Every so often my friend Meggan, the thrift doctor, and I get together on a Thursday evening for what we call Thrifty Thursday.
This tends to be a winter activity for us. Meggan and her family have a cabin up north that they spend time at in the summer (one of these days I’m hoping she’ll write a guest blog post for us about her cabin, hint, hint Meggan), and I tend to do more garage saling rather than thrifting in the summer. We hadn’t gotten together for a Thrifty Thursday since some time last winter! Instead of ‘fair weather friends’ I think it would be more fitting to call us ‘foul weather friends.’ When the weather isn’t suitable for anything else, we go thrifting.
So last Thursday, which was chilly and rainy, Meggan picked me up and we headed to our local thrift store.
We always manage to come home with at least a few goodies. Meggan has three outdoorsy boys at home and she always finds gear for them at bargain prices, but both she and I are on the lookout for fun vintage decor pieces too.
I always dig through the racks of hangers looking for any with old advertising on them. I only found one this time …
But I also grabbed several plain vintage wooden hangers.
I thought it would be fun to see if I could add a little faux ‘advertising’ to them. I started with some old 7 Gypsies rub-on’s that I had in my stash.
These are all from their set called Nomenclature and they ended up being perfect for these narrow hangers.
I pulled out some of the Prima Marketing knob transfers to use on the other two hangers I purchased.
I keep finding fun new ways to use these transfers. They have just the right vintage vibe for the hangers don’t you think?
While I was digging around in my stash of Prima Marketing transfers I came across one that was a perfect fit for the enamelware refrigerator box that I also found while thrifting.
This is the bottom portion of the smaller sized Seeds transfer. I’d used the rest of it on a chair recently and this bit was left over.
This box is the perfect size for storing all of my Prima Marketing waxes and chalk pastes.
That reminds me that I never did share that chair here on the blog. It’s one that I painted, photographed, and then took to Reclaiming Beautiful to sell. I didn’t get around to looking at the photos until after I’d taken the chair away. In the end I had taken only one photo that was blog worthy, so I never blogged about it.
So now you know, I only share the cream of the crop here on the blog 😉
Speaking of which, I painted three pieces of furniture last weekend but we’ve had nothing but dreary weather unsuitable for photography since then. Hopefully the sun will come out again soon. Sometime before next spring would be nice. Otherwise Meggan and I will have no choice but to continue thrifting every Thursday.
Linking up with the Vintage Charm Party at My Thrift Store Addiction.