I went thrift store and secondhand shopping with a friend yesterday and found a couple of great items, all on the cheap. The first item was a little glass bottle with a glass topper for 99cent. The bottle has a label on it that says: Prepared Cotton, Eastern Laos, Siam. Not sure what the bottle was originally used for (my guess is, it held cotton), but I like it.
The second item I bought was this painting. It's a canvas painting with a red background and a giant blue flower/sunburst design with hints of purples and greens. The tag said $6, but when I went to pay for the painting, it rang up as $5. As you can see, I put it on a high shelf above my closet with some other large items that I use to decorate with.
You may recognize this chalkboard from a previous post; it was my d.i.y. (do it yourself) project. I needed a large filler for the same over-the-closet shelf, and choose to use this. A friend and I drew an elephant on it for design. As you can see, we're not artists....
Once I finished setting everything up, this was the end result. Some of the items are kind of boring (i.e. collectible spoon case) but I can't get rid of them at the time and I definitely don't intend on putting them out in a easier to view location.
Overall, yesterday's shopping trip was quite successful!