Friday, May 4, 2012

A look through my shopping bags.
Jane @ urbanejane.7:36 PM 9 comments

Happy Friday!

Before I kick off a weekend of fundraiser-walking for a great cause and spending my other free time with the other half, I just wanted to share some of my latest purchases & thrift store finds.

I love these small notebooks I found at Chapters Indigo in the clearance section. They were marked down from $8 to $2 apiece! I was seriously tempted to buy one in every design!

I picked this up for a friend whose birthday is coming up. She is facing an exciting summer ahead of traveling to China & India, so this seems a bit fitting.

I found this little guy in my local Goodwill. The hole in his head seems a bit small for pencils... toothpicks? Either way, he is in dire need of a good spray painting :)

Another neat thrift store find: a plastic bamboo cup. All it needs is paint to disguise it's 80s flair, and it's ready for pencils/straws/paint brushes... you name it.

My absolute favourite discovery this week is this delicate metal Japanese music -jewelry box. It not only has adorable feet on the bottom, 

but the lid has a stunning picture cast in mixed metals.

The felted inside is in really good shape as well, but unfortunately the music only plays when the metal stick is held up (which isn't too bad because the music is one of the prettiest tunes I've ever heard & makes the effort worth it). $4 was well spent on this one!

And finally, I found this really beat up metal tray for $2. 

I don't know if I'll beat it back up into shape and paint it or Brasso it, but I really like the Greek lines on it. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour of my 'junk' (as my loving husband likes to call it! ;)

Have a fantabulous weekend!!
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About The Author Urbane Jane I'm Jane and I'm glad you stopped by! I live in Ontario, Canada, and teach in a middle school by day & blog about my life & hobbies by night.


  1. Wow...what great finds! I am in love with your jewelry box and the tray! Makes me want to go thrifting!

  2. Fantastic scores! I especially love those journals. You can never have too many!

  3. I love your new little treasures! How fun, and you have a great eye for little lovelies.

    I'm a new follower. Stop by and say Hi sometime soon...


  4. Great finds! I love shopping thrift stores... absolutely worth the trip - every time! Would love to have you join in on my linky party {}

    Have a great week!

    Your newest follower,

  5. What a fun post! I love the little notebooks from Chapters. I'm a sucker for their clearance section.

    The owl thing-a-ma-bob looks neat! I bought an owl at a Garage Sale last weekend and gave it a quick and easy spray paint makeover :)

    Thanks for letting me look in your bags!

  6. Those small note books are FAB!!! You've inspired me to keep my eyes open for stuff like that (How cool would it be tied up with a few other things as a gift?)

  7. Wonderful finds! Doesn't it just make your day!

  8. Love the typography on the journal. Great finds! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: Thanks!

  9. Thanks for linking up! Love your blog name, too!



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