Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Thrifty Finds

Just wanted to show off my goodies from my last trip to the thrift store...

Every time I go to the thrift store I pick up a stack of books, take them home, rip the covers off, and find them a special place. This group of books ended up by the fireplace, in the basket I found for $1.48. These book bundles are sold in stores like Pottery Barn and cost $39 for 4 books! Mine average about a dime each.
Here is another example of how I have been using my thrift store book finds for decorating. I found the horse book ends there too. I just love the contrasting colors and sizes of the books.
I spotted this wooden chess board for $0.79 and thought it would be a great addition to the shelves in the entertainment center.
Last, I found this empty spool for $0.99. I think it used to have some sort of cable wrapped around it. I plan to decorate it with chunky rope wrapped around the spool. Now, for where I am going to put it, I have no idea.
No, Presleigh was not a thrift store find, but I thought this picture was just too cute not to post :)


  1. Great finds, Lauren! I've yet to try the book thing but I love the way it looks! Your spool is awesome! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Oh, and Presleigh is too cute!

    Hope you're having a good week! Thanks for sharing your finds!

  2. Presleigh is adorable. You need to email me where you shop since we live in the same city :D