While I am blessed to have quite a few thrift stores available in the surrounding areas, I wouldn't say that they are all neccessarily the usual ideal of a thrift store- somewhere where you can get things cheap. GoodWill in particular (we have about 3 within reasonable driving distance) has raised it's prices quite a bit in the last year or so. However, I'm still willing to pay more in some cases: a $5. pair of boys blue jeans is still alot cheaper than spending $20. for the same pair at Sears, especially at the rate my boys wear them out!
However, when it comes to nice decorating items for the home, they have really gotten expensive. I continually pass up things I would love to decorate my home with, but can't in good conscience buy on my tight budget. Anyway, here are a few treasures I have been able to find in spite of that...it just took a little extra digging!
The picture at the top of this post is a Spring-themed tapestry hanging I picked up last week for .99 cents.
My kitchen is done in a fruit theme, so I bought this large candle ring for $1.99 to use as a centerpiece for my table.
I picked up this set of pictures for $3. They are kind of old-fashioned as pictures go, but I love them, and have them hanging in the hallway outside my kid's bedrooms.
Some of the rooms in my house do not have overhead lighting (the living room for example) so I am always looking for ways to brighten up these rooms. I paid $8. for this standing lamp; it's about 5 feet tall and made out of brass (you can't really tell from the picture). I priced a similar one at the store for $40!
So, for a total of $14. I was able to add a few new touches to our home, well worth the digging.
About 4 months ago I decided I wanted to redecorate my boy's bedroom, so I've been collecting things ever since. I'm hoping to have it finally put together for next weeks Thrift Store Thursdays...I still have to sew the curtains though!
Also, if you would like to join in for Thrift Store Thursdays, drop by Minimalist Mommy's blog and link up.
And while you're there, check out her new ORGANIZING BLOG (I just love the sound of that!).