Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I LOVE THRIFT STORES...SOME GREAT FINDS

I Love shopping at the Senior Center run Thrift Store in the town about 10 miles from us and can never go in there without buying something We went there on Monday and I just had to have this Frame. It is a 3 D type deep one and had this little real wood table in it with a basket of Apples and the little blue ck cloth and another Apple sitting next to the Basket

And it opened up and there is a key rack inside and it had an old skeleton key in it which I took out to use on another craft project. It looked so cool with white paint that was chipped off in a few places. Very Prim. I deceded that this is a keeper and as soon as we get the kitchen painted it will be displayed in my kitchen...and to top it off I got this for just $2.00
And of course I lucked out and found some more wood frames ...they are soooo reasonable there and I never pay over 50 cents for the little ones and never over $1.00 for the bigger ones
Then I found some more candles that I am going to use to melt to make my prim candles and Linda gave me some great ideas on another way to do them so as soon as I get them made I will post pictures. I have a really great idea for the basket and will post a picture if it turns out like I want it to :)
I have tons of ideas for the wooden spoons and the frame at the top with the Grapes will get the frame primmed and then will be a Christmas gift for my DIL that has her kitchen and dining room decorated in Grapes
Today we went to check out a resale shop that I was thinking about putting a few of my items in but then found out that the first 2 weeks they are in the shop she keeps 50% and the rest of the time (you can only leave things there for 6 weeks) she will keep 75% and if you don't pick them up in 6 weeks she will keep them..not for me. But when I was leaving I saw this cute Chicken that was marked down from $4.00 to $1.00 and I couldn't pass that up. It will also go in my kitchen as soon as we get it painted. I will have Chickens and Roosters for my Kitchen theme and have a few things with Apples that I will try and mix in. I took this picture outside of the shop on the hood of my car LOL
Then we went to Good Will today and the one by us is kind of high priced but today was half price for items with a red tag. Of course everything I bought had a red tag except the blue Cheese crock. I will be using these items in my gatherings (yes I will start on them tomorrow Tonya :)





I am trying to figure out how to use them..what should I display in them. The ones in the back are a real dark green pottery type small bowls and I am not sure how to prin the rusty ladel. It has a wood handle and I am not sure if I should paint it..I need some suggestions
Then I got this cute wood box (I think it was a cheese box) and I was thinking I could paint it but maybe I should just use it somehow like it is. There is only one problem ..On the right side under the tree it has the name Patty written I think with a marker. Not sure what to do to cover it so it doesn't show. It is also lined inside and I am trying to think of how to display this. I will glue some felt to the bottom so you can't see where it says $1.75 in marker. I got this for 96 cents (red sticker)
This is another wood box and was also 96 cents..The heart that is painted on the front is also painted on the back. I will glue some felt to the bottom of this one also but need some ideas on how to display it.
Every time we buy groceries (after we go to the thrift store) we buy one of the 10# bags of Chicken. Billy boils it and then picks it all off the bone and tears into small pieces. It is one of the treats all the fur babies Love as you can see. Every once in a while he drops a few pieces. The little Princess (Bianca) in front of the stove insists that it is handed to her..the rest just open their mouth and grab it if they can.


I also found some apples at WM on sale (for Halloween) and they were $1.00 a bag. I bought 2 bags and will be slicing them tomorrow to put in dehydrator. I am looking for suggestions on how to use them in some of my gatherings maybe in a dish or bowl. Anyone have any suggestions on how to use them. Should I string some together..should I put something between the slices if I string them?

Hopefully all of you will leave comments and help me with ideas for my finds. I only spent $19.00 on Monday and $12.00 today so now I have to get busy and nake up some gatherings to sell so all my fur babies can make a trip to the vet.


8 comments:

Amish Stories said...

I was just passing by and thought id stop to say hello. I'm checking new blogs today, and i hope you folks are enjoying the fall weather like we are having here in Pennsylvania. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon county.

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Wow Nancy.. you had a great week in the thrift dept..Now you could create a darling gathering with those Crocks & bowls in a cabinet like the one in your header picture.

Have fun Creating!!

Hugs
Tonya

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such wonderful finds!!!!
I'm not good at thinking up new creations for them ~ I just get inspirations from other blogs and magazines! I'm sure you will come up with something grand!
Love the pics with the dogs ~ looks like our house!!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I would 'rust' the dipper by lightly sanding and dipping into vinegar, letting it oxidize a few days.
You can paint the handle or stain or not. I would put some spanish moss in the dip and add a grubby candle. It can hang on a wall or peg rack. I also do this with skimmers. They are big enough that I can use a pip berry ring on them with the candle.
I would try to sand the picture/hearts off the rounds. If it comes off well, I would just dry brush some black or white paint on. If it doesn't, I would spray, sand, stain. They would look older and more prim. That country look might go with some customers and the prim look would appeal to others. You can't please all of the people all of the time! I, myself, still love hearts, but I still love alot of my 'country' items. You know, I just love many different things and that's my style. I call it "I LOVE IT!"
Warm blessings,
★Linda★

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such wonderful finds. I agree with what Linda suggests..........enjoy! blessings,Kathleen

faygotree said...

love the picture of your babies waiting so patiently. They adorable!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would put the apples in a big old jar! And that chicken is just the cutest find yet! ♥

Cora said...

Nancy, I love all the stuff you got and great prices, too. What are you going to put in the frames????? I do have a lot of frames here if you ever need any. Can't give any help with the apple slices. I had trouble with bugs on mine when I used them in garlands and stuff, so I quit using apples. But I sure do love the look and the smell when you add the cinnamon, etc.