Thrifty finds

Thursday I braved the rainy cold day with my daughter in tow to travel 50 minutes to the only other Hobby Lobby in the state of NC. We wanted to see if it was less picked over than the one in Fayetteville. Also, my sister said there were a lot of thrift stores in that town.
The hobby lobby was less picked over but had the old layout which drove me crazy- okay anal organized person that I am gets driven crazy easily when a store has not been updated to flow better. Anyway - we got all the stuff on our list from there and then some. (doesn't that always happen in HL?).
We then got some taco bell as that is how I bribe the princess to go places with me :)

Then off to the thrift stores. I was hoping to find small furniture pieces to rework and sell in May but alas they are priced too high. Gotta have yard sale season hit and then hit some auctions for that stuff I guess.

I did find some smalls though:

These all glass - older lamps - that work for $10 a piece. They came with ugly shades that need to be reworked.
Got this urn for $3, the gravy boat for $1.88 and the skirt for $3. Gonna paint the urn and put a moss ball in it. Gonna turn the gravy boat into a bird feeder and then turn the adorable skirt to a pillow.
Got the cheese domes for future cloches for $3 a piece, and the glass pieces for future pedestal bases for $1 a piece and another skirt in the background for my daughter an upcycled skirt.
This jumper was $3 and we are going to do another upcycled skirt from it. Can't wait as it is so cute with the apples.
And these apothecary jars came from Target online for $3.5o a piece. Gonna do birds nest displays in them.
That's it for us this weekend. I seriously need to get my butt moving this week. Should be easier as the kids will all be back in school (older one has had two weeks off for exams) so I should crank out some projects to show this week. Hope all is well for you and enjoy your weekend. We are off for Saturday basketball..wooo hoo!


  1. I like the black urn! I have a thing for urns. :)
    can't wait to see what you do with the dress. I love the apple fabric!

    I went to my first garage of the season today and found some great things. Can'tvwait until garage sale season is on full swing.

  2. I hear ya about the furniture prices. YIKES.
    Looking forward to garage sale season!

    Looks like you got some great buys.
    Apple fabric is so cute!

  3. Oh Tammy sweetie...
    You did some serious shopping today. I love the lamps, and I can't wait to see the jumper reworked. Love the apples. Doesn't it just say Spring? Love it.

    Lovin that you too like Taco Bell, ding, ding. I love it. Always have. (I remember when they first opened in our small town and they served a taco bell burger. I loved it and was so sad when they stopped making it. It was like a sloppy joe, but was the best thing on their menu.)

    Have a beautiful Saturday sweetie. Thanks for sharing. Country hugs from Country Wings in Phoenix. Love, Sherry

  4. Looks like you did an awesome job the urn and lamps!
    Hope you have a FUN weekend!


  5. Oooo treasures galore! Looks like you'll have some fun crafts to do while we wait for warmer weather :)

    Those skirts are the ruffles!

  6. Wow, you did find some real treasures. I can't wait to see the pillow and the skirts. Your lamps are great finds. I love the glass bases. Your cloches and apothecary jars are wonderful. Never can have enough of those. Great treasures. Have fun at the game. Hugs, Marty

  7. Tammy,

    These are some great finds! I especially like the lamps.
    When you have them set up with shades and in place post another pic of them.


  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm in NC too. Their is a pretty big hobby lobby in Concord. I haven't been in it yet. But the outlets and IKEA are nearby so you could make it a daytrip.

  9. Great finds!! The jumper with the apples is too cute!

  10. Wow! I love how you buy something and already know what you are gonna do with it. Have fun creating and can't wait to see what you have to share with us. Have a delightful and restful Sunday. :) Blessings, Tammy

  11. WOW, you got a really great haul! Everything is great but those lamps are fabulous!

  12. The lamps are a great find. Can't wait to see what kind of a shade you will dress them up with. Some great finds.

  13. Sounds like you had a fun day and found some great buys. Oh how I wish I had a Hobby Lobby close by!
    Thanks for visting me and your sweet comments.

  14. ohhhhh found some sweet stuff. I live about 45 minutes from our Hobby Lobby and I have not been in so long...guess that's a good thing after Christmas.I cant wait till spring and some good old garage sales~ Enjoy your upcoming week! ((hugs)) Susie