You’ll get to know very quickly that I’m what might be called a spendthrift….I wrote a little about it here.
It’s not that I don’t like to have nice things, but I have just sorted through waaaay to many estates in my day to know first hand that it doesn’t matter what you spend on something up front….at the back end, it’s all worth nothing.
I’d rather use my money for finer pursuits, for things that don’t serve myself.
So, when it comes to seeing all the cutesy things in the stores for Christmas decorating, I have to really question each and every purchase…..( I wrote about that process here ).
I picked up this really cute centerpiece at the neighbourhood senior’s center Thrift Shop – I paid $2.99 for it, and it already had all the great nativity figurines on it. The center, however, was still bare. I wasn’t sure if I was going to fill it with candles or what ….
On a treasure hunt through my local Value Village I found the perfect thing….and it was only $1.99! Can you guess what it’s original purpose was??
It’s a covered cheese board! I was so excited! I mean A BUCK-NINETY-NINE!!!!
I’ve now had visions of all the covered cheeseboards I will be able to pick up at garage sales for a quarter this summer….I think I’ll be finding some more decorative uses for these! I’ve seen so many shabby chic-cers using them for nests / birds etc. Oh the possibilities! I just get so excited about REPURPOSING!