Thrift Store Finds ~ Storage & Photo Props

Apr 26, 2013

Thrift Store Storage Finds

It’s no secret how much I love thrift store finds and the thrill of the hunt, I wish I could bottle up that feeling.  When scouring the shelves for items to use as storage and photo props I usually have no clue what I’m looking but when I find something I like I grab it. I don’t think I will ever have enough salt & pepper shakers on hand. They are perfect for storing glass glitter or filling with vintage buttons. I have an idea in my head right now using them as a base for a project that I cannot wait to start working on. I hope it comes out as well as I have it pictured in my head. I’ll let you know when it’s finished.

The refrigerator box is perfect for storing all kinds of products…. trims, vintage buttons, chipboard embellishments, cat eye chalk inks etc. The bowl is perfect to hold your most used tools, flower embellishments, trims, twine, adhesives, thread, embroidery floss pretty much anything you want.

Thrift Store Props


This adorable Velco girl in the blue dress planter is my new paint brush holder. She reminds me of Cinderella and I have a huge LOVE for Cinderella. When my Terri, Amanda and Ansley were growing up I would sit and watch that movie with them for as long as they wanted…  the Fostoria Sugar & Creamer are perfect to hold tiny baubles, markers and pens. I will also use them for subtle background photo props. The Westmoreland basket is my new embroidery floss holder, a few sewing needles and my favorite micro-tip scissors. It’s the perfect size to keep next to my comfy blue chair that I love sitting in when doing some hand stitching. And last this little boy figurine is the match to the little girl figurine that I love so much. I was thrilled when I found him. He’s going to be seen in lots of photos. Just look at how cute they are standing together.

Thrift Store figurines


Today and tomorrow, I’m teaching classes in Estes Park, CO. Yes pinch me, yes I need to be living in CO, yes I’m going to head home kicking and screaming and yes, it’s not gonna be pretty.  This place is amazing!



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