My Favorite Thrift Store Finds
Trash into Garden Treasure
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I always wait for that feeling of glee - it's almost gloating, or pride, or something like that, when you spot a treasure in the rough.
It might be something that will fit that empty spot in your collection of trashy plant containers, or something unique that only you will have.
It's an art, finding these kinds of things. Other people pass them
over, without a second glance, and then look at you funny when you start
I get the oddest looks when I'm in the thrift store
or recycle center, getting ecstatic over old windows, or a piece of
Sometimes other people I've run into have the same idea though.
I had to
sit on a little painted night stand in the recycle center, to keep
another 'shopper' from grabbing it! Even with me claiming it by sitting on it, she was still trying to wrest it from my grasp - shopping rage?
The funniest part is when you finally get all your friends and family trained to find you 'treasures'. That's when you know you've arrived.
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Beacon Sewing Machine
Bits of Trim
Dry Goods Scale
Enamel Pots and Pans
Vintage Garden Tools
Rusty Park Benches
Terra Cotta Pots
Vintage (or not so vintage) Tins
Antique Garden Tools
School Bench Support
Wire Fruit Bowl
You might see some of these objects in the pages of this site; see if you can spot them.
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