Sunday, November 02, 2008

Check out all my THRIFTY finds!

BOOTY!! No, not a la Destiny's Child. I'm talking major thrift store finds. I've recently been toying around with the idea of starting up a booth a local antique mall. I'm still not 100% on all the details, but I told myself I would keep an eye out for good finds, and slowly cultivate my "booth collection."

So, over the past couple of weeks, I've stopped by some local thrift stores to give the ol' once-over and see what I could find. HOT DAMN! I don't know if it's because I was on the prowl, or if it was just a total fluke, but every thrift store I have been in recently has been teeming with wonderful goodies!!

Check it out ...

There are a few pieces I may keep (including the following 8 tracks; Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, Janis Joplin's Pearl, Jim Croce's I Got A Name, and The Moody Blues' A Question of Balance).

Oh, and here's one piece that I have already put into use. I wanted to put something above the stove to hold recipes AND of course look pretty. I toyed with the idea of a cork board, but didn't know how well the would hold up against grease and cooking splatters (my husband is a FABULOUS, but messy cook).

Then, one day I was cruising the internet, and stumbled upon a great solution -- a tin platter. I wish I could remember where I found this idea, so that I could give proper credit ... but my brain is worthless right now. So, if you are the originator of "the tin platter as a recipe holder," please step forward and claim your rightful place in Clever-Clever-Land.

All right ya'll, I'm off to bed. Have a great week and as always, happy creating!


Mdavis said...

GREAT idea! I can only imagine how wonderful it looks with everything else in the kitchen! But the question is, will it stand up to your husbands cooking?!

leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

hey...thanks for finding my blog!

and it DOES look like you have a nice booty collection started. i too have been thinking about putting my goods in an antique mall. hmmm. thanks for posting your finds.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a great idea! Very cute!!

Jenny said...

Jennifer!! I am going to be working at my mom's shop this weekend if you are looking for more fun stuff to buy!! Come on over and introduce yourself!!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I just love your blog. I'm so glad you commented on mine so that I could visit yours. I love your thrift stories so much that I added yours to my fav thrift blog on my side bar. I just can't get over the record player.