I made myself a promise late last year.
The promise was that I wouldn’t visit the thrift store every week and that I would only bring home things I could use right away.
No more bringing things home to use some day.
Because, you know, I find something really good nearly every time I go and it’s starting to get a little scary around here.
So earlier this spring I did a little cleaning and purging. I used up some of the things I had brought home in the past and gifted or re-donated other items.
I let a lot go in the name of space, cleanliness and sanity.
Last week I felt that a visit to one of my favorite shops was in order. You know, as kind of a reward.
But I still only wanted to bring in things that I really loved and that I would use.
I found this print for $7 (was $15) and the handmade paper mache elephant for $12 (was $22).
That elephant fits my new studio PERFECTLY and the print is going on my mantle for this summer.
I have a thing for children’s chairs. This sweet little thing was totally meant for me. I love the size, the style and even the color.
For $7 I couldn’t leave it behind.
And look, if I use it to hold flowers on the front step then it’s not even in the house.
So it’s not like it even counts against my promise because I’m putting it to use right away.
Are you a thrift shop junkie? What was in your latest thrift store haul?