Lisa Leonard Designs

my fave thrift store

March 5th | DIY, san luis obispo

my fave thrift store {hospice partners} is doing a super creative fundraiser right now. they had various artists create one-of-a-kind birdhouses. each birdhouse is topped with an old book. each artist used their own creativity and various materials to make a themed birdhouse that is sweet and unique.

so fun, right? if you’re local–go check the hospice partners thrift store at 445 higuera street, san luis obispo.

it’s the weekend. big sigh. we’ve got a birthday party today and sunshine. so maybe a trip to the beach or dinner out? what does your weekend have in store for you?

19 Responses

  1. Ashley says:

    Such fun! I wish I was local because I would so be there! Those are just the cutest!

    -Many Smiles!

  2. Linda says:

    It is my birthday, and I am going wine-tasting with friends and family in Temecula. Yay for me!

  3. Barbara, Vienna says:

    Tomorrow we will have a kids party (“Faschingsparty”). The kids put on their costumes and we are all eating “Faschingskrapfen”. Think it will be great fun. Happy weekend!

  4. Robbin says:

    I went to the Hospice thrift store when I was in SLO at Christmas and found a couple of cute treasures. It’s a great place and the money goes for a great cause. I’ll most likely check it out everytime I come up now.

  5. Robbin says:

    Oh, and it’s a lazy day. I’m doing dishes and cleaning up my living room (as always – too much clutter), working on my homework from Indie Business and then Dan is packing to go away for a week (BOO!). Maybe we’ll head to the beach, too. It’s a nice, warm day today in Redondo Beach. :)

  6. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa, I love these birdhouses – what a cool idea using an old book for the roof. Yesterday (Saturday here in NZ) I spent 2.5 hours trying out various classes at a local small very basic (and lovely) gym. Then I spread compost in the garden in the afternoon. Today I am sore in almost every muscle (giggle, no wonder) and I am tired as didn’t sleep very well so not sure what today will bring. Pressure from hubby for me to do SOMETHING, so we shall see… hMMMMMM

  7. Paige says:

    I’m spending the weekend with my sister…yay! Brunch tomorrow and a Birthday celebration.

  8. Anne says:

    Love those bird houses!
    Nothing exciting here…yard work and a bike ride.

  9. Sarah-Anne says:

    wow, i so so so wish i lived in your neck of the woods! that sounds like an awesome thing the local store is doing.

  10. denise says:

    cute idea.

    our weekend includes time with old friend,”uncle pluto”(kids love him, and he adores them). geocachingl at bass lake, brownie waffles (so easy, so good. recipe here, games around the table, and church.

  11. It was my birthday so my family spoiled me and I enjoyed every minute of it.

  12. Claire says:

    So cute! This weekend is all about working out, working and chores in preparation for the next fortnight.


  13. Gussy says:

    that is SO darling! the idea to have a book as the top, so cool!

  14. Elli Davis says:

    Weekend is over and it was so amazing. I met with some of my friends who I haven’t seen for ages. It was very nice and we had so much fun and plenty of things to catch up on. Even the weather was nice. Little bit of sun makes my mood rise instantly.

  15. Nancy says:

    I’ve been puttering around the house…it feels like the begining of spring cleaning, even though we got 5″ of snow here yesterday. Hubby just took the kids ice fishing, probably for the last time this year and I’m off to my sewing room to create some artwork for a fundraising raffle. But first, I have to go put a roast in the oven. Better get off this computer and go get some things done!

  16. connally says:

    sunshine. lovely.
    and quirky little thrift stores are always close to my heart. those birdhouses are definitely unique.

  17. i like the books on top – so clever!

  18. pam mck says:

    hi Lisa,
    just wanted to let you know that all those “artists” that created the birdhouses were our staff and volunteers! The men made the birhouses out of recycled wood scraps and the ladies took them home and decorated them with recycled things around the house.
    We had a ball with this project!

  19. lesley says:

    Ha ha, I knew I recognized those bird houses. I was poking around on Pinterest for birdhouses and saw a pic of some that looked familiar. I live in SLO and frequent the very same thrift store. In fact I was there not an hour ago. Haven’t lived here long…so much to discover. Love your jewelry by the way. So cool.

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