a pretty cool life.: Gone thriftin'

Friday, February 26, 2010

Gone thriftin'


I had a babysitter for a few hours the other day.  I was supposed to be using the time to clean the house, run errands, etc. 

Supposed to.  What did the responsible, time mananging adult that I am do instead?

Go thrifting.

And I'm so glad that I did.  Look at all of these lovelies!

5 bucks for this dresser.  I couldn't believe my eyes.  Yes, it needs a little love.  But no more than a few cans of spray paint and I have to give.


And these vintage linens?  I had an armload after only looking at one rack.  Some vintage-y aprons will definitely be in the works.  I may even cut some fat quarters for the shop.  But first I just want to sit and stare.


Vintage china.  Pinch me.  I must be dreaming.  I can't decide if I should eat every meal for the rest of my life on them or if I should hang them up and gawk. 


I'll let you know what I decide.

Sweet little Golden Books.  I definitely feel some playroom art coming out of the lovely illustrations.  Or maybe even a project like this one. 



It was like I was meant to go in there.  I needed to give a good home to all of these treasures.  I haven't had so much luck in months...plenty of fun projects to come! 

Happy Friday everyone!

22 comments:

  1. Luv all your thriftin' goodies...the chest for $5 is my fav! Come by and check out my NIFTY THRIFTY PARTY and sign up for my CASH GIVEAWAY...great thriftin' money!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. I've got about a hundred million things to do, but I think I'll just run out to the thrift store first...

    Marsha

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  3. Wonderful treasures! I always snatch up Little Golden books. We have a shelf full and many are ones that I remember reading as a child and just happened upon at a yard sale or thrift store.

    Love your linens!!!

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  4. Good for you! So glad you had a sitter & the time!

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  5. So glad you got to sneak out for some thrifting fun!! You found some amazing things. Were all those items from the same store? I love the dresser and the vintage fabric you found. We love to get golden books at the thrift store too. I remember reading so many of them as a child. It's fun to know read them with my boys.

    happy weekend!

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  6. I think you hit the motherload! Way to go girl!

    You just never know with thrifting do you...I think that's the fun of it!

    I've had some good finds lately too. I think people are decluttering and cleaning house as new year resolutions. I know I've donated quite a few bags already this year myself.

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  7. Oh that's great fun. I'd love to do some cool things for my kids like with those books.

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  8. Oh, I love thrifting too. You found some great finds. Good for you.

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  9. What lucky finds you have there! Oh those sheets are gorgeous and those dishes ... swoon! :o) They would be beautiful quilts! :o)
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Sincerely ~ Trish

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  10. You can houseclean anytime with out having to hire a babysitter..now thrifting! That you need a babysitter for! What fabulous finds! Can't wait to see what you do with them all!!

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  11. I kid you not, I had those VERY SAME sheets (the ones on top) in my hands at my local thrift shop this morning.

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  12. cheryl- great finds! where did you go to thrift? I live in Chicago and am always looking for good new places!

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  13. How wonderful! Wish I had been shopping with you. Jackie

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  14. Wow! Looks like you hit the jackpot! $5 bucks for that dresser??? And those amazing vintage linens . . . you did good! :o)

    Have a great weekend!
    Carla

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  15. What amazing finds. Not only did you find wonderful things but, you got it all for fantastic prices. I agree you were meant to go!!!!

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  16. All your finds are wonderful but I am loving your new china plates! I would totally hang them on the wall, they are like art:)

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  17. Super Finds!! Aweee thrift store goodness...is better then any drug!!

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