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!


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.

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