Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thrift Store Finds

My fellow thrift store junkie, Sybil & I were talking about the art of shopping thrift stores. I have two other people in my circle of friends & family that seem to never have the patience or luck of finding those one of a kind or much needed items. One friend mentioned how she might need to take me along to add a little bit of luck to the dig, hahahaha. It made me want to share my latest favorite finds. They're a bit vintage, I have been feeling very vintage myself these past few months so they were fantastic finds to suit my new mood.

I have always wanted a wooden salad bowl set, especially with matching salad bowls & 6 of them at that! I scored this at our local Goodwill for $3.50 & it is in excellent condition! Now all I need are the wooden tongs which I believe I saw there for another $3.50 but didn't want to pay that much.


These caught my eye as I was checking out. What a beautiful emerald green color & so they have the whole vintage crochet thing going on. I don't know who they'll fit, but I'll get someone to wear them!


I could have jumped for joy when I spied these shoes! They aren't the girls' size, too small for Mavaney, too big for Isabelle, but they will sit in a special place until Isabelle or Daphne can fit into them. These instantly threw me back to a time when mothers took their little girls to the nearest department store, filled with wonderful things neatly stacked or hung and as they head to the shoe department, the little girl is dreaming of beautiful, shiny, patent leather shoes with a big gold buckle. Oh, it was a divine find for me! And at a mere $2.50!! They look like they have hardly been worn & are so well made. They even have a shiny gold sticker inside the shoe that reads, "Red Goose Shoes" with a goose pictured. Wow is all I can say.

Even when you are poor there is still a wealth of treasure to find.
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2 comments:

Sybil said...

Those are great finds. Now I feel kind of bad picking on you about the bowls and how it reminded me of an old station wagon, haha. They are super cute and I love that they are square. I don't remember them being that shape but super cool. I love those shoes too. They are nice and shiny and totally fun. I can just imagine Izy wearing them. I'll have to see if I can find a dress to match them in my thrift store hunts. Maybe I should share picture of some of my finds lately!

mom/caryn said...

Fun!!! The shoes are so cute! I tossed a bog wooden salad bowl and serving bowls when we moved to the Hollow from New Harmony. I hope someone was as happy to find them as you were to find yours. I did keep one big wood bowl in the shape of a pineapple. I don't know why. I've used it maybe twice in 25 years.

I will always and forever love shopping thrift shops and garage sales. It's such an adrenaline rush when I come across a "find"...

Of course, I do still fall in the trap of buying things I don't need or really don't want just because they're such a good deal. Silly, I know, but old habits and all that....