Sunday, August 1, 2010

Thrifty Finds

I got away for a little girl time yesterday afternoon with my friend Ellen. Woo Hoo! It was much needed and a lot of fun. I love to browse an antiquey-junk store when I am in the mood to shop but do not want to tempt myself to spend real amounts of money. The mall spells budget disaster and I hate to go unless I really need something. However, there is nothing like a little treasure hunting. I have heard people talk about the Rink in Bethany for a while and wanted to check it out. Luckily Ellen was game!

The Rink is an old skating rink that is now a booth style antiquey store. Although it was hot in there we had so much fun checking everything out and I got some DEALS! Here they are...

1. Cowboy Boots! I have been an Oklahoma girl for eleven years now, but have yet to break down and buy a pair of boots. It comes down to guts. I have never been sure I would really wear them and they are expensive! Yesterday I found this pair of boots:

I wore them all over the store and they fit! Steal of the day at only $10. I wore them out last night and love them.

2. Cake Stand. These beauties are magazine staples and I have lusted for one for some time, unwilling to buy an expensive one with a lid but unwilling to settle for a cheap target one without a lid. I spotted this beauty:

Score! Mine for the bargain basement price of $25. I have almost purchased one before in a junk shop charging that much for the base alone. So- please- if this is not a bargain in your eyes I do NOT want to hear about it!

3. Decorative Plate. I like to use plates when decorating my bookshelves, and although I have no place to put it now I am starting to think about how I will change things up for Fall. This will be a great pop of red when I am ready to banish my beachy blue in September:


So- I spent less than $40 bucks and got three things I love. What a great afternoon... Who wants to go again next weekend?


  1. Hey! I love your blog. I got the link on FB. I will happily visit any antique store, flea market, etc. anytime. Those boots are awesome!

  2. Didn't I tell you the Rink was flippin' awesome?! I've lived here my whole life and never had some boots, but I want some! Where did you go out? I'll go with you anytime!

  3. We love to treasure hunt! And the boots are totally YOU and very cute! Thanks for sharing...