I've been remiss in sharing my thrifting finds of late. So how about a post of my favorite recent treasures? These buttons surely top the list (though the fab bowl I put them in - also newly thrifted - is the absolute 'perfect' mashed potato bowl, making that a big favorite too). The buttons were sealed up with gobs of tape in two ziploc baggies, and given local thrift store standards were actually "a lot" of money at first glance. I first walked away from them, thinking they were really dirty, and they were priced too high. Until I was at the back of the store and had calculated their total cost to be about what I spend on ice cream in three days worth of time. Um, yeah. I dashed back there to claim them for my own. And I'm sooo glad I did - such treasures in there. I use a lot of vintage buttons without much stress in giving them away, and so it's always a pleasant surprise that just as my stash gets depleted a bit, some new ones appear before me. Perfect.
Don't let the lazy photography fool you. These are two amazing 50's girls dresses that I just adore. I'm pretty sure my purchase of them cements the likelihood that Adelaide will despise wearing dresses by the time they fit her. And so, I put them up on my studio wall so I could enjoy them until the day when I beg and plead with her to wear them.
Ah. The vintage orange coat. I do adore. It needs a bit of sewing assistance, and it's first on my list after all the holiday goodness is done. I also need to lose about 5 lbs for this to fit just right, but that's going to have to wait until after all the holiday goodness is done too. Ahem.
And last but not least - this sweet gal. There's been plenty of holiday thrift finds around here, but they quickly get snatched up by little hands and 'distributed' throughout the house before a camera sees them. Holiday thrifting is definitely a favorite for me - there's just SO much great old stuff out there, and I seem to have far less stress about bringing more 'stuff' into the house since it's going to only be 'out' for a month, and then packed away for the rest of the year. I'm not sure exactly how that logic works. (but somehow it does.)