Last Friday was a super fun day of thrifting with my friend Jelena of Poppyseed Living. We drove a little ways out of the city to hit up all the out of the way thrift stores and boy did we acquire some treasures! I had a few things on my list that I really wanted to find and I got ALL of them! Ask any thrift store shopper, when this happens it’s sort of like a miracle. Here is what I had on my list:
1. Some wooden bowls (big or small)
2. Art frames
3. Pretty old books
4. A little tray for organizing stuff on my desk
We stopped in at Goodwill, Value Village, and Salvation Army which are all within a few blocks of one another. Even though it is a little out of the way for us, I find that the prices differ wildly from the city thrift stores so it is totally worth a few extra bucks in gas for some really affordable treasures. As Jelena was perusing the wood items, she found these amazingly gorgeous wooden bowls for me! They are beautiful, and look like they were handmade. I couldn’t have pictured a prettier set of bowls! Also, there are four! I just wanted one but four for under ten bucks? I snapped those up immediately!
We moved onto the other shops and I managed to get a really lovely old frame (one of which I am upcycling for the Etsy shop), a neat wooden baby cradle, and some beautiful old books for decor purposes. Some of these will be live on Etsy shortly.
I also picked up a few glass items and this amazing crocheted quilt!
My best find of the day: the beautiful vintage cake stand I got! I can’t believe I actually found this little gem! When I spotted it, I just about had a heart attack it is so lovely!
Can’t you just imagine it atop your table holding pretty pink cupcakes on a Sunday afternoon brunch with friends? Lucky for you guys, I am not going to keep it, look for it in my Etsy shop! I also got a few other items that will be included in some new listings coming up very soon.
The item I got for free, Jelena gave to me! She knew I was looking for a tray and happened to have this wooden cutlery holder that came from an old dining room hutch. She offered it to me as she no longer needed it. I am not sure if I am going to paint it or just keep the wood natural. I will definitely try to take out the tired looking velvet liner and replace it with something pretty.
It was a really fun day and we will be taking more and more trips out of the city to treasure hunt as the weather gets nicer! Also, garage sales start soon so expect a bunch more posts like this one!