T is for Thrift Store Score

Hello and Happy Tuesday to Blackbeard and Elizabeth and the T Gang! Last week I made a point to go out for coffee so I could show you one of our shops and my Americano drink at the Roast Rider. I went thrift shopping and found a bag of stickers for .99! I also found a new book called “Celebrating the Land” with Women’s Nature writings, which sounds wonderful and inspirational. The book with the music notes on the cover was intended to write your own sheet music, but I’m going to use it for a future art journal, it retailed for $19.98 and I bought it for $1.98! The wallpaper border is of colorful fish for .75 that I thought I would cut up and use for future cards or a journal page.

We went to visit my oldest daughter Katie in Raleigh NC this weekend as she is house hunting and we wanted to see the prospect. We went for a walk in the park and enjoyed our quick overnight visit. Stay well everyone & Enjoy your week ~

From Left to right: Sarah, Katie, Hubby (Ed) and Myself and Katie’s dog Wilson.
Mojo’s curled up tight taking a siesta, I think he has the right idea!

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17 thoughts on “T is for Thrift Store Score

  1. You got some great bargains, well done, and have fun using them! And that coffee looks great, I could do with a cup right now! Love the group photo ans Mojo is just fantastic, cats always know how to live and how to style themselves! Hugs, Valerie


  2. Good morning, great finds!! I always love running into fun craft items and at a reduced price. The book sounds really good I am going to check online for it.
    Great family photo pets included-hugs Happy T wishes Kathy


  3. oh what really good bargains you got Karen!! What’s not to love here-good coffee, the great finds, and a lovely family (4 legged ones included) to spend time with. Happy T day!

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  4. What a lovely post Karen! So nice to see where you had coffee – love that mug and the Roast Rider logo is card inspiration for sure. What a brilliant haul you got from the thrift shops too. I’m sure you’ll have great fun with that. Lovely to see your family photo and good luck to your daughter with her house hunting. You could always get Wilson on the case: “Wilson – find it!” LOL!
    Vicky x

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  5. What fabulous thrift finds you found, Karen. My favorite is that music score book. I can’t wait to see what you do with that!

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  6. Such a lovely post! It looks like you got some great goodies at the Thrift shop 😁. You all look so happy on your walk, such a fantastic photo of you all and I’m loving Mojo all curled up, so adorable! Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

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  7. Nice score. I love it when there are good bargains. And Katie’s pup is adorable. It’s so nice to see you and the family. Hope it was a super T day. Hugs-Erika


  8. OMGosh, Karen. How did I miss this post? I think I need an Americano right now. I am SO, SO sorry I missed your link today.

    Roast Rider sounds like an amazing place. I only use beans that are sustainably sourced. I take it they roast their own beans there. It sounds like a great place to have a cup of coffee (or even tea).

    You SCORED on those stickers. I am totally impressed. I’ve purchased stickers before and even on clearance, I didn’t get the quantity, quality, or diversity you got. I’m sure you are going to use them in your art, too.

    My friend Joseph writes music and he purchased one of those pads for writing scores. He would FLIP if I told him what you paid for yours.

    Now that we’ve met Wilson, it’s great to meet Katie and your family. It’s good to put a face with a name. You have a lovely family and I hope Katie finds a property she will love and can match her budget.

    Thanks beyond belief for taking us to Roast Rider for an Americano and to the thrift store for incredible finds. Again my apologies for overlooking your link today.


    1. You’re so sweet! I think it’s our time difference (I’m EST) ~ Thank you for your kind words and don’t ever apologize again, your visit & encouragement are much appreciated! Enjoy your day or eve at this point ~


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