Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thrifty Finds

The other day after I met Heidi for lunch at Round Table and a good visit, I stopped in a little thrift store when I was done. I haven't been in one in years, but I figure since I am getting all crafty I should be keeping my eye out for good deals!

Sure enough, I found this adorable little metal box. Yes, it is kind of ugly, but how cute will it be after a nice coat of paint? I am not sure what I will use it for, but I am picturing it sitting on my kitchen counter with a super cute little label on it made by my new cricut! I got one on ebay and I am so excited to start using it. I paid $1.50.

Yesterday my sis, Kristen, was out hitting garage sales. She is the Queen of Ebay. No, seriously. She has a thriving ebay business that she has been doing for more than a decade and she always finds the best deals. I am going to have her come on here and do a guest post to give us thrifty shoppers some good tips! Anyways, she called me because she saw some cute scrap booking stuff at a sale near me and thought I might want to check it out, since I am getting my craft on these days. I drove over there, but wasn't tickled the scrapbook stuff... no, I was swept away by these gorgeous ball caning jars!! I got all three of them for $7, when they were originally asking for $3 a piece. I was so excited, sure I had found something super old and vintage!

I guess I should have checked them out before I bought them, because once I had them home I saw them new labels on the bottom of them. Oh well, live and learn! At any rate, I love them and am so glad I have them.

Question is--- what should I do with them?


  1. Great finds! I think those jars would work well as vases, fill them with a few flowers and they`ll look gorgeous!

  2. Old or new they are a great find. :)

  3. I am so sorry to hear your jars have labels on the bottom. But the labels do not take away from their beauty! I am excited to see your finished metal box.


  4. You or Kristen should really take me shopping with you when you go to garage sales sometime!!!! You two always find the coolest stuff!


  5. Johnna- Kristen is the queen of the deals!!

  6. Don't you love fun little vintage finds like these? You could put cute little flowers in the jars. SO FUN! Thanks for linking it up to my blog!

  7. I've been keeping my eye out for great jars like these ever since your post, but so far I've only seen clear ones, nothing in a pretty turquoise like yours! Have you figured out what you're doing with them yet?


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