Birthday Thrifting

I turn 31 today.  Ouch.  Maybe I’ll just turn 30 again.  Yes, I like that plan.

My family was in town this week-end for the special occasion.  New tradition is to spend Saturday thrifting while Nate spends the day in accounting land.  I’d love for him to join us.  But I also enjoy the freedom of buying without judgment. I like to buy Pyrex in peace.

I found some great bargains that I will show with you.  Everyone loves blogger Show and Tell.

I have been looking for chairs for my craft room for the past 2 months.  I found these lovelies for $10 a piece.  They are the perfect shape.  They do, however, need a paint job.

thrift store chairs

I can’t stop buying Pyrex.  It’s a sickness.  I told my mom to only let me buy square Pyrex.  She’s fired.  I guess I can’t blame her.  Can you pass up coral Pyrex or strawberry Pyrex?  You can’t.

Vintage Pyrex

I spotted this all bucket in an antique mall. I was telling my mom how adorable it was.  Long story short, the owner of the booth was there.  He kept trying to make a deal with me. I kept telling him it was cute but I am really cheap.  He told me he appreciated frugal people and ended up marking the bucket down from $45 to $5.  And I thought I was horrible at negotiating.

Vintage all bucket

I’m a sucker for the American Gothic painting. It’s so very Iowa. I’m sure this one is totally an original.  I’m not exactly sure where it is going to live but I couldn’t pass it up.

American Gothic Print

I found these cute little rain boots.  They make me think of Spring which will never arrive in Iowa.  4-7” inches more of snow over the next two days.  I will focus on how darling the boots look on our console table.

Yellow Boots

I love a successful birthday thrifting adventure.

Find any good bargains lately?  What color should I paint those chairs?  Who thinks I need a life size version of those yellow boots?  Me too.