Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saturday Thrifting!


It got up to 40 degrees today, a warm spell, lol. A good day for a ride and browsing the local stores by the beach areas.

We have a thrift store called The Johnny Cake Center. It is a small store but packed with goodies and today I lucked out. They had bins filled with a lot of home fabrics, but I dug through and found wool on the bottom. The tan is a thick blanket wool, great to back wool quilts with, the darker brown is a felted wool on one side and thick wool on the other, great for felted projects or maybe even a teddy bear. The last piece I found is a nice check, a bit thinner but it should full a little more when I dye it and that will work nicely as penny backs or for pillows. There is about 10 yards total and I got it for 9 dollars, but we gave a little extra to help out. The money goes to help the families in the area.


Then I dug through the back area, they had a sale table and look what I found underneath. Three wool yard sticks, perfect for a yard stick project. I have seen a lot of fun projects and things  you can make with yard sticks, so I grab them when I can find them for a good price. A total of .50 for all three, of course I thought they were worth a little more and it is a good cause.



I needed a new table for my bedside and the black one I had was the perfect size for Bill, next to the couch, so today I found one I liked. It is new and more prim, than it looks in the flash glare. This one is taller and I can put my library books underneath and have room for my extras in the drawers. I always like to keep pencil and paper nearby in case I get an idea.

So, a good shopping day, I found some things I can use and something I needed at a good price. Then we got to enjoy a ride around the coastal road and enjoy the views from different points.




19 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

What great finds. Love your little table.
It's a cold one in Ohio. I don't think we made it any higher than 25 with a biting wind. I am SO READY for spring.
Hugs :)
Lauren

marie said...

What great finds. Love the table.

kelley said...

A great day for shopping...the table is perfect!

Raymond Homestead said...

What great finds!

Jacque. said...

What a great day for you! I love that table...and please tell more about yard stick projects.

Faye said...

You scored nicely! And especially knowing the money was for a good cause..... Love those yardsticks especially....

Barbara said...

Score!!!

paulette said...

SCORE!! Wow!! Such great finds...and a gorgeous table to boot!! Great day shopping!!
P

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such great finds and I bet you stitch up some wonderful things with all that wool. Love those yardsticks, too. The table is just perfect and such a great color :) You hit the jackpot!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

You totally scored!

annie said...

great finds!!
love the table!

Karen said...

Sounds like you had a perfect shopping day. I would have purchased those yard sticks for sure. I can't recall ever seeing any in a thrift store. We went to a thrift store on Friday but didn't find a thing. I went to two on Thursday. Found wood spools of thread which came home with me and that was all.

moosecraft said...

Love, love, LOVE that table!!! Does it have a twin?!?!? While wandering the web one day... I found a pic of a table that was completely covered with old yard sticks... looked fabulous!

The Evening Stitcher said...

What a great day you had! I love those kind of bargains....The table is beautiful!

cucki said...

great finds..the table is so lovely x

acorn hollow said...

great finds for a great price.
that little table is so cute.
you have lots of wool for crafting.
Cathy

Lori said...

Looks like yiou found some great bargains!!

Gail said...

Wonderful buy on all of that wool! I love you new bedside table too!

Gail :)

Firecracker Kid said...

Ahh, such pretty fabrics and I love that table, and the color.
Hugs~Carol