Category Archives: Thrift Stores

Transformed Treasures Silent and Live Auction Luncheon

I’ve mentioned a few times, like here and here, that I’ve donated work to the Salvation Army for their 1st Annual Transformed Treasures Auction.  Here’s the scoop if you want to attend.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

11:00-2:00, Lunch will be served at 12:00pm

Patio Espanol, 2850 Alemany Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94112

Tickets: $35.00 donation benefiting The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center’s Pinehurst Program for Women

Please see Store Manager to purchase ticket or contact Cindy at 415-643-8029 or

I, sadly, will not be attending.  Just in case you can’t make it, either, you can still see my donations.


After Picture Napkin Rings

I totally cheated you in my last post, I didn’t tell you about the cheapo ugly plastic green napkin rings I bought.  Exciting, I know!  Doesn’t everyone want cheapo ugly plastic green napkin rings, one of which has an extra dated xmas flower design printed on it?

They sure do once I’m done with them!  I wrapped those bad boys in YARN!  Because right now everything is better wrapped in yarn.

I’ve also brushed glue on the inside for extra durability and non-falling apartness.  I’m taking these beauties to the Share Exchange on Tuesday.

Before Pictures

Wednesday I dropped off my Transformed Treasures Auction donations at the Salvation Army.  So, of course, I had to go shopping to see if there was anything good.

I hit the jackpot!  I’m so excited that I took “before” pictures of all the great stuff I found.  I already have some very specific ideas of what I’m going to do to some of it.  The mirror, especially.  I just love that shape, funny rounded oval rectangle.  Its going to go from “scratched up wood finish” to “AMAZING”.  I know one of my previous customers was interested in more shelving pieces, so I couldn’t pass on picking up the long black divided one and certainly not the super cool, kind of folklorico looking one with doors.  I might keep that one for my downstairs bathroom.  I’m bad, I know.  Isn’t the yellow lining on that little jewelry box great?  Its going to look supreme with something fabulous on the outside like cobalt blue.

You don’t get to see the near perfect leather bomber jacket I picked up for a friend.  Its in a creamy mustard yellow, so her color.  I’ll get pictures of that later.

So, without further ado, here are the beauties I can’t wait to play with!

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