1.11.2012

Style Spots: The Long Way Home

A couple days after Christmas we started our trip back to St. Louis from Texas, and the hubs, being the great hubs he is, gave me an extra two hours for us to stop and thrift (which I somehow turned into about four hours...oops!). We had passed some roadside antique malls on the way down, and with the handy Google Maps app on my iPhone, I was able to look up thrift stores off the beaten path.

Our first stop was McAlester, which had three thrift stores, but only two were open. They were small and staffed with super friendly people, and I saw several things I wanted to take home (especially a complete set of Sheffield dishes in the pattern I'm collecting), but ended up buying only the following:

Two cute measuring cups with retro flowers.

A pair of women's Entienne Aigner boots, size 10 (in case you're interested!).

After that, I honestly don't remember which towns we stopped in...they all kind of blur together in between new developments and miles of crop fields. :) But I will show you what I found!

A nice 1970s knit poncho from JCPenny, going in the store.

A sweet aqua and gray California pottery mid-century chip 'n dip set, going on my coffee table. :)

A set of handmade vintage fabric napkins that perfectly match the color scheme in our dining room.

A vintage men's flannel shirt for me. I've always wanted one. Don't know why. :)

Three vintage wooden spools I'm going to hang on the wall and hang my necklaces on.

I feel like there was more from the trip, but I can't remember! I think I got it all, though. Have any of you ever done some roadside stops during a road trip? Which places were your favorites? I know there are at least four antique malls we passed and didn't stop, so I definitely have another date scheduled with Oklahoma! :)

10 comments:

  1. All-around amazing finds! I especially love the measuring cups and fabric.

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  2. Great finds! I especially love the measuring cups, poncho and flannel shirt - I would have scooped up the very same things. :-)

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  3. GREAT finds! i'm curious - what is your Sheffield pattern? I am working on Rhapsody. :) Found a bunch in a Goodwill and then one plate at our goodwill outlet but haven't seen it anywhere else locally.

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  4. Fun! I'm collecting the Golden Meadow Ironstone. I thrifted a platter years ago and last month found a set of berry bowls, so I figured I should keep going! :)

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    1. Just googled your pattern- cute!!

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    2. I think so too! Can't wait to find more pieces! :)

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  5. how are you going to hang the spools to hold necklaces? I'm curious, as I have a couple of spools just sittng around; it would be nice to use them!

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    1. I actually saw this done at Anthropologie and am going to lean on my husband's technical knowledge to figure out how it's done, but they somehow hung them with the part that has the hole against the wall and the skinny side coming out from it...does that make sense? Lol.

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  6. So fun, isn't it? I love finding treasures on the road. I am in Chicago for work right now, and it's supposed to snow all over me tomorrow/Friday, but that's cool - last night I visited a huuuge thrift store in Little Village, and found a pair of English sheepskin-lined boots that fit perfectly. By the way I have you linked on my blog (I'm a newbie, and have enjoyed reading about your finds!).

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    1. Nice! Thanks for the link, Kim! :)

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