Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thrift Share Monday on a Tuesday.

I only went thrifting once this week, only to find one of my favorite thrift stores has jacked up their prices!? Went for the purpose of finding more tooled leather belts to weave the rocker seat and back, but only found 3. I even forked over $6 for one of them - more than I usually pay but it had painted flowers and was chunkier than usual, so I had to. A few Christmas goodies, a Versace tie for the hubster, and only one children's book. Seems I've too many books and until I start listing some of them, I must put myself on book-buying-restriction. My mom leaves for Florida in a couple of weeks, so we'll do a couple of thrift-outings before she leaves.

And even though my chair didn't make the top 10 in the Green is Universal/Etsy contest, I'm still caught up in the excitement of my chair sale to Green is Universal...I watched the Today Show yesterday and saw it in the window (in the background, across the street, to the left of Matt Lauer's head, see it!?) during the Water for Elephants interview. Water for Elephants is one of my favorite books ironically. Here's a photo I took of the tv when the chair spotting occurred haha...

I also asked for pictures from them and last night, one of the gals was nice enough to email a few pictures from her phone; she said they'd send better photos when they pull them from their 'team' camera. The chair was in the window for the weekend and yesterday and will be on the floor in the Experience Store through Friday - if you're in NYC/Rockefeller Plaza, stop by and see it :) Who knows, maybe Martha will still spot it...

The sale also motivated me to finish the ladder back and start the rocker. But with the chair excitement, Fiesta in San Antonio (2 parades is all I could handle this year), Aunt and Uncle visiting from Florida...birthday celebrations, end of year school functions, blah blah blah I haven't done any listing. Thought since Ebay starts their free auction listings today, this would be a great day to start listing again.

Great signage as well!

Must go work now! And I just found out there's a 50% sale at my local Thrift Town. ruhroh. Happy thrifting!

This is a link-up post via Apron Thrift Girl btw. Awesome blogger/inspiration.


Angie said...

That is so cool to see your chair on tv! I was also disappointed my fave thrift store uped the prices as well! But it is ok cause I am getting a new fave store in the next town that have rock bottom prices!!!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

I found one of my favourite shops has upped the pricing, not by much & some of the pricing is still inconsistent, so you can still score a deal, which is cool.

Love the deer!

Jil Casey said...

Your chairs are so cool! Good luck with all your endeavors.

Siesta Key, Florida 2008

potter's newest fave pic of himself

potter's newest fave pic of himself
ok, i like it too

mother's day rose 2008

mother's day rose 2008

mac cutie (feb 2000)

mac cutie (feb 2000)

i'm having a big mac attack (spring 2008)

i'm having a big mac attack  (spring 2008)

'show us your shoes'

'show us your shoes'
battle of flowers parade, fiesta, san antonio 2007

broadway shows i've been to

  • a chorus line
  • annie
  • beauty and the beast
  • best little whorehouse
  • cats
  • chicago
  • evita
  • fiddler on the roof
  • gypsy
  • hair
  • oklahoma
  • oliver
  • phantom of the opera
  • rent
  • south pacific
  • stomp
  • the color purple
  • the lion king
  • the odd couple
  • the sound of music
  • thoroughly modern millie
  • tommy
  • victor victoria
  • wicked

pigs on the dresser

pigs on the dresser

broadway shows i'm waiting to see

  • billy elliot
  • chitty chitty bang bang
  • hairspray
  • les miserables
  • mamma mia
  • mary poppins
  • the little mermaid

potter's 1st oil pastel (2008/8th grade)

potter's 1st oil pastel (2008/8th grade)

concerts i'd like to go to

  • amy winehouse
  • barbra streisand
  • bette midler
  • chris isaak
  • don mclean
  • elton john
  • joan baez
  • joni mitchell
  • josh groban
  • judy collins
  • madonna
  • stevie wonder

concerts i wish i'd been to

  • frank sinatra
  • janis joplin
  • jefferson airplane
  • jimmi hendrix
  • queen
  • sonny and cher
  • the beatles
  • the doors
  • the grateful dead