Style Spots: Where's Arnold?

This past Saturday, I met my mom and cousin at 8 a.m. to head to Arnold for a rummage sale benefiting a local dog rescue organization. The sale was fairly good — we each walked out with some goods — but the prices were really good. I don't think anything was more than $1.

Afterward, we hopped into my mom's car, only to be greeted by the flickering of lights and the whirring sound of a dead card battery. Awesome. As we waited for my dad to bring a new battery, we heard the sad yelping sounds of a wee pup, which happened to be in the car in front of us. My cousin went over and saw a little brown puppy that couldn't have been more than 6 weeks old, tied up in the backseat of the car, which was about 20 degrees warmer inside than outside.

Seriously?? At a dog rescue rummage sale??

My cousin stormed inside to tell the people running the sale, who made an announcement. A few minutes later, the lady who runs the organization came out, saying the owner was in line and she'd be out in a minute. Then she proceeded to say how she agreed the dog shouldn't be in the car, but didn't want to get in the middle. So my cousin, who I love dearly, said, "Fine. You can leave. I'll get in the middle."

I thought it strange that a woman who is supposedly all about the rights of animals didn't want to confront someone who clearly wasn't treating one in a humane way. But more than that, I just can't understand people, and why they think it's okay to leave a living, breathing thing in a car that's reaching 90-plus degrees with the windows cracked just a teeny bit. And when the owners came out, they just smiled as we stared them down, clearly not caring or thinking that they did was wrong.

And you know what? You can bet your bum if it were a kid, people would be up in arms. But when it comes to an animal, the excuse is that's what they are — an animal. They'll be fine. Just thinking about it makes my blood pressure spike.


After that, we went to the Goodwill in the area, and a place called Goodworks that I'd never been to. Then one more that I can't remember the name, but we just happened to drive by on our way to lunch. Once we filled our bellies, we dropped my cousin at home, then mom and I went to the Goodwill off Highway 30, then then Value Village in Fenton. And here's what I have to show for all my adventures (plus a couple things from two random estate sales; one from Friday and one from Sunday).

Two cute vintage pillows.

Some vintage ribbon, gold heart doilies and paper placemats.

Two vintage pillow cases that I don't think have ever been used.

Some vintage scarves my grandma hunted and gathered for me. (Thanks, Grandma!)

This vintage purse is in brand-new condition.

Some blut dot bulbs for my old Kodak camera.

And now a parade of cute vintage baby clothes...

A vintage twin comforter I'm going to use as a picnic blanket.
A pretty purple dress that I think I'm going to take the sleeves off of.

This Donna Reed-style dress that almost fits me...just a little too small in the waist.

Another vintage dress where the sleeves will be saying sayonara.

Three cute vintage aprons...

A sheer vintage night coat.

And a vintage Motherhood maternity maxi dress that's super cute.
Anyone out there have a bun in the oven?

At a Friday sale, I scored a stack of vintage Glamour magazines from 1950/1951.

I usually don't go for vinyl shower curtains, but this vintage one was too pretty to pass up.

And, I finally found an aluminum Christmas tree! This one was 50% off, too. :)

How about you? Find any goodies this weekend?

Linking up with:
Thrifty Treasures
Magpie Monday


  1. Firstly, good for you and your cousin for dealing with the dog issue. Makes me so mad too!

    Your finds this week are fabulous. The vintage kid's clothes are to die for and the ladies dresses divine.

    that roll of ribbon looks very similar to one I picked up a while back - what do you think? http://missielizzie-meandmyshadow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/magpie-monday-and-it-was-all-yellow.html

    1. Thanks, Lizzie! And yes, that ribbon is very, very similar! Have you used yours for anything fun yet?

  2. tickettyboo8/15/12, 4:44 AM

    You'd be annoyed if people got angry over a child being left in a hot car? Are you for real?

    1. Oh my gosh...is your question for real? Of course I'd be just as outraged if it had been a child in the car! What I'm saying is why can't people see that it's just as wrong to leave an animal in a hot car? But thanks for thinking I'm that kind of person. Wow.

  3. the baby clothes are honestly TOO cute (I don't even have any kids!).

    Hey, I actually have some of those light bulbs sitting around that I will not use -- would you be interested? Feel free to email me if you are emilywestlowry@gmail.com

    1. Absolutely! Thanks, Emily! I'll email you here in a bit...

  4. I am in LOVE with the blue maternity dress. Any chance you'd be willing to part with it? I'm 7 mos pregnant now! Email me Betsy.s.groves @gmail.com



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