I've been getting a little twitchy here for some thrifting to happen--it's a long ways away still until yard sale season starts; and taking all three babes to a thrift store just doesn't appeal to me. But I did sneak away long enough last week for a quick run into my local shop. While it wasn't a total jackpot, I left satisfied enough.
This shop just started carrying linens, which made me quite happy. So I picked these up for .99 a piece. That orange floral sheeting will be a summer skirt (and matching dress for Adelaide...oh, yes, I think so). And the towel! Does four of something make a 'collection'? Then it looks like I'm on my way to a bathroom full of these colors in vintage towels. Fun.
Nothing terribly exciting here. But I love the shape of the blue dish, which I think will be our new salsa bowl. And two sweet orange japanese dishes for the kids. And then a stack of dessert plates that will blend perfectly with my mismatched array of vintage blue dishes--I have a thing for having lots of dessert plates. Or maybe I just have a thing for having lots of dessert.
I had no intention of being photographed like this (no shower, 7am and very tired), but I just LOVE this picture calvin took. I was trying on my new thrifed vintage wool coat (5 bucks. sweet.), with tights and boots of course (love those boots), and Calvin, quite excited when anyone dresses up (he begs me to 'dress fancy') really wanted to take my picture. Notice the cautious/nervous look in my eye--as he's across the room holding my camera -- eeks!
And no thrift store trip is complete without a little something for the dress up pile. So these fun old hats made their way home, for 25cents a piece. They've already been used as Austrian yodellers, chimney sweeps, and a 'business person'.
Did you catch Stephanie's fab tips on thrifting last week? I particularly like the ask yourself if it's worth twice the price. I'm the queen of coming home with junk and saying, 'but it was only a quarter!". When thrifting, I *try* to ask myself if I really love the piece, or the price.