Monday, May 9, 2011

"thrift" sales

Two posts in one day... not normal for me, but I am super stoked about what I did last Saturday!

My mom-in-law and sis-in-law and I hit a city-wide thrift sale (aka garage sale!) Saturday morning. We all walked away with something and at least one item from each garage sale (except the odd sale in a basement...).

I'm pretty happy with all my purchases, which included some jeans and a shirt, but here are my two favorite (and cheapest!).

My hubby is a huge Favre/Packers fan, so even though it isn't a current jersey, I will gladly dress my future boys/girls in this onesie! (for fifty cents, I couldn't resist!!!)

My other purchase has to be attributed to watching American Pickers... hunting for the old, unique item in the middle of a bunch of junk. I kept my eye out for that right sheen and odd piece amongst all the random dishes, books, and kitchen appliances. Here's what I found... 

It's an old food chopper, and I absolutely love the look of it. It didn't have a sticker on it, so you can imagine my excitement when they told me it was twenty-five cents. I walked away from that sale floating with the thrill of the find. :-) I did buy it with the intent of displaying it... so I was absolutely thrilled when it fit exactly where I wanted it to and looked even better than I expected. Here's a glimpse of where it is at now...

Safely above the kitchen cabinets providing a hint of old and the wonder of the find. :-)

Okay, all for now, I hope you have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. My mom has one of those food grinders...she still uses it today it's the best to make Bologna salad with. yum.:D