Thrift Store Finds | Vintage, Paint and more...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

Written by: Cathy Carroll; Vintage, Paint and more...

Fall is in full swing here at the beach.
The days have been mostly sunny and breezy.
Perfect for being out and about
there is nothing I like more
thrift shopping on these days.
So, the other day Papa and I set out to run some errands
just happened to stop at our favorite thrift store.
Sometimes I find nothing and sometimes I really hit it
like this day.

thrift store items on table

There are just some days that I can go in there
they have all sorts of neat little things
that I can use in future projects
things I have actually been looking for.

cream, sugar, candlestick

Here is a small cream and sugar set I found.
The color not so great
a little spray paint and they will be perfect.
The candle stick has a mate and the detail on them are awesome.
I love them.
Then a small wooden picture frame.
I pick up any I can find.
I am always in need of picture frames for all sorts of projects.
I do have something special in mind for this one though.

candlestick, pitcher, lantern

The matching candlestick.
A white milk glass pitcher that I fell in love with immediately.
A black lantern that will definitely get a makeover.
A paperback book with just the right amount of aging
on the edges of the pages - for free.
Some flatware that you will see in another projects.

tin trough, candlestick, tray

And in the center is a metal trough type box which will be
getting a makeover
and a wooden tray that will also be getting some paint.all items on table

And now you know why I love to go thrifting...
Finding just the right items is so much fun.
Makes me want to go every day.
What have you found lately that was just what you were looking for?

Until next time
have a great day and go thrifting -
you never know what you may find.....

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  1. I must be nuts. You show me all the lovely finds and my favorite is the old metal trough.

  2. You hit the jackpot! Great finds...and I like that metal trough, too!

  3. Great finds. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

  4. The trough is my favorite too--thanks for sharing!

  5. I'm in love with that gorgeous pitcher, what incredible lines! You really found gold on this shopping trip, didn't you?! Mary

  6. Cathy you really found some great items. Love the lantern and can't wait to see what you do with all of your finds. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  7. Cathy, you really did hit the jackpot. Lots of good stuff. I love, love, that milk glass pitcher. Such a unique shape! Can't wait to see what you do with the metal container and tray. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be hitting a thrift shop on Thursday. Can't wait!