Thursday, January 7, 2010

My new obsession ;)

I accidentally ran across a new blog the other night and ended up reading it past midnight, which for me is very unusual, since I am not a night owl!

I have always been into the 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' mindset, even before it became fashionable! We we raised to NOT WASTE. Period. I remember my dad cleaning out jars and using them for nuts, bolts and whatever. He turned ketchup and mustard bottles upside down to use everything up. (a practice that I inherited!) Toothpaste tubes were cut when they reached the bottom so that the toothpaste could be dug out. He even build our horse shelter from reclaimed wood and nails. Anyway, the author of the above mentioned blog put my thoughts perfectly into words, as I pondered the "Blur of Christmas". So, to make a long winded blog short, (you'll have to readThrifty Chicks!), I visited a Senior Center Thrift store yesterday. Even though I didn't find anything for gift giving, I did find some little treasures, dwindles, you could say, but for $6.25, I walked away with a weird giddiness that only a thrift store/garage sale shopper could relate to!
I ended up with a beautiful, very heavy oval shaped vase, made in the U.S.A., (how about that?)
a kitchy little ketchup holder, also made in the US, a heavy glass, square candle holder that flips over for use with round candles, a perfectly sized clear, heavy, glass mug with snowflakes on it (I love interesting mugs!), and last but not least, I fell in love with a beautiful hand painted soap dish (?) shell with a little pansy on top. Even though I don't know what I will use it for, it called out to me and for the total price that I spend for a little bit of happiness on a day that I desperately needed it, I really didn't really care!

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