May Thrift Finds

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Do you ever pick up thrift store finds and wonder who the previous owner was? I always do, especially when the items are quirky and strange like these little cuties. Who else wanted puppy (dachshund?) suncatchers and why would they discard them??

T and I have been taking nightly walks around town now that the weather is nice since I'm always itching to get outside once I'm home from work. We're also loving the easy exercise and I'm loving that there are several thrift stores within walking distance of our apartment.

I always walk up and down each of the bric-a-brac sections of thrift stores because I love housewares. These two suncatchers were just hanging on a lone hook next to a dog leash and I nabbed them immediately. They're so darling!

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Can't wait to find a home for them! For 95cents, how could I turn these little guys down?

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Anyone else pumped for warmer weather and flea market season? I know I am!

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Recent Thrift Haul...

Recently, I've been bouncing around thrift stores looking for stuff for craft show prep and have been finding little odds and ends. Nothing too crazy. I've been trying to keep my tendency to hoard vintage housewares and dishes to a minimum lately due to lack of space. I've given myself limits; I only allow myself to pick up things that are a really good price, something that I need, or something that is really special. 

We have been hosting T's family to our apartment to show it off recently and his aunt brought these two refridgerator dishes from her old fridge. I fell in love with that instantly and can't wait to hand the shelves in our kitchen to display them.

I've been looking into buying some different loose teas and found this little cutie in the back shelves of the thrift store across the street from my apartment. Never been used and only a few dollars. Woo!

These things have come from a variety of different places over the past month or so. My friend and I stumbled upon a rummage sale that was almost over and filled a trash bag with a variety of stuff for $2. So that's where those werid salt and pepper shakers came from. They were practically free so I couldn't just leave kitty s&p's there, even if they were strange. The pyrex dish and two blue dishes were given to me from my mom. Good prices apparently. The tin was from the thrift store across the street, which I put a little succulent in.

So that's what I've been doing lately... Have you been finding anything good lately?

Thrift Store Finds

It's been a while since I've been thrifting (and for me, a while is maybe a few weeks). We are on the hunt for some particular things, which is always harder than you think it will be.

But even though I only made it out with these two items, I thought that were lovely enough to have their own post! We haven't had anything to serve on or large plates in general so I was happy to get such a cute plate. The other little bowl now lives upstairs in our bedroom to hold little things. I'm a little obsessed with pretty things that hold other things. I like to group things.

Happy finds. Find anything good lately?

Flea Market/Thrift Store Finds


Sadly, T has been having more luck lately then I have been when it comes to finds. Between the place across from our apartment, Columbus, and this other flea market in town, he's been growing his record collection quite a bit.

These obviously are my little finds. Look just like my kitties.

And the grand finale would be this little beauty. Works pretty fantastically and T carried all the way through town to get it home. We were pretty excited to get it going last night while we had dinner.

What have you found lately?

This Weekend's Finds

It's been a pretty long while since I've found anything decent out thrifting. I went out when we were down the shore and everything just seemed to be over priced and just not perfect. To limit myself, I've been running through a list in my head when I find something I may want. 

  • Is the price good?
  • What do I plan to do with it? Use it? Display it? Revamp it?
  • Would I be able to find this somewhere else cheaper down the line?

This was the first weekend that T&I were home with little plans since we moved in. I knew I wanted to travel over to the Columbus Flea market in New Jersey and we found this indoor flea market literally across the street from our apartment. That's probably going to end poorly...

These little beauties made the cut for this weekend. A vintage thermos, which plans to live on top of our high cabinets, came from the indoor flea market across the street along with that vintage floral sheet in the background. The little Pyrex bowl matches the other bowl I have and seemed like a good size for veggies and side dishes. The wooden typeset numbers are our apartment number and I'm in love with them. Everything was really pretty affordable. 

These are what T ended up finding. In the hopes of building our record collection, he has started looking at records when I drag him along to flea markets and thrift stores. It's actually pretty exciting for me because he has something to look at now and it doesn't make me feel so bad making him go with me. He was a good sport all weekend. 

Find anything good lately? I'd love to see!

Finds were found at Columbus Flea Market & The All Things Shoppe.