Cristina, the organizer and a grad student at Wash U., had contacted by some months ago about participating, and I was SO excited to be part of it. I offered to gather some refreshments so ladies could meet and greet for about 30 minutes before the swap started. Me being me, and wanting to go a little over the top, I got up that morning and squeezed 36 lemons so I could make little mason jars of fresh lemonade flavored with mint. I also had some jars with water, mint and strawberries. They turned out to be a big hit, and several ladies said they were going to steal the idea for parties this summer. I told them to go ahead, since I stole the idea from someone on Pinterest. :)
I also couldn't resist making an early morning stop at Missouri Baking Co. on The Hill, which has cases full of freshly baked goodies, including 20-plus varieties of little cookies that are perfect for brunches and small gatherings. We also had music, thanks to the generosity of Tower Sound & Vision, who donated a speaker system that we hooked up to my computer. :)
I ended up leaving with a nice little pile of clothing, some from the swap and some that Cristina brought from her own little vintage collection for the Parsimonia store. Shall we take a peek?
|A vintage tuxedo shirt...|
|...with the ruffles on the back!|
|I SO want to keep this vintage plaid shirt...but the ladies are too big for it. :)|
|A green, yellow and black plaid skirt.|
|This dress caught my eye. No tags or anything, but definitely vintage...possibly handmade, too.|
|Another nicely worn plaid shirt.|
|This chain link necklace.|
|And these awesome Citizens shoes that I'm clearly already enjoying. :)|
And those, my friends, are my thrifty finds for the week. I had zero time for thrift stores or estate sales, but can't say I really missed them this weekend! :) How about you? What thrifty treasures did you find?
Linking up with:
Thrift Share Monday
Flea Market Finds
The Penny Worthy Project