My Thrifting Week: 2/15/2013

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I had a really great week at the thrift stores. That’s what happens when you’re there almost everyday looking for furniture for a new house that’s twice the size of the old (teensy) apartment.

DSC_0130I found these matching, mid-century lamps at the Bins for $3 total. I love the peach color, and their painted on the inside, which is kind of cool.

DSC_0131I knew that the minute I bought a stereo with a record player, I’d find the suitcase record player I’ve been searching for. And I did. This one is pretty blue, an old high school record player that works like a charm and cost $8!

DSC_0132A few books.

DSC_0133Despite the fact that I found a suitcase record player this week, this set of Heller plastic wear is my favorite find. I actually squeaked with joy when I saw it. I love the juicy citrus colors, and the clean design. I cannot wait to use these on our new patio!

DSC_0134Vintage word game. I love games that can be played by two people.

DSC_0135This Mango Slice mirror from Anthropologie has been on my radar for ever. I was so excited to find this slice-of-wood mirror at Savers for $2.99. It’s not the same, but it’s got the same vibe and I love it.

DSC_0136We found Ruby a bunk bed on Craigs List, and then I found two of these sweet chenille bedspreads to go on it. I’ve been looking, because ever since we saw A Christmas Story at the theater in December, she’s been asking for a blanket like Ralphie’s, which was just plain white chenille. I have no idea why that stuck in her head, but she’s asked me for one about a hundred times since then.  It’s always a balance with my little tomboy, and these worked for her because they aren’t too girlie. They’re go over Spiderman and Dinosaur sheets.

DSC_0137Just a cute little tablecloth with a cross-stitched bunny. It’s going under my new record player.

DSC_0138Foreigner, Jefferson Starship, and The J. Giles Band.


DSC_0140I picked up this adorable vintage storage bag and it was filled with fabric. It only cost $2, so I got it. Then I got home and looked in it, and right on top with a completed 1960s dress. For $2!

DSC_0141Pretty Franciscan platter.


DSC_0143Mid-century hamper for my bedroom. I love when I go into a thrift store looking for something specific, and find it. It doesn’t happen often, but it did this week! I particularly love the glittery handles!

DSC_0144Confession time: I buy most of my kitchen staples (flour, sugar, rice, etc.) in bulk. I don’t own canisters! I know, I know . . . but my last kitchen was so small, there was no space for them. And . . . and . . . I have no excuse. I keep everything in the plastic bags I buy it in. I love these Pyrex canisters. They have a great wide mouths and are super cute. Here’s the first in my future collection.

DSC_0145Blood, Sweat, and Tears, and happy Disney songs.

DSC_0146If I didn’t find so many other great things this week, these books-on-records would have been my favorite find. They’re from the 60s and the illustrations are incredible. Ruby’s going to have a ball with these.

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Shared at Blackbird has Spoken, Coastal Charm, Feathered Nest Friday, Thriftasaurus, Magpie Monday, Tuesday’s Treasures, A Picture is Worth 1000 Words, Penny Pinching Party, Vintage Thingie Thursday, Time Travel Thursday


11 thoughts on “My Thrifting Week: 2/15/2013

    • I almost died when I found it. Especially because I’d just bought a record player. But how could I leave this one behind? I agree about the hamper, too. All we get now is boring plain beige or cheap mesh. What’s up with that?

  1. Drooling over all that amazing vintage! You did find some gorgeous goodies. I especially adore the lamps, cups, and record player!! Glad I found your cute vintage blog. I’ll be back to read more. (Love the feather background, btw)

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