The One Where I Bought Junk.

You want to know something I have always wanted to do?

As an experimental kind of thing? Well, here it is, my friends…

Walk into a thrift store, and pick out “cool junk”– random items that I think I can see potential in.

And then, well– revamp. JUST to see if I could do it.

You know how you always see something kinda cool and think, “What if”…?

Well, on Wed. I had to be at a meeting, so with my girl`s already dressed, I decided to stop at the local thrift before heading home.

Yes, I admit feeling kinda foolish spending $$ on all these (ugly?) trinkets. But I DEF found things I think I can work with.

I will now show you my cast of characters. HERE GOES NOTHING.

First off- the two little gold and old little frames (above). Don`t miss them, that was the only picture I got of them. The group shot.


A GOLD, GILDED birdcage.

Well, there is almost nothing more “in” right now than birds, and birdCAGES, so… I put her in my cart.

I go to this thrift store (in my town) pry once, every other week.

The last 4 times I was there– I saw this mirror from the 60s.

That means she has been  hanging out there for about 2 months now– not feelin` any love.

She was a big “what iff-er”- every time I saw her.

This little box was so boring looking I almost didn`t even see it. It was just hanging out on the bottom shelf– proudly wearing his .25 name tag.

Another boring brown box. Rounded in shape and looking at me with potential.

And a ceramic Madonna bust. The mother of Jesus, not the singer.

A little glass birdie. Can you find it in this picture??

And I also found that day a gorgeous, lace capelet for my dressmakers form… Which I love and won`t change a thing with.

Birdie again.

A stunning bowl. Very Anthropologie-ish, I thought.

Perfect for displaying chocolates, wine corks  or vintage postcards in, something nice.

I won`t change a thing with this lovely either.

And this pretty embroidered table doily. She is very delicate and thin.

Ok, well, there– you have met them all.

My “finds” shown here cost me around $8.

Some of them need a MAJOR MAKEOVER, some are lovely as is.

Stay tuned.

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  1. Linda Hershey says:

    I, too, was at a thrift store today. I, on the other hand, could really not find a hidden dream in anything. Which is why you have the blog and i admire it! Love that bowl. And madonna

  2. Linda Hershey says:

    forgot! I did find a cool Sansonite marblish suitcase in mint condition. Exactly like the one my mom gave to my dad for an engagement gift!

  3. Becky says:

    caaaan’t wait to see what you come up with!! …especially the mirror and the bird cage!….i think they are super ugly, but once you work your magic…i know i will be jealous! 🙂

  4. Brenda Yoder says:

    ooohhh…..I can’t wait to see the results! Jenny, I love your blog, it’s very inspiring!

  5. Linda Hershey says:

    I don’t know if you have the footprint thing on here or not but don’t be alarmed at all mine if you do!! I can’t stop checking out all the creative blogs you have on your sidebar! The Lettered Cottage has inspired me to redo an old oil-soaked table.
    And of course, you always inspire me. Seriously.

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