I have a very treasured friend. She probably doesn't know how much I appreciate her, but she helped me enormously through some rough spots. She would walk all over creation with me and listen to me prattle. But that's not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about how she has expanded my life experiences.
So, I've known for years what my good friend's passion is - well one of them in particular anyway. She is a thriftshopaholic. That is not a bad thing. Oh no. Not in her capable hands. She has a gift. A gift, I tell you. She can go into a used whatever store, zero in on the deals, come out with someone's castoff and turn it into a work of art. I so admire her vision and ability. I would go to the thriftstores and I couldn't make the magic happen. Until.... her blog, and the blogs her blog linked me to. Then I got the nerve to try it again. These "trash to treasures", "silk purse out of a sow's ear", "rethunk junk" people are incredible, I could never be as good as they are, but I dove in and this is what I've acquired:
A lovely little candle holder because I love candles:
A cute little tub for my lotions bought during same trip as candle holder:
Again, fifty cents