The last time I took $10 to the thrift store, I got lucky. Read about it here if you like. But, that was a different type of thrift store...one that we don't seem to have in my area.
So, today I thought I would experiment by taking my $10 to a chain (read over-priced) thrift store in my area. I decided on the Salvation Army store.
It's kind of fun when you have to be more choosy because of budget restrictions. It forces you to make some decisions in the store, and not bring home so much decor filler. I saw a beautiful china serving platter that I really wanted, but for $7, it would have eaten up most of my budget. I got a bunch of little things instead, like this pretty blue vase ($1.99), made in West Germany.
I like the lines of this wooden candle holder. Also $1.99.
I already had a dish exactly like this. But, I want to build up my milk glass collection a bit, and this is one of my favourite shapes. It can hold all kinds of little things. It also cost $1.99.
I was drawn to the blue roses on this lovely plate. They had a whole bunch of them, but one was good enough for me. I can use it as a serving dish, and to photograph my food on. It was 99 cents.
Overall, I got fewer items than last time, but I also came in under budget, spending only about $7.
Did you find any great budget items this week?
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