Thursday, June 9, 2011

new territory

one thing I get really excited about when I go to new places is checking out the local thrift stores. josh knows this about me. and he's one of those people who likes to make other people really happy on/around their birthday. so one afternoon he toted me around daytona beach in search of treasures.

if I had more room in my suitcase/was able to get furniture, I probably would have picked up a lot more stuff. But here are a few of the treasures I did find in this new thrift territory.

Fun snack bowls in bright yellow: $1 for all 3 
(unfortunately the large pretzel bowl didn't survive the trip home in my suitcase - it cracked).

This funky bird wooden art for our bedroom collage: $1
(I still need to spruce up all the scratches)

Little vintage chalkboard: 30cents

A vintage perpetual calendar: $2

Beautifully patterned tin tray: $.99

Super fun, vintage wedding wrapping paper: $.20

I love it so much, I'm gonna have to force myself to use it or else I'll just hoard it.

I also picked up a few goodies for some friends, but I can't share them or else it'll ruin the surprise!

That's it for the FL finds, but I thought I'd share one of my recent yard sale finds.

I found this old beverage crate at a yard sale for $5.
Pretty good considering Pottery Barn charges $24 for their 'found' crates.

Even better - the guy threw in this old school ruler, a blue mason jar...

 ...and these pretty drinking glasses for free!

Any of you get giddy about thrifting in new places like me?


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  2. Oh my gosh, I had a flashback when I was looking at your thrift store finds! I HAD (probably still HAVE knowing my mother's packed attic) that exact little chalkboard as a kid. My sisters and I would spend hours playing school with it!

  3. Mama_Doodlebug, that is so fun! Maybe you'll have to dig it out of your mother's attic! :)

  4. Just found your blog and am super excited! You LOVE thrifting {me too!} and, from a glimpse at your profile pic, you and your sweets are into aviation {my hubs is a pilot!}.

    Love those glasses... they were free !??! They have "drink lemonade out of me" written all over them :)

    xx Cat brideblu

  5. Cute finds. Thanks for entering Thrifty Thursday. I am following you now. Hope to see you again. Blessings...

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  6. Hi Johnnie! Thanks for hosting Thrifty Thursday!


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