Thrifty Witch: Chalices and Fall Decor
October 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
In an economy that challenges a person’s ability to frugally spend on tools, decorations and Witchy crafting ideas, the Thrifty Witch will highlight local options and ideas for thrifty spending and alternative Bay Area options.
This week I went to a local Goodwill store in the Mount Diablo Area of Contra Costa County, looking for potentially Witchy wares at a low price. While there were plenty of areas to concentrate in, I chose to look specifically for chalices and fall altar décor. What I found was promising.
Thrift stores always have a section of glassware and long stem goblets and classes. All the glasses I found ranged from 1.99 to 7.99, depending on the size and decorations. Here are a couple that I found that would make wonderful chalices. Whether someone wants to keep their chalice plain, wrapped with ribbons or beads, or even to do some glass etching on it, they are a thrifty solution to building your tool chest.
This fall leaf plate was priced at 8.99 and would be perfect for an offering plate or harvest altar decoration.
This incredibly gorgeous, large sized lotus flower candle holder was also a gem at the Goodwill today. Priced under 10.00, it had no scratches or scrapes and would be a wonderful altar decoration, nice meditation candle holder or centerpiece for a magical dinner table.
Since second hand stores merchandise turns over on a daily and weekly basis, there is usually only one item of its type in the store, unless it is a very common item. A plain clear glass wine glass is a idea of a more common item that might be found in almost any second hand store and with multiple options.
Finding out the days that the stores restock is a great tip to finding new items as they are unloaded.
Crystal Blanton, Pagan Newswire Collective Bay Area