Howdy, Friends. Sorry for the radio silence around here. It sort of just happens that way some times, I didn’t plan it but there I went, poof! Life was busy, 3 out of 4 of us were sick and suddenly I haven’t blogged in a week.
I spent a ton of time on the road last week, and put in a TON of miles thrifting, antiquing, junk shopping, flea marketing and estate sale-ing my little heart out. Hands down, best week I’ve ever had in terms of good scores and lucky finds. Thought you might like a peek…
You just know there are treasures to be found in those giant bins they wheel out in the Goodwill. I’ve realized lately that bin hunting has become my favorite. It’s so worth the back ache when you uncover an amazing treasure. And believe me, it is back breaking work leaning over those bins and dig, dig, digging. But call me crazy, I just love it.
This was the first morning that I really hit the jackpot. And it was Monday, so it was bound to be a good week after such a haul, right?! Included in this bunch: an entire collection of 1960s children’s records belonging to a brother/sister pair named Caroline and Elliot, a handful of fab vintage dresses (I’m only keeping ONE), some wool plaid coats for fall, bunches of smalls and this FANTASTIC Vintage Dandilion Library:
So many favorite stories in here and just chock.full. of amazing illustrations. Definitely one of my favorite scores of the week. I can’t wait to sit down and read them with the kiddos. Petunia, I love you, oh yes I do.
Here was my cart on a different morning… and here I am digging in another bin, breaking my back for books. It’s kind of my thing now, and I’m kind of obsessed. Some of you do stretches and yoga in the morning? I like to lean over a 6×6 bin full of books and get my stretching in that way. The reward seems so much sweeter.
Sigh, another day, another great find. This time? It was as if the thrifts said, HEY DOLL. YOU NEED A PRETTY SHELF FOR ALL THOSE BOOKS YOU’VE BEEN WORKING SO HARD FOR. HOW’S ABOUT THIS LOVELY VINTAGE METAL ONE IN CREME? Uh, thanks thrifts. You know me well. I spotted it at the last minute at the Salvation Army, and asked if it was for sale. Lucky for me, it was.
Here is my top score of the week. This incredible aqua and black swirly enamel pot in AMAZING CONDITION. Hello! YEAH. I’m so in love. I’ve seen these before, but never in this condition and never at this price. A quick search on etsy + ebay turned up zero results. I’m either not using the right key words or these are awfully hard to come by…
But wait! Another morning, another visit to the Goodwill. This time I was smacked in the face with this MINT CONDITION Finel Mushroom bowl for… drum roll please… $2.95. TWO-NINETY-FIVE. I swear, the entire room froze around me while I raced in slow, cool motion towards this bowl. Who donates such a thing to the Goodwill?!
By mid-week, I was so happy with all my finds, I had to head into the dressing room to pinch myself. No seriously, I really did.
On Sunday morning, I finished up an already great week by packing my trunk one last time full of treasures. Lots of vintage kid’s books, vintage board games from the 50s + 60s, some beautiful 50s tablecloths, a Doll-E-Crib, and much more…
A couple days of rest and now I’m ready to do it again.