Thursday, February 23, 2012
Saving Money ~ Thrift Stores
Typically I like to take one day "off" and do something fun. However, my hubby called from work and was having problems with his eyes. He was using his last pair of contacts and they were causing problems. He called to say he was heading home and asked if I would join him - road trip.
Here are the fun thrift store finds from yesterday. . .
I found 5 vintage jello molds ($.35), a top 30's Country Hits record album ($.25), and a pack of playing cards still in their original package ($.25). My plan was to make pin cushions with the jello molds, however, they are so nice (and a good size) that I may even use them in the kitchen. We plan to play the album, and it even has Johnny Cash on it. The playing cards are for game night and camping. If we ever lose any, I can always re-purpose them too. They have a fun flower pattern on them.
I could not resist buying this bag of scrap ribbons ($1.00). Underneath the bag are 3 pillow cases ($.50) with country fabric patterns. I plan to re-purpose the pillow cases. The cost of fabric in craft stores these days, can cost too much. I have already started a S.C.R.A.P. project using the ribbon. Those will be posted as soon as they are finished.