Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thrift & Shout

I have been out thrifting a couple of times lately.  There is a new place near me that has some pretty good deals.  Nothing big, just a few things here and there.  Been looking for a plaid thermos in good shape for a long time.  We will use this on the boat for sure!!  It is in perfect shape, right down to the screw on drinking mug on top.
A roll of cute cherry paper.
I always keep my eyes peeled for Tupperware.  Newer pieces are hard to find, but I love the vintage too.  In fact, in some cases, better.  But I spied these newer pieces the other day, for a song.  They went straight into my buggy.
I also saw these two cute Bunnies.  Not a chip on them.  I love their flower garlands around the necks.
A new oscillating fan for my sewing room.  I took it all apart, cleaned it piece by piece, then reassembled it.  Good as new.  Quiet as a whisper.
I love baskets.  Especially market style totes with handles, and trugs.  I found one with a cute gingham lining, and one that is picnic style.

I love Vera Bradley.  I have several of her purses that I use often.  I have makeup bags and totes, and they are all so nicely made, and wash well.  They last forever. If you are a fan, you know that they are all quilted pieces too.  I saw this cute little wallet with a .99c price tag and tossed it right into my buggy.  Bonus, it is RED!
I washed it and pegged it out on the line to dry.  It is just like new.  I like to pop a small wallet like this in my market basket when I run to Farmer's Market, or thrifting, etc.  Sometimes I just don't want to carry my purse, but need my ID, money and cards.
When I first began to thrift a lot, I looked at clothing for one reason.  For my sewing and crafting needs.  I used to buy a garment for their unusual buttons, then when I got home, I would cut all of the buttons off for future use, and toss the garment.  Some of the fabric I would repurpose.  I bought bought wool coats, and washed them, and used the wool in my sewing stash.  But then.....I began to find some amazing pieces.  Some that still had price tags on them.  Some never worn, some gently worn, some straight from the dry cleaners with paper tags and starch still on them.  On Mondays at one of my haunts, all clothing pieces were 1.00!  I have found SO many great things, that now I not only buy for unusual buttons, and fabrics to repurpose, I buy for ME to wear!   I look for BRANDS!  I look for items in GOOD condition.  I look for DEALS and STEALS!  And I find them!!!!!  AND, I rarely spend more than a few dollars on any given piece.  I bring them home, and wash as directed, then line dry.  Here you see a brand new pair of Lauren Conrad leggings with tags that were still on them.  A summer top, a cotton V neck t shirt, and a red plaid shirt for little brother.
I also spotted these darling pajamas.  They are cotton with a knit and cotton lace trim around bottom of top and collar, and also around bottom of the capri style pants.
I don't typically buy PJ's with buttons down the front, because I am large busted, and the buttons pucker.  If I do, I will sew the shirt front down at the button opening to prevent this from happening.  These are so cute and comfy.
I also picked up this near new pair of swimming trunks for my grandson.
Lastly, a pair of pink shorts with pockets, to work in the yard.  Pockets, pockets, pockets, this lady must have pockets!  I am always carrying eggs in, or whatever...and I need my pockets!!  Well, I don't know where the picture of the pink shorts went?  But you can see them in the corner of the below picture.  Which shows the red basket with gingham lining better.
Have you found anything interesting while out thrifting lately?
XO  Kris

23 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

I love the thermos! You had a great day of treasure hunting... wish I could have been with you! Recently I found a china platter and a 40's child's rocking chair. The rocker was only $25. I thought it was a steal!

Home Meadows said...

Looks like you found some great buys. Love the Easter/spring bunnies. They look Fritz and Lloyd style with the flowers; very pretty and sweet. I haven't been thrifting since last fall, but hope to this summer once we are done with school. Have a great day, Heather

Pammy Sue said...

Oh my gosh! You found some GREAT stuff!! Reading this makes me want to run out and thrift! I rarely find great stuff like you do. I really love that thermos!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, Happy Easter to you! I love seeing all your treasures-you have made some really good purchases. I love your bunnies and have to go find mine-I didn't find them in my Easter things.
I haven't been thrifting lately, but looking forward to garage sales soon.
Hugs and Love,
Noreen

Betsy said...

You found some wonderful things Kris! I love the little wallet and the bunnies and the clothes. Well...I love it all! I've found some goodies lately too and I often find clothes for myself and Dennis with tags still on them. Thank you for sharing with us. It makes me want to get out there and find some more goodies. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

From the Kitchen said...

I believe that thermos and those two bunnies were mine!! It's o.k., enjoy! Are there no longer Tupperware parties? I still have the old cake taker and a very large green bowl. All the rest have gone to wherever old T.W. goes.

Happy Easter!

Best,
Bonnie

podso said...

I think many of us have the large green bowl Bonnie speaks of. I used it to make bread. You have the best finds--you must either have a great store or very good eyes for the good stuff. I love that VB Wallet--it would go with my large VB purse I got at a thrift shop! Her stuff does last forever.

Nana Go-Go said...

Love your Thermos flask. They were all the rage here a while back. You have a very good eye for spotting a bargain. I bought a casserole dish yesterday which I didn't need but couldn't resist at only £1 (50cents?)purely because I loved its colour. You're sounding more like your old self again, Kris. Glad about that. Have a super-duper Easter Weekend. xxx

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, you scored big time at those places! I am jealous of the Vera Bradley wallet.. your VB chicken bag is what I really want. I found one on eBay but the bottom was worn through on the edge.. no thanks. I also love the basket! See you soon in NO! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda said...

You get a cart??? Man...you are serious!!
Yes indeedy...I have...and I will post soon!
I made my Easter table arrangement out of a large milk glass measuring cup...$1!!
have a great weekend Kris...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Deb~in~Denver said...

Such great thrift finds! I LOVE that Thermos, I have a picnic jug (thermos) in that same pattern and this past fall I found a plaid picnic set with two thermos', a sandwich box and matching carrier. A couple months later, I found a matching picnic basket! I'm always on the hunt for just about anything plaid! You must have a really good store near you! I haven't been thrifting in a few weeks, after seeing all of your wonderful finds, I'm itchin' to go. Happy Easter, my friend! xo

~Carla~ said...

So many great finds!! Love the wallet! We went the other day & I found a dress shirt for my son, onesie for my BFFs little one & a stack of books. :)

Gracie Saylor said...

Your really are a super shopper, Kris! I enjoy the baskets I found while thrifting and I especially like your beauties and your bunnies. A few weeks ago I found a pattern book for illuminated style letters for $2 at a thrift store and snatched it right up :-) xx

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

You got some super great finds Kris! Love the red wallet!!! xox

Kerri said...

You got some great stuff on your trip out! I started to hit the thrift stores when I was a stay at home mom...and I have loved going ever since. I especially love when we are traveling to stop in a place I've never been. I mostly look for old wooden tennis racquets (son collects them), picture frames, cute dishes and odds and ends. I too look at the clothing...I have to dress up 180 days a year for work and so a new top here and there for a couple of dollars really helps! Fun post Kris...and now I would like to head out to the thrift store!!
Happy Easter!

Debbie said...

WOW! Some terrific finds! I haven't been thrift store shopping in years! You may have just sparked up my desire again...lol. Have a wonderful Easter Kris!

Mereknits said...

You always find the greatest stuff Kris. When I go to Good Will, I just sort of cringe at all the mess and leave. I should try again.
Hugs,
Meredith

Kelli said...

I love the thermos... Plead ones are very hard it find. I know because I have been on the lookout as well. You are one awesome thrift shopper. The shops around here are really hit or miss.
Have a wonderful Easter!

Jill said...

Wow, you have found some great items! We all enjoy yard sales and thrift stores too! My girls can't wait for warmer weather so we can find great deals again. In our area in May they have a huge yard sale all the towns participate in. We can't wait to go, saving our $ now, lol. Have a great day!!

Blessings,
Jill

Pam said...

I never go thrift shopping and I am thinking that is a mistake! You have founds so many amazing things. You have a good eye for finding good deals Kris.

Jeanna said...

You always find such great treasures on your thrifting adventures.

I haven't done that in ages but I'm inspired to now ;)

Gloria Baker said...

You always find the better things Kris!
All these look beautyt, I love the bunnies and the Temo!
huggs!!

Karen L. Bates said...

Great thrifting trip....good for you!