Thrifty Thursday Vol. 43: Scarves, a Turkey, and a Very Cool Lamp | Mint Green Sewing Machine: Thrifty Thursday Vol. 43: Scarves, a Turkey, and a Very Cool Lamp

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 43: Scarves, a Turkey, and a Very Cool Lamp





I don't have a whole lot of items for this week's Thrifty Thursday. It has been kind of a bad week for thrifting and both me and Phillip only found a few items worth bringing home (and most of them were found yesterday). We just started selling in a new space at the Village Antique Mart in the village of Arroyo Grande (more on that soon!). It's just a shelf, but between our two spaces at the Depot in Los Alamos and this new one, we found ourselves in the unusual situation of not having enough stuff! So we were anxious to find some good items to stock our new space, and it seemed like there was very little to be found. Isn't that always the way these things go? 

Most of these were actually found yesterday, when we did a little bit of thrifting after I got off of work. Phillip found the owl lamp above at Shamrock Thrift shop for just $3! It has been repaired, but it's still awesome! Here's what it looks like all lit up:

 Phillip is kind of in love with it, so we won't be selling this one! I think it would be awesome to put in a window around Halloween time.

A couple of Christmas items, both of which are from Family Thrift in Grover Beach. One is a nativity ornament in the original box and the other is a (slightly creepy) sixties angel tree topper.

We found this globe at the Goodwill in Grover Beach yesterday for a whopping $2.25. That place has been getting more and more overpriced lately so I was pretty stoked to find a globe for such a great price. It has a kind of pinkish tint to it which is pretty unusual.

Phillip found me this cool vintage sewing pattern at New Image in Santa Maria. It's definitely got a cool retro/tiki bar vibe. Unfortunately, none of the men in my life wear Hawaiian shirts, so I'll probably be putting it in my Etsy shop soon.

This set of Asian-motif tins was another one of today's Goodwill finds. They'd be perfect for storing tea or spices.
I found these two vintage silk scarves at Family Thrift today for 85 cents apiece. I love finding new Vera scarves! Anyone else collect them?

I had been eying this colorful turkey platter at Family Thrift for weeks, but it had the outrageous price of $19.99 on it so I didn't consider buying it. The other day I noticed it was gone from the shelf where it was and thought "wow, somebody actually paid 20 bucks for that tray!" Today after work I saw it again in another spot and for the much more reasonable price of $5. It's mine now! I can't wait to put it out at Thanksgiving!

The last thing I found was these cute little crochet pot holders. If you can't tell, the one in the center is a chicken! These are destined for the antique space (I'm not sure which one though).

Thanks for stopping by! 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! 

 

15 comments:

  1. Great price on the globe! LUCKY!

    Love finding Vera scarves!!!

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    1. I know, right? Whoever was pricing at Goodwill that day is obviously not up with the trends!

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  2. My Vera collection numbers 140, those are sweet ones you found!!

    I have one of those slightly creepy angle toppers too, it was cute enough that I had to buy it though!!

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    1. Wow, that's a real Vera collection! I probably have 5 or 10 of them. You should do a post showing your collection, if you haven't already!

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  3. Love the crochet pot holders! Sweet finds! New follower too!
    Have a great wknd!
    Carly

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    1. Thanks Carly! I wish I could crochet adorable things like that!

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  4. That lamp is the coolest most kind of creepy thing I've seen all month! Great find!

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    1. I know, right? And it's totally Phillip. He loves creepy stuff!

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  5. I did do a post on my Vera's in April - here's the link - http://jillslittlebit.blogspot.ca/2013/04/do-you-have-collection.html

    They are just so pretty and no end to the pretty patterns!!

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  6. I loved the pinkish hue to that globe! Good luck finding things for all your spaces. It's quite a job finding things but a fun job, huh?

    Erica

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    1. Thanks! I think that finding new stuff is the most exciting part of selling in an antique mall, other than getting the check each month!

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  7. I love ALL the finds, especially the fun creepy owl :D

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    1. Thanks Van! I always love to see all of the lamps you find too!

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  8. Would love to pay$2.25 for a globe...whoever priced it obviously had a beef against geography!

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