Monday, August 6, 2012

vintage thrift finds

 I was going to do a vintage thrift post yesterday, but I was having such a lovely weekend with my family I completely forgot until late in the afternoon, so it was too late to take decent pics. (I'm really over winter!) I'm kinda glad I waited as I get to include what I found today.
Check out this vintage dress and leather Oroton handbag. Cute outfit for under $30 :)
 Two framed artworks. The first is an Australian themed cross-stitch dated August 1967. Unfortunately there is some water damage so I'll need to re frame it. The second artwork is an original watercolour. It's signed and dated 1968. I can't quite make out the name of the artist. 

  I just had to have this book. 365 Animal Stories, printed 1974. The dust cover is a bit worn but i just love the illustrations. 
 This collection of classic children's stories really caught my eye. The Companion Library..I've never seen them before. They were printed in 1963 
  Finally, a snuggly warm wool blanket and a bright granny square rug.
 What I didn't buy-
This 1950's kitchen table with four chairs.
 I almost feel over when I first saw it. $150 for the whole set. But upon closer inspection I noticed that each chair had rips and there were some stains on the table...darn it.I knew it was too good to be true.
The search continues.

Happy thrifting everyone!


  1. I love this blog! I'm a huge fan of thrift store shopping. I find tons of stuff I actually use and wear, but sometimes I have to make a little fun of the merchandise:

  2. What a super blog you have!!! I'm glad I found you (via sewpony)! You're obviously a very talented crafter - and a very talented finder of interestin thingamybobs! :-)
    I'll defininately be stopping by for regular visits from now on.....