How many times have you gone into a thrift store to browse, and debated about an item and wondered if the price was high, only to wander out without it?
Did you decide later to go back and get it, only to find it gone, snapped up by another thrift store browser?
Thrift store finds have to be taken on the spot – whenever you see an item that catches your eye and speaks to you, grab it! Don't do what I did with the glass lampshade in the picture...
I use thrift store finds in many of my crafts – usually if it’s something I can plant some succulents in, I’m happiest.
It is essential to start training your eye to see precious treasures in mundane and worn out articles; try to see past the condition it is in now, and perceive the potential, and also look at it with an unbiased eye; just because it once had a certain use, that does not mean you have to use it that way now.
Whatever your preference, thrift stores, flea markets, auctions and garage sales are a prime hunting ground for salvage to make into crafts. Make sure you have room in the car for some of these great thrift store finds.