Visiting thrift stores and antique shops is one of my favorite things to do.
Here's a peek at some of my recent purchases.
|An old Gin bottle. It's 9 inches tall and GIN is stamped in |
gold on one side. This piece will get cleaned up and
displayed somewhere in my home.
|Old spools of thread, and a tin pot. The spools are displayed in my |
craft room, and the little pot is sitting in my "make something
with this" pile.
|Two silver trays, and two medicine bottles. The bottles are on display in my craft room, |
and the trays are in that pile I mentioned up above.
|Very old baby shoes, and a strawberry coin purse. The baby shoes might become pincushions. |
I love the beading on the coin purse...it looks sweet tucked into one of my cubbies.
|A Weather Owl. The eyes are suppose to predict the weather. |
Pink - foul weather. Blue - fine weather. Purple - changing weather.
Looks like we're stuck on foul for now. Into a cubby he goes!
|Tiny painting. This is just about the actual size. |
I really like the frame.
Do you enjoy thrift stores, yard sales, and antique shops?
I think it's so relaxing to poke around in other people's cast-offs.
My family is getting ready for another yard sale. I've been cleaning out cupboards & closets, Joe, Jo, Kevin & Jacqi have been piling bins & stuff in my garage for a few months. Katie & Mark are gathering "merchandise" together at their home, and Mandy...well she just wonders where all this junk comes from!
Our sale is scheduled for the first Saturday in October...there is a lot of work to do!! So if I'm not here...it's because I'm organizing, sorting, and pricing all the "treasures" we'll have for sale!
After all, I have to make some room for new treasures....right?!