Saturday, December 1, 2018

It never gets old

This month I've been blogging for here at Indulge Your Shelf for ten years.  If you've been with me for any time at all, then you know that I adore treasure hunting at thrift shops.  It just never gets old.  Over the last decade I'd been hearing about the wonders of the Goodwill "bins" from other junk lovers in other states, and then we finally got one nearby a few years ago.  Oh my goodness -- it takes thrifting to a whole new level.
Finding this tablecloth there just made my day.  It's exactly the kind of thing that makes my heart leap -- especially at this time of the year!
The graphics...
look at that sleigh!  With visions of sugarplums dancing in my head, I sorted through those dusty bins and came up with a few fun little touches:
the holly berry "ball" on the far right is going to be washed up and put to use immediately in the last of my Christmas crafting!
And, here's what I mean by treasure: how is it even possible that something like the glass ribbon candy Old World Christmas ornament, new with its tag, ends up in the bins -- much less survives them?  If you've been there, you know exactly what I mean!

It's a Christmas Miracle.  I'm just sayin'.

Today and tomorrow I hope to make headway on the little Christmas decorating I am planning to do.  The kitties are still too young to trust with my delicate treasures, but last year's "unbreakable" tree was very nice and will get a repeat, I think!

Happy December to you and yours!  Let the countdown begin!

4 comments :

The Junque Seeker said...

I'm so glad you're still blogging. I always enjoy your posts. I'm glad to see a few others getting back to blogging, too.

Great finds, especially the tablecloth! And those ornaments...it truly is amazing that such delicate things can be found in those bins unbroken. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

Wow, that glass ribbon candy and multi-coloured bell are making me feel so connected with my Christmas' of my youth. Those 2, in particular, are exactly as I remember them.

So glad to have a "Christmas" post from you. Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Hugs from Canada,
Linda xo

Kelli Davidson said...

The bins here have never been cheaper ($.48 a pound) or fuller! The reason here is because GW has started charging so darn much for their donations that even at half off most of the folks who shop there can no longer afford the clothes etc.... making the bins THE place to be to get bargains! We have an OKC meetup about once every 2 months specifically to go to the bins together -- then we head over to Salvation Army where Wednesdays are half price day -- then to lunch to share all our good fortune and treasures with each other -- also our selling stories on Ebay and/ Etsy -- and now Mercai and Poshmark. We vary in age from some in our 20's to our oldest member who is 68. It's a wonderful experience and I look forward to it each time. Our next meeting is this coming Wednesday. I'll be thinking of you and hoping for such great Christmas finds when I go!!

Marrianna said...

I don’t get to our “bins” very often anymore because I’m doing my best to cut down on my hoard of stuff. I went to one of my fave thrift shops that helps women and families in need. The store isn’t very big and the volunteers really know how to create beautiful display. I’ve gotten some great Christmas ornaments and decorations in the last couple of weeks. I don’t have pets so I can put whatever I need on display. One of our large antique stores is liquidating on weekends at half price. I’ve gotten a few things for crafting. I’ll return between Christmas and Nee Years Eve to see if anything I really want is still there and super discounted. I can only hope but will be fine if I find nothing. It’s an adventure to look forward to.