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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 66: Back in the Game

 
Hi everyone and welcome to this week's edition of Thrifty Thursday, where I share my weekly thrift store/swap meet/estate sale finds.
 
I realized today that I haven't posted a Thrifty Thursday in over a month! To tell the truth, we hadn't really been doing much thrift shopping or estate sale-ing with the holidays and everything, and when we did we weren't finding much worth picking up. I'm happy to report that last weekend we managed to break out of our slump! We went to one really awesome estate sale, some thrifting, and we picked up some things at an antique store in town that's closing (everything was marked 50% off!).
 
This wooden Santa cutout was my major score of the estate sale. I saw him in the ad on Craigslist and I secretly hoped I could get him, although I thought chances were slim that he'd A) still be there and B) be in my price range. Happily, we managed to get there about a half hour early and were one of the first people in line. I managed to snatch him up for $29 (worth it for something I want to keep!)

We found a lot of really cool paper goods at the estate sale too. This cowboy book and Bozo sticker book were from there, as well as the cool illustrations in the top picture. I think they were $1 each. Phillip found the blow-up Dino at the antique store clearance.

This carousel mobile is so cute! It's still intact in the book. We also found these vintage Easter cutouts that will be perfect for the antique space in about a month or so. We actually found so much great stuff at the first estate sale that we decided to call it a day after that one instead of moving on to check out the rest of them. That never happens!

We were surprised last week to see that one of the few antique stores in Santa Maria was going out of business. It was kind of a bummer to see it close, but we decided to check out the 50% off sale to see if there was anything we liked. I found another Dream Pets deer for about $6 and this pretty pink Bauer casserole dish. The ceramic fish was from the estate sale ($4) and we think it was a toothpick holder.

I also managed to pick up some vintage patterns! I'm keeping the tie one in case I end up making one for Phillip for the wedding, but I think I'll be listing the rest in my Etsy shop.

We did some thrifting the next day, where I found these two sweaters at the Goodwill...

Along with this cute pink trash can, which is now in my sewing room!

All in all, it was a very fruitful weekend! How did you fare at the thrifts/sales this week?

As usual, I'll be linking up at A Living Space, Sir Thrift A Lot, and Joyful Treasure Hunting, so head on over and check out what everyone found this time around! By the way, does anyone have suggestions for some other fun thrifty link ups?

8 comments:

  1. Great estate sales are far and few between, but when you find one and bring home awesome items, well that is a thrifters dream.

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  2. Those are great finds for this time of year, most everbody else is not finding much! Love the Dream Pet!

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  3. OMG where have you been??!! Your blog is adorable, your finds are rocking. I seriously might have a crush on you (I swear to you only in a slightly creepy way. But not in a need to call the cops kind of creepy way....you know more like when that strange kid would sit by you in English and say random stuff to you and you never really knew how to reply so it just got uncomfortable? Totally like that!) . Off to see more.

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  4. That Santa is to die for! I would love to find something like that to add to my holiday decorations. So much more unique than a blow mold.

    Have an awesome week!

    Erica

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  5. What are those illustrations at the top of your page? They kind of look like picture scenes that would be used for speech therapy back in the day.

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  6. Wow, I love every single thing you found. What a haul!

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