Thrifted Finds: August 2011

I went thrifting on Saturday. I hadn’t been in two weeks which is a long break for me. I usually go every week and sometimes twice a week. But I had a little break and so it was fun to jump back in. I didn’t find a ton of stuff but I did find a few things.

First on the list, I found two chairs that look like this:

They are nice solid chairs and I loved them. I have been collecting chairs this summer because I am hoping to have a variety of styles and then I will paint them all black and use them with a table outside on my patio. These two chairs were perfect because they fit my criteria. First criteria is that they had to be under $5 a piece. Second (and last) criteria is that they have to be wood. These chairs were only $1.99 per chair! Amazing for such a cool style and so well made. There were actually 5 of them but I only got two because I want the chairs to be mismatched and I thought having 5 the same would defeat the purpose. So far I have collected 7 chairs! I just need a few more, I’m thinking I want 10. Another cool thing about these chairs:

They are from our local college here in town (which is now a University). I loved that little detail :)

And a bonus… with every purchase you got 3 free children’s books. I loved these vintage encyclopedias and I can’t say no to free items! They have some really fun illustrations which will be fun for scrapbooking and such. In fact, that is where I got the star chart that I recently added to my gallery wall. I have already put these free books to good use! Here are some other pages:

Another favorite page…

Cool, huh?!

I was also super stoked about this bracelet I found for only $1. I actually found it a while ago but I hardly ever wear yellow because it doesn’t look good with my skin tone and so I thought I wouldn’t have anything to wear it with. Then, I was getting dressed one day and I threw on my yellow heels and I had a duh moment and I realized I needed this bracelet! Thankfully it was still there!

And lastly, I found something for my Mom:

She wasn’t with me, she is on vacation, but I found these and thought they would look good at her house. They are brass but aged to perfection resulting in a gray brown patina. I called her up and asked her if she wanted me to get them for her and she did so they came home with me. I really hope she likes them :) At least, I think they will look great at her house! And the best part? They were only $7 bucks each. You gotta love a deal like that!

A disclaimer: the candle part in the closest one isn’t really crooked, they hang freely when they are on the wall so since they are sitting on the ground they have rested on one side.

And that concludes my thrift finds for this week. Anyone else finding anything great in the thrifting world? Do tell!!