Monday, January 28, 2008

Thrift Store and Target Finds!

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I found this little miniature cabinet above for $7 at a Goodwill I stopped in when I was running an errand in another city. It's so adorable. I have no idea what I will do with it but I think I'm going to put it in my bathroom and buy a collection of miniature perfume bottles on eBay. I had a friend once that had a huge collection of miniature perfume bottles (the kind the stores give as samples) and I've always wanted some.
This little house above is actually a mailbox that someone made. The roof lifts up and it's wallpapered and carpeted inside. I also found this at the same Goodwill. I'm going to paint it white with black shutters and put a wood shingle roof on it. I bought some dollhouse shingles at the hobby store. Just what I need ~ another project! HA! At least it's a small project, hopefully this weekend I'll get this done. I'm going to put this on my fence in my patio area to hold my small garden tools.
I found 10 yards of this pom pom trim at the thrift store by my work for only 99 cents! What a deal although I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for so maybe it wasn't such a deal. Maybe I'll trim some throw pillows with it.
For those of you that have a Target nearby, you can find these great cardboard magazine holders in the front of the store for only $1.00 each! They're in the area at the very front of the store as you walk in that has all the cheap junk miscellaneous items. I bought the last 4 at my Target! I think I'll hit a few more Target Stores to see if I can find more. I have so many magazines!

31 comments:

Tamara said...

Brilliant finds! I'm loving the little mailbox house! So cute!

Check out what The Nester did with pom-pom trim: http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/2008/01/window-mistreatment-101-red-checks.html

Can't wait to see your mailbox when it's finished!

Tracey said...

I bought some of the magazine holders too, in the same green color! :)

Shari said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the mailbox makeover and such a great use for it--holding garden tools! I would have never thought of that. I might have several small perfume bottles I could send you. I have been known to toss them in the back of my makeup drawer when I think they are too pretty to throw away. I'll check. :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Thanks for the heads up on those magazine holders, they are just what I need to organize my stash! Love your other finds too, the little house mailbox is going to be so cute when you are done with it:>)

the feathered nest said...

Target always has some good stuff in the $1 section! Very cute cabinet and that little mailbox house is so cute. Can't wait to see what you do with it (I've always wanted a doll house).

Manuela

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy what fabulous finds. Great way to use the old mail box. That little cabinet is cute too.
Oh what a great bargain from Target.
Alison

Julie said...

"cheap junk" ...snicker snicker...

Anonymous said...

I love the little cabinet, and the house is so cute. Bet it will be adorable when it's done! I have a little white cabinet like that I found at a garage sale. I put some little miniature flower pots that my mother in law made from qulling and beads. I bet the bottles will look adorable.

Mary said...

Cindy,
We used to have curtains with those little pom poms when I was little. Thanks for the sweet memory!
xoxo,
Mary

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Great finds! That mailbox is going to be adorable when you are through and what a great idea you have for using it. The trim is an unbelievable bargain. I have thought myself fortunate when I've been able to find that kind of trim at Walmart .... on sale....for $2/yd...SCORE!!!! Pillows definitely.....or sew it on the edge of a plain throw....

((hugs)) Rosie

Glenda said...

Hi Cindy
Do you ever wonder how do I get so lucky to find the things that I like when I go to the thrift shop. I went to Thrift town yesterday and I found these lovely white doves made in italy and a pretty pink little plate with flowers that I hung on the wall.
Then I went to Ross and found 400 count Egyptian sateen white sheets, and some pretty bathroom hand towels. What a find.
I know that excited feeling you get when you find something that just seems to be made for your to put your touch on.
Glenda

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Gorgeous finds!ooo what I could do with those!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH! that cabinet is so nice. I love the idea of the perfume bottles. I guess I need to go to Target I could sure use some of those magazine holders. I am going out the door now to go to Home Goods. Have you ever been to one? I should leave my check book at home. I am taking a friend who wants to go and has never been but you never know what I might find.
Take care
ginger

restyled home said...

Hey! I have that same little cabinet!! I hung it on the wall in my daughter's bedroom and I added yellow and pink toile fabric to the doors. Isn't it sweet??

As for that pompom fringe...I LOVE that stuff, so please do use it and then show us the pictures after you're done!!

The living room looks great, Cindy!!

Linda
xoxo

neworleanslady said...

That is so funny! I just bought the same magazine holders at Target. What a great deal!

joan said...

Great deals Cindy! I really like the magazine holders. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Pompom fringe, I love that stuff. So cute to trim a towel with or I once glued it around the outsideof the seat of a child's chair!I should have stopped by Target today as I was up that way, very cute mag holders! Good finds.
Carol
http://ourreddoor.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Now I have to brave the weather and get to Target! I need some for magazines and some for my paperback cookbooks that keep getting buried in the shelf.
That is the sweetest mailbox. Can't wait to see the results of your decorating it.
Don't laugh, two years ago I found a steal like that for pompom fringe and I used it for garland on my Christmas tree. Kids thought Mom had gone off the deep end but it looked great. Perhaps some could be used for the edge of a tablecloth, pillows, pillow cases...

Pear tree cottage! said...

Cindy, It is always such a thrill and a pleasure to visit your blog page, gosh you always have such wonderful luck in what you find.

I adore the little cupboard so sweet!

Lee-ann In Australia

Rosemary said...

I love all of your great finds!!
I'm sure your projects will be great!
I love Target!
Rosemary

debbiekay said...

Thou shalt not covet, I know I know but I just love the mailbox. Only you would think to use it for such practical means.

Gotta love you Cindy, you are amazing.

Debbie Kay

Linda said...

I love the minature cabinet, what a great idea to put miniature perfume bottles in it, I have a collection of bottles that my mother-in-law always brings back from overseas with her for me, I had them sitting on a shelf but they get so dusty, I think I may have to keep an eye out for a cabinet like yours. Thanks for the tip.
Cheers Linda

Liz said...

These are my kind of finds! I love that house-mailbox. Cute cute cute. Thanks for the tip on the magazine holders.

Anonymous said...

That white cabinet is great!

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. You are so creative!

Kelly

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Nice finds, Cindy! Oh, I'm gonna have to run by my Target and see if they have anymore of those magazine holders. Those are so cute & would match my office.

Love all your other finds too!

Rhoda

Suzy said...

Oh Cindy,
you always find the best things. I just adore that miniature cabinet. So wonderful!!! I can't wait to see that "tool holder".

Suzy

hayhay said...

Don't you just love Target for those cheap finds?? I am going to hit my Target today to see if I can find some of these too! Thanks for the tip!!

Deann Johnson said...

Cindy- great finds ! I sure wish we could go thrifting together...an extra set of (good) eyes is always helpful.
I have one of those little cabinets in my bathroom. I've been collecting "chopper hopper's" (search ebay for 'chopper hopper' if you don't know what I mean...they are vintage denture holders) for years now - maybe tomorrow I'll take a picture for you !

Deann

ThriftShopRomantic said...

I'm grateful for the tip on the magazine holders at Target-- there are a number I'd like to keep but prefer not to have in shameful piles. :)

Jaybird said...

If you will email me, I will send you a box full of those perfume bottles that you need! I have a bunch that i would love for someone special to have!
jbmusik at yahoo dot com

Kathy said...

Hi all. I just discovered this site and love it. I also just figured out how to send a post as I am new to blogging. You are all an inspiration. I just got back from my local consignment shop where I found Bennington Potter dishes...something I have wanted for over 20 years. I picked up 5 pieces for $25. Well, I will check in again..you are inspiring me to clean off the clutter on my dining room table.