My thrift share this week is actually more of an imaginary thrift share -- I've been so busy volunteering with animal rescues that I had no time to thrift last week! I hoped to do some over the weekend, but we had nonstop rain and it really killed my desire to leave the house. Saturday I ended up napping and reading on the couch while I watched the rain come down. To be honest, that was the first time all summer that I really remember slowing down and relaxing much at all, so I think I needed it.
So this week's post is more of a summary of the things that I aim to look for later this week while I go thrifting. I actually have quite a list of things to get, and most of them aren't for me! Now that my friends know how often I am thrifting, they have started letting me know of specific items that they are searching for. I enjoy the hunt, so this will be fun =)
A nashpop client has asked us to put together a large collection of painted frames for her. I am on the hunt for 10-12 frames in the perfect size! They will end up painted a beautiful lilac color and then have corkboard put onto their backings. I can't wait to see what they look like on display!
I started working on my classroom today at school and it occurred to me that I would love to do something different with my windowsills this year. Instead of books and stuffed animals, I want to do a collection of blue glass bottles and vases. Something that will really pick up all the gorgeous sunlight that my classroom gets throughout the day.
Jason has recently decided to make the foray into roasting his own coffee beans! Evey and Lis got him a popcorn popper for his birthday which will be his "intro level" roaster. To get started, he also needs a few metal colanders and bowls to hold the beans at various stages of the roasting process. Now on the lookout for these!
A friend of mine has recently requested I watch for fishbowls while I thrift. He wants a few to use as storage around the house and doesn't want to pay full price for them at a pet store as they can get pricey pretty quickly.
Lastly, I am keeping an eye out for original, funky kinds of plant pots. I want to do some more container gardening this year as the raised beds haven't been doing so well in our current cycle of drought and flood.
What are you looking for at the thrifts?