thrifty joy

::  large vintage quilt  $2.00::
:: wooden bowls $1.49 each ::
I am a simple woman with simple pleasures.
I am also an inefficient sewer and an even less productive knitter so it thrills me when I find brand new or lightly used handmade items for a song at our local thrift shops.
No one seems to value these crafts anymore.
I have been searching for wooden bowls and utensils online for months now, but just couldn’t justify the price tag (not that the items aren’t worth it).  I was quite pleased to find these beautiful, made in Canada, wooden bowls for $1.49 each.  A perfect, toddler proof plastic alternative!
Oh, and this quilt.
I have been wanting a wonderfully worn patchwork quilt for years now.  One made out of practicality rather than beauty.  I couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled upon this $2.00 beauty at the Salvation Army this morning.
It’s the small triumphs that make this girl happy.
go gently + be wonderful
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10 Comments

  1. Posted February 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm by Jamie Cafissi | Permalink

    Beautiful finds! I have been wanting such a quilt as well. I am also on the hunt for a pastry/bread board for the counter as well.

  2. Posted February 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm by julia | Permalink

    Total scores! Good for you.

  3. Posted February 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm by Katy | Permalink

    So jealous of the quilt! I'm always on the lookout for those soft treasures :)

  4. Posted February 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm by Desiree Fawn | Permalink

    Wow! Great finds!!

  5. Posted February 14, 2011 at 11:17 pm by Kelly | Permalink

    Great job! I got some wooden bowls at a garage sale once, I love finds like that!

  6. Posted February 15, 2011 at 1:36 am by Johanna | Permalink

    awesome finds! i've been looking for wooden bowls lately too.

  7. Posted February 15, 2011 at 10:54 am by Kory | Permalink

    Yum! Those are just the kinds of things I look for too, when I go. I was excited to get two wool blankets for $18 the other day, but that quilt for $2? Total steal!

  8. Posted February 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm by Ash | Permalink

    Wow! such awesome finds!! I have to say… thrifting is one of my favorite things to do on days off!! Lately I seem to have a thing for vintage aprons. Every time I see one, I have to pick it up!!

  9. Posted February 18, 2011 at 6:53 am by JoAnn | Permalink

    I love thrift store finds! :) What great deals you found. Oh and I love your previous valentine post. Have a great weekend!

  10. Posted February 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm by alyssa spring | Permalink

    SO beautiful…I found a wood bowl like one of those at a local thrift store too….wish i would have found a whole set!!!

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