Another thrift store shopping trip for you all. This time I was on the hunt for a couple little Fall items to add to our garden area. I kind of had an idea of what I wanted but you all know how the junk shops work. It is so hard to stick with a list.
When you walk through those doors there is a very high chance you are going to come across something that is just too cool to leave behind. Any item on those shelves is a one item deal and that is why it is so dangerous to shop in them.
I just wanted a couple things. I always try to stick within a budget. Some people may call that being cheap. Then there are others that know it isn’t about that at all. Some of us are either trying to get out of or stay out of dept by saving money.
Or we are saving money for other more important things. Things like education, food and living expenses. Do those people that tease us “cheap” people have a secret tree in their back yard that grows money or what? Because I don’t, Hey, where do they sell those trees anyway?
There is nothing wrong with sticking to a budget…nothing at all. Never ever feel bad or guilty for just being you. Anyway. who doesn’t love the hunt of finding a bargain.
So I went hunting for some Fall decor for my garden area. I am always out back redoing furniture or working on some sort of project.
There are lots of choices at the thrift shop.
I wasn’t going for the scary but there were some really nice scary items that would be perfect for anyone doing up a haunted house theme. I get a lot of tiny kids at Halloween out trick or treating. They mostly dress up as Disney themed characters or super heroes. They are so little that the scary would actually scare them away. So it’s scarecrows and jack’o lanterns for us.
I thought this skeleton was different, but then I do tend to go for the more whimsical type of decor.
This was unique. I might try to recreate this with an actual squash from a garden. A chicken squash, isn’t that cute?. Guess you have to love chickens.
Sometimes I will find colorful pots to put plants in around the house and add holiday themed pieces to them. These pots are all nice colors for the Fall.
Owls are trending right now. I see them everywhere. This would look nice in the center of a Fall wreath on the door.
Oh no! Look what I came across, this vintage quilt. These fabric pieces look like they could be from the 70’s.
And another one. This is exactly what I am talking about with leaving the store with something other then what you went to buy. I passed on this. I have too many quilts at the moment.
I came across too many distractions to count. I Like this vase. I already have a couple vases too many. I have a rule now. If we bring something in then something else needs to go out. This has helped us cut back on clutter. I tell everyone we are basically just renting things the way we shop most of the time. When we get tired of something we either pass it on to a friend, neighbor or family member, or it goes back to the second hand shops.
I liked this pile of vintage Halloween ceramics. My favorite was the cat with the hat.
There were all kinds of pumpkins out for sale.
This was also kind of nice. I didn’t buy it though, not sure why. Guess it didn’t give me enough joy. It would be perfect for a tiny succulent. It would also make an adorable gift to give to someone for Halloween.
I Love wooden items. One of these was hand carved, then they painted them into a totem pole of pumpkins. All vintage decor from the 80’s it looks like. Had a very country sampler feel to it.
OOOOOH. Look at this…Love it. It is a wooden pumpkin head. I like the folk art feel to it. It was only .69 cents. This one came home with me.
On the way out I ran into some more items that were too adorable to pass up but most had damage of some sort so they stayed behind.
Had a ton of fun looking around at what was out there in the vintage department. I will share with you all later what I ended up buying in another post. Need to clean them up and decorate with them now. Happy thrift store shopping everyone.