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Monday, July 5, 2010


i was in old town on saturday because the art supply store had an announcement that they were getting rid of shelving and displays for free by their dumpster. lucky me found some fantastic holders for my markers. originally made for pencils, they'll suit my markers just fine. and they were free!

across the street form the art supply store is st. vinnies. now like all modern women i enjoy thrifting now and again. but truth be told, i really hadn't much luck at thrift stores in the area. they are heavily picked over or way to pricey! i mean st. vinnies was selling 1980's particle board dressers for $30 + which is ridiculous in my book. but! saturday was my lucky day. i found 3 beautiful glass bottles, that look to be vintage, for under $10 for all 3. i quickly snagged them up before some other shopper could.

my last set of finds happened in the book section. i am into books on many levels. 1, i am an avid reader and am always looking for interesting books for cheap or free. saturday i found 4 readable books ofr $.75 a piece, score! the other way i am into books is artistically. i like to use the text of old books for found poetry and i like to alter the books themselves. i found 2 vintage hardback childrens books in stellar condition that i can use for both. i can remove some of the pages to have room for altering and i can use those pages for found poetry, another score!

all in all, i spent less than $20 and got some great finds. what did you score this weekend?

check out southern hospitality and apron thrift girl for more thrifting finds!


Anonymous said...

This weekend was thrifting around the house for me. Luckily I tuck away things to be found again.
There used to be a great Vinnie's thrift where all the books were a quarter. I took it for granted. A few months ago the price jumped to $2 for hardback and $1 for soft. A dark, dark day.
Still try to find books for under a buck at yard sales.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What "COOL" looking bottles you found...don't give up on thriftin'...it sometimes takes a lot of time! Hop over and join in at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...we alaways have a FUN time!


Monica said...

No thrifting until August for me, so I'm living vicariously through all of you for now.
Our St. Vinnie's is the same way. I love those old bottles. :)

katilady said...

thanks so much ladies! i really love finding cool usable stuff! glad i have some comrades!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Oh I had luck this weekend too!! I was going to a local fabric shop because they had a big Holiday sale and on the way I noticed a Tag sale - everything $1!! I quickly pulled in and got 1 really cool canning jar ( I used it as a Vase and gave it to my mom with Flowers in it for her anniversary ) and a whole box of sewing supplies ( threads, bias, zippers, lace, etc.) All for $3!!! I love summer for the thrifty finds!

Tellulah said...

Aww Kati, too bad glass is so *iffy* to ship, I have cool old glass bottles that I'd part with. Would be sad to receive a box of shards! Maybe someday when I get back to art making, there should be some sort of "art bottle" swap?? It should be something you'd want to find at sea..."A message in a bottle", maybe?!

katilady said...

itchin' stitchin', that's awesome!!!

kim, i would soooo join that kind of swap! i know others collect altered bottles too!

Janet said...

The free marker holder is fantastic! As for thrifting around here....it's pathetic. Mostly just junk, and I do mean JUNK! Nothing good, and many things that are way to pricey for what they are. I love a good thrift store but we don't have any here.

katilady said...

i feel your pain janet. good finds are few and far between here as well!

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