Happy #ThriftyThursday friends!
(Is #ThriftyThursday even a thing, or did I make it up?)
This week is my nine year blogiversary! I know – almost a decade. What in the world? And while I have been working on a bigger post about what I have learned in nine years of blogging, I have been reminiscing about all the things I used to post about, but somewhere along the line, stopped. Like posting about my thrifty finds.
I don’t know why I stopped posting about my thrift store and flea market adventures (Maybe because there is something a little odd about sharing what you buy with the world? Or maybe it was during one of my blog-identity-crisis’?) But the truth is that I love it when other people post their thrifty treasures on their blogs or on Instagram. It is always so fun to see what others are drawn to.
So I decided to bring this posting tradition back here on my blog, for old times sake.
Here are this weeks scores:
They are in no particular order –
A box of real wooden blocks. These I am going to clean up, and give to my nephew later on when he is a little bigger. Old school wooden blocks are the BEST and my boys loved theirs.
The biggest spool of string ever. We will now never run out of string again. When I bought it, the checkout gal asked me ” What are you going to do with this?” You should have seen her face when I said “Look at it.” Of course I have a feeling it will get used for all sorts of things. Wonder how long it will last…
A stripey dish towel. This will probably become a pillow or part of a pillow. The colors are too perfect.
A yellow and white hankie. No plans yet, but it will come to me.
A No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Book. I loved this (brief) tv series and I have wanted to read all the books since I first saw this show. Lately I have been looking for a series to obsess over, and when I saw this book I knew the time was right to pick these up again.
Mini-Fruit Baskets. These will go in the new kitchen. Either as light fixtures or as baskets. Not sure yet.
Happy Thursday friends!
That’s funny about the string! My father LOVED collecting string, and we’ve found so much here and there as we’ve been clearing out. It always came in handy for so many things but suppose people don’t use it so much these days. I do have several balls of my mother’s crochet thread stacked up just to “look at” so I can relate to that too!
Was happy to find your blog again the other day, oddly enough through an Episcopal priest friend’s Facebook post. Somehow had lost it but I’ve always enjoyed reading about your life and times.
#1 Ladies Detective Mysteries are some of Alexander McCall Smith’s best work. I never did watch the series (something about not actually knowing how to turn on our television) but all of the books are just too good! enjoy. *speaking of books, your other find reminds me of one of our family favorites “A Big Ball of String” by Marion Holland.
Love to thrift too. And love to see what people buy. I always want to go to Conway just to thrift and go to their Goodwill store but seems like we are always just passing through.
Wooden blocks are some of the best classics! And I heart the striped dishtowel!