Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thrift Store Score and Fish on the Brain

Since I've moved back to my hometown I haven't had a chance to check out the local thrift store. I drive by ALL the time, but just haven't gotten around to going in. Thrift store trips for me and generally hit and miss... usually miss. 
But today must have been my lucky day. 
I went in with three objectives: 
1. a small basket for my nieces flower girl basket
2. a colander to wash fish gravel in
3. plates with decorative edges for another wedding project for my niece
I found all 3, plus some, in under 20 minutes and all for under $11!!! 
(not pictured is the colander because Amazing Boyfriend was already using it)

My favorite find has to be the fish plate. 
 I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to use it for, especially since it won't work for the project I got the other plates for, but I just thought it was so cool.

Maybe the reason I love the fish plate so much is because I have fish on the brain. Amazing Boyfriend decided on Sunday when we went to the pet store to get treats for Luna that he wants to get fish. (Note to self: go to the pet store alone from now on.) He came home and did his research online of what kind of tank he wanted, what he'd have to do to treat the tank, how to clean it, etc. 
Last night we went back to the pet store and got EVERYTHING that we could possibly need to set up an aquarium. Today we spent the afternoon setting everything up. 
The advice we got was to have the tank set up and running for a couple days before introducing fish. Since tomorrow is a chemo day, we decided that next week when ABF is feeling better we'll get our first couple fish for our fish tank. Just in time for ABF's birthday. 
All in all, today was a pretty good day. 

1 comment:

  1. I used to avoid thrift stores like the plague (we never had anything like it back in my hometown) - but now I have a hard time going into one without finding fantastic things. I dropped in yesterday and one of the ladies was showing me all this "neat, unique stuff" they had. I loved it!

    You so made me want to set up my fish tank. But alas, it will have to wait.

    I hope ABF's chemo day (and following days) go smoothly for you two!


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