Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Recent finds...

I miss the days of yard sales however there are many other places to find bargains during the winter, Goodwill, thrift shops, consignment shops, to mention a few. I try to get out at least once every couple of weeks to do some bargain hunting. Here are a few of the items I purchased during December...

3 books of music and a copper metal frog, $6 for everything.

Found this bowl at Goodwill, not very pretty but definitely functional. I created this arrangement from greens and berries found in the woods behind our house. I was quite surprised to find a large Nandina bush at the very back of our property, it didn't have many berries left thanks to the deer so I got a few extra bunches from a bush at my dad's.

Love this vintage plant stand I found at Goodwill and plan to use it as a display piece at the market. A true bargain for only $3.
We have a new thrift shop, Encore and a consignment shop, From Me to You, here in Madison Heights and both are filled with some great deals. I've just made an appointment to take some of my unused items to the consignment shop later this week, maybe I'll make some money to support my habit.
I worked a little yesterday on paper birdhouses and houses for the market. I'm still in the experimenting stage and having so much fun with these. I promise to share a few photos soon.
Hope you are having a great week.
Be back soon.


Lisa J. said...

I am so glad to have found your blog. Thanks. Love those old books. Great finds.

Robin said...

Great finds Shannon. It's always nice to hit the Thrift stores when garage sales aren't happening. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2010.

Take Care - Robin