Saturday, October 24, 2009

Four Hours of Thrifting

Today I spent four hours in pure happiness searching for treasures at two stores I don't visit often.  That may change.  I usually travel south instead of north for some reason, even though the two towns are both about 20 minutes from my house.  I'm glad I took my road less traveled.  It paid off.  Content is how I would describe how I felt today, having the alone time I rarely get. 

The first store was full of new "old stock" Christmas decorations from the late sixties and seventies.  Flocked reindeer, miniatures galore, floral picks with holly leaves and poinsettas.  Love them!  I'll have pictures posted later this week after I sort through everything.  They had tons of little picks too.  Cardinals, bumblebees, ladybugs, even peacocks.   Here is a sampling of the non-holiday craft supplies I brought home.

I don't know exactly what I'm going to do with all these nifty things, but I'll think of something.  I love the chenille googly eyed bees!

The second store had a Christmas section that would rival that "W" store.  Candles, tins, vintage tree skirts, vintage aprons, ornaments- and I found a red wicker sleigh that needs an overhaul.  Another project for another day.  The best part was the manager was bringing out stuff by the crate full, and said there was tons more in the back!  Sounds like a return trip (or two or three) to me.  Hopefully I'll be able to contain myself and not go back for at least a few days!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Paige - just wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog, and I'm really looking forward to reading yours! Anyone who loves those crazy chenille bees is a kindred spirit!


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