Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nifty and Thrifty

I needed a pot. Not a fancy pot. Just a pot. Something with which I can melt non-food substances for all the crafty thing I want to do but will probably never get to: candle making, lotions and creams, medicinals...stuff like that. You know what this means....thrift store shopping! Yeah! Who says you have to drop a wad of cash for the things you need? Buying used goods is not only economical, but it's a great way to keep things out of the landfill and keep our planet pristine.

This particular trip was quite a success...

-I found the perfect pot. It's just the right size and it's aqua. AQUA! I love aqua. And, that ridiculously fabulous color will keep my husband from accidentally mixing it up with our other cookware so we don't end up with beeswax in our rice and beans.

-A picture frame. Each year, I get my children's pictures made and make a collage for them to display in their rooms. J's collage frame fell victim to the energy of a three year old boy and needed replacing. I picked up a solid oak frame for a dollar that hopefully will stand up to my rambunctious ruffian better than it's plastic counterpart.

-Books. This year, I am starting a new Christmas tradition. I will wrap 24 Christmas themed books and place them in a basket under the tree. Each night in December, the children get to pick one, unwrap it and read it, sort of like an advent calender. Instead of buying all 24 books, I've been combing thrift store shelves for Christmas themed books.

Not sure why everything looks blue....let's just pretend I was trying to be artsy!

Have you picked up anything nifty and thrifty lately??


1 comment:

  1. What fun! I love thrift stores. We do the Christmas book advent and I've been collecting thrifted books there as well. :)