1.23.2012

Style Spots: Linens and Things

Happy Monday afternoon my dears! I hope you had a wonderful, restful weekend! I spent mine with family, most notably my mom, who is spending the night at my house while the hubs is off in La La Land (you might otherwise know it as L.A.). Saturday afternoon started with a trip to the airport to drop off the Tower Sound and Vision bros, after which I consulted my trusty estate sale app to see if there were any nearby, which there was! It was a cute little house with a lot of vintage goodies, but most were a little high for my liking. I did, however, walk out with two aprons, one of which I had to put on Esmeralda (my mannequin) to show you how cute it is...


On the way to that sale, I passed Unique Thrift Store, which has been on my list for some time, but I've never gone because it's way north. So I headed there afterward and was really impressed by the size and the organization of it. It had loads of clothing and shoes, and all the home decor was neatly showcased on the shelves and in plastic bags that hung above them. After wandering up and down the aisles, here's what a snatched from there...

A super cute vintage suitcase...

And a Vera Neumann tablecloth with mums.

I started to head back home after that, stopping at Value Village in Kenrick along the way. I found some books I've been wanting to read (including a Jodi Piccoult book...anyone else an avid reader of her work?) and this awesome Samsonite travel bag in a gorgeous shade of gray...


Then Sunday, mom and I hit up four other estate sales, in which I found these gems...

Some cute vintage belts...

Some vintage black-and-white fabric.

More vintage fabric.

Another vintage flannel shirt for moi.

Oh, and more vintage fabric. :) This one is 100% cotton, with white and gray stripes.
Reminds me a lot of the towels they're selling at West Elm right now.

One more bit of fabric...

Hundreds of handwritten recipes, providing lots of fodder for The Thrifted Kitchen.

And a vintage mustard leather purse.

Last night we went over to my grandma's for dinner, and on the way out passed by her retirement community's "free table." On it I spotted this guy...


I'm going to give him a nice glossy coat of white (or perhaps a fun color...which one do you think would look cute?) to update him a bit, then add a cylinder shade. Welcome to your new home, Owlie! :)

And that's that for this week. How about you? Any fun scores this weekend?

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11 comments:

  1. Once again I covet your picks! Especially the apron, flannel shirt, and that A-MAY-ZING owl lamp! I swear I need one just like it. :-)

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  2. I absolutely love the green/red/white fabric! The blue/green case looks like an Avon sales case. My mom sold Avon back in the seventies and she had a case just like that one.

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  3. amazing finds!!

    i love painting stuff avocado green! i think a bright avocado would look pretty awesome on that owl!

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  4. I am drooling over these photos! Great finds once again, especially the mustard purse and the green/red/white fabric

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  5. Haaa! One of the posts I have planned for this week shows the same owl, painted white. ;) Mine is the same exact owl, but he's not part of a snazzy lamp!

    Each find is beautiful, as always!

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  6. fun finds! I have that same vera tablecloth - I love to use it at Thanksgiving time.

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  7. A Vera tablecloth - lucky you!!

    Recipes boxes are the best - I have boxes belonging to both my grandmothers and two that were my Mom's.

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  8. Found you thru Country Living....I love the owl just the way he is...love the real looking eyes, maybe just a new shade, but whatever you do, he is a real find!

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  9. Owlie would look H-O-T in matte black!

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  10. I love the green fabric and the yellow bel! The owl lamp is cool too! It would look gorgeous in aqua.

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  11. gosh those recipes, what a neat find!!

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