Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thrift Store Finds & the big Switcharoo

My little calf with a cheerful woodland creature. $3. I put this little cutie in the girls room. You can't see it, but it is sitting on my set of hand embroidered napkins with matching place mats. They are in mint condition and I got them all for less than $4. 

I couldn't believe I found this. It was almost too much. Look at the cuteness here. Yes that is the original "Sears" tag on the vintage coat I bought for Aris. It was a little over $3, but well worth it. It is still new, never worn and I love that cute little tassel on the hood. Any ideas on how old this jacket is? I am guessing from the print and zipper and pattern on the fabric::late 60's early 70's. Do any of you know?

This is my find of the night. $6. Vintage, so freaky its cute, elephant cookie jar. It is hard to find these in good condition. I have been looking for a cookie jar for a while now & I was so happy to give this little guy a home. My friend that I was shopping with, lets just say she had a good laugh. I get a little silly when it comes to thrift stores. I forgot how much fun they are. I used to go all the time before I had kids and even when Sloan was little. I love to buy unique and vintage items. It's fun to look for that one piece you just have to have. My yard sale/thrift store/antique store rules to shop::I only buy things I love. Period. Why would I want to fill my house with more junk I am just going to get rid of in a few months or a year. I try to find things I am going to enjoy indefinitely. I am also a little picky, I won't buy anything if its damaged, or stained. You can always find things you love that are in good condition. Sometimes you might have to wait, and look. Then the "find" is all the more sweet.

So what's going on here? A little sneak peak? A before? Where's the after? Well those will be coming soon. As soon as my little ones stop coughing, sniffeling, sneezing & throwing up. It could take a while folks. Until then.........happy hunting for all your hidden thrift store treasures.


mysteryhistorymom said...

Such cute treasures! I LOVE the jacket! Lori

KKJD1 said...

What cute finds Summer! I love it when I find things I like and are cheaper than norm. Hope your little ones will be feeling better soon! Blessings, Karen

zana said...

Your vintage treasures are so are right, I AM jealous!
I hope no one else is throwing up - EEWW!!!

I'll call you later today!

Elissa said...

oh hooray for thrift stores!!! that jacket is the most incredibly cool thing EVER!!!!! loved seeing the pics of your family and am really wondering about this before and after deal???? curtains?????? hmmmmm.... hope everyone is better soon. off to the MDs myself in a few to check tate for an ear infection. oh, i see the months of illness ahead!!! ick, ick and double ick.

Christina Joy said...

W.O.W. You lucky girl! I heart all the cutesies you aced at the thrift shops! I wish I had such success thrifting!

Call Sears and ask them to look up the item! Surely by item number on the tag or something? I'd be uber-curious too!

michelle said...

Okay, was all that treasure from one shopping trip? Amazing!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great finds! no idea about the coat but - so cute! Hope you don't get sick with your little ones :)