Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weekend Thrifting

I know I've said before that pretty much every Saturday my parents, Harper, and I venture out and scour thrift stores (also book sales, oh and yard sales depending on the weather).  The majority of things in our home is either generously given to us by parents/relatives or found second-hand (either from thrift stores or Goodwill, places like that).  I'm not too proud to admit it.  I think we have created a lovely, invited, warm home with our thrifted treasures.  There are so many wonderful things to be found hidden in these stores (and yes,finding them is the fun part!) and, not to go all hippie, I really feel like we're helping by buying second-hand items.  Perhaps when I get my own work space (ah!) I can add more handmade items.  A girl can dream, right?  Anyway, these are just some of the wonderful items I found this past weekend during my "treasure hunt":

:: Wooden bowls.  Lots and lots of wooden bowls!  (And, erm, just noticed the ladder in the second picture.  Ignore that.  Ahem.)

::  New (to me) cutting board shaped in what I think is a whale.  I could be wrong.  Nevertheless, it's fun!

::  Ah, my pantry.  It's a bit worn and in dire need of some love.  I think I'm up for the job, no?  I'm thinking some new knobs and a little fabric will spruce it up a bit!  (And if my brain functions the way I wish it would (ha!) then once the "make-over" is complete, I'll update here!)

This isn't everything, mind you.  I found a few spring-ish plates and some to go with a collection I've already started, a few knick-knacks, and a new pair of shoes (perhaps a photo when I wear them for the first time?).  Yes, indeed, it was a fabulous weekend for thrifting!


Hayden said...

I love those bowls in the first picture. You guys always find the best stuff!

Courtney Lockerby said...

That's why you should come with us!

Jill said...

I LOVE the armoir! (did I spell that right?) LOVE IT! I love decorating stuff! can't wait for the after picture!
and the bowls! GREAT bowls! I can picture lots of yummy salad in them :)