Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

Last week I was feeling the need to hunt for treasures at thrift and antique stores. I try not to suppress this urge as I feel like it's a sign of some sort that I'll find something fabulous while out hunting. As usual, I was pleasantly surprised by what I was able to bring home.
Glass jar, metal belt (that will be taken apart for its individual pieces), see the rest better in a picture below
It may not look like much, but I was really pleased that I came away with all these treasures for about $15.

Here's a better view of the drawer handles, religious medals, and crystals I discovered while thrifting.
I just love finding odd little bits that I can use in my decorating and jewelry-making. These finds have all found a new home in the craft room.

I'm smitten!

In fact, I've already started playing around with a design idea for one of the drawer handles!!

What cool bits have you found lately while out thrifting?


  1. Sweet treasures you brought home. We don't have good thrift shops around here, but there a few in the city 35 miles away. I went there last week and there was no jewlery there at all. What a bummer!

    Can't wait to see what you make with all those goodies!

  2. I am starting to think that it is my area but I am never able to find goodies for less then I could purchase the individual parts. Heck even a wooden necklace with nothing special goes for $6+ in our thrift stores.

  3. I really like where you are headed with that drawn handle idea! I can't wait to see the finished piece!

  4. Fun finds! I have the exact same belt! I purchased it at Target many years ago. I took it apart, as you plan to do, and added the links to my findings stash. Perhaps it is a small world after all...either that or brilliant creative minds think alike! :)

  5. Great find. What a fun day you had.


  6. Dita- Thanks so much! It WAS a fun day. I'm actually considering going out again today, but we'll see how my day progresses ;) Thank you for popping in!

  7. OOOOO ~ Fun thrifting finds!!~ make sure you post the finished products :-D

  8. Tammie- I'm pretty excited about them too and will definitely try to post what I make with them. However, for now they're in the drawer with all the other cool bits I find to alter/work with. I'm trying to be better about playing with those bits so we'll see how soon I get to them ;)


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