Thrifty Thursday Vol. 51: A chihuahua, a piranha, and Babe Ruth | Mint Green Sewing Machine: Thrifty Thursday Vol. 51: A chihuahua, a piranha, and Babe Ruth

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 51: A chihuahua, a piranha, and Babe Ruth

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week's edition of Thrifty Thursday, where I share my weekly thrift store/swap meet/estate sale finds.  

Last weekend was the first one since Phillip started his new job and that beginning of us having weekends off together, so we decided to have fun and go to some estate sales on Saturday morning and then a couple of thrift stores. Anyway, here's what we found:

Phillip found these funky little head shaped wall vases at the Goodwill in Orcutt:



We found this big-eyed Chihuahua statue at a little shop on the way to Solvang on Sunday. I think it's just kitschy enough to be cool.

We picked up these two dog statues at an estate sale we went to on Saturday morning. The two scottie dogs are an advertising figurine for Black and White whiskey.

I picked up all of these books at the estate sale too. The baby book is full of crochet patterns for baby clothes- maybe I'll make them someday when I learn to crochet! I was in Camp Fire when I was younger, so I was excited to find this adorable vintage Camp Fire supply catalog! I might frame it. The other two are vintage craft and crochet books too.
This book, "The How-To of Hairstyles" was 50 cents!. It's full of super-sixties hairstyles, some cute and some not so much. I'll try to post some of the pages soon!

We came across this newspaper sheet at Family Thrift. It has this mountie comic on one side and the Babe Ruth ad on the other.


And last but not least, here's this creepy preserved pirhana we found at the Goodwill. Despite its weirdness Phillip already sold it on Ebay!

That's all for this week, thanks for stopping by! As usual, I'll be linking up at: Apron Thrift Girl, A Living Space, Sir Thrift A Lot, Remnant, and Joyful Treasure Hunting. Head on over and check out everyone's finds for this week!

PS: I found out today that I made it through Round 3 of the Super Online Sewing Match! All of the entries were amazing and I was VERY nervous about making it through this round, so I'm pretty stoked that I actually made it. The next project is the Negroni shirt by Colette Patterns. Looks like Phillip will be getting a new shirt!


15 comments:

  1. I've always wanted a piranha like that by my husband thinks they are weird and is afraid the cat would try to eat it.

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  2. piranha weird and creepy! lol. love the two heads though

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    1. Yeah, I totally agree with you about the piranha! I was glad to see it go!

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  3. Yaaaay, so happy that you made it to the next round, though I would've been shocked if you hadn't! :)

    Whoa, that piranha is crazy!

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    1. Thanks Danielle! I wasn't too sure I would make it- all of the entries were really really good!

      Yes, the piranha is crazy! But we totally sold it!

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  4. I would have totally bought the Piranha! I totally need to start hitting up Goodwill stores more often!

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    1. It's definitely the first time I've seen one of them in a thrift store, but you never know what you'll find!

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  5. I love it when you just know something will sell quickly!!

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    1. Yeah! I had a feeling it would sell to someone! I actually had to convince Phillip to buy it- he thought it was gross!

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  6. I really like the head shaped wall vases. They're so fun!

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  7. Wow, looks like you got some great loot - love the scottie dogs :)

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  8. That piranha is super cool! I can see why it sold so fast, it's pretty unusual. And the hairstyle book is so neat. Now you have to try a few of them out and share with us. : )
    Congrats on making it through round 3! I'm totally not surprised, your sewing skills are spectacular!

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  9. My grandparents have one of those piranhas. I think it's from Venezuela. I always find it freaky!

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  10. First time visiting you, via Sir Thrift a Lot. I love all your finds, esp the little doggies. So cute! Blessings - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

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