Monday, January 19, 2009

Some Thriftin Fun

After taking quite a long thrifting break during the "Artic Blast" and the Holidays, I have made a small effort to get back on the thrifting trail. I hit my usual spots a few times these past couple weeks and while I haven't found any super awesome things, I have enjoyed my time out and found some small stuff.
Here's some pictures what what I have been buying lately.

That birdy and jewelry box got in the picture twice. The little doll slip pictured above has a new purpose which I will show you in an upcoming post.

Last week I went thrifting with my friend Mitzi,( aka, finder of vintage shopping carts), and we had a great time. We started at the Goodwill Outlet and from there, hit several more Goodwill stores and even stopped at Hippo Hardware. It had been years since I've visited that fun store and I wish I had been smart enough to snap some pictures, but of course I was too busy oohing and ahhing to remember to take some.

Unfortunately, at the last Goodwill we went to that day, I had the unlucky surprise of a parking ticket on my car when we got back. It was totally my fault, but I swear we were only in there like 15 minutes.
A couple days later Mitzi stopped by with this.

I had mentioned that I have been looking for broken jewelry for a project I will be working on and I was tickled that she had these for me.
The pearls alone would have been enough, but all the little tidbits were great too. Again, I really do have the best friends.

One thing I found at the Goodwill Outlet was this book. It is in pretty sorry shape, but I love the illustrations. I'm not sure of the date of this book, but I can tell that it's fairly old
They sure don't publish nursery rhymes like this anymore. Do you think the poor kids who had these books had nightmares?
Yesterday, Isabel and I decided at the last minute that we would check out the Clark County Antique Expo. More than anything we wanted to see our friends and just get out of the house for a bit.

Joe and Cindy were both there selling together
So were Joy and her sister, Terri.
Isabel took a bunch more pictures than I did so you can see more pics of the antique show if you go here.

Here is a picture of my haul.

I was thrilled to find a dealer selling glass knobs, both old and reproduction for $1.00 each. I bought a bunch so I should be all set for all of my furniture makeover plans. The flower hats I got from Cindy and the cute basket with ruffle came from Joy.
I got the cute aqua rhinestone pin and millinery rose from our friend Susan. (I forgot to take a picture of her awesome booth, but Isabel got some.) And finally, another silver watch to add to my already huge collection. Seriously, how many vintage watches does one girl need. Don't answer that.
So, that's it for now. The hubby is finally going back to work today after having almost a month off. Kids have today off so I'll just be hanging out with them trying to get some house work done. Such fun!


Timi said...

WOW! Fun stuff! You and Isabel always find the best stuff!

Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. Looks like some awesome finds. Wish I could have gone to the Clark County show. But my crutches wouldnt allow it.
Have a great Day Julie

lorhen82 said...

You got some great stuff there. I've always wondered why nursery rhymes were so gruesome and/or disturbing! ~Lori

Traci said...

I can NEVER find the locker baskets...arrrghghh. Lucky girl!!!

Halo Hill said...

Your thrifting day sounds like fun fun fun! I can't think of a better type of day!

See you soon!



Serendipit-Us said...

Terrific finds, Lisa...ALMOST makes it worth getting a parking ticket. Just a thought, and I hope I'm not crossing any blog protocol lines with this: is there a forum for trading crafting treasures? The thought occured to me when I saw the vintage jewelry you were given. I have a TON of excess...well, excess EVRYTHING that I would love to get rid of. Just an idea :-)

Tayler said...

Wow! You guys found a pretty good haul!

Christine LeFever said...

Enchantant, mon cher. As ever!!!


Anonymous said...

What great finds, lucky you! cant wait to see what you do with them =D have a great week.

Jillian said...

Great finds! I think I saw those pictures of the antique show on someone else's blog??? Looks like a fun time!


ShabbyInTheCity said...

I'd be getting tickets left and right if I knew I'd get a haul like that each time!

Oh wait. I do get tickets left and right :(