Saturday, August 27, 2011

It's a Girl!

Well this has not been the most exciting thrifting weekend I've ever had but as usual I always manage to find something. There were no estate sales and only a few yard sales in Augusta GA this weekend so I knew I would be visiting the thrift stores. Made my usual trip to the Catholic Social Services on Friday at lunch and they had really done some cleaning and reorganizing. They really decluttered! I did find a few treasures to include a big box of vintage sewing notions, 2 old pictures in some beautiful frames, and about 85 unused vintage baby announcements. I love vintage cards and it so rare to find so many unused ones. I'm not sure if I will list these on Etsy or put in our booth. Either way I hope someone will buy them and use them to announce the arrival of their new baby girl! I think that would be so charming to receive one in the mail.

If you want to see all my thrifty finds for this week, you can go here to our Facebook Page.

Hope everyone found great things this weekend.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011


I just thought I would take a minute to share all the lovlies I spotted today at the Antique Mall where we have our booth. There are so many things there that I would love to take home with me and wanted to share a few of  "the lovlies" with you. Hope you enjoy their beauty as much as I do!

Love the paint and the fabric.

I think she was saying "Take me home with you" and I really wanted to.

Love the stools and the bed.

I do love architectural stuff.

I love the clock face.

I really want this Metal Cabinet.

This is gorgeous!

Need to add this to my collection!

Isn't this adorable.

This may very well come home with me if it is still there on my next visit!

I  took quite a few pictures and obviously could not add them all here. If you want to see all the photo's I took today, you can find them here on our facebook page.

Hope everyone finds great things this weekend. No estate sales or any great yard sales here, so I will be hitting up my favorite thrift stores. Hope I find some treasures.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Larry, Curly and Moe

Wow, I really had a busy day yesterday. Two estate sales on my lunch break, they were both in the same neighborhood and only about 5 minutes from work, so I was able to squeeze them both in. Really didn't find much at the first sale but somehow I never walk away empty handed. Found a couple of vintage Anniversary cake toppers, a small green duck planter, and a couple of clocks.

The next sale really didn't have much to offer inside (the few items I did want were already sold). However, I did take a peek in the Garage and found a couple of items of interest. Buried under a mound of junk was a table that looked promising. I asked the guy what the price was and when he said "I can let you have it for $10, I said "I'll take it". The other item in the garage was just too cute to resist. I don't know about you but I used to love "The Three Stooges" when I was a growing up. I also work in the Golf Industry so I could not leave this picture of the Stooges in their Golf attire behind. I think I will put it in a different frame, I don't really care for the one it's in.

Didn't really feel like I had given all I could to my thrifting effort for the day, so after work I stopped at the Goodwill. I pass by it everyday on my way home and it's a struggle not to go in there every night but I try to hold out until Friday. I will just say I walked out a very happy girl. I found three gorgeous vintage hats that will go to the booth (well I think I may keep one for myself), a cute skirt and 5 pair of shoes that I will be keeping.

The burgundy one is mine

$25 for all (looks like I left one pair out of the photo)
After my Goodwill stop , I went to visit my BFF. I showed her my Goodwill stuff and I think she was coveting my shoes a little bit. We had dinner and some great conversation. 
What a great day, I felt completely satisfied when I got home. So much so that I did not go out today
Hope everyone found great things this weekend!

Linking to:
Her Library Adventures - Flea Market Finds
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrift Tuesday

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fancy Pants

I started my thrifting weekend on Friday during my lunch break at the Catholic Social Services. I have had pretty good luck there over the past month and this week did not disappoint. I love all things sewing related and found a vintage sewing book titled "The ABC's of Sewing" that included about 6 uncut patterns. Needless to say this will be staying with me. One of the patterns is for "play shorts or fancy pants", I am quite positive that my boys would prefer "play shorts" over "fancy pants" any day. Moving on to the clothes, I came across a 1970's Lacoste Izod Jacket in excellent condition. I was going to sell it but my oldest son John has taken a "fancy" to it so I guess it will be his. The fact that he loved a vintage jacket makes me feel like I must have done something right in his upbringing (probably because I never made him wear "fancy pants"). The last item I picked up was a fabulous Ann Taylor jean jacket for myself.

On Saturday morning I met up with mom and we went to a consignment sale but I didn't find any treasures there so we headed over to the only estate sale advertised for this weekend. I found a beautiful ginormous (as Will Ferrell would say) old picture frame and a lovely cake plate.

We did squeeze in a few yard sales where I found some vintage Christmas ornaments, a hand broom, and a great little lamp for my sewing room.

I guess that's it for this weekend. I did want to say I very much enjoy being a part of this thrifting community. I love to look at everyone's treasures (and I do look at them all). Go here if you want to see all my finds for this weekend. Hope everyone found great things this weekend.

Linking to: Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Linking to: Southern Hospitality 
Linking to: Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Linking to: Coastal Charm

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fashion and a Farmhouse

Let me just say I think I need to invest in some kind of mask to cover my nose and mouth when attending estate sales. As I am already fighting a sinus infection, going in to these smelly and moldy homes is probably not the best idea but I just can't help myself. Mother and I attended 2 estate sales (worth mentioning) yesterday. The first stop was a small old brick home in Thomson Ga. There was a ton of old stuff but the prices were outrageous. So I had to really hunt for the bargains. There was a sewing room (and I love the sewing stuff for myself) where I found about 10 vintage patterns at .50 each. You could fill up a bag of material for $5, and so naturally I did.
I found a vintage scarf and wrap in another bedroom and a vintage homemade dress and coat (polyester -ha ha) for $2. My mother said I bought the polyester coat because it reminds me of the coats my Granny used to wear. Hope I can get the smell out of it. (I have a ton of vintage things to go to the cleaners so I will just add this to the pile). Mom picked up a couple of items and actually spent more than me (I think that's a first).

Inside one of the pattern envelopes I found this letter, thought it was sweet.

Here is all the fabric for $5. (Believe me I stuffed as much as possible in the tiny grocery store bag they provided)

So we rolled out of there and on to the Farmhouse in Girard GA. Here is where I could just kick myself for forgetting my camera yet again. It took somewhere around an hour or so to get to the Farmhouse, it was out in the country in the middle of nowhere. I would have loved to been able to show you some of the things in that house. Of course the items I coveted were not for sale. I think I saw the most beautiful iron bed I have ever seen in my life. I was figuring out how we were going to get that thing home when I saw the sign that said "Not for Sale". How disappointing. The prices here were not much better, but I did spy something I  never would have thought I would find in a old farmhouse out in the boonies. In the living room on a table were some old fashion magazines. I took a 1947 Mademoiselle, 1936 Vogue, and a 1960 Vogue home with me. The ads and photos are gorgeous. I will be posting a lot of ads and photos from the magazine here on my facebook page if you want to check them out. I also found some sewing items and an adorable piece of vintage fabric. There were several out buildings however we did not find any treasures in any of them. I did however buy 3 vintage sprinklers that were out in the backyard. We paid up and started our trip home. On the way out we passed a lot of old broken down buildings, mom and I talked about how we would love to sneak in and look around and see what kind treasures might be hiding in them. But in the end we did not. Here are my Farmhouse finds.

And to wrap up the update for the weekend, here are my goodwill finds this week. A great vintage hat $2.50 (for me) and a blouse $3 (for me).

Might be wearing these to the Bryan Adams concert tomorrow night. Hope everyone found wonderful vintage things this weekend!

Linking to Her Library Adventures Flea Market Finds 
Linking to Southern Hospitality