Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thrift Store Finds

So yesterday at Value Village Jeremy & I had a blast.  They have sooo much Halloween stuff out both new & used.  Jeremy had fun look at all the costumes.  I was able to pick up a few things.



 

Well as you can tell I got jeans for Jeremy for $5 all I have to do is fix the elastic in the waist band easily done.  Plus I got 4 red fabric napkins & 4 blue fabric napkins .50 each.  Chris has made the point many times that I need napkins when we eat, and he's right however my desire to use less paper & more reusable items I was looking for fabric napkins.  Not sure about where you live, but up here they are not easy to come by.  Then it hit me ~dush~ Value Village.  I was right they had LOADS.  Both the red & blue ones were brand new never washed.  I could tell as the fabric still had it's sizing on it.  So I did laundry last night & the blue napkins came out wrinkled.  I could iron (yes Chris I even bought an iron & ironing board yesterday), but I want this to be Simply Crunchy so ironing them would go aganist the 'simple' part of it.  Doesn't bother me if they are wrinkled the'll still work the same.  The red ones hardly wrinkled at all.

Now this I thought was a true find.  Jeremy brought home a little plant from Day Camp over the summer & I thought it needed a nice pot.  So for $5 at Value Village I got this.  The picture doesn't pick up how deep the greens are it's beautiful.  So we re-potted this little plant when we came home.

 

I also got some Halloween slippers & some fabric.  My slippers didn't fit my big feet so I'll have to give those away.  The fabric has already been cut up & is becoming hexagons.  Pictures to follow.

9 comments:

TheFrogBag said...

That planter is really a find! I'm envious!

Meeling said...

I grew up in Canada...Value Village was always a blast!

Crunchy Diva said...

@thefrogbag ~ i love that planter i'm such a geek. there was some really nice pottery honey pot & a garlic keeper that i'm kicking myself now for not grabbing.

@ meeling ~ yup we always have fun at Value Village

Condo Blues said...

The little plant pot is so sweet. I was very surprised to find my Goodwill had new costumes with tags donated from a store last year after Halloween. I was tempted but I only bought the picture frames I planned on buying there. I think I deserve a metal because I was tempted by so many things! :)

Crunchy Diva said...

i agree you deserve a medal it can be hard to not buy more stuff when you see tempting stuff at a thrift store.

Dita Maulani said...

I found this blog via Etsy forum. I love thrifted shopping too! So many items with low price and my money flows easy out of my pocket. Your finding are lovely! I can't wait what you gonna make from hexagonal fabric.

Dita
http://handmadenest.blogspot.com

Crunchy Diva said...

@ Dita yeah money can sure flow easily out of the hand at a thirft store provided you can find what you are looking for.

Walk in the Woods said...

I love thrift shops! From our local charity shop to the Good Will and Salvation Army shops next town over - I often refer to them as "my favorite boutiques!"

Crunchy Diva said...

you are right they are wonderful boutiques ;)