I Brake for Yard Sales: and Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster, love this fun book, and YES I do brake hard and make illegal U-turns!! Do you? Thrifter's always have excellent brakes. :) We did my daughter's entire wedding with thrift store finds and most of our home is thrifted.
I love the challenge of decorating with thrift scores. You have to be patient and diligent, while thinking outside the box. You have to work with what you have.
Here are a few recently acquired pieces of vintage fun. 90% of the fun is in the seeking and finding. Now that I own these things, I don't know what to do with some of them. I have favorite thrift stores I always hit when in north Texas. This is a little of what I came home with last month.
This is Olivia's favorite piece. She wanted to model it, so I said, "Jump in the photo girl!!!" I love Thermoses.
They have such great vintage patterns on them.
Oh I love this!! Just the piece I have been looking for.
This McDonald's Batman Mug usually isn't the type of thing I enjoy, but my kids are DC lovers.
Of course I have to pick up the Batman Mug.
I was excited to find this child's sewing machine. It's very dirty and I don't know if it works.
I thought I would clean it up and play with it a bit. I doubt it works.
I mostly got it for display in the studio.
I can never pass up pansies. I'm liking crewel pieces more and more.
I love all my vintage Japanese coffee mugs, but I hardly ever find a set of them,
especially a set this cute. I usually just find a piece here and there
Love this Hexagon plate and also found a nice unmade Jiffy Stitchery embroidery.
4 Strawberry Shortcake juice glasses. Sweet as can be and look brand new.
A strawberry shortcake mug.
Tea, Coffee, or Hot Chocolate?
I loved this silly vintage tumbler. What am I going to do with ONE?
I will put flowers in it, maybe. It was just too pretty to leave.
I love the colors, the lines and the design. An inspiring little glass.
Vintage tumblers and swanky swigs.
Whenever I go to Texas, I find these all the time. I LOVE the fabrics in these vintage wool skirts.
I can never pass them up. I think I'll take them home to upcycle for projects,
but then I can never bring myself to cut into them.
Some Desert Rose. My friend didn't want them. The bowls aren't so pretty, but the plates are good. One plate broke, but I can't throw it away.
Even a broken piece of Desert Rose can be used, right? In a mosaic?
I hate to hoard, but I have enough artsy friends to hang on to it for a few weeks
I also found this vintage fabric if anyone wants it. :)
So which is your favorite?
Have you been thrifting lately?
What have you found?
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