Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thrifty Finds With A Purpose

I swung by Goodwill on Monday, while I was out, and after not finding anything I was really looking for, I switched gears and started to think about what I could use at the Holiday Market for display purposes.  Here’s part of what I came home with.

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The large Christmas floral in the back was in really good shape and for $2.99, I thought it would make for a nice display on the main table, since it is a Holiday market.

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The glassware I’m going to use to hold some candy for customers to the booth ~ some of those red and white peppermints in one and in the other maybe Christmas chocolate kisses.  For the large glass container, I am going to use that to hold the large boxes of match boxes I’ll be dressing up.

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I couldn’t pass up this little tote and it can hold tags, but I will also sell it.  Once it is transformed it will be good to go.

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The little silver tray reminded me of those Ex Voto hearts {did I spell that right?}.  I thought this would be good to hold some of my cards.  The last two I found on my way out.  They were still on the cart to be put on the shelves, but I caught a glimpse of their size and color {even with things piled on top of them}.

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These frames will be great for a project I’m copycatting from another blogger.  I don’t even have to do anything to them, just clean them up.  The frame is already black, which I wanted, and the glass is intact.  I will show you what I do with them in another post.   What do you think of these display ideas?

13 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Great finds! I rarely find items that are inexpensive at our Goodwill. It's so frustrating. They price items higher than they would have originally sold. The arrangement is in great shape! I can't wait to see what you do with the frames.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I would have bought all of it, too! The floral piece still looks great and I love the candy idea! Great idea for the business cards, too. I have a ton of small silver trays from Goodwill that I keep some of my jewelry making supplies in. Love this heart-shaped one.

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a good eye for seeing how you can use items. I wish I were like that! You have some really great ideas for the sale!

I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the frames. I have one that has been sitting here waiting for inspiration!

XO,
Jane

Okio B Designs said...

Nice finds! Love the little tote!

Jeanine

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

I really like the idea of the heart tray for your business cards. I think it will look sweet. Can't wait to see what your whole booth looks like. You will have to remember to take pictures for all us West Coasters. :-)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, you found some great items. I like the ideas that you have for them!

Cynthia said...

Love those dishes and the candy idea is a good one. Great finds.
Drop by for a vist.

Cynthia

Gail said...

Great finds Kathy and sounds like you have some great ideas for their uses as well. I love the little silver heart tray. Hope you're having a wonderful day, Gail

Kelly said...

That's a good idea to find containers for things you're selling. I think Goodwill hit the mark for you this time!

chateau chic said...

Terrific finds, Kathy. I'm sure they'll be used in very creative ways.
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Good finds, Kathy! I like the idea of offering candy to customers, may have to do that myself. The floral arrangement looks great, can't believe you got that so cheap. I find dollar store boxes at our GW for $1.95! I've just about given up on them!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great Christmas floral. It's in such great shape too.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

There you go again...always finding the best deals!!!

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