This week's Style Spots is kinda all over the place, so I guess I'll start at the beginning.
Last Monday (Labor Day) I went to our local Value Village because they always have a 50% off sale on holidays. Here's what I picked up:
|A Hotjö enamel mug (loved the shape)|
|And a lamp that will go perfectly in our bedroom...|
|Closer look at the design...|
I also picked up a skirt and a really cute Kelly green cropped jacket. I never post the "new" stuff, but would you guys be interested in seeing it anyway? I don't know that I have the gall to model the clothing myself, but I can put them on Esmerelda (my mannequin)!
Then on Friday I met our friend Jeff at an estate sale in Creve Coeur. He had emailed me about it on Wednesday, and it looked awesome, so I got up extra early to get some work done so I could wander over there for a bit. It was jam-packed, and every single room was filled with a mixture of vintage and new things (some still in their packaging). I think I was in there for a record two hours or something crazy like that. I just kept going back into rooms to take second and third glances in case I missed something.
Here's what I ended up taking home:
|Guess who's having ice sculptures at her next dinner party?? :)|
|I think it'll be water-themed...|
|Some gorgeous speckled Melamine pieces, a butter dish and S&P shakers.|
|A paper craft book that look like fun.|
|Some vintage but not used Fallani & Cohn Beligan linen napkins.|
|An adorable juice set!|
|And my favorite find of the weekend: A Webcor Holiday Imperial record player. I've seen two others like this (but smaller) and they never worked. But this one does, and I've been listening to Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash pretty much nonstop. :)|
Which reminds me! I forgot to photograph some albums I got for the hubs. Thanks to Jeff's keen eye, we each went home with three Johnny Cash albums for $1 per album. I got A Thing Called Love, Bitter Tears and Ragged Old Flag.
Saturday my parents and I hit up a couple antique malls. A newish one we had passed some months ago in Washington before it was open, and the one in South County (my fav). In between we stopped at the Goodwill in Washington and I hit the mother load of cute cardigans and sweaters for fall (did I mention yet it's my favorite season?? I know, I have...a million times.) Again, no photos, but perhaps next time? Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing them!
Then yesterday my friend Amber and I hit up some estate sales to see what we could get at 50% off. She made out like a bandit with a bunch of vintage Atlas jars that had the glass lids (something you don't run across very much), and I saw a lot of things I wanted to get, but I'm learning to pass on some stuff until I sell more inventory. I was happy with what I brought home though:
|A Pyrex Butterfly Gold carafe that's missing the top, but I think it'll work just fine for holding water, etc.|
|Two cookbooks, one for cocktails & snacks, and one of Pyrex's "prize recipes" (look for a Thrifted Kitchen post on Thursday featuring a delish dessert from this book).|
|Luggage! (Surprise!) But wait until you see the inside of the handbag...|
|So pretty, right?|
|And (finally) a piece of furniture for the back porch! I am SO in love with its mid-century lines. Now I just need a wicker couch and it'll be the perfect place for cozying up with a blanket in the fall.|
What goodies did you unearth this week??
** Special note: Y'all...I am seriously behind on posting stuff into the Etsy store, so if you see something you like and are interested in purchasing it, head over to the Connect page and shoot me an email! I'll let you know the price and give you first dibs! :) **
Linking up with:
Thrift Share Monday
Flea Market Finds
The Penny Worthy Project