Monday, January 15, 2007

January Thriftventures

Another holiday tradition I hold close to my heart is the after Christmas Thriftventure I share with my sister.My mother keeps the kidlettes,and Durelle and I hit all of our favorite thrift stores!Almost everything I purchased was under 2 dollars or less due to the lovely year end sales!Naturally I had vintage Christmas on my mind,as I do every other day of the year when I enter a thriftstore,estate sale or,even an antique mall. Which is where I happened to snap up these 1st goodies.After Christmas and early January is the best time to hit an antique mall as they tend to have lots of 50% off sales.Everything in the above pic was purchased for 1 dollar each! I especially love the hand-made shabby fufu balls.The little angels have sweetest faces(you may click to enlarge any picture).The jingle bell cake will be fun for baking next year,or perhaps I will keep them to display the fufu balls!The white crocheted piece will possibly become aprons for atleast one of the little girl dresses pictured below(and only 75 cents!).

The little girl dresses were 2 bucks each and are simply aching for a bit of embellishment. The peignoir was 1.49 and I will probably cut the filmy bottom portion off and just use the top lace bodice as A lovely lace layer.


More Christmas goodies!Each piece was under a dollar except the collection of embroidered cocktail napkins for about 1.50.The wee little singing angel was my favorite and she will look right at home with this collection.


These lovelies were my favorite purchases of the day. The smooching chalkware couple was about 3.00,but how could I resist?The other couple was quite chipped and broken . Somehow I find their decay to make them all the more beautiful. For about a dollar they most definitely found a new home. The pearls were 1 dollar and a this girl can never have too many strands of what I consider my signature jewel.You've already met dear Georgie from The Curious Tea-Party (thank you Risa) he was also about 1.50. My big ticket items were multiple pairs of Overalls purchased for between 5 and 2 dollars each. A mommy can never have too many pairs of Overalls. Right?

18 comments:

Heidi said...

Neat stuff! Love those foo-foo balls! What a wonderful day it must have been--fun time with your sis and lots of goodies to boot!

eb said...

oh dear Jungledream - a girl after my own heart - I wish that I had been shopping with you altho - there might have been some discussion around those fabulous balls - what treasures!!!!!!! - I am inspired - every day is a special dreampoem - xox eb.

Rosemary said...

Ahha, another collector, i see! Thanks for visiting my new blog. I'm glad to find yours too! I see you're in Dallas! I'm in houston :) Rosemary
aka retro rosie!

A Fanciful Twist said...

I did the same thing!!!! There is that wave again...What fun, what treasures!! I think we are so sad to see the holidays go that we are still in a holiday shopping mood. I was at target and they had those completely glitterized Wendy Addison looking statues, snowman and santa. Well, they were like 14.99 or higher originally and they were sitting on a clearance shelf.. Guess what???? 1.75 and 3.49 Woo-hoo. And yes, for you I will be sure to do a seperation of loftish space/studio and home. xoxo Vanessa

AnastasiaC said...

lovely!!! I did some thrifting too - didnt score much
woe to me....thrifting in the USA seems so much fun!

mosaic queen said...

ooh-la-la!!! I'm taking a break from the thrift stores for awhile (a short while)as I have too much stuff!!! As soon as I'm oganized though, look out thrift stores cause here I come! :-)

Peta said...

Fantastic, love when thrift stores have sales! It looks like two boys kissing in the last picture!

risa said...

wow! you hit the jackpot. one of the exciting things about moving back to the states is i will be able to regularly thrift again...and in colorado things are way cheaper than in ny (although in ny one could find the most amazing things...all those eccentric folk cleaning out theit closets. )

April said...

Ooooohhhh - I love that Bell Christmas Cake Pan - althought it might be just as well for a wedding, but wouldn't it be darling with vibrant vintage Christmas colors? :)

ashley g said...

What is better than a good deal at a thrift store? I dare say nothing! Fantastic finds :)

Vallen Queen said...

Good thrifting - well there's not much else like it, the hunt, the surprise, the guilty pleasure when you find something so cool for 50 cents. Yeah it's the best.

Coleen said...

You really hit the jackpot, eh? I wish I could have such good thrifting -- but here I'll have to wait for yard sales! Happy New Year!

Mary Jane said...

The little girl dresses! The figurines! You are a lucky diva!

Gina said...

So super sweet. Happy new year to you!

tatjana said...

Is it ok if I just live vicariously through you? I'm not allowed to collect stuff until we move, and you seem to have very simillar taste :) I think I'm gonna have to make a couple of those fu fu balls, though, they're awesome!

jenny holiday said...

Ohhh what a day you had!! I am in LOVE with your turquoise and gold ornament/ball! Love it!!

and the cake pans...funnn!!

The kissing couple really is a fabbb find!!

Why can't you live next door...we could go thrifting together!!

Thanks so so much for all of your incredibly sweet comments on my blog!! Such a doll!! Love your blog to bits!!

xoxo Jenny

liebemarlene said...

You've been tagged!
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StephenMosher said...

I used to have post holiday traditions--they usually were about buying up bags of holiday candy at half off and eating them all by myself. I had to quit that, though.

I still have trouble after valentine's day--those brightly coloured heartshaped boxes at 75% off scream at me EAT ME!!!!!

And then at Easter, the Reece's Peanut Butter Eggs are so lethal that I won't go in drug stores for a month after that holiday.

I wish I had the thrifting gene..

xoste

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