I hope you’ve enjoyed the first ever Mystery Thrift-Off! I’m so sad it’s coming to a close. I’ve had so much fun. I can’t wait to share the results with you!
First off, I must thank all of the participants one last time. Huge thanks and uncomfortably long hugs to every single one of you for your pure bravery in signing up for this thing when you had no idea what to expect (nor did I!). Thank you for sharing your time and talents with me and my readers. What would this contest have been without you? I’ll tell you: Me cradling Scabies Bear, sobbing. Not nearly as fun. So thanks again for being so awesome everyone.
Ok, so the voting process yesterday was a little weird, I apologize for that. I think the categories weren’t different enough from each other, which made voting confusing. I’m still just making this up as I go! Next time I’ll probably just have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, whattaya think?
Next time I will also not be out of town right in the middle of the contest! I was unexpectedly invited on a blogging trip this week in Indiana, which was super cool and I’ll be sharing some details later, but it left me with hardly any time and even less brainpower to devote to the contest. Hopefully it wasn’t too obvious.
Hmmm … anything else I can talk about to build up suspense before the results??? No? Then let’s have it.
(*prepare the t-shirt cannons and confetti*)
Winner of the Best Case of Using What Ya Got Award, carrying nearly 25% of the total vote was …
… Janet with her genius reinterpretation of the now legendary Scabies Bear!!! You may recall how she systematically dismantled (smashed with a hammer) the bears and used the chips to create stacked-stone-like artwork. I think she’s simply brilliant and you agreed!
Next up, the Most Creative award, which was a race to the finish between several projects. When the dust cleared, the triumphant winner emerged with 22% of the total vote …
Brittany and the Christmas village that could! Voters were impressed with her creativity in making not one, not two, but THREE entirely different projects out of that thing. She also shared all of the how-to’s on her blog this week, so be sure to check them out right here: chalkboard arrow sign, housewarming gift caddy, little toy playhouse.
And finally, the winner of The Better After award, the project that wowed the crowd, your hands-down favorite with a 35% landslide victory …
Naomi and Sage and their ultra hip plastic cactus side table!!! Seriously, be on the lookout for this in stores soon. I’d buy it. Read their hilarious thought-process as they worked out this project on their blog Plaster & Disaster.
Big thanks to the small businesses and etsy shops that offered prizes to our winners, it was a treat partnering with you.
And once again, this wouldn’t have been possible without Goodwill. Thank you, thank you.
And thank YOU dear reader, for reading and voting and playing along with me. What did you think? Did you have a good time? Any constructive feedback for next time? Would you like to see a next time? I’d love to hear from you!
Till next time!
(*credits roll, lights go up, Lindsey shuffles by sweeping up confetti*)