Tuesday, June 17, 2014

We Were Thrifting

I had a sleepover at Carla's on Friday night, she was off work early so we hit the thrifts - the next day we were out the door early for a few yard sales and a couple of antique shops.  I might have gone somewhere different but the situation was still pretty much the same as here, the yard sales mostly had the same old junk.    Pickin's were slim!!


First off, I'll share Carla's new/vintage maxi dress from Value Village, I had a filled up coupon for 30% off so that was quite useful, Mom's are handy like that, aren't they?




These are quite different from any of my other blowmolds, maybe they are newer, I don't know.  There's no markings on them and I don't think they were ever meant to be lit.   I was especially taken with the lantern type ones.  They were $2 for all four.



My other Christmas item was a Christmas card box - 25 cents!  It's cute though and it's a big one!



Old magazines are always good!


Any excursion where I find a Vera or two is good in my mind, I found four.  Carla gave me the Vera scarf tying book.  It's funny about finding scarves, sometimes it seems all I can find are the split tip ones, I just don't think the patterns on those are as exciting as the other types of scarves.




I don't know if this is a toothpick holder or a little mini planter, it was made in Japan and it's pretty sweet!


Yesterday I was in the city and found this old piggy bank, it was made in Canada by Reliable Plastics, I think it was a pretty sweet find!


My purchases weren't anything very big but at least I found something!!!


Linking up with Sir Thrift a Lot at Thriftasaurus and the History and Home Link Party at We Call it Junkin

20 comments:

  1. The bunny planter is very sweet and I love the piggy bank! Look how cute she looks in the vintage dress...I like it! Hugs!

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  2. Love the little bunny toothpick holder/planter! And, I JUST sold a Reliable Plastics piggy bank this past Saturday at my garage sale :)

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  3. Love the little bunny toothpick holder/planter! And, I JUST sold a Reliable Plastics piggy bank this past Saturday at my garage sale :)

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  5. Neat finds! I have a few old Xmas card boxes too. Love the old magazines, of course!

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  6. Love that dress! And more magazines...yipee :)

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  7. The Vera scarf tying book will definitely come in handy! I have a big Reliable Plastics piggy bank as well. It's so cute and makes me smile every time I look at it.

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  8. You and the blowmolds! You seem to find them all!

    The rabbit toothpick holder is sooo adorable!

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  9. You and the blowmolds! You seem to find them all!

    The rabbit toothpick holder is sooo adorable!

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  10. Hey there! Was just thinking of you tonight. I was at TJ MAXX and they had a bunch of SMASH stuff in their clearance section. There were big books with pens and papers and that kind of stuff. Really cheap. Do you have TJ MAXX there?
    Love your finds! The card box is great! And I think the little bunny would be perfect holding an Easter Egg!
    Erica :)

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  11. I like all the things you found. Old magazines are great and vintage Christmas is always a keeper.

    I think you did great and Carla looks cute in the dress.

    The card box is especially sweet.

    Hugs, Dianne

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  12. You did so good! Love that Christmas card box. I just recently started to collect those. And the blow molds? I swear you have a radar for them.

    Glad you and Carla had a good time!

    Erica

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  13. I love Carla's dress! It looks so pretty on her. Good job getting her a discount too. :)

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  14. HI!
    I just found you on Pinterest! I am so happy!!!! I finally think I have found someone whose Smash books makes sense to me! It is like a Victorian Scrap book, right? Everything that we love....I have to get busy!!! I am so like you!!!! I see Erica is a pal....she is one of mine too! See, sisters from other mothers! :) Please come by and say hello...http://521lakestreet-sandy.blogspot.com/
    Sandy

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  15. I love old ads! Especially the Pepsi. I have two of them framed :)

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  16. How cool having a sleepover at your daughter's place!! Can't wait for those days!
    It;s amazing how many Veras you find!!! I still have never seen a single one over here.
    Carla's dress is awesome!

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  17. How cool having a sleepover at your daughter's place!! Can't wait for those days!
    It;s amazing how many Veras you find!!! I still have never seen a single one over here.
    Carla's dress is awesome!

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  18. How cool having a sleepover at your daughter's place!! Can't wait for those days!
    It;s amazing how many Veras you find!!! I still have never seen a single one over here.
    Carla's dress is awesome!

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  19. I know you were excited to find some Vera! I never find blow molds, maybe they weren't popular here in SC? Thanks for joining the History & Home link party, take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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