Thrifting Finds

It has seem to become routine around here, Saturday mornings I head out to our local farmer’s market to pick up our fruits, veggies and the occasional bag of mini doughnuts {i cannot say no to those little bite size pastries} and then pop into the few “thrift” spots we have in Peterborough.

What do I actually need?  Not much to be honest.  As you know I am obsessed with getting my hands on the most perfect cane tub chair ever so I am obviously always on the look out for one of those but other than that I simply go to peruse.  I can always use more “decor” items and I love a good thrift store price so that when I change my mood in a week little while, I don’t feel as guilty for retiring said decor items.

So what did I find this weekend?

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This wicker table is a $4 find from our local re-store. It is currently homeless but for $4 I couldn’t leave it behind… I hope I am not establishing hoarder tendencies… I just loved it!Image

Shaq loves it too!Image

I scored this collection of embroidery hoops for $1.99 at Value Village, these I know EXACTLY what I am going to do with!Image

I almost missed this globe while shopping Vinnies but noticed it just before I headed to the cash.  For $7 it was coming home with me.  Not sure if I will give it a mini-makeover or where it will live but a $7 globe is something I couldn’t walk away from.

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Remember when I mentioned my new found love for duck decoys here?  Well little did I know those rustic creatures have made an obvious resurgence thanks to my favourite celebrity self proclaimed rednecks and now cost a pretty penny.  This little made in Canada terracotta version was only $1.99 and will be receiving a coat of gold spray paint very soon!

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This sweet little pinecone was only $2.99 and I thought it would make the greatest addition to some shelf styling!Image

I almost jumped for joy when I saw this little weaved ceramic dish for only $1
As you may recall I love being able to DIY “designer on a dime“.  The idea of being able to create something you have seen but for a whole lot less is so exciting to me.  I have been eyeing these metallic trays at HomeSense for quite a while

Image{HomeSense – $14.99 – $19.99}

Well with a little spray paint I have on hand, I will be able to make my $1 dish look just like this AND I will save almost $15!

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I have wanted to do a tray for some time now. This big blue one was $6.99 at Value Village and will make a great addition to the coral and gold spare bedroom…. ummmm after a makeover of course!

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My last find is this super cool sewing table.  I loved the architectural detail of the front and was pretty excited when I saw what else this little table had in store.Image

Spool storage on the right and drawers on the left.

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And the top opens up to give you an extra long work space.  She was only $15 and is currently living in the shed, but I am excited to give her a facelift once I convince my lovely husband I am changing the office colour scheme… don’t hold your breath sewing table you may continue to breathe gas fumes for some time….

I am thinking this may be the first piece I do and sell because I am just not sure she has a home here.

As you can see I found lots of “goodies” out on my adventures but my most exciting purchase this weekend was of course my new DSLR camera that I am so so so so over the moon excited about. So that being said, I think my Saturday morning thrifting adventures may need to come to a halt for sometime, that is unless I see that cane tub chair that eludes me!

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