12.06.2010

To buy or not to buy

Does anyone else have guilt about buying stuff from a dollar store? I do... Should I buy local for everything, buy secondhand as much as I can, dare I avoid dollar stores altogether? I try to buy local as much as possible, buy secondhand when I can and really I don't buy just anything... Even if it's a great deal at a thrift store. I don't like to have a lot of stuff so usually I make something then pass it on...

On my way home last night, I stopped into a dollar store looking for some blank paper. I thought I could make some quick and dirty hang tags for the projects I'm hoping to sell. No luck but I did find a couple of gorgeous mats. One is for my front door and the other is in the kitchen.

The front door mat is lovely. A nice royal blue with a FAB design for $5...

The other mat is grey with a leaf motif for $3...

The mats work perfectly! So now no more dollar store purchases for awhile. :-)

Recent Finds

I've made some great thrift store purchases lately. No furniture but home stuff. I have this affinity for bird designs these days! I grabbed these Pyrex bowls last week. Pyrex is like teak - if you see it and it's in good shape then grab it! It seems vintage Pyrex is popular. Someone actually had Pyrex envy when they saw the bowls I found!

I paid $3 for the small bowl and $5 for the large bowl...



I also found this container for $6...

Project Update

All of my Xmas stockings are complete. I'm taking a breather from stockings although I have a couple of cat stockings I should make for a friend. Maybe in a week or so I'll revisit stockings...





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