One of my favorite things is perusing thrift stores. My mom used to take my brother and I all the time as a kid, and it was always fun to see what treasures we could find. And usually I could find an elephant somewhere to add to my massive figurine collection.
I still love going even if I have no plan in mind of purchasing anything.
And lucky for me, there are scads of awesome thrift stores here in Clarksville. It makes sense though if you think about it with it being a college and military town, there are always people moving around and downsizing before loading up those moving trucks. This means that there are great finds everywhere.
And come to find out there is a thrift store on base. Tom and I had been driving past it for months, but we just realized that this random big white building next to the PX is a thrift store. So we went a couple weeks ago on our tour de thrift store Saturday.
I actually did have a project in mind. My partner, Lesle, in the Carabox exchange, loves tea, so I thought it would be cute to make something out of tea cups. I got this idea from my sister-in-law who made these last year. Thanks Em!
And apparently tea sets/china does not make the cut for moving lists. There were hundreds of tea cups at every store we went to. I got this cup and saucer for a couple dollars.
It’s too bad I didn’t know about this last year since I know several people who were searching all over for tea cups for party decorations.
This project is so simple, just super glue and some time.
Just glue the teacup to the saucer. Let it sit for the recommended time.
Then you have a sweet little jewerly holder/coin holder/candle holder/etc. Super easy, yet effective.
It’s too bad that I am not fond of tea, because I think tea sets are adorably sweet. And tea parties are super fun, and make you feel like you are a lot more sophisticated than you actually are. (Thanks Katy for hosting a beautiful one back in Iowa! You really are that sophisticated though!)
I also want to say thanks to the ladies who nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award over the past few weeks!
I hope you all have a great weekend. I have a great surprise starting tomorrow so I hope you come back and visit!
For now I must finish watching my Clemson Tigers! CLEM in Cadence Count!
This will be my kids…