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?

8 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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

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  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! :)

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

    Dita

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  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!

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

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  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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