After traveling to Hawaii AND Chicago this month,fulfilling a couple of engagements for my acting career, and just coming off of a major family holiday(not to mention a bathroom renovation STILL in progress), its no wonder I simply had no time to thrift! Ah,but I DID manage to squeeze one thriftventure in before November comes to a close. Just look at the goodies I scored just in time for the holidays.I am crazy for old holiday themed tins and you can still almost always purchase them for under a dollar,these cost 45 cents each. I love the red one with the gilded homeade ornaments.The little plastic Santa has a string that you pull on his beard that plays a hurdy-gurdy style Jingle Bells,at 95 cents,also at .95,you see the wee vintage box of blue bulbs,one is missing but I think I have a stray little bulb to fill the space,I love the patina and graphics on the box. The tea-set is not vintage ,but what fun to surprise my little flower petal with her
play table set for a teddy bear tea party when she comes home from Pre-school this week,cost 2.45.
Can you believe I found this hand-painted silk slip for 2.95?Its simply begging to be paired with skinny jeans and platforms for the spring(clik on any image for more up-close thriftalicious-ness).The tooled leather belt has a gorgeous broke-in design,also 2.95.Rounding out the 2.95 theme was this wooden wheel(I believe used for ties),I'm gonna try this as a neclace organizer. Hmmm,wonder if it will work?
Crooked Halo came out the big winner this trip. I love this 80's jumper,for under 2 dollars,we're hoping it will work for her uniform at school.She also found yellow hi-top sneakers for 4.95...and...even though I do not like to spend this much at thrift stores,she found BRAND NEW yellow Doc Martens, in her size, for 14.95!
Each clothing piece was under 2 dollars. I have embellishing plans for a couple of the pieces(more on that after the holidays)but most will work as is.My baby likes to "help" mommy take pictures as you can see.
I was wild about the prints we picked out so I took a gratuitous shot of just them collaged together,how 'bout those mushrooms?