It’s been one month since I last shared my purchased thrift store goods so I am back to share what I found in March. This month I found more practical but not as pretty items as well as some I have no idea why I would need these items. I also ended up spending less money, since the local store I frequent was offering a $5 voucher for donating items on a certain day. Score!
In the practical category is a stainless steel whisk.
I usually don’t dig through the utensil bucket at this particular thrift store but I am glad I did. I scored this baby for $1 and I had been needing a new one since my last whisk flipped out on me. Pun intended.
I found this garlic press in the utensil bin as well. It’s not much to look at but it has proven handy in the kitchen. I especially like the fact that my fingers don’t reek of garlic after making dinner.
Another kitchen find was this liquid measuring cup.
Again, nothing fancy… but I like it.
Moving on to the fancy department is this silver, er… thing. Really, I have no idea what this thing is or what it was used for.
I had seen it at the thrift store for at least a month and had actually put it in my cart a few times but always ended up putting it back. I ended up buying it when I needed to match my $5 voucher limit which is funny since after buying it, I went to an antique store to see the same one, in a better condition, for $18.
I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet. Maybe I will leave it as is, rust and all, and keep in on a shelf or perhaps a few coats of spray paint may convert it into sponge or remote or nick-knack. Eh… I’m sure I’ll find some use for it.
Some other things I purchased using that $5 voucher were a couple of wooden frames. I may use them in the kids’ room to extend their frame collection or I could paint them white and add them to our living room frame wall.
I don’t think I will be keeping the pictures but that mat will be pretty useful after a coat of white paint. $4.50 is a steal for two sturdy frames and one good mat. Embroidered E included… or is that a sideways W?
Last but probably my favorite is this hand carved wooden trivet from India.
It was either $1.50 or $2, I forget.
Check out that detail.
I actually bought it for Philip since when we met he owned this similar table.
And a few months ago he found this look a like at a thrift store he was at with my step-father. I am still in disbelief that he willingly entered a thrift and it wasn’t me dragging him in.
This one has an India mark but there is no ivory in the center. My guess is its a newer reproduction. What’s yours?
So there’s what I found last month and I’m two for two with keeping you updated on what I find (check out last month’s here). There’s no guarantee I make this month’s deadline so you’ll have to wait and see. Oh the anticipation!