|This Mister Leonard blouse broke my heart. Turns out there is a rip that requires mending. Drat! I can't wear it right away!!|
Sunday, 3 April 2016
What does $100 buy at a thrift store?
Good day fellow bloggers and blog readers!! Well, winter keeps shoving it's nasty, frozen self into our faces. One week we're tantalized by temperatures hovering just south of freezing. Then without warning, howling, sub-zero winds blast through the city, driving any thought of summer dresses and sandals out the window.
Thank goodness I have a lot of cute hats!! My favorite pom-pom tuque is practically welded to my head.
I haven't been very active on this blog as driving kids to sports, working several jobs, and trying to stay on top of the laundry takes it's toll. In fact, I think the laundry is secretly breeding at night. :) In the war of ThriftyParka vs. the laundry - the laundry is winning.
It doesn't help that I have several piles of spring clothing scattered about....just in case the weather warms up!!! Nevermind, at least we're enjoying more sun with Daylight Savings Time.
In the past month or so, I've found some jems at various thrift stores. The prices ranged from $1.99 to $9.99 (before taxes). I thought I'd showcase what $100 buys at Salvation Army and Value Village.
I was thrilled to find this Midwinter, tiered-plate stand for $4.99. Imagine my surprise when I saw a Midwinter exhibit at the Denver Art Museum last year. I've been picking this stuff up in thrift stores for years.
This was the most expensive item at $9.99. It's a vintage, Canadian-made, Mastercraft purse. Ooooh, it's lovely!!! The previous owner used it very carefully - it's in excellent condition. Expect to see this purse a lot in the future!!
This purse even got a thumbs-up from my most discerning critic....so ya gotta know it's stylish!!
A selection of blouses were $2-$3 each (they were 50% off).
The clerk mentioned she put this flowered tunic out only a few minutes before I picked it off the rack.
It pays to shop around. The Salvation Army is definitely cheaper than Value Village. These dainty, crystal glasses were 50 cents each (and that is in Canadian currency folks!!).
Who can resist vintage sewing patterns?
Especially when they are two for $1.99.
Intricate inlaid music box, $5.
Shop your thrift store before setting foot in a craft store. The bag on the left has seven crochet hooks for $2.99.
The bag on the right has two circular knitting needles for $2.99. Time to start knitting more tuques!!
Ah, jewels and baubles!! Prices ranged from $1.99 to $4.99.
I couldn't resist this trio of Christmas ladies. They still had the "Giftcraft Japan" sticker on them. A tad pricey at $4.99 each - they will grace my entertainment centre year-round.
Last but not least, a Fire-King sugar bowl and a fine china creamer and sugar. I need more sugar and cream sets like a hole in the head. But this set made it's way into my shopping basket by virtue of having the flowers for the Canadian provinces and territories. Educational and functional!!
What will $100 buy at your thrift stores?
happy thrifting ;)