Oh I love a productive thrift shop visit and yesterday was a good one. I found a ball of cotton twine, two large spools of heavy white and beige thread, a huge bag of white buttons, a cute little rustic fence/gate and lots of great little bowls/buckets for my christmas goodies! I spent about the same on the fillers for the baskets so it was a total score!!
I love this speckled bowl, it reminds me of a bird egg.
And even funnier, I found this like 1970's era plastic Santa that Jacob just had to have. 69 cents later, it was ours!!
Now, I found this idea yesterday for a shabby garland and fell in love with it.
I have to find the blog site so I can give proper credit to the original owner
of this idea...(it's junk, something, I have to check!),
I had lots of leftover scraps of fabric and I love the way this turned out!
at first, I had the word "peace" strung on it, but the tags were too large.
Without any, it looked too bare.
So I added smaller tags and spelled out "merry christmas" on one side and used
a stamping up christmas tree on the other side of each tag. I love, love, love how it turned out.
It's hanging in the doorway of my dining/living room.
Hope you have a fabulous thrifty day too!