade ornaments. so i’m hoping to be able to use this when making them.
but once i looked at all the packaging i’m not sure if i want to use it. maybe i should frame it? make some artwork? and just buy new stuff for my ornaments. what do you think? help!
also talking about ornaments, i’m participating in the freshlyblended ornament swap this year. i participated last year and it was a lot of fun! you make and mail 8-10 ornaments and then receive the same amount in the mail! it’s so fun and who doesn’t love to get mail.
if you want to play along too, head on over to sign up. the deadline is november 7th.
back to my finds. more ornaments. i got two boxes of red glass ornaments. $1 per box.
i was so excited to see he is selling them in his new collections online shop this year!! as of now they are currently unavailable, but i’m hoping to scoop one up when they are. cute, right?
and lastly i found a thrifty find for my mom! an old metal lamp!
she’s in the process of redoing her living room and needed a lamp. i’m going to give this one a face lift with some yellow paint, keeping the arm gold. what i really like about this lamp is that a portion of the back (that little bump) is open. so, not only does the light shine down, it shines up, creating a really neat effect! and it was only $2! love it!
so that’s it for this haul. what do you think?
just a reminder … there are a couple more hours to link up any of your thrifty finds in my first thrifty thursday! i’ll be doing a little recap here tomorrow. stop back to see my favorites!