My middle daughter called and asked if I would like a treasure hunting day yesterday as she had a rostered day off work. So my youngest came along too and we set off for a day of discovery and hunting. I have a fairly limited budget for luxuries but I try to pop away gold coins when I get them so that I can have a little play money when the opportunity arises.
I found this adorable little ceramic shoe for $2.00. I will turn him into a pin cushion.
I collect inexpensive clear glass milk jugs. I only started collecting them last year and when I come across them (which is not very often) I snap them up. This one was $3.00 and was a different pattern and shape to what I already have. I just love the way they catch the sunlight. They would have been pride of place on someone's afternoon tea table in a past life and I like to think that I am keeping a part of their history safe.
I have them on display on a little corner shelf in my kitchen. I have 7 in total now. They are all different and hold their own beauty.
One of my jobs this week is to clean out my baking and storage cupboard in the kitchen. I have a lot of items that I no longer use that I will donate to my local thrift shop. I have a lost pie maker that I am hoping is hiding in the back of that cupboard !!
A lot of my bakeware is tired and old and needs replacing but if you have ever looked for good quality bakeware you would know that it is quite expensive. Yesterday I was thrilled to find a BRAND NEW heavy quality non stick biscuit tray for just $3.00.
One of the areas that I always look at is picture frames. Being an embroiderer I love to frame my creations in unusual frames. This one is not that unusual but it is tiny and will look lovely with a coat of paint. I think it will look nice holding a vintage doily. I will put it on the "To Do" pile.
Another item that I am always on the look out for is unusual boxes, baskets etc which will hold gifts at Christmas or for birthdays. This one has a wire frame and is covered in glittery organza. Perfect for holding a Christmas gift.
I also found a bag of ribbons, trims and cord for $2.00. When I opened the bag the stench of stale cigarette smoke was overwhelming ......... I took out what was useful and gave it a really good wash and threw the rest in the garbage. I certainly will put these to good use.
Finally I purchased some almost Brand New Bath Mats, A Hand Towel and some floral pillowcases for a grand total of $7.00 but they are already on the clothesline after having a good wash. I have grand plans for the bath mats which I will show you very soon.
In total I spent $20 and was very pleased with my goodies. Hopefully we will be able to go again next week. Do you love thrifting too ? It is the best way to save money if you are patient. I have a wish list of items that I would love to own but can't afford to pay retail prices but if I am patient I just know that I will find them sitting on a thrift shop shelf just waiting for me to bring them home.
Have a wonderful day.