We still love checking out the local thrift store, also known as the Bis-Bis or the Rd4, though we don’t go as often as we used to. The problem is we almost never leave empty handed. Thankfully everything we have bought recently easily fits in our car. We haven’t jumped on the furniture-buying bandwagon just yet, but never say never.
I thought this hanger was adorable (though possibly impractical – it is quite heavy.) I just made a dress for my niece’s birthday so I mailed it to her along with the gift.
Jeremy’s favorite thing to buy is beer glasses, and there are always some available for purchase.
He has quite a few – here is our china cabinet. Incidentally it was nearly empty when we moved here – we left most of the original contents in storage. Unfortunately it is has quickly been filled again. Perhaps we should curtail our Rd4 visits.
Lest the pot be accused of calling the kettle black, here’s my latest
obsession purchase: glass canning jars. They were only 50 cents each!
I don’t know how to use them for canning – the lids are mostly ground glass – but I thought they would be really cool for storage, displays or gifts.
I went back to the Rd4 the next day and picked up a few (!) more. They range in volume from 3/4 Liter to 2 Liters.
This one came with a bonus!
My container collection grew a bit more on our recent trip to France. Design Mom had blogged about these adorable yogurt containers (she mentioned them again here too) so I was thrilled to find some at the Carrefour grocery store near our hotel. The blue ones are made of terra cotta – and are the most beautiful shade of periwinkle! Like the canning jars I’m not sure what I’ll use them for, but I plan to continue
hoarding acquiring them the next time we go to France. (The yogurt inside was tasty too.)