Tag Archives: bric-a-brac

A Sneak Peek

Recent news reports have stated that our Norristown store building will be demolished to make way for a more modern shopping center.  We are excited to announce that we will be moving to the building directly behind our current location in the same center! Our new Norristown Impact Thrift Store will be 40% larger than […]

Thrift… Hybrid!

hy·brid  ˈhīˌbrid/ adjective :  an offspring of two animals or plants of different races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera 2 :  a person whose background is a blend of two diverse cultures or traditions 3 a :  something heterogeneous in origin or composition :  composite <hybrids of complementary DNA and RNA strands> <a hybrid of medieval […]

Thrift = Love

Impact Thrift has a crush and we want to shout it from the rooftops…. We LOVE our Donors! Although we appreciate our donors all year round, we really felt the love during our Donor Appreciation Days.  Between January 10th and February 7th, over 2,000 donors brought their donated items to Impact Thrift Stores and as […]

Be My Valentine | DIY | UPcycle | REpurpose

Here’s our take on a fun and easy project… one of the most popular on Pinterest right now! If you can draw a dot… you can turn glassware, ceramic mugs or vases into a wonderful gift for your special someone! The best part is, with the right paint pens and an oven, your design can be permanent […]

Mother Nature’s Work of Art: The Butterfly

**No butterflies were harmed in the creation of this project!** Any Summer evening sit quietly on your porch, your deck or in your back yard and watch the beauty of nature unfold around you. One of the most beautiful creatures fluttering by is the magnificent butterfly.  Small or large, their wings are individual bits of […]

Share Your Message << Here >>

Chalkboards are SO useful! They can work as a message board in the foyer, a menu planner for the kitchen, or a spot for the kids to get in touch with their inner VanGogh.  Chalk boards are practical and fun in so many places. Nice big, framed chalk boards can be pricey though — up […]

Celebrate the Red, White and Blue!

Whether you’re having a small family BBQ or a big neighborhood bash, we’ve got some great 4th of July party and decorating ideas for your festive celebration. For a pretty table-scape, shop your own cabinets and closets first. Pull anything red, white or blue, large or small. Do you have an small blue bowl or […]

For the Best Dad!

Looking for a great, easy Father’s Day gift that your kids can do without much help?  Perfect for little hands to make for Dad, here’s an easy home-made present that can either hang on a wall or decorate his desk.  Start by pouring yourself a cup of coffee and sending the kids out to find […]

Let’s Play Name Those Herbs!

Mid-May has arrived and any threat of frost has passed (finally!) Time to plant your garden outdoors!  Nothing better than fresh herbs and vegetables all summer but the question always comes up (in my house at least)… what is the name of that herb again? Here’s a great way to use some old silverware for a […]

Repurpose Pretty Baubles for Mom!

Every mom deserves something pretty for Mother’s Day!   But how to provide pretty on a thrifter’s budget?  Try our fun and easy bead and ribbon necklace!  A great idea for kids because no sewing or special skills are needed.  Just a little knot tying and love! Here’s how: Gather your supplies: • A string […]