Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thrift Store Finds Part 3

  Mondays are my favorite day of the week to shop for a few reasons.  My favorite stores are usually less crowded on Monday versus shopping on the weekends.  My kids are back in school, which means I have all morning and most of the afternoon to shop in peace.  I can take my time and browse the aisles without my listening to my children whine about how long I'm taking.  But most of all, all items are 1/2 off at my favorite thrift store.  I have a hard time containing my excitement as I walk in the store. Oh the possibilities...

  This week I didn't come home with much, but I'm very pleased with my purchases.    

  I've been searching for a lamp for my bedroom.  I found this beauty for 1/2 off of $9.99!  It's really heavy.  I'm assuming that means it's of good quality!  I plan to spray paint it silver or white and add a lampshade in the future.


  1. Any day is my favourite day to shop!!!

    My youngest two started school back in September and it just feels like bliss to be able to shop without little fingers prodding and poking at everything in the shops!


  2. Great finds, the lamp is going to look beautiful! It has great shape to it! I agree with you, Mondays are so nice to shop! I only have a few hours in the morning while my youngest is at school but I make pretty good time! :)

  3. I can't wait to see the lamp redo!!

    My favorite days to shop are the ones that end in "y"! :)

  4. I'm only having my first "child free" days this year so I look forward to experiencing this feeling you speak of very much! Great finds. Look forward to seeing the lamp makeover.

  5. Wednesday mornings are my favorite day because Home Goods gets it's large shipment every Tuesday so by Wednesday all the new merchandise is on the shelves. I can't wait to see what you do with the lamps.

  6. Great finds! I think the lamp will be stunning after you paint it. It looks solid and has a nice shape. I recently painted a brass lamp in brushed nickel. It worked really well! Can't wait to see your bedroom reveal.

    Oh, and I like to shop anytime I don't have to fight with crowds or I'm kid free.

    Have a great night! xo

  7. That's a really nice lamp,it will look great painted.Well Brandi any day is my favorite day to shop.lol, I hit the goodwill at least once a week.I saw some gorgeous lamps a couple of days ago kicking myself for not buying them. I went back and they were gone (BOO HOO). There is a habitat restore about 40 miles from me,I haven't been there yet but thy are on my list.

  8. What a fabulous find in that lamp. My favorite day would be monday too, if our thrift stores had 1/2 off! I remember those days when all the kids were in school and I had a day to shop -- heaven!

  9. How fun! I get the same pitter patter in my heart when I walk into Value Village or The Goodwill. Who would have thunk?! :) Love your finds.


  10. Oooh wonderful thrift finds!! I really like the white bowl with handles. Beautiful!! I shop with a 3 year old during the week but the stores are way less crowded then.

  11. I'm liking your Mondays! They're usually the worst!

    I go to the thrift store on Fri during lunch a lot. It's something fun to look forward to and sometimes I come up with little projects to work on over the weekend.

  12. Yay! I have a serious lamp addiction especially thrift store lamps.


  13. Hey Brandi!
    I just found you..........STOP with the FOOD!
    Man do I want a tomato sandwich right now!!!!!

    Love your site! I just became a follower!
    I would love it if you stop by and say hi and I invite you to follow me!

    Oh and the framing of the fabric - I am so coping that!!!

  14. Oh my!!! I can't wait to see what you do!
    If I only had more time to shop...OK wait, it's most likely a good thing I don't!
    Take care my friend!

  15. Brandi, you already know I like your find. I'm hooked on lamps, waiting now for 1/2 off Friday because (shame on me) I kinda sorta hid a lamp. I replaced it on the shelf of lamps way way in the back :) I just couldn't bring my self to pay $12. If it's gone I'll be kicking my own behind!

  16. I really like your white pot. I bet it'd look gorgeous with some bulbs in coming up for early spring. I was looking for something like this just the other day!


  17. The white pot looks like a soup tureen. I love it. You'll be able to do alot with it.

    As far as shopping goes, I don't really have a favorite day. My younger 4 kids are home with me every day (I homeschool) so I guess it would be any day that I could go shopping by myself :-)

  18. any day sounds good to me. Pay days are usually the killer . lol
    Cant wait to see what you do with the lamp. Since you have those gorgeous blue walls why not mix it up and bit? hmmm.. :)

  19. I just found your blog and read every single post! I got sort of sucked in :)

    I love that lamp - I'm sure it will look wonderful when you're done.

    I'm a Monday thrift shopper - everyone drops their stuff off on the weekends!

  20. Brandi, this week I got absolutely nothing. Just food ;)

    Your lamp is fabulous - a simple white glass lampshade would look great, if you spray it with white or gray color.

    Hope, you'll have a fantastic sunday

    Love hugs



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