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Secondhand Score: Shopping Salvation

January 15, 2010

This past Wednesday I took a break from the daily grind with some lunchtime shopping salvation.  Wendesdays are 25% off days at my local Salvation Army.  Talk about a productive lunch break:

Is this a greenhouse?  A terrarium?  A candle holder?  I’m really not sure. . . but I totally dig it. A touch of Pottery Barn at thrift-store prices: $2.25.  I thought it would add some interest to one of the shelves in my guest room, or by a window with an herb plant growing in it.  The lid opens so that you can insert things in it, and there is no glass in the lid – so plants could grow out the top of it.

At only $2.00, this little white vase had to come home with me.  I’ve got a little collection of white vases and vessels, and this one was in perfect condition.  It’s plain and simple, and perfect for a small spray of fresh flowers in any room.

 So much carnival glass is too detailed and fussy for me – but these two glasses are tall and simple, and the metallic sheen adds just a bit of fun. Perfect for a glass of water.  $1.50 for the pair.  Oh yeah.

I really have no freakin’ clue what this is.  Do you?  But I like the rough rusty texture and architectural style of it – kind of a behind-the-scenes Washington Monument.  And at $6.75 after the Wednesday discount – it was worth taking home.

So whaddya think about that metal sculpture-y thing?  What would you put inside the glass greenhouse?

P.S.   For more great thrifty finds, as well as Goodwill shopping tips, pop over to see Katie Bower at All Bower Power!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jessica permalink
    January 15, 2010 3:30 PM

    Your beige one is definitely a candle holder (well its how it started out). Mom LOVES those things and we have a few sitting around the house and sunroom. Looks like the other one could be too

  2. January 15, 2010 7:01 PM

    Thanks for your kind comments on my new kitchen reno! I’ve enjoyed looking through all your before and after’s :) Have a great weekend!
    Kristin

  3. January 15, 2010 11:00 PM

    I like the obelisk thingy. It is cool. Not sure what I would put in the cage. Just as a joke you could place a fake bird in there and see if any one notices. Or a collections of pretty shells.

  4. January 16, 2010 12:05 AM

    You have such a good eye Jane, great finds! :) Is this the Goodwill up Glebe Road towards Ballston?

    • Borrowed Abode permalink*
      January 18, 2010 12:00 AM

      No, it’s actually the Herndon location of the Salvation Army! I’ve never had good luck at the Goodwill in Arlington or on Glebe Rd.

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