Monday, March 22, 2010

Vintage Finds For Storage

I found these beautiful glass and wire pieces at the thrift sale over the weekend. They were having a sale of 50% off. The average that I paid for each piece was about 15 cents...yes 15 cents. I decided to put them to good use in my craft room to hold some of my supplies. When I work in there now, things I use are readily available and it makes me happy because it looks so pretty. I have no clue why I am on a thrift store kick these days except to say  I found a new book, just published this year, called 'Delight in the Details'. The author is Lisa Pace and she is a mixed media artist. Check out her website at She makes awesome crafts using vintage paper, ribbons,  paint, jewels, etc. It has been fun to check out the thrift stores for something that could be used to make vintage cards for my store table. I can't wait to try my hand at using pearls, old wool, and ribbons in my creating. What is it you love to create and what do you use for storage that is unusual? Tell us about it.


  1. Cute thrift store finds! That's what I get for being gone over the weekend! ;-) I love how things look in pretty dishes. I think I've always avoided using them for fear they would get broken. Among my favorite things for storage would be old wooden boxes. I got a few at an auction many years ago and have never been able to part with them.

    I also love the photo you of you Mike.

  2. I was wondering where the thrift store in Eau Claire is that you went to. That wire basket is so cute. I am still in the old days of totes of all sizes for storage. I must make plans to move up in the world. :) Your blog entry's are wonderful Debbie and at times gives me the thoughts and courage to challenge myself in different areas. Thanks! :)

  3. Thank you Tami. I appreciate the compliment. That is the purpose of my blog to encourage others. :)
    Judy, the photo is my favorite of Mike and I. Thanks.

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