Leaving on a jet plane … and thrifting

We’re on a plane to Boulder, Co. right now.

HELL YES.

While I’m away allow me to show you what my mom introduced me to: a new found amazing thrifting spot. It’s called Changing Thymes and is in Grandville, Mi. (Their website)

Here’s some of what I picked up:

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Each of these books were $1. I couldn’t help myself. If nothing else it was worth this tweet.

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This lace doily or table runner was $2. You’ll see it soon in another fun DIY.

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Old Fashioned Style. $2. LOVE IT. No idea what I’m going to do with it yet. You know how some people collect tins or fake flowers? I collect jars. And pyrex.

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I can do almost anything … $1.

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An old tin!! For tea. $2.

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Lacey apron. $2.

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Set of pretty plates for my daughter’s tea parties. $3.

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Two tea-towels that I have an idea for. $4.

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I’m not sure what these are. Coasters? Ash trays? There are 4 of them, they were $3. I think I’ll use them for my jerwelry in my dresser, or for decorating during the holidays. I’ve got some ideas.

So – I’ll be gone all week but I’ll pop in here once in a while (a few fun DIY posts coming) but I want to see what you guys can find. Go shopping! You can email me photos or add them yourself to the Flickr Group and we’ll do a round up. ROUND IT UP, FRIENDS.

In the mean time – I’ve been told about some fabulous thrifting in Colorado as well and I’ll see if I can get away and check it out. Have you been to Boulder or Denver even? What should we see, where should we eat and what should we NOT COME HOME until we’ve done?

xoxo

14 thoughts on “Leaving on a jet plane … and thrifting

  1. If it’s still warm enough in Boulder (it is today, not sure when you’ll be here), definitely have breakfast or lunch on the porch at Chautauqua and then take an easy hike up towards the Flatirons. Glorious this time of year. For a fancypants date, have dessert and coffee at the Flagstaff House for amazing views. Dinner is pricy, but you gave the same spectacular service and views when you go for dessert – try the Chocolate Box and definitely get the coffee because the way they serve it is worth the trip by itself! Also great – breakfast at The Buff or Lucilles, anyplace outside on Pearl Street Mall for excellent people-watching. The Boulder Bookstore is a great independent bookstore with lots of nooks and crannies. Not sure about great thrifting though – try The Amazing Garage Sale out in North Boulder and then go next door for yummy mango margaritas.

  2. WRT Pyrex…one thing I didn’t know until recently, is that the original company was sold a long while ago, and the ‘new’ Pyrex stuff is not made with the same (more expensive) glass and is generally NOT safe in a microwave nor can it handle the hot/cold differential the old stuff can. So, make sure you read the fine print, otherwise, you could have a potentially dangerous thing.

  3. We don’t own a microwave and I don’t actually have any right now – a few years ago I rid of my collection and some day when I have a house again I’ll maybe get a few things to use and display again – but only oldies.

  4. It’s not just use in a microwave, it’s any action that might expose the glass to extremes in temperature. Even going from measuring cold water to something hot could cause it to break…the new stuff cannot handle the big changes in temperature; the old stuff could.

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