Tuesday, August 18, 2015

National Thrift Store Day!

Did you know National Thrift Store day was August 17th? No? Well neither did I, until last week! I know, I know, today is the 18th, but life happens right? I shared recently that I had joined a #ThriftStoreSwap group. My "swap" items arrived last week from Maureen @ The Fox & Bear Homestead, and I am loving them.
This swap's theme is Fall, and I am seeing so many Fall possibilities with these items. I have a mini wooden serving tray, a ceramic charger and a swan vase. The purpose of the swap is to be gifted with a few items from your patterns favorite thrift store, and change them into something totally different. Do you have any good makeover ideas for these three items?

 Check out some of my other swap-mates items!


  1. This post is right up my alley. Thrifting and crafting are what I do to procrastinate my homework!!
    I think you could put a candle or something in the swan...instead of flowers? Because it's fragile it's hard to manipulate. OR you could make it a tape dispenser! The wings arch up perfectly for that.
    Happy Crafting!!

  2. Thrifting is so much fun! I think you could paint the vase a color you like. Gold is very in right now. The serving tray could be great for jewelry or perfume! Might also be something you paint. Good luck, can't wait to see what you decide to do!

    My Pop of Color

  3. Yes, thrifting is celebrated finally! Aka, my entire wardrobe. It ruined shopping at normal places for me though, because everything seems so obnoxiously expensive now! Why spend more when I could pay $10 or less?

    As We Stumble Along

  4. Such a fun post!
    I have found some true gems while thrifting and need to start going more often.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  5. How fun! I feel like there is a day for everything now! I feel like painting is always a good idea to change things up, but I'm sure you'll figure out something great!

    Can't wait to see the final products!

  6. That swan is so pretty! Great color!

  7. Super fun idea, I'm excited to see what you do with the pieces!

  8. What a fun holiday! I should have properly celebrated. This is such a fun swap! Maureen picked out some cute stuff.

  9. What a cool swap idea! I really like that little swan, such a different find!

    xoxo A

  10. Crap! I had this in my agenda and COMPLETELY forgot!!! :(

    The Fashionista's Diary

  11. This is the coolest idea!! That swan is too cute! I wish I was crafty so I could give you some makeover ideas, but honestly I think they are pretty cute as is!!

    xo Ashley

  12. I have found some amazing and cool pieces from thrifting. I wish I had some ideas for you but the swan is already so darn cute! :)

  13. This is such a fun post and that swan is so cute!!!

  14. This is such a fun idea! I've never been thrifting before but I've always wanted to!

  15. This is such a great idea! I've never had much luck with thrifting, but I can't wait to see what you do to your pieces! :)

    Savannah from http://thealwaysblog.com

  16. Great post! My mom has been trying to get me into thrifting for years and I'm just starting to budge.

  17. Thrifting is one of my absolute favorite favorite things! This swap was wonderful!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  18. That wooden tray is so beautiful, what a great swap!!

  19. Such an awesome swap! I have to start thrifting more, I'm sure I could find some amazing pieces!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  20. There are some amazing antique shops where I live, but they're always closed when I'm heading home from work. The pieces that you received are so neat! I would definitely spray paint the swan - maybe a nice, glossy bubblegum pink? Excited to see what you will do with the items :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass


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