I've been so jealous/inspired by what I see all you other prim bloggers finding at tag sales and such that I decided to go on a little spree at a cute little thrift shop down the street from me called Amy's Attic. I made the mistake once of passing up a cute set of wooden bowls. I soon learned that "sleeping on it" can result in continuous regret every time I pass by where it used to be on the shelf. Not today! I've been eyeballing some adorable old bucket containers on a fixture full of neat little antiques. I had to actually ask the lady that works there what a "smudge pot" was, and she ended up Googling it right there, haha. Anyways, enough talk. Pictures!
I'm not sure what to do with this little lady, but she was only a dollar and I liked the simplicity of her. I wish she had a companion (I'm a sucker for old Mr. and Mrs. sets).
I found this cute little shelf for $3 at Salvation Army, and I'm hoping to repaint it, age it, etc. Hopefully (if I actually go through with it), I can put it in my living room for a less boring apartment-like look. :/
Kind of a bad picture because of the flash, but this little shelf is so tiny and adorable, I had to have it. The candle holders were a pleasant find as well. :)
I like the wood look, so I picked up these dirt cheap odds and ends. I'm already trying to plot out some grungy ornies or tiny wreath to hang from the banana holder. I love the candle holder, too...
I have no idea what I'm going to do with this tiny covered bowl, but I absolutely love it. That skinny candle was marked "free" on the price tag, haha.
I rmember talking to the lady who was selling it there, and she kept trying to lower the price last time I was there. "25 cents? How about 10? 10 cents." I simply didn't know what to do with it, but that didn't stop me this time. And how could I beat FREE? Haha...
Here comes the good stuff. A perfect candle holder for rosehips and cinnamon sticks, an old tin container for some nice autumn picks and maybe Sweet Annie (if I can ever find the stuff), and if I'm correct, an old bed warmer. I couldn't believe it. I was debating whether or not to get it because again, I had no idea what I would do with it, but for 50 cents... why not? Haha.
Now for some of my favorite purchases of the day. I fell in love with that old "cookie" container ($12) and I FINALLY got ahold of some wooden bowls. I'm not too crazy about the small ones, but hey, for 25 cents each, who cares? The candles were lovely as well. I need to get some old pots so I can grunge those up a bit.
Needless to say, I am quite happy with my finds for the day. I ordered some rusty tin wire and star garland last night from Winter Garden Primitives, a beautiful little e-shoppe. If you haven't looked around, I recommend you do so when you get the chance. I finally got ahold of some Spanish moss and some beautiful pip berry picks from Michael's last night as well. I love this stuff, I'm so excited, haha. *squeee*
I've started a quick project using a freebie pattern from Tennessee Ridge Primitives, another amazing shoppe. I keep eyeballing her pattern auctions on ebay, but then I tell myself I shouldn't spend the money. I usually don't use patterns anyways, but I feel it would be nice to get into the swing of things before I go all free-for-all about it. I am new to this, after all.
Anyways, time to go to the drive-in with some great friends, have a lot of laughs, and eat some fried dough.