Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Second Hand Treats

I think something is wrong with me. I like thrift stores better than the mall, and almost as much as a I like Target. Almost. Here are a few of my recent finds.
This mirror was a big ticket item: $1.00. I didn't even blink twice before it was in the cart. There was a lady on the same aisle who gave me a weird look when I did so. A why on earth would you buy a gaudy pink mirror like that, look. I love it when the other people shopping at the thrift store look at me like I'm the crazy one. Entertainment + bargains galore all at once = good times. I'm sure once I get at this with a can of spray paint (NOT pink) it will look AWESOME!


Also found a couple of beautiful vintage sheets ($2-3.00 each). The linen section is always the first place I look. So many possibilities . . . but I am thinking sundresses for a couple of wee little ladies I know. Maybe a quilt like this one.

Also picked up this sheet, although this one isn't vintage. It's an almost new, queen sized Waverly ($3.00). I am thinking of making slipcovers for the toss pillows that came with our red sofa's, just to mix things up a bit. If not, perhaps the backing of a future quilt.

This little green urn was $1.oo. I want to make a pin cushion to go inside. How cute will that be?!

And lastly some vintage Pyrex. I am pretty sure my grandma had these. As soon as I saw them I thought of her, and thinking of her makes me happy. Just look at those cute little roosters, in my favorite color to boot. I paid $1.50 for both. I think for everything it was no more than $12.00. To quote my 3 year old, "That's what I'm talkin bout!" Can't wait for garage sale weather!

18 comments:

Beth at Aunties said...

Sweetie,
I am laughing so hard I almost choked on my lunch when I saw the last picture.

Those weren't grandma's, they were mine. You grew up with them in our cabinets. Heehee. I got them for our wedding! This is too funny!

I can't stop coughing from laughing so hard. I didn't know you would want them...

I took a bunch of stuff to DI last week while dad was gone. You could have had them for free!:)

Come over and lets see what other vintage stuff you might enjoy from your vintage mom!

XOXOXO

Great finds though!

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

MOM, Are you kidding me?! That is so funny!! Sure enough, I got em at the DI by you. What are you doing giving away all the cute pyrex? I think I'm still gonna think of grandma when I look them, because you're on my black list for not thinking of me BEFORE tossing the family treasures. You owe me $1.50. :)

philben5 said...

I am thinking we could have a lot of fun together at the thrift store! I love those looks of "what are you thinking" and it might be fun if there were 2 of us together. Great finds by the way!
Blessings
Roxanne

Flashy Ashley said...

You did not just buy your moms DI stuff!? that is hilarious :) and I hate to say so, but I like the mirror PINK! That was a great find. You have a really great eye for how things should be, I wish I were so talented.

heidivee said...

You seriously have a great eye, Nat. For real. Where do you do most of your 'thrift store' shopping? I envy you. And I can NOT stop laughing...you totally bought your mom's DI stuff. :)

ellen b. said...

Oops don't know where my comment went so if it comes up as two forgive me. A girl after my own heart who left the other stores behind to thrift shop :0)
Maybe we'll bump into eachother someday. Promise I won't give you any weird looks!
I love your purchases. The linens are all great! Enjoy...

Marie said...

where do you shop because i'm going there. i think i would have purchased the same things.i blogged about a mirror today also.
marie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I think you are very creative! Love how you see the possiblities in stuff such as the pink mirror!

Can't wait to see what you actually do with it!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Ferrill said...

I would much rather go thrifting than to the mall any day! It's like treasure hunting! Great finds by the way. Too funny about your mom's pyrex, way too funny!

Smilingsal said...

Oh, I'm disappointed! I want to see that finished mirror. Please post it when you've finished.

Neena said...

I actually like the mirror in pink! Also I need to get some seed advice for an upcoming scout activity I'll have to give you a call.

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

What fun! You and Your Mom are to funny! That is a crack up! Great find! I love the bowls, I thought of my Mother when I first saw them! I think I'm going to my trift store tomorrow, you've got me motivated! Unfortunately, we don't have DI!

Susie Mitchell said...

I love your finds! How come I never find such neat things? Can't wait to see what you do with the mirror. Since my kitchen's mostly chickens...the bowls would work for me! Next time...ask your Mom to shop with you...you'll have a good time and won't buy anything she already has!
Blessings, Susie

Des said...

No way! i bought those EXACT same TWO vintage sheets at MY D.I. this is like a twilight zone episode. AND I want to make a quilt like the crazy mom, too!!!

Maybe those pyrex dishes are really MY mother's and you should give them to me. MAN, that's a good family history story!

Teresa Porter said...

can I come shopping with you? I love those sheets/fabrics! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Vanilla Lavender said...

I oh so loved your thrift finds! I really love thrifting. It's been a long time since I went to the mall last time... I can't wait to see what you will do to that pink mirror. :) Vanessa

Blue Castle said...

I might've arm-wrestled you for that mirror. It's beautiful! I can't believe you found all that for so cheap! I, too, am counting down the days until garage sale weather is here. Which makes the fact that we just got 6 inches of snow today, that much more depressing. :)

Rue said...

Hi Natalie :)

There's nothing wrong with you! I feel the same way... um, maybe there's something wrong with both of us LOL

I love that mirror and I can totally see the potential :)

rue