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Decorate with DIBS!

Thrift stores are a great place to find unusual & unique.

If you are looking for an addition to your collection of birds or lighthouses DIBS! On resale is a great place to look. If you are looking for a vintage or midcentury piece of furniture we get them in.  If you like to repurpose things you will find inspiration at DIBS! On Resale.


Shoppers Share Ideas

I always talk with our customers and they frequently tell me what they plan to do with something they bought at the store. An old relish dish will make a great jewelry tray and wooden spoons will be used in garden art. So I asked for some pictures to share.

One of our customers has decorated her bathroom in a jungle theme with items she has repurposed from thrift stores.  A leopard print top she found at DIBS! On Resale was taken apart so she could use the fabric to make a window scarf. The towels and artwork came from DIBS! as well. Another customer had always wanted a four-poster bed and found hers at DIBS! along with a curio cabinet that was just the right size for her bedroom.

This Mid-Century china cabinet recently found a new home in a “Jazz” themed room with a mid-Century style.  And an old entertainment center found new life as a beautiful child’s kitchen complete with a scenic view out the window!

So much creativity! Shop DIBS! On Resale for your next treasure or inspiration, you won’t be disappointed!

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

What Is It??

A Collection of  Photos – What is it?

What is it used for?

While sorting donations in the back room I hear a lot of “what is this?”  Some of the donations we receive  are new,  some are old and some really should come with instructions!   Are they decorative or useful or missing a part? Sometimes we just don’t know, but most times we figure it out!

What is your guess?

How did you do?  Did you get most of them right?

Here are the answers:

  1. A potato Ricer
  2. a sock darning tool
  3. cherry pitter
  4. no clue – what’s your guess?
  5. a mug holder?  It came in with scrap book supplies.
  6. a flag stand
  7. a flower arranging tool, you put it over the vase and stick flowers through it
  8. part of a car seat cover
  9. a cake tester
  10. you put this under you pie pan to collect the spills while baking.
  11. a safety harness maybe? This item needs instructions!
  12. a crochet cover for a square tissue box.

Stop by DIBS! On Resale and check out all the interesting items. You never know what you might find.   And you might know the answer to “what is it?”  If you have the answer to 4 or 5 send me a comment below.

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).

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Hand Crafted Antiques and Treasures at DIBS! On Resale

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At DIBS! On Resale we are blessed with donations from clothes to furniture and sometimes antiques.  This spinning wheel is beautifully handcrafted.  It is a well-balanced smooth-working tool that will work as well today as it did when it was made decades ago in Yugoslavia.  We also have a beautiful little tea cart.  The original Imperial Furniture sticker on the bottom identifies it as made in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mention this blog post and get 20% off of the spinning wheel or tea cart! This offer expires on Oct 31, 2017.

Click here to contact us for more treasures or questions or stop by and Visit us in person at 4949 Harvey St, Muskegon, MI 49444.

Profits from DIBS! On Resale benefit students at our local PK-12 West Michigan Christian Schools (WMCS) including Muskegon Christian (PK-6), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), New Era Christian (PK-8) and Western Michigan Christian (7-12).