Monday, May 2, 2011

Thrift Share Monday. On Monday :)

Only 1 1/2 hours for 2 quickie thrift outings this week: one last trip to GRASP with my thrifthelper-Mom who's back in Florida :( until back to Texas thrifting with me in October or November:) She was busy packing for her roadtrip but allowed herself to go out for one hour. Better than nothing, as I found 5 men's shirts for a buck a piece; a giant sized ziplock baggy filled with some cute lil' mini wooden Santas and sledders and such; a bright orange/gold embossed leatherette pen/pencil holder/cup; a box of old dominoes; and a nicely done framed mushroom needlework shadowbox. I also got a bonus of 2 moving boxes full of food from my mom, who has a problem with overstuffing her fridge/freezer AND pantry. Her pantry is still stocked for her return in 6 months...go figure. I like to let my fridge and pantry get a lil' bare sometimes (and certainly never overfilled) - it's fun to have to scrounge around and be creative with what little you may have - just a game I like to play.

keeper :)

vintage leatherette orange & gold embossed pen/pencil can holder

My second thrift outing this week was a 30 minute trip to the Humane Society. I've not gone there too much yet as it's a recent discovery for me but every time I do, I score big. Well, big to me. The $25-$50 range is big to me as I'm used to selling $10 items...moving up haha. My biggest score was an adorable portable wooden stove top for pretend play. The drawer sildes out to reveal storage for enamelware pots and utensils, then converts to/flips up to become the back of the stove top with utensil pegs across. After you're done cooking, you put your pots away in the drawer, close the drawer, tighten the big wooden screws on the sides - now it can be conveniently carried with the utensil holder becoming the carrying handle. Clever design. Quality product.

adorable pretend play wood stove top with enamelware

I also bought a 3 piece plastic vanity set (tag/sticker still attached/readable), made in the USA by Londonware. Tissue cover, cup, and 2-sided magnifying makeup mirror that can mount to the wall as well. "Marble Onyx" is the description on the sticker.

perfect vintage vanity set 'marble onyx' by Londonware

I also am a sucker for pop-up books, so when I found a pop-up book of gnomes, I had to buy it despite my book-buying-restriction I've placed myself on. Gnomes AND pop-up book. A no-brainer. Other finds: a great brooch for fifty cents; pack of vintage 7-up playing cards; a mini black velvet paintings kit (love black velvet paintings and miniatures, so this one made sense as well, if I'm into justifying my purchases); a miniature framed mountainscape made from cut/layered colored paper (keeping, duh); and a framed Japanese oil painting I've had my eye on for the last few visits (down to $1.00, my standard price, so splurged for my man-child's room).

All in all, a productive 1 1/2 hours of thrifting for the week. Still getting a little better at posting new items..a little :)

This a weekly thrifters link-up post with Apron Thrift Girl...:)


Michelle said...

I love the pretend play stove top and enamelware dishes. That is a super find! Thanks for sharing.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I love that you mention book buying restriction and that you bought the book anyway. And that it was a pop-up. I too have a weakness for pop-ups. I think they are just fabulous. Lovely finds this week!

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