Friday, March 4, 2011

Some thrifty finds.........

I haven't been hanging out at the thrift stores too much lately.
I know......weird.


There is a chance that we might be moving and the mister has been saying words like "downsizing",  "thinning out", "getting rid of" and "reducing" in regard to our household belongings.

I suppose he thinks because his children are moving out, one by one,
 we don't need so much of everything.

So, in an effort to be a good, and supportive wife,
 I have been controlling the urge to stop at every Goodwill and/or thrift store that I drive by.

However,I did make a quick little stop the other day. I was bored and had a little time to kill. (excuses, excuses)
I didn't find much, but I did find some fun things!!!

I picked up this little bag full of star shower curtain hangers. 
 I needed some for our guest bathroom.
I had some hideous plastic rings on the shower curtain and I knew these little babies were the answer!

AND, they were only $2.99!

 Some black spray paint and, TAH DAH!!!
See!?  Sooooo much better.

And someone, who shall remain nameless, (but has the initials C.C.), didn't even notice.

Same day.....I found these patterns.
I almost missed them.
Had I not bent down to look at something else, I would have missed them entirely.

99 cents a piece.
Can you believe that!?
The best thing about these patterns
is that some of them came with the fabric, thread and other necessities!
Seriously...when I find stuff like this, I get a little giddy.  

See how easy it is to finish up a project when someone else does all the preliminary work! :)

These will be so cute in a little bowl for Easter.

Moral of the story-
Find thrifty treasures that are small so that they can be brought into the house virtually undetected.


Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

There's your million dollar idea!

How to be a better secret shopper.....

I need ideas on how to shut up the informer (Little Man)he rats me out to often...


Krista and Jeff said...

looking for the like button :)

rachel said...

Love the finds! And even better that the hubby won't notice! lol ;)

Kimberly said...

Great finds my friend! Everyone deserves a little giddy now and then!

Makenzie said...

MOM! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new shower curtain hanger thingers..and those eggs are SOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

The true moral is--when you shop thrifty, you can use it for a year or 2, and donate it back. I only keep my very, very favorite things. It's fun to decorate for any holiday for under $20!
And I don't blame Craig for wanting to downsize, purge, eliminate. Try giving more to your kids. If they have learned to love it, they will keep it. If not, they will pass it on. Of course, there are things you must keep. Traditions to maintain for the grandchildren's sake. He will understand that. BTW~ move? to a smaller place-another city-another state?