|First trip: $19|
Can you believe that spool was only $1.50?!?! I almost died when I saw it. This thrift store is very popular for clothing, but I never imagined finding an old spool there. It's 11" tall! I bought two smaller ones in Amish country for $7 and $6 and they are about 6" tall, so this one would have been at least $20 in Amish country. They did not know what a treasure they had on their hands at the thrift store! I thought I was on Candid Camera or something. I grabbed it up so fast...right after I put my eyeballs back in my head.
|My find is on the right with the small spool I found in |
Amish country on the left for size comparison.
I wasn't sure if the scale was an antique, but grabbed it anyway as I've seen some of you with scale collections. I figured if nothing else, it would look good on display in the kitchen or dining room. I can practically hold all of my prim decor items in both hands, so I was happy just to add to the collection and start decorating our home.
I could have strangled the person who labeled the scale. It's dusty and a bit rusty so a price sticker wouldn't stick, so they just grabbed a Sharpie and labeled the tray! Wha???
So that was my first trip into the world of thrift store makeovers. A big thanks to all of you who have shared your makeovers and addiction. : )