Oh how I love hunting for a treasure… at a good price. I believe my mom instilled in me my bargain shopping mentality. If I saw something I was dying to have, she’d patiently say, “Let’s wait and see if it will go on sale.” My response was often, “but mom, it may not be here!” However, as I began earning my own money it was much easier to wait for the sales and dig for the bargains. And now, I love a good thrift store or flea market find… you know the saying … One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Plus re-use and up-cycling is so tres chic!
Before I show you a couple of my treasures I found at a flea market this past Saturday… Here are a few I had to share with you –
Remember the GIGANTIC ashtrays?? I just thought this was funny, as I totally remember these. They were like pieces of art in people’s homes.
But then you find some kind of cool pieces like this… which I think could look so cool by mixing old and contemporary pieces.
Or I think using some of these pages to frame for a little boys room would be fun… and inexpensive!
So, here are my bargains that I found – an old quilt that’s a little tattered, but I love it for our cabin. A mirror that’s going in my dining room on my “wall of mirrors”, and a few old thread/yarn spools – I can’t wait to dress these up for the holidays and use them as candle holders!
All, in all I did pretty well and stuck to my mental list of what I was looking for.
Hope you all had a great weekend – the weather was GORGEOUS! And.. I’m super excited about my new project that I just started working on yesterday… more to come on that!