However, the obsession I have been known to act on is this: old cut glass containers posing as fancy crystal. There are always plenty of these items in thrift stores - discards from families who have probably had tons of these things for years, collecting dust. But if you can think of a purpose these could serve in your house, then they are a great find.
I would say my style is fairly modern and simple - not a lot of frills. But when I see these little things, I am totally drawn to the patterns and shapes in the glass and can't resist. Also, they are usually $1, so why not.
Here are a few of my finds from the past few years.
This is my favorite. I think maybe it used to be an ashtray. It's bubbled on the bottom and smooth on the inside. It's perfect as a catchall for my jewelry when I don't feel like putting it away in the evening.
These little guys serve a purpose by corralling our bathroom accessories.
This on is actually serving it's original purpose as a
So how about you? Any thrifty finds you just can't leave in the store?