Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I took time out last Saturday morning to go thrifting alone. That's really the only way to do it, people.

Here are a few of my Found Items.

I found this awesome blue scarf- now the nicest one I have, and I have a lot of them- it's OH so soft. And a few strands of beads. I needed them.

And I found these matching pillar stands. Very Anthropologie-esque.

And a beautiful conch. We have another, larger, one I also found while thrifting one day.

And I found this sturdy trivet.

And a clipboard I now have on the wall by the door so it can be all useful again.

And I found this wonderful green bowl. My big spender purchase (see below).

And I of course came home with some books- we get SO MANY books thrifting, especially for our school library. I KICK MYSELF regularly for selling back so many of my books in college (I majored in English) so whenever I find classics like these, they are familiar, and I'm happy to grab them up. I also found a neat children's book from 1950 with fantastic illustrations and stories about the seasons, and 2 primers both published in 1900. They may actually be worth something. But I just think they're neat.

I also picked up a blanket that will be great for early morning photo shoots when the grass is wet.

Altogether I visited 4 stores.

I spent $24.93.

$10.23 was in books alone.

And my lovely green bowl was a whopping $6.00.

Meaning save for the books and bowl I spend about $8 on the rest.

This is why thrift stores should have some sort of warning label. You can get addicted.

By the way, last fall I got two vintage cameras for a quarter each and just recently put them out. I'd bought them just before I put out our Christmas decorations, so I didn't do it at the time. I like them.


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Colleen said...

Awww darn... now I need to go thrifting. Except that I don't really need to because I'm trying to declutter, but I really want to. Love the blue trivet and the green bowl! More beads? :)
I love the way you set up the shelf. Very pretty.

Shelby-Grace said...

I wish we had some good thrift stores around here. I would love to go and find some great things like you did! Hopefully after we move, I'll have better luck out west:)

Kimberly said...

Oh, I love it!! Your shelf looks awesome with the cameras. Great job!

Megan O. said...

You got some awesome stuff! I love that green bowl!

Kiki said...

You make it look so easy.

Great finds.

Danielle said...

Wow, love ALL your finds! Love the pillar holders, bowl, scarf, all of it! Can I go thrifting with you??

anne said...

Dang girl you scored BIG!

We have really bad thrift stores around here...REALLY bad. I should give them another go though, because you never know.

ps- We are totally on the same wavelength because I JUST bought an old vintage camera etsy though, and it was $6. but still funny that we both just bought the same random thing.