Hello again! I promised I would show you my best-yet thrift store find, so here it goes! First, let's start with the background story ... I had been dying to have these lovely ceramic alphabet and number balls for months. Only problem was, they're super pricey. Like $2 a pop. And when you need at least 20 or 30 to display, that's a lot. I had waited and waited to get them, trying to find a cheaper alternative, but there were none (sorry, blogging dyi-ers, ping pong balls just weren't cutting it). So I caved, finally spent $40 on the beautiful little balls from Pier 1, and of course needed something fabulous to display them in. Enter, the DAV.
Now, mind you I've never been much of a thrifter, and I strongly dislike the DAV near my house because it honestly smells like throw up. But I sucked it up, held my breath, and went in. I scoured the homewares for something non-disgusting and super cheap. There wasn't much but as I was debating between a sad vase and an over-priced mason jar, the heavens parted and I noticed a glorious wire cake stand sort of thing sitting on top of a pile of junk. My heart skipped a beat and I knew it would be perfect! As I snatched up the treasure, I noticed it didn't have a price tag on it. Plastered everywhere were sings that read "no tag, no sale" so I knew I had to find a way to get the stand priced. I finally found the stock man and asked him what the price was. "Would 95 cents work?" were his melodic words to me. "Of course!" I squealed back. And the wire pedestal was mine!
Here it is in its new home in my kitchen, complete with spanish moss and my (waaaay too expensive) alphabet and number balls. TRIUMPH!!
Do you do any thrifting? What's your best find so far?
PS- Stay tuned for my crafty Mother's Day present project coming tomorrow!