Monday, November 27, 2006

November Thriftventures!

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?

9 comments:

kelly said...

looks like you got some fantatsic bargains! I really love the tooled belt, always wanted on of them! and so many other wonderful goodies. must have been fun!

Rebecca said...

What a great lot you got there! You have a eye for clothing, I'm not so good at that. I love your Christmas finds (and oh how I wish I could come to teddy bear Christmas tea!) I always pick up those boxes of old balls, too!

VictoriaE said...

It's always so exciting when the opshops get out their Christmas stock - love your finds.

S. said...

I hate to spend that much too but the Docs (yellow!) were worth it. And, oh, that slip is one of those amazing thrift treasures that makes you beam each time you see it and realize it's yours!

Peta said...

Fantastic finds!
Were you acting in "Lost" in Hawaii? Did you get to snog Sawyer?!

AnastasiaC said...

beautiful bargains!!! I love that slip - so pretty!
Im your swap partner for the Vintage christmas swap - fun fun!!

VaxGirl said...

Oh, I have the tin with the poinsettia! I inherited it from my mom, who kept sewing stuff in it. The Docs are easily over $100.00 in the store, so great find! And they last forever, I've been wearing the same pair for years!

Lucy said...

You always get such great bargains in the clothing dept! I'm jealous!! I like to collect tins, too...and then give them back out filled up with goodies. I haven't had any good thriftventures lately...boohoo.

lucy

barb said...

The hand-painted slip seriously rocks.

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