I've had the chance to go to some thrift stores a few times over the last two weeks and I've found all kinds of goodies. Thrifty Thursday has a nice ring to it so I thought I'd share a few of my latest finds but boy, was it hard to wait until today to share my excitement. Thrifty Tuesday just didn't sound as good though. ;-)
I have always had a love of "old things" (no Alan Rickman comments from the peanut gallery please! ;-) ) and so I feel especially lucky when I find something "old" at the thrift store. I've wanted a manual coffee grinder for quite some time so imagine how thrilled I was where I saw this just sitting there on the shelf patiently waiting for me. Thrilled, I say, Thrilled!! It isn't as though I needed any more reason to be excited about my morning cuppa but there you have it...I really am even more excited now.
Love this little drawer full of gorgeous smelling grounds each morning.
I also have a bit of a fondness for picnic baskets and was quite pleased to find this old one for only $3. It came home with me and now gets put to good use containing the bedlam that is my too, too many ongoing projects keeping my latest crafting endeavours in order.
Tucked away inside the basket is one of my latest works-in-progress - a jute shopping bag. I was just about to part with the box full of jute my mom had given me a few years back, it was left over from her macrame projects of the early 70s. The colours are beautiful though and I have such a hard time parting with any natural fibre so I was quite pleased when I came across a library book with some projects which were ideal for jute.
And...since one craft-containing picnic basket is good, surely two must be better. Right??
This one tucks away nicely under our book shelves by the fireplace and will hold my supplies for my...erm, even more latest work-in-progress - embroidery. I'm having a very fun time working on a sweet little embroidery project. My new-to-embroideryness is showing up quite clearly in my stitches but it is such a cute little project that I don't think it even matters. Now...I just need about 50 more baskets and my crafting supplies might actually get organized. ;-)