I am timidly dipping my toes back into thrifting again. I am supposed to avoid lifting and gripping, but no one said a thing about junking so a-junking I will go. One small step at a time.
For my first trip out I chose Goodwill and Habitat. It was a small success with small items.
Items which can be quickly renewed and used up and out of the house.
First a bag of grapevine wreaths - the eight inch size. I like to attach these to cabinet doors, windows, and crates in the booth.
Oh, how I love millinery flowers and these velvet ones are hard to find now.
Not just one big bag of them, but two!
It made me so happy, I went right home and did my shoulder stretches without one complaint.
Well, maybe one complaint.
Six old wooden hangers - two with the pink floral design.
I will probably paint the others to match.
They are crying out for some phrase.
A spindle on a pedestal base - always interesting to work with. It needs some color or two or three.
A wire basket with three compartments. It needs some color or two or three.
Be warned: Future posts will contain projects with three layers of paint. Maybe four!
I have passed up this little blue wicker pitcher too many times. I don't know how it has avoided being dumped from the thrift shop. So I bought it. It will be cute with some flowers. I bet you thought I would say paint, but its layers are already suitably distressed.
Two bags filled with wooden knobs WITH the screws - a welcomed find. I hate to match screws to knobs.
A pair of tongs.
Four more aluminum molds.
I know I have to figure out something to make with all these molds I have collected.
I am working on it.
Three Kerr canning jars.
I know what I will be doing to these.
"When" is the question!
I did not even fill the front seat with these purchases, but this first time out exhausted me and I have promised to turn projects around faster than I have in the past. I have two more shoulder stretching sessions tonight and one torture session where Chucks gets to push my left arm as far as it will go. Fifty shades of purple and blue!