May 17, 2011

Thrift Store Finds

Today in Southern California it is raining and cold.  I decided to head to the thrift store and see what I could find.  IT WAS A GOOD DAY.



First of all I found this....It is a broken clock.  It could probably be easily fixed, but I wanted to use it as a tray for this table.  I removed the hands - but kept them because they are rusty and awesome so I will figure out something to do with them.  This cost me $10.00.





I might rearrange things on it, but for now, I am using as it.  It is awesome and big and old and perfect.


Then I found this......squeal of delight!

This is about 3 feet high.  It is heavy metal.  I have no idea exactly what I will put on it right now, but I walked around the store and kept looking at it.  It cost me $29.00.  I knew if I walked out without it, I would kick myself.  It is soooo cool.  They had a bigger one for $50.00, but that is way out of my budget.  Thirty dollars is on the high side, but our thrift stores price everything high because they know the people like me are out there.  Maybe it could be an awesome cupcake stand for a church event, party, or even wedding reception. 

And lastly, I found these......



These cute little mirrors were .75cents each.  They were half price.  They are also very heavy and I don't think I will have to change a thing on them. 

See what the rain does......it makes me go shopping.  Oh, and I bought a cookbook, so now I will go enjoy the rain and look at my new cookbook that cost $3.00.



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15 comments:

Mallory said...

Nice finds! Love the 3 tiered stand! Can't wait to see what you put on it!

Dawna said...

Oh what awesome finds!! Love the idea for the table top!! Great thinking!! Aren't bargains just the best!

Jill said...

I went shopping today too - post tomorrow if I don't get too lazy. My finds were NOWHERE near as good as yours!! That tiered stand is awesome, the clock as tray is genius, and the mirrors don't need a thing. All my crap needs work.

Way to go!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Don't you just love some good finds! You did great!!
Thanks for your visit :)
XO
Kristin

Misty said...

I love your finds . . . Especially the 3 tier stand and the mirrors. What thrift store did you go to?

~Misty

Ana said...

Hi Lanell,
I'm in So. Cali too and it's been raining like crazy this morning also...Just found your blog and can't wait to look around some more. By the way....I love thrift stores and might I just say you have found some awesome treasures. Love, love, love the old clock and how you used it. It was very nice to meet you. Have a wonderful rainy day.

Your Newest Follower,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Delishhh said...

I never find stuff like this - i guess i do not go often enough. Great things!!

d e l i g h t said...

I absolutely love the clock! When you get tired of it let me know! The three tier stand will be so useful in almost any room you put it and it's chippy white...what more could you ask for!

GrandmaK said...

What treasures!!! Well done. Stop by and add this adventure to the one I started! You are most welcome! Cathy

The Save at Home Mom said...

Found you on "Follow Me Wednesday" and LOVE the goodwill! I am drooling at the mouth over these mirrors! you can't beat that price! :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Wow, Lanell! You have a great eye and came home with some incredible finds! I love the way you used the old clock as a tray. It's raining and cold up in Northern CA too. Hope sunshine breaks through soon!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

Caroline (Piorra Maison) said...

What fabulous finds. I love that clock!!! so chippy. I am your newest follower and I hope you can drop on by my blog I am currently hosting a giveaway you might love.
Au revoir
Caroline

grace said...

i definitely thought 'cupcake stand' when i saw the metal thing you found. actually, my first thought was 'tea cakes!', but does anyone even have tea parties anymore? :)

Refreshthenest.blogspot.com said...

Love cool old stuff! Kristi found Lindseys brass bed at a thrift/consignment store!

Trisha said...

What a great thrifty day for you!
I'm in love with that clock!