Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thrifty Find: Tealight Turtle

Almost every time I leave the house I drive by this Salvation Army Family Store… and after living in our home over 3 ½ years I’ve Never. Gone. Inside… until last week that is… 

…and I found this! It’s a glass turtle tealight holder And. I. Love. It.

This is what he looked like when I bought him, perfect except for some dust and melted wax.

I simply ran him under some warm water and introduced him to a butter knife and some soap... and gave him a scented tealight!

One of the things I love so much about him is the detail in his face. Are you in love too? …Or maybe I just have a weird turtle thing going on?

One thing I know for sure is that he was the best 48 CENTS I’ve ever spent! That’s right, 48 CENTS! …Now you understand my excitement!

What’s your favorite thing you’ve bought for a price that’s even better?


  1. ooh I love him! Especially since I have his brother, a green one identical to him. I also have a thing for turtles!

  2. Thanks, Sara! A green one... how fun!!! Glad to hear I'm not the only one! ; ) Where did you find yours?

  3. So cute! My daughter would go crazy for that. Unfortunately our Salvation Army seems pretty pricey compared to others I've been to.

  4. Thanks, Melissa! Love that there are other turtle fans out there! I'm wanting to try Goodwill next, there are two fairly close that I haven't ventured into yet. Have you been to one?