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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 64: Dream Pets, Pyrex, and Lots of Sheets


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

As you read this, Phillip and I are heading down to Disneyland for our long-awaited trip for to celebrate his 30th birthday! I'm so excited to see everything decorated for the holidays- I'll be sure to take lots of pictures to share.

With all of the Thanksgiving hubub and trying to get my pattern shop ready for the weekend, I didn't end up posting a Thrifty Thursday last week. We also didn't get out to any thrift stores or estate sales as we usually do. As a result, all of these finds are from the week before last.

My favorite find of the week was this cute little female Dream Pets deer in the photo above. I matched her up with my green-antlered male deer, who I thrifted last year, though when I got my Christmas boxes out I realized I had found another Dream Pets deer. They also seemed like they might go together due to the white and red color scheme but I ultimately decided she went better with Mr. Green Antlers. The picture I took of all of them turned out pretty funny though- like some kind of Dream Pets love triangle! Which one do you think is a better match?

I found these rose wall hangers at a yard sale. Phillip was skeptical but I think they're cool! I think they would look great in a little girl's room or bathroom.  I'll be putting in the antique space soon.

I found this container of knitting needles at an estate sale for $2. I couldn't resist it when I saw this adorable knitting book that came with it. I'm still a very novice knitter but I'm determined to get better on of these days, and now I'm prepared!

I was happy to find a few more vintage sheets and a tablecloth as well. (My vintage sheet stash is getting a little out-of control! I need to think of some more things to make with them- any suggestions?)

We found four of these cute linen tea towels with a household appliance theme at an estate sale. I'm not sure if they're real vintage or repros. Does anyone know? 

I found these three light blue Pyrex bowls at a yard sale. This is the first time I've seen them in that color and also the first time I've found this striped pattern.

More Christmas! I found this box of ornaments and this little Santa/snowman? guy for 25 cents. He's actually a fabric-covered coffee tin. I found this tablecloth at a thrift store last week as well. You can't see, but it has a cute pom-pom trim.

And lastly, this doggie planter and green quail were some more yard sale finds.

Well, that concludes my finds for this week, thanks for checking out this week's Thrifty Thursday! As usual, I'll be linking up at Apron Thrift Girl, A Living Space, Sir Thrift A Lot, and Joyful Treasure Hunting, so head on over and check out what everyone found this time around!

9 comments:

  1. I just finished making a few of my favorite vintage sheets into curtains! It has been something I have been meaning to do for ages and just got around to. And the scraps were used for some of my pouches on my etsy shop!

    www.thejeannebean.com

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    1. Very cute! We're in the process of re-doing our kitchen so maybe I'll try that idea once the painting is done.

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  2. Those sheets are great! You could totally make cute little make up bags with them.
    Oh, stuffed animals made with those soft vintage sheets would be cool too.
    Great Pyrex finds! And I'm super jealous of your Dream Pet score!

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    1. That's a great idea! I have a few vintage stuffed animal patterns that I might try out with the sheet fabric.

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  3. I would make a tea dress using those gorgeous sheets a-la Sohomode!
    http://sohomode.co/collections/custom

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    1. How cute! I'd never heard of them before.

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  4. I'd just like to point out that there is no such thing as too many vintage sheets. ;)

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    1. I agree! You should see the pile I've got in my craft room...

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  5. I have a Dream Pet and I didn't even know! You found a whole lot of great stuff!

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