Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thrifted things from this weekend

I did a bit of thrift store shopping this weekend.  I visited a flea market…it was so hot, I felt sorry for those people setting up out there in the sun!  It was 86 degrees at 10 am and they were out there in the blazing sun…





It was $5…looks like new construction with old barn wood…one of the sides is a barn red.  I love the rope handle.  And, it came with the pine cones…always a plus!


And I went to the Salvation Army stores (we have two in town) and found these two trays full of sewing, crafting and jewelry making supplies for $3.  I got fabric marking pencils (nice ones, not like my 1977 ones that don’t wash out), a magnetic pin tray (never had one of those), tons of safety pins, a rotary cutter, a really sharp pair of older scissors (I have this thing for scissors), two bottles of Fray Check (can’t live without it!), two packs of Schmetz universal sewing machine needles (cost $3-4 each in stores), a small screwdriver, some hooks and eyes, and lots of others things not pictured.


And the two interlocking drawer organizing bins the stuff came in…doesn’t get any better than that!



Jill said...

Oh some wonderful finds there Ellen!

Thanks for linking to my Wednesday blog hop!!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Great finds! Love the little wooden tote!

Tanya@takesix said...

I'm sure you will get lots of use out of your new tool box!! Beautiful!