Saturday Thrifting #6

A momentous occasion: I donated a box of items back to the shops! My outbox is much clearer now.

What I didn’t buy:

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These drink cozies are the most well-made and only coastal-themed ones I’ve seen. They were $2 each, but we only use drink cozies a couple times per year when friends and family visit from out of state. They’d be clutter for all the other 360 days per year.

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This fake wood clock is one of the biggest, nicest-looking clocks I’ve ever seen in an op-shop. It was marked $5, I had no idea if it worked, and the minute marks reminded me of a ruler. So, no-go.

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I would have bought this shell plant hanger in a heartbeat…if it had a price. Yet again, the item I want is the one without a label. I probably could have asked for a price at this particular shop, however I didn’t want the idea that I might be one of those people who purposely removed the tag to run though the volunteers’ minds. Also, I already have an unused shell hanger at home, so it would be silly to bring home another. If it’s still there next time, I might get it. I really don’t think it will be.

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Vinnies’ populations of both customers and items were strangely sparse today. I did spot this large shell jewelry box on my second pass. I could have hung the lid on the wall as decor, but I didn’t like it as much as I liked my $7.

 

What I took home:

I’ve told myself to avoid buying cluttery things, but I still got this little ceramic pot for $2.

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It has a watercolor look that I haven’t often seen on op-shop ceramics, and never before in blue. It reminds me of the canvas I painted for our bedroom’s biggest, blankest wall.

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Most of our house is pretty dark, and although I like succulents, they’d etoliate if kept inside for too long. I thought this pot would look nice paired with a fake plant. I picked one up for $6 while walking though town.

After scraping off the brittle red wax and giving the pot a good wash, I chopped off the fake succulent’s stem and popped it in.

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Truthfully, I haven’t found a good spot for it yet, and I think it would look better with a taller plant, or several small plants.

My second find was a plastic octopus for $1.

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I spray painted it white (it took many layers to hide the red), left it to dry overnight, then had a little fun.

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The Kraken!

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Not very original, but funny enough for me.

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