Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thrift store day!

Today I had the WHOLE day to myself. I had plans to go out with Tiffany, but she had to cancel to take an impromptu day off with her hubby. I was tempted to just stay home and sulk, but, I sucked it up and headed out by myself. Holy Moly! A girl can get alot of thrifting done when there are no distractions! And by distractions, I certainly DON"T mean YOU, Tiffany! No, ma'am! I mean that I didn't linger. I had no one to say "Oo, Oo, hey! Look at this..." Y'know what I mean? I was focused. I had a goal: to cram in as much as I could in a 6 hour period of time.
And cram, I did! 7 thrift stores and 1 antique mall! Oh, yes, there was much cramming!

I got some good stuff, too! A cool old birdcage:

What do you think, should I leave it as is, or should I spray paint the cage part white? Leave me a comment with you opinion, if you can!

Next, these cool record keeping papers, which are the perfect size for folding in half and making cards that are oh-so adorable.

Also, this fun and funky crepe paper-like border from a bridal shower. The only reason I think it was for a bridal shower, is that there are little bells on the cut out side, I know it's kind of hard to see. Cu-ute!! I love the candy colors!

Now, these I LOVE!! They are TEENY tiny little Holy Bible book shaped charms. They are only 1/2" wide, 5/8" long and 3/8" deep. They say Holy bible on the front, back, and on the spine! I think the charms are actually plastic. They came with these little Holy Bible stickers and also The Lord is my shepherd stickers. They were probably a reward for memorizing scriptures in a Sunday School class. They are adorable!I also found lots of crepe paper in white, pink, baby blue and red/white/blue, but I didn't take pictures of those, cuz everyone's seen those.

Thanks for looking! Oh, BTW, these are all going up for sale in my etsy shop! CIAO, for now!

3 comments:

KatCollects said...

Hi Tammy,
Love the little bible charms, so sweet! I think I would paint the bird cage, hmmmm, how about orange with a black crow in it for halloween? Can you tell I am in halloween crafting mode, lol. I am glad you had a good thrift store day, it's so fun when you find treasures! Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs
Kathy

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I loved reading about and seeing your treasures. I vote paint the bird cage. I just think they look older and sweeter that way.

tiffany~shabbyscraps said...

Love your finds! I am bummed I didn't get to go! At least I didn't "distract" you! LOL!!! I will distract you for sure on friday and saturday!!! We will have fun!!
xoxo, Tiffany