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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 52: Small World and a Chinese Bottle

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

I'm sorry about the lack of posting last Thursday- I had a super-busy week of cleaning, house guests, and last-minute sewing. Speaking of sewing, I found out today that my Negroni shirt made it through the fourth round of the Super Online Sewing Match! I'm now entering the fifth and final round, where our project will be the Cambie dress by Sewaholic. I'm pretty excited about this one because I've been wanting to make my own Cambie for months now! Every one I've seen online has been super cute and it seems like it's flattering on every body type. I've been brainstorming ideas all day for how to make my version a little different but so far I still have no idea!

In other news, I started my web design class this week. I'm taking it two days a week in the evenings at the local community college. I've only had two classes, but I'm really enjoying it so far. I was worried about getting in over my head, but so far it's been really do-able and I'm learning things that I think will be useful.

Anyway, most of these finds are from last weekend, when Phillip and I checked out a couple of estate and yard sales. It's quickly becoming our weekly ritual to go to at least one or two on Saturday mornings. We scour Craigslist for promising sales and use my phone to navigate ourselves around town. It seems like we find at least one good one and one complete disappointment every time- you never know what you'll find!


I'll start off with my favorite find of the week: this little set of Small World perfume bottles. They're Avon, which I normally stay far away from, but I absolutely love Small World and I couldn't resist their cuteness!

We found this little Donald Duck toy at the same sale. The lady had so much stuff I liked! It's fun to find a sale where someone has your same taste in decor!

This ceramic "Sprinkle Plenty" laundry sprinkler is also from that sale. Phillip listed it on Ebay and it's already been bid up to over $100! We had no idea it was that cool. Does anyone have any info on it? I don't know if it's just a fluke or if this is some kind of valuable collectible I didn't know about.

These Viewmaster slides were given to me by one of my co-workers. They're a mix of California scenes and some fairy tales illustrated in claymation figures.

This doll was a thrift store find. She's got such a funny facial expression!

That's all for this week, thanks for stopping by! I promise I'll have a more picture-filled post next week! 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!

14 comments:

  1. Those Small World bottles and that Donald Duck are amazing :) I love vintage Disney stuff!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, Phillip is a huge Disney fan, so we are often picking up that sort of stuff!

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  2. The Small World bottles are my dream estate sale/thrifting find, I always hope to run into one!
    I can't wait to see your dress!!! :D

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    1. Thanks Danielle! I'll keep my eyes peeled for some more (as well as general Small World stuff)!

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  3. You guys always find great stuff! I knew you would make it into the final round and I can't wait to see your cambie!

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    1. Thanks Tanya! I think I finally decided what to do with it- now to sew it!

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  4. Gorgeous finds, love 'em all! :)

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  5. Aren't the Claymation reels the cutest? I had some when I was little, still have them.

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    1. They're soooo cute! I'd be tempted to keep them if I didn't already have waaay too much stuff! Phillip has them listed on ebay.

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  6. Love your finds! Those perfume bottles are the cutest things!

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  7. I don't know if that laundry sprinkler is inherently valuable or just super cool, but I totally love it!!!! Amazing find!

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  8. Love that sprinkle guy! I just redid my laundry room and am in need of a sprinkler. Off to look I go:-)

    ~Erica

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  9. Haha! What is going on with that little dolls expression? She looks kind of confused. Those perfume bottles are super cute. I try to stay away from Avon too now, but I would have gotten those in a heart beat.
    Happy to hear your class is going well. It's always nice to have someone around who knows a little code. : )

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