Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nifty Thrifty

I know there are lots of people who dislike thrift stores. They're often smelly, full of weird and dirty things, and who wants to think about where some of these items have been? Personally though, I LOVE them. Saturday morning was thrift shopping time for as far back as I can remember. I think it's the possibilities that are so exciting. The hidden corners of old stores, what treasure might be hiding in the bins and racks. Things that you can't find anywhere else. I think I've mentioned before I have an odd love of truly ugly 70's things, thrift stores are the only place to find this stuff.

Even if you don't find something you like, isn't it fun to go with someone and show each other the crazy things that can be found there? I know my mom and I were constantly calling each other over the aisle only to hold up some ghastly thing and giggle.

So if you couldn't tell what this was leading to, I had a very successful thrift store excursion.

This little guy was about $2. I have such an owl thing lately. I'm trying to decide how I want to paint him. He might look neat painted all one bright color, like turquoise or green or red?

I have had excellent luck with sheets at this store. Every time I go I've found at least one I like. It's awesome being able to get close to six yards of fabric for just a few dollars. This one has that blue and red combo I love.

E.T. sheets, can you believe it? I saw the little part with the spaceship first and immediately adored the little pink and brown mushrooms around it before I even realized what it was.

And He-Man sheets! Bats said he had these as a kid. The design on this is huge, the whole thing only repeats on the sheet three times. I want a pillow with Skeletor I think...

I also grabbed these cute plates. I found two of the second one and it was only 40 cents for all three of them. I like having plates and jars to hold things, and I think the the ones with the yellow borders would be sweet under small potted plants.


  1. GULP!

    E.T. sheeeeeets! My E.T. freak heart is pounding! Jealous! :)

  2. I love thrift stores! And you found some great stuff! Love the He-man sheets :)

  3. I was way too excited about the sheets, he he.

  4. I bought the same ET Sheets at a local Goodwill I didn't realize they where E.T. Sheets until I got home I bought them because of the cute animals.