Thrift Store Storage Containers…

Aug 31, 2011

It is certainly no secret how much I love going to thrift stores and antique shops. I have shared my love of this many a time on my blog. I love the thrill of the hunt and never knowing what you will find around each corner. I thought it would be nice to show you what I do with some of the finds as they make me very happy in my scraproom. There is just something so calming looking at and using items from days gone by.

This little planter was my grandmother’s. I just stuck some batting in the opening, covered it with material I found in the remnant section of my favorite resale shop and now use it as a pin cushion. It’s perfect for my Maya Road pins and sewing needles. The flocked flowers sit in a glass bowl just waiting to be used. The old suitcase I use to store items that I don’t use all that often but want to keep them near.

This wire fruit bowl is perfect to hold some of my favorite Maya Road trims. Although, they had the nerve to retire some of these so now they are part of my hoarded stash. The milk glass dish holds vintage buttons. As you know I love using these in my projects. The little bird sits on top of them as if she is guarding a nest. I spent all of $2.00 for the fruit bowl, milk glass dish and bird. Not bad! The suitcase was given to me by a friend several years ago.

These types of jars can always be found for cheap at thrift stores. Usually under a $1.00. I have ribbons and flowers stored in the cookie jar style and pens in the covered refrigerator dish I found this one for $0.49 can’t beat that now can you. I prefer clear glass items as it makes seeing what I have inside so much easier. I’m not good at guessing although I do pretty much have everything memorized in it’s special spot in my scraproom. My friend Lisa E. has no clue how I keep all the inventory straight inside my head.

I wrapped my embroidery floss around some wooden spools that were my grandmothers. She saved all the empty spools for what I do not know but I sure am glad she did. I love how they look in her old mason jars. Mason jars are perfect for storing all kinds of scrapbook supplies. Mom found a really cool metal frog while we were on vacation. It goes on top of a mason jar that will be a perfect way to store my paintbrushes. When I get it put up I will take a photo and share it with you. I cannot wait to put it and my brushes out on the shelf.

And today, I want to wish my sweet nephew Brittain a very “Happy 18th Birthday.” I hope you have an awesome day. I Love you infinity, Brittain.




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  • Mom & Dad

    It seems like last year you were going into the 8th grade!!

  • Tammy Tutterow

    Can you believe it, I have that same wire fruit bowl! I keep a stash of vintage papergoods in mine.