I have been a bargain hunter for many years. Way back in college (okay, maybe not way back) Lee and I were always "bargone" hunting. We would get all giddy if we found the perfect pair of shoes or jeans for the best sale price we could find. Maybe that was training to be bargain hunters for junk! Well, when I find things that are great and a steal, it is the best high! Here are some bargains that are both recent and some remade over from the past.
This morning we stopped by Goodwill to drop off 3 big bags of things that I collected out of Shelby's closet and mine. So while there, I found these bags stuffed with brand new embroidery thread for 1.00 each, this cut glass shaker which will get some pretty glitter inside and this old silver creamer perfect to make a pin cushion with.
Since we were so close to Michael's, we had to stop there next.
Believe it or not the Spring and Easter stuff is going up already. I found this egg shaped box all decorated with paint and garland and this pretty bird image. I went up to pay and my favorite gal Phyllis was behind the register. We are on a first name basis now, she sees me so often. Anyway, Phyllis always takes care of me and gave 40% this beauty and I paid 2.00 for this great box! These would be fun to make if you could find the paper mache boxes.
Of course while I am running around Macon, I must stop into Barnes and Noble. I can not resist the stationery section. They had a huge table of red dot items that were only 2.oo. After my B&N discount card applied, I paid 1.80 each for these fun things. Cavallini and Co. note cards, a fun weekly organizer and 2 Love themed sticky note pads. There were books on that table as well. Get on over to your B&N and check it out.
This is a bargain from the past that keeps on giving. Mom and I found this book case/mini hutch years ago curbside. Someone was throwing it away. So we picked it up in my Dad's truck and it has been in all of my apartments and houses since then. I recently moved it up into my studio to put my books and stationery and what nots on it. When time permits, I am going to line the back of the shelves with some pretty papers or wall paper.
Lastly, is a sweet thrifty creation made by my friend Carla. We have craft night every Thursday night up in my studio and we love bringing in new things we found and new things to craft. Carla brought this:
It is this pretty little pin cushion. As I looked at it, I wondered what she built it on. Then I discovered this:
An empty ribbon spool. She took the one end off, glued the tufted pin cushion to the hollow inside and decorated it up lovely! Now that is a beautiful, thrifty, crafty creation. That is crafting on a dime for you!!! How's that for a bargain? I will have to try and make one of these for myself. I hope you are all having a good week. I will back with some more Valentine images and the reveal of the tag book I received from Natalea's Valentine Tag Swap.!!