Today I'm taking some inspiration from my good friend, Jackie, who often writes posts about her awesome thrifting finds. David and I went to an antique store over the weekend and I found a few things that I really loved and was thrilled to get them on the cheap.
Pretty plates, bowls, and platters are my weakness, and I spotted this cute little platter for only $3! I was so excited about my find, and apparently Gizmo was as well because he just had to get in my shot.
Let's try this again so you can get a better view of the platter...
Somehow his paws still made it into the shot, but at least you can see the platter here. It is a bit smaller than a standard platter, but I put my bananas on it and it was just the right size.
I also got some great old muffin tins for $3. One of them is a bit more rusty than the other, but if I use muffin liners it should be ok. Or, I could use the rusty one for organized storage of my earrings and other jewelry.
For only $1, I snagged a cool old copper mug. I didn't plan on using it for drinking, but thought it would look cute with flowers (pink peonies perhaps?). Once I got it home, I decided to put part of my ever growing guinea and chicken feather collection in the mug and displayed it on the kitchen window sill.
I'm really into eclectic items lately, and I think this copper mug is quite different. I normally wouldn't look twice at it, but something about it caught my eye and I'm glad I picked it up. I think it's unexpected but also looks like it fits right in. All in all, I got my platter, muffin tins, and mug for just over $7 with tax. I'll call that a successful shopping trip!
Have you found any good bargains lately?