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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 34: Back in Business

Hello everyone! This post is coming a little late this week, but hey, better late than never, right? I've been going for walks on the beach after work lately, which are good for me but have made me pretty exhausted by the time I get home and not so inclined to work on blogging. I'm hoping I'll get used to it soon and will start having more energy.

My thrifting break last week went well- I went a whole week without so much as setting foot in a thrift store! I finally broke down when we made egg salad sandwiches at work and I had to run to the thrift store next door to find an egg slicer. I found one, but I had to spend  at  least $5 to use my credit card, so I grabbed a few odds and ends to reach that amount. So you see, I was forced! Ha Ha.

Anyway, here are some of the odds and ends we've picked up lately:

 I couldn't resist this colorful little pig for .90. The holes in the back make me think it's a pencil holder.

My mom picked up this vintage Brownie camera for me. It's in the space right now, but I wouldn't be too sad if it didn't sell. It would look cute on a mantel or as a bookend.
A Ballerina rose tray.
A porcelain dish with an intricate lattice and floral design.
How cool are these three wooden owls that Phillip found?
The dog paint-by-number has a sort of drama to it, no?
An old-fashioned advertisement, an anchor jewelry holder, and a postage scale.
A bowling pin, a bunny, and this cool little toy. We researched it and learned it went on a record player, where used with "Red Raven" records, it would reflect a picture that would come to life as the record spun. Phillip already sold it on Ebay for $50!

Well, that concludes my thrifty finds for this week.

  I'll be linking up at Apron Thrift Girl, A Living Space, Sir Thrift A Lot, Joyful Treasure Hunting, and Young Heart. Head on over and check out all of the finds for this week!



  1. I love everything in the photo with the old advertisement! The record toy is pretty neat too!

  2. Good eBay sale! I like the bowling pin & I totally think my aunt had owls like that. My aunt moved out, but my uncle still lives there - the bathroom is still Butterfly Gold. Someone needs an update.

  3. Wow, lots of amazing stuff! I love the brownie camera (you're right...PERFECT on a bookshelf or mantel) and the bowling pin. So sad that you were "forced" to thrift...LOL! ;)

  4. Nice finds! Love the paint by number. I'm always looking for them but have not come across many. Great bowling pin too.

  5. Oh, you really scored! So many unique finds with that perfect quirky touch that shoppers lover. Loving the brownie camera, anchor holder, dog paint by number, bowling pin, bunny, owl, hell, all of it :)

  6. Love the postage scale and the magic mirror! Cool stuff!

  7. That pig is the best! I would have grabbed it too.