Monday, June 28, 2010

Thrift Share Monday-The Motherload

My youngest kiddo and I had a date for Friday morning to go thrifting. I woke her in time for an 8 a.m. rummage sale but sleeping in a bit was more of what she had in mind. I hit that sale myself and ended up with a large box and two filled bags of stuff. It took me about an hour and a half to go through everything. I would think I was done and spot more stuff under tables in boxes. I had to stop back by the house before going back out again and this time my kiddo was ready. We went to three rummage sales and a thrift store before calling it quits. We hit the motherload.

At the first rummage sale, I started to make my way to the shoes which were arranged haphazardly in the corner of the room. A lady and her daughter were going through boxes of purses. I spotted a purse of interest in one of the boxes the lady was going through and waited as patiently as I could, pretending to be very interested in the shoes as she finished going through the box. As soon as she set the box down and walked away, I honed in on the purse that caught my eye. It was a vintage Coach. And just behind it was its twin in a different color plus a few other vintage purses.

The second sale had already been in full swing for a couple of hours when we arrived but I managed to find several vintage aprons. I love the one with the owl print.

At the third sale, we were encouraged to fill a good-size bag of clothes for $1.00. I loaded a bag with a very nice wool Abercrombie & Fitch jacket for my DH, cami tops & a shirt for my youngest kiddo, and a skirt and top for myself. I found a few other things and when I asked how much, the gentleman replied to make an offer. I'm the worst at making offers as I don't want to pay too much or seem cheap. He named a price and I gave him a few more dollars besides what he asked. The thrift store was the last leg of our trip.

Vintage Wilton cake pans: Raggedy Ann & Minnie Mouse.

Vintage Samsonite overnight case, vintage gold floral buckle belt & two vintage caps.

Vintage books & paper dolls.

Sewing notions and other items.

Two very large blankets. I love the colors.

Vintage tablecloths.

No unusual tales to tell. It was just good old fun with great prices and finds. It was a great way to end the spring season of thrifting. I'll be taking a break from thrifting for part of the summer in order to spend time getting things added to my shops. Be sure to check out Thrift Share Monday over at Apron Thrift Girl.