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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