Wednesday, August 3, 2011

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: Thrift Store Finds

I dropped off a couple of older TV's at Salvation Army today and while I was there, I did a little looking around.  I usually find some glass jars or bottles to keep on hand for my personal herbal concoctions at thrift stores, but today I found all kinds of good stuff!

A New Toy Chest for Jack the Cat
I was looking for a basket or something for Jack the Cat's toys and found this lovely toy chest for him.

A Basket for Holding My Weights

I was also looking for something to store my weights and various workout paraphernalia.  A few things don't fit, but this will do for now.

Moon & Stars Luminary

I almost didn't get this luminary, but I thought it was pretty and might be able to use it in listings for my shop.  In hindsight, I probably shouldn't of gotten it: when I got home & inspected it, there were various chips and cracks that I didn't see at the store.

Love the Carving

I saw this and it reminded me of a similar carving and design on an incense holder that I have and love.  I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a hot plate or what exactly I'm going to use it for yet.  It might also be a prop for listings.

Tray for Herbal Concoctions

I was looking for a lazy susan or some kind of tray for keeping my herbal concoctions together, out of the way, and easily movable.  This should work.

Various Bottles, Jars, & Spoons

And last, I found a few various bottles, jars, and spoons.  I don't have a plan for the jars yet, they're just good to have around.  I'm thinking that the bottle will be for storing herbal vinegar.  Those spoons?  I'm going to play with making garden markers out of them.

All in all, some decent booty for $20!

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for a special 3 Day guest post from John of 60 Miles: 316,800 Feet Closer to a Cure .


pasqueflower said...

Wow! $20?!!! You do have a knack for finding incredible bargains!!
The luminary will be a great photo prop--you can hide the flaws (or let them show to give it "character").

Della said...

Very decent booty for $20 bucks! Those would make great props, too, and the wooden piece would be a great trivet. Awesome thrifting!

Athena's Armoury said...

Leann- Sometimes you just get lucky, ya know? We really don't have many great thrift stores around here, but they usually do fine for the things I'm looking for.

Della- Trivet! Yes! Thank you. That was driving me crazy. I kept wanting to call it a hot plate, but trivet is the word I was looking for. Yes, I could use it for that, but it just seems too pretty.