Hidden Treasures: Unique Primitive Crafts on a Budget

Hidden Treasures: Unique Primitive Crafts on a Budget

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Thrift Haul at Goodwill
    1. Antiques and Furniture Building
    2. Dollar Section Surprise
    3. Cool Finds: Basket and Globe
    4. Repurposing Ideas
  3. Thrift Store Finds in Vermont
    1. Exploring a Hidden Thrift Store
    2. Wooden Star and Metal Heart
    3. Candle Holders and Decor Pieces
  4. Surprising Prices at Goodwill
    1. Lowered Prices and Great Deals
    2. Metal Tray and Wired Basket
    3. Pocket and Glass Globe
    4. Unique Decor Pieces
  5. Conclusion

Thrift Haul: Unveiling Hidden Treasures

Are you a crafty individual always on the lookout for unique items to repurpose? If so, then you're in for a treat! Join me, Shelley, on my latest thrift haul adventure where I stumbled upon some remarkable finds. From antique furniture to dollar section surprises, this thrift haul had it all. So without further ado, let's dive into my exciting discoveries!

Thrift Haul at Goodwill

Antiques and Furniture Building

My thrift haul journey started at a captivating antique furniture building in Vermont. Packed with an overwhelming assortment of items, I couldn't help but immerse myself in the treasure trove of possibilities. Although the regular sections didn't yield much, it was the back corner that caught my eye. In the darkest and creepiest part of the building, hidden away like a secret, was the dollar section—a paradise for thrifty enthusiasts like myself.

Dollar Section Surprise

A wave of excitement washed over me as I laid my eyes on the first find of the day: a unique basket with a leaning shape. Despite a little damage, its charm and versatility caught my attention. The possibilities for creating stunning vignettes seemed endless. And for just a dollar, it was an absolute steal. As I delved deeper into the dollar section, my thrill only grew.

Cool Finds: Basket and Globe

Another standout discovery was a captivating globe. Its perfect roundness and intricate details intrigued me. Whether displayed with a little lip on the chimney part or flipped upside down, this globe holds countless creative possibilities. The best part? It only cost me a dollar, and it even came with a candle as a bonus. The thrill of finding hidden treasures continued with a delightful little star-shaped candle holder and a green candle. The set, also priced at a dollar, added a touch of whimsy to my collection.

Repurposing Ideas

Aside from the dollar section delights, my thrift haul journey led me to various other stores and their unique offerings. At a mall in Barry, I stumbled upon a wooden star and metal heart, both priced at reasonable amounts. While hearts aren't typically my go-to decor choice, this one struck a chord with its exquisite design. As for the wooden star, memories of a previous successful Etsy sale spurred my excitement to unleash my creativity once more. Ideas of repurposing and decorating these finds thrived in my imaginative mind.

Surprising Prices at Goodwill

To my surprise, Goodwill, a place I rarely score well at, proved to be a goldmine during this thrift haul. The best part? The prices were significantly lower than usual, making it hard to resist adding more items to my collection. From metal trays to wired baskets, each find offered incredible versatility and potential. The chances of scoring a great deal were higher than ever.

Lowered Prices and Great Deals

Gone were the days of inflated thrifted item prices. Goodwill seemed to have revamped its pricing strategy, offering customers like me exceptional value for their finds. With the prices now more affordable, my enthusiasm soared, and I eagerly picked up a metal tray for just a dollar—an absolute steal. Its cuteness factor compelled me to envision various creative ways to incorporate it into my decor.

Metal Tray and Wired Basket

Continuing my exploration at Goodwill, I stumbled upon a wired basket adorned with charming little feet. The elegant golden design won me over instantly. Although it would likely end up painted black, its potential to become a stunning centerpiece or a fruit holder was undeniable. And at a mere four dollars, it was hard to resist. Additionally, I found a little pocket for three dollars that exuded elegance with its intricate scrollwork. With a few modifications, it would serve as a delightful vessel for greenery or seasonal blooms.

Pocket and Glass Globe

While wandering through the store, I stumbled upon a delightful glass globe, its intricate lines capturing my attention. It sparked an idea: why not repurpose it as a riser or a decorative tray? The absence of a price tag worked in my favor, with the cashier offering it to me for just a dollar. Thrilled with my finds, I also picked up a plastic gravy boat for potential painting and crafting projects. Its versatility made it impossible to pass up, especially at such a low price.

Unique Decor Pieces

The thrift haul adventure continued with an assortment of decor pieces that caught my eye. A lovely frame with an under-the-mistletoe theme piqued my interest, and ideas of repainting it or incorporating stencils danced in my head. The possibilities seemed boundless. Another noteworthy find was a heavy metal flower box holder with intricate scrollwork. Although I contemplated keeping it for myself, the weight and shipping costs posed a challenge. Nevertheless, it remained a tempting option.


My thrift haul adventure was nothing short of exhilarating. From the surprising finds at Goodwill to the hidden gems discovered in various stores, I couldn't have been more thrilled with the results. With lowered prices came an abundance of creative possibilities, allowing me to unleash my repurposing skills on a variety of unique pieces. From baskets to candle holders, each find in this thrift haul told a story of its own. If you're in the mood for some thrifty inspiration, take a look at my Etsy shop, where you might just find some of these marvelous treasures. Join me on future thrift haul adventures and let's continue to explore the world of repurposing together.


  • Explore a variety of unique finds in an exciting thrift haul adventure.
  • Uncover hidden treasures in an antique furniture building in Vermont.
  • Experience the thrill of the dollar section surprise and discover amazing bargains.
  • Find inspiration for repurposing and decorating with repurposed items.
  • Marvel at the pleasantly lower prices at Goodwill, making every find even more rewarding.
  • Discover exceptional value in unique decor pieces, from metal trays to wired baskets.
  • Get creative with repurposing ideas and make these treasures your own.
  • Don't miss out on the opportunity to join the thrifty repurposing movement.
  • Check out Shelley's Etsy shop for more amazing finds and repurposed creations.
  • Stay tuned for future thrift haul adventures and explore the world of repurposing with Shelley.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are these thrift haul items available for purchase? A: Yes, some of these items may be available for purchase on Shelley's Etsy shop. Make sure to check out the shop for more details.

Q: How often does Shelley go on thrift haul adventures? A: Shelley's thrift haul adventures are often driven by her love for repurposing and finding unique items. Follow her on her social media channels to stay updated on her latest thrift haul adventures.

Q: Can I repurpose these items myself? A: Absolutely! Shelley's thrift haul items serve as inspiration for your own repurposing projects. Feel free to get creative and put your own spin on these incredible finds.

Q: Will the prices at Goodwill continue to be low? A: While pricing at thrift stores may vary, it is always worth exploring to find great deals. Keep an eye out for sales and special discounts to maximize your thrift shopping experience.

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