For the first time in a very long time the urge to swing into the thrift store on my way to town got the best of me yesterday afternoon.
I’m sure it was the heat overpowering my sense of resolve. I’ve fought thrifting valiantly for months, giving in only once about a month ago. Instead of dragging stuff home I need to be ousting a truckload of “abundance” out of my house. Using all the resistance I could muster I rejected item after item…but there were a few I carried to checkout counter and made them my own.
I’m sure it’s the 60’s child that is still alive and well within me that claimed the mushroom ceramic canister (arnel’s circa 70’s)…now to make room on a countertop for it. The two ceramic shoes will eventually become pincushions.
All these odds and ends are sewing or crafting materials. There’s a package of small seed beads and tiny jingle bells and a zipper. The printed embroidery is a dresser scarf, and the lace is for embellishing collars or necklines, but I will likely use it for embellingshing just about anything but…The dresser scarf will give me one more thing to do when I watch movies in the evening. I couldn’t resist either…they were simply too reasonably priced. Last week I shortened a pair of black dress slacks for my sister-in-law. I painstakingly removed the hem tape, because I had none to replace it. Now I do just in case I ever need it. I guess the little pink plastic thing is a protractor. It will come in handy for drawing the pincushion pattern I have running around in my brain.
This big, red tray will come in handy…It looks retro, but it’s in such good shape I imagine it is a reproduction. It will probably end up on my kitchen island with other things sitting on it.
I spotted the old watering can and thought of a bloggy friend in Virginia with a caravan of antiquated watering cans along the wall of her porch. This one looked so lonely, and I petitioned a spot for it in her impressive collection.
This little griddle has been on my wish list for a while…I was thrilled to find it. It’s a LODGE USA.
Here’s one last picture…an overall view of most of the stuff I bought. I did forget to put the ball jar mugs (3) in the grouping. They were in the dishwasher. I also forgot to add the Rawlings T-ball bat and ball. It is brand new…still in the package…and will be given to our three-year old grandson the next time we see him
if I can find it. He should be just the right size for it.
All these things cost less than a new LODGE griddle pan would cost so resisting the urge to thrift will be a lot more difficult for a while.
Until next time…
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs. –Gloria Steinem