Saturday, August 16, 2008

Saturday yard sale day!

Saturday is a great yard sale day in my town! My hubby came home from work with a clipping from the paper. He said I think we need to go to this yard sale in the morning! I was like OK! It had clothes for the boys and Thomas the Train stuff!

So, we headed out this am. I have to say that I hate going thirfting with my hubby. Not because he questions what I want to get, but because he does not stop at ones I want to stop at! We only went to TWO sales today! me there was lots of sales to pick from too! Tons of them.

The first one- the one that we had the clipping for. We got a ton of cheap clothes for the boys. I will not bore you with a photo of them. We got camouflage snow pants for Sam for $2. Yippee! Ben got 4 Thomas the train books-for a quarter a piece!

The next sale we went to was a GOLD mine. Well for us it was- they had tons of Playmobil stuff pretty cheap. Sam and Ben have wanted the airplane and airport for a while. The airplane is like almost $60 a lone! :FAINT: They had the airplane , airport, horses, kitties and doggies, boats, horses, and a then they say we have all this police stuff too....well we ended up getting everything for $16. Which is a total steal! Some thing are missing but you know they would have probably lost some of the stuff anyways.

We have everything all cleaned up and ready to play with! Yippee! What a fun night we are going to have!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Some Thrifts.

Today at the Humane Society Thrift Store I purchased this awesome fabric. I'm going to make it into something for my mom. She just has to figure out what she wants. Isn't it FANTASTIC??? It was 25 cents.
I also got this book for Kim. She loves font and typography.

For me I got two zippers, and some buttons. I didn't take pictures of those though.


Friday, August 8, 2008

Twice in two days!

Yesterday I went to my Humane Society Thrift store. I didn't find a ton. I got my mom the Christmas Tree, I got Stephen a silly pool float because it was yellow and I got Ethan this tiger. I might have gotten something else but I can't remember.

Anyhow I noticed there that they had a digital programable thermostat in the package still and when I got home I noticed ours was broken! How odd. Anyhow I went back today to check it out. It looks good and was only $5. I peeked around more and found TONS more stuff to buy! I got two cake magazines, and one art book (which they insisted was a magazine because it's floppy so it was 25cents) A bunch of cool patterns, all the patterns there are 25cents. Love that! Also kit for making some nativity animals, stuffed ya know. It's cute, the fabric is all in there and it's screen printed, so I don't have to sew on details, they are on there. I figure it will be a fun quick project. A giant bag of kids crafts, something with a snowman it looks like. I'm going to donate that to Stephen and Ethan's Nursery class at church. And two notebooks of graph paper. I had been wanting some to sketch out quilt designs or whatever on. I noticed when I got home that one of them is actually two part transfer. Like if I sketch on one, it makes a carbonless copy on the second. so that's sorta cool. Oh and fabric, and a tiny embrodery hoop.... I think that's all.

Close up of the "magazines"
Here is the type of art in the art book
And another random page from the art book.
Mom's Christmas thingie she wanted.
close up of some sweet lace I got. 25cents for TONS of it.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Art and Thrift Gift!

First, Pat found this aluminum baby Christmas tree for me! A thrift gift! I love these things. I can't wait to decorate it . I'm building my herd of flocked reindeer to pull my plastic Santa in his sleigh, and they will parade under this tree this year.

And the watercolor was at House of Hope. It's twenty six by twenty inches. I love the fall colors in it and if you look very closely, two people are walking to the right of the bridge! I bet Kim is going to want this one when she sees it!

While we were out shopping down here, Erin called from her thrift store. She found me another thrift gift tree that I hope she will post too. It's one of those ceramic light up trees. Can't wait to see it!

Friday, August 1, 2008

awww thift finds...

Today has been a really hot and humid day! Causing us to have to stay inside all day! We did go out thifting for a little while and this is what we got:

Mostly crafting stuff!

Then I found this vintage tin from England! I loved it for $1.00. I started collecting German footed candy tins and England tins when I was out in California in March.

The last item I got was this handmade teddy bear! I :heart: handmade stuff!