For today’s Thrifty Things Friday party, I want to show you not only my fun thrift finds but, to introduce you to the little shop I bought them at. This is kind of a long post. Sorry about that.
While at the cabin we had been seeing signs for a big Christmas bazaar happening at a local high school the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We had been looking forward to it but, it closed so early that we didn’t get to go in and look around. However, we had seen signs for an antique and homemade items shop. After driving for a few miles out in the middle of nowhere, we found the shop.
The couple that own this shop which, is next to their home, find salvaged items to create new decorative things. The gentleman goes to old factories and odd places like that and digs up all kinds of fun treasures like faucets spigots. And he turns them into hanging racks.
I bought a bunch of vintage hankies here (working on a quilt top made of vintage hankies). They have quite a few and they were only $1.00 each.
He has also found lots of fun wood cone spool-like things at an old Mill. He cleans them up and refinishes them and adds some color thread. They are only $1.00 each. I bought several of them just for fun decoration in a bowl. He also has some that he has added a pin to the top and some red ribbon to hang. Also only $1.00.
These were awesome as well. These are reclaimed old wood fence posts. He gets them on the lathe and cleans and shapes them and then finishes them off. You can put a candle inside. Each one is unique with the knotholes.
And they have a bunch of old burlap bags.
He also has some small burlap bags that held shot. They are each $1.00.
East of Kansas is just a small shop with fun things. I love little family owned shops like this! And I try to support them as much as I can. The princess even used her own money to buy a Christmas ornament for her friend, grandma, her uncle and one for us.
I talk to the couple and asked if they have an online store but, they don’t. However, I have their phone number and email address for y’all in case you want to buy anything. They will gladly ship to you. I told them that I was going to do this post and they were happy to have me give out this information.
Oops, I cut off the phone number : (989) 785-3918
The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
These folks are very nice and kind and put up with a “I didn’t get a nap so, I am going to drive everyone around me insane” princess!
I know they do not have an unlimited supply of the things I have shown so, give them a call or drop them an email if you want to purchase anything and have it shipped to you! I’m thinking about getting more of these little $1.00 cones. They are just so perfect for a little rustic look and can be used all year long.
I am using mine for a bit of rustic Christmas decor. Using my grandma’s wood bowl, some fresh cut Rosemary (OMG, you would not believe how amazing it smells!) branches I just cut and a couple of Dollar Tree Ribbon Candy ornaments. Very simple.
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