Style Spots: Omaha

My goodness. What a whirlwind week and weekend it was! Between shoving five days of work into 2 1/2 days last week, then a trip to Omaha this weekend, I didn't even have time to do the usual "blog break" post before I left. And, silly me, I didn't even think about the Internet not yet being set up at my brother's new house, so I do apologize for the blog being so silent since Wednesday. But I am back full force this week, with some great posts lined up, so hopefully I haven't lost you. :)

As I said, my big brother and his beautiful wife (plus my little niece- or nephew-to-be!) moved into their first home this weekend (which is lovely and perfect), and my family and I scurried up to Omaha to help them paint and get unpacked. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun, and I'm so excited for both of them.

Amid all the ruckus, my cousin, the hubs and I went on a couple outings, on which I always insisted on driving by one of the many thrift stores there. The Goodwills here are very fancy pants, but they also have a loyalty program (i.e. one of those plastic cards like you get at the grocery store of Office Depot that builds points with each purchase)...I wish the ones in St. Louis would get on that track! I'd be racking up points like a baby goes through diapers. I know, gross comparison.

By the end of the weekend, I found some really great items, both vintage and non, and photographed them outside in the new home's backyard, which has this kind of run-down freestanding wooden structure covered in ivy that I pretty much fell in love with. I hope they keep it. :)

Some teal Proxy heels that actually hug my high arches and make walking in them bearable. :)

A really gorgeous 1940s/1950s women's black coat with...

Sparkly buttons! (For sale)

A vintage handmade burnt orange sweater, for sale.

A vintage white blouse with blue polka dots, for sale.

A gumball machine in a bright yellow! Based on the marking, it looks like it could be older.
But perhaps more important is I heard change jingling around inside. :)

More Flameware! This one is a percolator, I think...it's missing the middle glass rod, so
I'll have to see if I can find a replacement.

Remember that Sheffield pattern I'm collecting? I found five salad and five dinner plates. Woo-hoo!

A vintage handmade apron.

Don't mind if I do! :)

A clear cake stand with a pretty pattern. Still deciding if it's old or new. Thoughts?

A vintage picnic basket in pristine condition! Can't wait to use it this summer!

And some new summer wedges!

I think I can officially mark Omaha with a thrifting seal of approval. :)

What about you? What goodies did you unearth this weekend?

Linking up with...
Thrifty Treasures
Thrift Share Monday
Flea Market Finds
Magpie Monday


  1. Wow what great treasure!

    Think my favourites are the wedges and the gumball machine ;0)

  2. Your picnic basket looks like it may have been made by the Burlington Basket Company in my home town! I have the smaller version that my grandparents gave me (my grandpa worked their for decades). Thanks for the reminder that I should get it out and use it!

    1. . . . worked "there" - not "their". It's been a long day!


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