Monday, January 31, 2011

Thrifty Finds

Well we made it through Monday, girls! There's a big ice and snow storm headed toward Wichita and I'm keepin' my fingers crossed for no work tomorrow ... ha in my dreams!

Anyway, I was inspired by this and this post by the fantastic Urban Farmgirl to do some extra-focused thrifting. I pop into my local thrift store once or twice a week but usually just breeze through in a hurry. After seeing the fabulous things she came upon, I was determined to look at my thrift store with new eyes. And I do believe I scored!

I came home with this big wicker basket I think I'll use as a trashcan or a holder for wrapping paper.

The canisters are quite new, but I paid a total of $4 for all three and I think they're gorgeous! Perfect for our bathroom someday. My mom said she saw a similar set from Restoration Hardware. There's no clue as to where they came from anywhere on the canisters, but I think they were a pretty great thrifting score!

And I fell absolutely in love with these three vintage books. That top one stole my heart with its gorgeous cover graphics, not to mention it's full of sweet poems and various readings. The middle one is a pretty pale blue and has an old inscription between friends written inside the cover. And the bottom book is a compilations of literary school readings printed in 1910!

I think I did pretty well, right? It just shows it pays to thrift...
- frequently
- carefully
- thinking outside the box

What have you found lately?

{live beautifully}

I'm linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday on Coastal Charm, Twice Owned Tuesdays at House of Grace, Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and Good Life Wednesdays at A Beach Cottage.


  1. Anonymous1/31/2011

    Oooh you did good. Love it all. I'm a thrift shop, yard sale addict

    Lisa x

  2. Anonymous2/01/2011

    You scored some great finds! I can't believe you found those canisters for $4. I would love those in my kitchen!! :) Love the basket and vintage books, too.

    Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great Tuesday!
    ~Michelle :)

  3. wow can't believe you scored those for that price!

    thanks for taking part in Good Life Weds!

    happy days


  4. I'm visiting from The Good Life party! Looks like you found some real goodies here. Love the basket and those amazing canisters!

  5. Hi,
    I'm here from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

    I would consider those canisters the BEST find EVER at a thrift store! GREAT work!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

  6. Anonymous2/03/2011

    Great finds!

  7. What great finds, I love the basket and canisters, they are perfect!!

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