Sunday, January 18, 2009

Valentine's Thrifting

I don't do alot of Valentine's decorating. I am much more into the fall holidays than the spring ones so I go all out for fall, Halloween, and Christmas. But I have found a couple of cute Valentine things (and lot's of Easter ones -- just wait and see) at my favourite local thrift store. One of the coolest things I have found lately is above in it's Valentine version. Below you can see it in it's winter version.

This little box was in a big plastic sack with lot's of different lids. Someone had gone to alot of trouble cutting out all the pieces and painting them just perfectly. I am always attracted to the wooden crafts aisle. I call it the crafts gone bad section. It's always fun to see the things people attempted, weren't satisfied with and donated. I love the quirky and primitive so I find lots of things to love in that aisle. But this particular thing is just so cute and so perfect it's hard to imagine anyone not liking it and donating it. Maybe it was a gift that the recipient just didn't get. I don't know, but it's my treasure now. I will share it with it's different seasonal tops through the year.

Here is another item I recently found. Another wooden craft.

And another. I am a sucker for bears as you will discover. This little bear apparently had a bow or something around his neck because there is some glue residue there but he is just fine without it I think. And he goes perfectly next to my Theodore Roosevelt bear!


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. The quilt you commented about was the one in Country Living Magazine. It was to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The fabrics are lovely and it's coming together nicely.

  2. Great find at the thrift shop. I love Valentine Day!!

  3. Your wooden box is a great find! I would have liked to find that myself. I don't have much luck at finding good things in the thrift stores.

  4. wow quite a few of the bloggers visit thrift stores. I must keep that in mind. We have Variety Village is our large store. We used to have Goodwill, and Salvation army stores. Great finds