hello! Welcome to my blog. Have you ever wondered how much people spend on their clothing? Do you live for bag sales at thrift stores? Do you have clothing in your "DIY makeover" pile?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may enjoy this blog. So pull up a chair, grab a cuppa, and read on!
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Things I've left behind (photo-heavy)
Part of thrifting is knowing what to leave behind. I love to thrift - but sometimes I'll hit a thrift store, just to see what novelties I can find. Sometimes I'll find things that (used to) fetch a pretty penny on eBay. I don't sell on eBay anymore, but I still like to photograph vintage I items I could have sold.
Witness...things I've left behind....
If this fella could talk, oh the stories he would tell!!
Vintage Pyrex in the wild!!!
OK, this orange Pyrex came home with me....it's the perfect thing to hold Halloween treats!!
I check for cooties before I try hats on.
The tpurse (which was from South America) came home with me.
The dapper, grey hat came home with me. The purse did not.
These pictures were taken last fall...which gave me enough time to put these items out for Christmas. I love decorating with glass and milk-glass in the winter.
The prices were pretty reasonable, considering the sky-high prices that Value Village is charging lately.
I'm obsessed with this planter. It now resides next to my TV, it holds the remotes.
This is my selfie at the mall. I was volunteering for the Christmas Kettle Campaign. I wanted to make sure that I was warm, as I was working in a drafty vestibule. The red tuque says "Nice" on one side, and "Naughty" on the other. The powder-blue wool coat is a Sally Ann find.
This is the view from my workplace 3 weeks ago. Since then I've switched jobs. I had to leave this view behind.
Isn't the sky beautiful?
The sunshine streaming through a crystal display at the Sally Ann. They seem to have a lot of vintage, lead crystal!!
A snuggly, Hudson's Bay blanket that I snaffled for $35!!! I'm giving this cozy, wool blanket a bath. It's a 4 point blanket!!
I was loathe to leave these bovine beauties behind. They were in immaculate condition, and priced at $3.99 for the set, they would have fetched a nice profit online.
I hope this 1970s, chalkware trio went to a good home!!
This coat was GORGEOUS!! Soft red wool with black trim. It was vintage, and made in France.
Ugh, it was 50% off. I hope someone snapped it up for $7.50.
This is me wearing one of the 3 Adidas jackets I snagged this year. I look a little sleepy. Note to self, take more naps!!
Blingy Butt!! These ridiculous jeans were bejewelled and studded to a ridiculous degree (hee, hee, Goody, were these the jeans you saw?). Sadly my lardy behind couldn't squeeze into them - otherwise I'd treat you to a picture of them on.
Frilled and bejewelled, velvet purse.
' Nuff said.
This vintage Fire-King came home with me.
This Midwinter stayed at the thrift store...there is something about that blossom that frightens me. For $3.99, it was a steal (hee, hee, steel magnolia).
This little Wade dish came home with me.
I'm amassing a collection of vintage patterns!!
I didn't collect this one!! It gave me the heebie-geebies just looking at it!!
What would you have left behind?
What would you have brought home?
Dashboard view of my drive along the highway, 2 weeks ago.