15th Mar2012


Flea Market and Thrift Store Finds

by Dinah Wulf
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I have written a prior post on some of my flea market finds.  Since then, I have had some other great Flea Market and Thrift Store Finds that I wanted to share with you.

For me, I find a thrill in flea market and thrift store shopping.  I love the hunt for a great deal on new old things and even a bigger thrill in creative ways to repurpose some of them.  Here are a few of my new old finds.

I scored when I found this old carpenter’s tool box.  I see these all the time, but they are usually sixty to one hundred dollars for one this size.  I found it in a lonely corner for twenty bucks at the Long Beach Antique swap meet.  I use it in my living room to store extra blankets and fabric collected from all over the world.

Antique blue Ball jars are highly collectable. I got a great deal on this one for five dollars at a Junk in the Trunk flea market.  I use it as a memory jar to hold concert tickets, hotel keys, and the like.

Mercury glass is timeless and matches any type of décor style.  I found these two candle pillars for six dollars at a local Salvation Army.

There is a humor in vintage ads.  Frame them in a modern frame and you have a great piece of art (I think I need to add a mat to this though).

OK, this isn’t a flea market or thrift store find; rather it is an ice pick that has been in my husband’s family for generations.  You can, however find these at flea markets and antique stores.  I LOVE this piece, and I think for the past decade or so, it has been repurposed into a paper towel holder (right, Jolene?).

Another Salvation Army score, I found this pedestal table for the low low price of sixty-five dollars! Yay me! Pedestal tables are classic and match several types of décor styles.  I’m thinking of painting this one a vibrant color…not sure yet. Any suggestions?

 

 

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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