Monday, February 05, 2007

A Brief but Fulfilling Thriftventure and Some Sisterly Cyber Love !

I had an ever so small window to dash in the thrift store,and just look at the results!
This fabulous poster size ,Lee "go-go girl" was just 80 cents! I shall employ it in this Springs redecorating project for the girls rooms!


This satin coat dress just about stopped my heart!It was 4.99(now I ask you why are some things priced at the 1 cent shy mark of the dollar and others lopped off to the even 10,IE: 80 cents and 4.99 ? Ah ,the mysteries of the thrift store!)I have already worn it as a jacket over jeans. Just click on the below image for a close-up of that print.



Rounding out my 60 minute dash in and out of the thrift(yes, thats record time for me),was this lovely Spring/50's print tablecloth for 1.49,an ecru hand tatted doily for .69,long pearls for 2.00 (theres that pricing mystery again)and 2 AMAZING ethnic pillow covers for 2.99 ! Now thats what I call "feeling the thrifting click"!


If I had to vote on a "most likely to succeed Martha" award it would surely go to Jennifer, of The Felt Mouse.This year instead of Christmas cards,she sent "Newyears Crackers",to her pals.Upon opening ,you find sweet little symbols to help wish you Health ,wealth ,humor,and happiness. Right back at you dear Jennifer,and thank you for such a sweet thought!

18 comments:

Vanessa said...

You are a power thrifter!!!!! Do you have a little eye that spots the treasure before your brain can get into gear??? I do too. I thought you did. You see it, you grab it, you know right away what to look for for buyablility and off you go!!!! How lovely you are!!! No Pool!!!! Air-stream for sure!!!

Vallen said...

I'm moving to Texas tomorrow. That is awesome thrifty loot

AnastasiaC said...

oh that poster is magic!!! what a great illustration...love love love it!!
The coat is a dream - great colour choice for you too...lovely retro print...u did well, what great bargains!

miss vintage love said...

I wanna shop at your thrift stores!

Love the coat, you could wear it so many diff ways!
Nice work on your finds:)

Jennifer said...

Yeah! Glad your NY greeting got there intact. I could never be Martha - not enough cool vintage stuff. You and I would have to team up to become the thrift-craft goddesses!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous coat! And that girlie poster. Brings back memories of 1970s!

Peta said...

Wonderful thrift haul! And what a nice thing to receive from the felt mouse!
Wishing all good things for your poor kitty, hopefully the vet will have some good news.

cruststation said...

OOh, wonderful thrift finds, love the Go-Go girl, the tablecloth, cushion covers, doily and pearls! I wish we had some cool stores close by.

stilettoheights said...

you are a thrifting goddess!!!

I love that satin jacket, how wonderful, I can imagine you wearing that, very chic.

also that poster is so very wonderful and reminds me of pieces I had hanging in the hallway outside my bedroom when I was small...thanks for making me smile this morning.

mosaic queen said...

I am AMAZED at the awesome clothes that you find!!!

Gypsy Purple said...

Thanks a million for wishing my wishes come true!!
It was lovely having you to visit...please come again

Chamara

eb said...

Treasure indeed - I am inspired to do some thrifting - BUT -it is VERY cold - altho I did check out a couple of antique stores yesterday - and I saw a parfait set and a clear 3 tier candy holder(!?!)at the salvation army last month - hoping those things are still there (I am "stuff" challenged at the moment) - I love that coat - Boone is 11 and a sweet, magical, thoughtful, philosophical and VERY creative old soul - I will do a lengthy post on his art (he was interviewed by our local tv news at age 5!) - xox - eb.

eb said...

oh - I don't know why they are called moo - little pix cards from flickr with blog, email, phone info on back - I'll send a couple - xox eb.

An Odd Duck said...

That coat dress is adorable. I can just imagine it over jeans. Great finds.

S. said...

You are flaunting it!

Gina said...

Wow those are some uber super duper finds!

StephenMosher said...

It's almost like that coat dress was made for you...
xoste

Karen Beth said...

Oh goodness! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the poster and that beautiful coat. Wow! Will you do a recon on the coat or keep it as it is? Beautiful either way.

We are definitely kindred spirits. I'm a thrift queen myself. Aren't thrift stores just veritable wonderlands of wonderfulness?! Yes, they are!

Glad to see your treasures!!

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