Wednesday, September 8, 2010

White Elephant Wednesday Volume II

This week when I went to The White Elephant it was CRAZY! They were having a sale of some sort. I was too flustered to look at what was actually on sale...but I spent less than $20 so I wasn't real worried about it. I checked out the clothing section and didn't find any good quality clothes to refashion. Maybe next time!

The haul...minus the cough syrup bottle, forgot that one in this shot?!

I did find more Ball jars so I scooped those up.

As well a vintage cough syrup bottle. Same as the ones I told you about last week. They were still there and I had dreamt about it all week so I thought I should go ahead and get one. Look closely it says cough and colds, the brand name is creolemulsion (btw spell check tells me that isn't a word, ha!). Maybe I'll get another one next week and start a collection of sorts. Even though I'm not real sure what to do with it?! Any ideas? Maybe a couple long stem flowers in it would be nice!

I checked out the kids toy area...nothing great.

Checked out the "housewares" area and found Candy Land the board game for $0.50! I opened it up and inspected it the best I could and from what I can tell it was rarely used and still has most if not all of the pieces.

In the same housewares section they had cool outdoor lanterns that looked kind of vintage to me. The first time I walked by they had 2 green, 2 red, and 2 silver. After I mulled it over and decided I wanted one they only had 1 red and 1 silver left. (Yeah! It was that crazy in there! Think of the Jerry Seinfeld wedding dress episode!) So I grabbed a red one.

See it up there?! I think she found her new home!

I think I'll put it up on top of my cabinets in the kitchen with all of the other nick nacks I've collected. Oh yeah, that is another larger version of this cupcake tower. It still needs distressing. Yes, even The Planner procrastinates at times!

I got a couple more hankies (I LOVE the white lacey ones!) and one scarf that I was thinking of using to make this necklace.

In the sewing area I found some random piece of fabric. Not sure what it would have been used for maybe a tea towel? All the edges are hemmed it isn't just plain yardage but not big enough to be a table cloth or sheet or anything. I thought I'd use it for a dress or skirt or something for the girls. Definitely with a liner because it is kind of sheer.

In the notions section I found some lace in fun colors! Brown, blue and black! Some of the black (there is 6 yards of it!) already has plans the others I'm not sure yet. I'm thinking I'll wait until the perfect project comes along!

I also found a couple little square crates that I was thinking of using this tutorial to make them liners/covers and put them in Hailey's closet or on her hutch somewhere.

This week I worked on painting that big popcorn tin I found last week. But we are going on a stay-cation soon so it'll have to wait until we get back to be finished and filled with rice! I am super stoked because there is supposed to be this AWESOME thrift store where we are going, which will make for an awesome Wednesday next week!

Have you guys done any thrifting lately? I love finding things to repurpose and reuse! All for a fraction of retail. What can be more fun and exciting than that?!

Love and Hugs,


The Crump Family said...

I have been following your blog, and I think it's great. I too live in Arizona. I am not sure which one of you lives here, but I am wondering about the white elephant store. What town is that in? I have heard of one in Green Valley, is that the one you are going too? My email is Please feel free to email me or check me out on my blog and leave a comment to me on there. Thanks ~Andi

Tricia Lee Riggio said...

fun! i need to do more thrift shopping. I looove garage saling but hate all the driving!

Kitschalicious said...

I'm so jealous of the Candyland game! And the hankies! And the cough syrup jar! And the...okay, of all of it! As for the lantern, I always hate it when I hesitate and then when I go back, it's gone. So to fix that, I put it in my cart and before I check out, I'll either buy it or put it back. That way if I decide to get it, I won't have to worry about it being gone. Of course, these are the days when I'm kidless and I have lots of time on my hands, otherwise, I just won't get it.