Just for the record, I didn't get these lovlies at a thrift store. I have slowed down my thrift store shopping (retails shopping) considrably due to my slow year. Of course I will still shop, (it's my talent in life!) just on a much smaller scale.
These thrifty items were actually FREE...Plucked from the curbside during my neighborhoods Community Large Pick Up. This occurs three or four times a year, runs for two weeks. Metropolitan areas do not have dumps, and it is costly to take items to the landfill ($30.00 a truck load). These days, competition to find free treasures is stiff, the word gets out that a neighborhood has Large Pick Up, the trucks and trailers show up trolling the streets. These men are picking up to fix up and resell. Hey I am for free enterprise, but DANG! I miss finding stuff!
This time I lucked out as I saw people putting stuff out on the first day. I jumped back in my car and found this,
and these slightly used Ralph Lauren stencils
You can read the story here.
The next item was not FREE, but it was a THRIFTY purchase as I have wanted one of these for the longest time. I have seen them price at $100.00 in antique stores, so I felt blessed when the owner of this vintage wire laundry basket reduced the price to $20.00 (my mad money) so I could take this lovely home with me.
Linking up with Chari at Happy To Design, Sunday Favorites.