7.11.2011

Style Spots: Thrift Stores Rule

Happy Monday all! I'm glad to report that I survived the ridiculous heat wave we had this weekend (heat index of 106!), and after playing a little softball yesterday afternoon, I probably sweated about two dress sizes. I remember summers here being hot, but even my parents said this one is the worst they've had in a while.

Amid my humidity-induced coma, however, I was able to get away to some estate sales and thrift stores. The former were pretty much a bust (I found one thing), and after that, the rents and I headed to the Goodwill Outlet since they'd never been before. I found a good chunk of stuff there that totaled to $4.52 (yes!). Then later that day, my friend Melissa, who's back in the States visiting from Honduras, and I headed to the local Value Village, which never ceases to have some gems.

But enough talk! Let's get to the goods!

A vintage French glass jar to store, well, crackers.

A needlepoint wall hanging of a ballerina

A little fondue pot/butter warmer/whatever you want to call it...

These intertwined wooden squares that I'm going to paint and hang up somewhere...

Some fabric, a linen tablecloth and some sheets, all vintage...

A Ball jar that someone turned into a piece of art...I'm going to clear it out and use it for canning/pickling...

These cute hangers covered in vintage fabric with clothespins attached. Great idea for belts & scarves!

And, another set of vintage luggage!! This one made me seriously swoon. I love the pattern. Skyway had some really great pieces way back when!

What thrifty things did you find this weekend! Do share!

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{Images by me}

11 comments:

  1. I love lots of these. Torn between the luggage and the crackers jar for my fave.

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  2. Thank you! Those two are my favs from this weekend, too! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. I found that same ball jar over the weekend but it was marked Coffee instead of crackers! I didn't bring it home though. I am plain running out of room. Wish I would have bought it and shipped it to you though. I would go back but I was at a thrift store about 40 miles from home.

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  4. What a sweet thought! That means more than the actual jar. :)

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  5. The luggage is pretty cool. Much more colorful than the ones I normally find. For some reason the solid avocado green and baby blue ones are all that I seem to find at our thrift stores.

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  6. What cute hangers! Love the luggage too!

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  7. It seems like we have similar tastes-- I'm a collector of 1970s floral suitcases too and adore self-identifying kitchen items (love the cracker jar!). The hangers are clever too, it's always so hard trying to organize belt/scarves.

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  8. Aw! The little blue pot and the shelves are wonderful!

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  9. Love those suitcases! So far I haven't found any in good shape but I've got my eyes open for them!

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  10. i am LOVING that vintage luggage...something we just don't get her in australia!

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  11. Thanks for all your kind words, ladies! So glad you like the luggage! I think vintage suitcases are quickly becoming a new obsession for me! :)

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