Isn't that sweet? I think so. And it's true - I LOVE buying other people's old stuff. Yard sales make me giddy. And I really have to limit how often I go to DI. It's hard because for us, things are pretty tight right now. We're ok, we're just being careful. So I feel guilty buying things that aren't on our list of "needs." BUT, spending $5 a week on a few things here and there that simply brighten my day, I say, is worth it. I'm sure it bugs Zach, but he understands that things like that make me happy, so he tolerates it. I'm sure it's especially annoying since a good majority of the stuff I'm drawn to are admittedly ugly. Why must I love ugly things?? Seriously? I don't know. But I do.
Anyways, here are my finds in the past few weeks:
Top left corner: This is all needlework. I can't imagine how long it must have taken. Yes, it's totally nerdy. But - I'm in love with the rainbow. Price: $2.00
Top middle: Pillow cases and a crocheted throw pillow. I'm sure most people would be totally grossed out to sleep on a used pillow case. But there is seriously nothing softer than a well loved pillow case. I found myself stealing them whenever we visited my parents or Zach's parents. And that's not ok.... So whenever I see an extra pretty AND soft pillow case at a yard sale or second hand store, I grab it. AND I wash it in bleach when I get home. Does that make it better? Price: Throw pillow $2.00, Pillow cases $.50-$1.00 a piece.
Top right corner: Mini touch light globe. Quinn is way into maps and planets and all that right now, so this was a no brainer. And yes, I use it as a regular decoration right by the front door. Love it. Price: $5.00
Bottom left corner: Tall stained glass candle holder straight out of the 70's. Hilarious and colorful and useful and awesome. This one really made Zach roll his eyes. :) Price: $3.00
Bottom middle: Tall yellow glass candle stick. I don't care who you are - this one is just cool. Price: $2.00
Bottom right corner: Black Chuck Taylors. Not for me. For Zach. Found these at a yard sale. Zach just shrugged. I was worried they'd be uncomfortable and he'd hate them or something, but he actually loves them. He's worn them every day since I bought them. And he looks totally hot in them. Sweeeeet. Price: $5.00
That's all for now. Let me know what you think. Should this be a regular Friday theme? Or maybe just a thrify theme for Fridays? Because hopefully I won't be hitting yard sales and DI every week....