I went on one of my thrift and flea market circuits this weekend, and I can’t believe the goodies that I found. I hadn’t been out “thrifting” in months, and I almost didn’t go out this weekend. But, boy, am I glad I went on Saturday!
Here is a picture of my spoils.
Here’s the rundown.
Yes, those cookware pieces are both Le Creuset! I got them for around $10 each at two different places. The brown one is a dutch oven that I found at an antiques/flea market. It’s probably at least 30 years old, and it is well-used. Brown is far from my first choice of color, but who cares? A dutch oven is nice to have around, no matter what. The blue one is a very recent model in brand new condition. It didn’t have a lid, but it’s still a beauty. I’ll just put foil on top when I need to. I’ve already used both of them this weekend, and I’m enamored.
These are the most unusual sushi plates I’ve ever seen. I’m not a big sushi eater, but I still thought these were too cool to pass up.
I found these two butterfly trivets in different sections of one thrift store. They’re nice and heavy and absolutely adorable. I’m going to put them in Alex’s tumbler to polish them up a bit.
I found 4 skeins of decent yarn for only $4. I also found some shade pulls that will work well for the roman shades that I will eventually make for our living area. There were also matching curtain holdbacks. I’m going to polish all of those up in the tumbler, just like the trivets.
Normally, I would walk right past things like this, but for some reason I had to have this cutting board. I’m always on a quest to find unique kitchen items, especially ones that are both decorative and functional. Tools like this bring cheer to the task of cooking. I cut some vegetables on it Saturday night, and I felt like I was frolicking in a Scottish field somewhere. How could you not enjoy cooking when your tools prompt you to have such lovely daydreams?
I also found some fabric, of course. There isn’t much of the plaid fabric, but there’s probably enough for a blouse of some sort. It also pairs well with the pink material, if I decide I want to make a dress. I really can’t wait to make something with that lace. It has a slight stretch to it and a drool-worthy scalloped border. Yummy!
Now, I can’t wait until spring comes along and I can start planning Yard and Estate Sale Saturdays.
Have you scored any awesome “thrifty” treasures recently? What are you on the lookout for when you’re out at flea markets and thrift stores? Let me know, and I’ll gladly keep my eyes peeled when I’m doing my rounds.