Adventures In Thrifting
What a weekend! We did everything I mentioned in my last post and I am EXHAUSTED. I need another weekend to recover!
The weekend started off with a bang when I met up with Vanessa, Amy, and Tim for "I <3 Thrifting", Toronto Edition. HandyMan and Chloe joined us too - well, really, I went thrifting and HandyMan chased Chloe around the stores. He's awesome that way :)
Our first stop was at Talize. We spent the first twenty minutes chatting and catching up (a theme for the day!) and I surprised my fellow thrifters with a "thrifting survival kit". Everyone got a reusable cotton bag with a bottle of water and small bottle of hand sanitizer inside. We expected to be fondling a lot of dusty goods that day, haha!
...pretty lampshades and a clear glass lamp base that would look at home in a feminine bedroom
We hit Value Village next but didn't find much there so we headed on to the Goodwill. I'd heard this location had tons of furniture - and it did, but all the pieces I liked were already sold. It seemed like they had a high turnover of furniture though so if you're in the area, its definitely a store you'll want to visit frequently.
I considered getting this cute pair of doggie paint-by-number-art but since I already have this pair which I still have yet to hang, I let them go. A definite steal at only $10 each.
We all managed to find something we liked...
... but at the end of the day this is what came home with me:
A teak display bowl & lid; mini milk bottles, a cake stand, and a cute jar I'll use to hold pens and pencils in my office. Not bad for $14. It was an incredibly fun morning and I know we all hope to do it again soon!
So what were you up to this weekend? Any good thrifting stories to share?