My second favorite pastime, after miniatures, is thrifting. In fact it’s also my day job. I spend a few days a week shopping for good deals. I bring them home and clean them up. Then they are put into my booth at a local antique mall where , hopefully, they sell.
While I’m out I keep my eyes open for minis, things I can use in projects, and inspiration for future projects. I haven’t decided if I’m going to do the HSB Creatin Contest this year, but I’ve bought a few things just in case I do.
These things may or may not get used. They work like a touchable mood board: natural fibers, brass, wood tones, rock, and pops of color.
It’s ok if they don’t end up getting used. I’ve only spent about $5 on all of it, $3 of which was for the little brass urn. I know I’ll end up using them somewhere. I’ll save bigger purchases for when I actually commit to the Backyard Bungalow, until then it’s just gathering inspiration.