Monday, September 24, 2012

Desperate Measures

Where have all the Vera scarves and other signature scarves gone?  I used to find one just about every week, I haven't seen any for a month - so, withdrawal sets in when you don't find any and then, on top of that, discussing Vera with my good friend, Carol-that's what I mean, desperate measures had to be taken-purchases made on Ebay and Etsy.  It was the first time I had ever won a lot - it was a lot of four, the seller included two extras - that was so nice of her!!    I bought a couple of other individual ones too over the past few weeks- sure hope my luck turns around soon for thrifting scarves...


This is a sheer one - so pretty!

Ladybug on this one

And this one

I thought this might be interesting to resell - I found these two souvenirs of Jamaica - I guess they're runners?  I think I paid 50 cents.

Our little town has a new store and it's antiques and collectibles -the owner also sells on consignment, I took four articles over the other week, dropped in last week to see if there was any movement, nothing, but I bought this great old Androck sifter - I placed it with  the rest of the  display above my cupboards, it is way nicer than the plain old sifter I had up there before.   I just found the Androck nut crusher last week, both made in Canada.

I had been talking to the shop owner about The Doors - I asked if he had any Doors albums - he didn't, when I went in this week, he said he thought of me - he was out "pickin"  and got a bunch of records - he sold it to me for $5 - I'm pretty sure he could have gotten a whole lot more for it - it's their first album - released in January of 1967, it still has the plastic on it.  I've listened to it a few times already - some great tunes  - Break on Through, Soul Kitchen, Whisky Bar, Light My Fire, Back Door Man - it's great.  Love The Doors!

Today I'm linking up with Thrifty Love at Cap Creations , Thrifty Things Friday and Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality


  1. The scarves are beautiful! You go, girl!

  2. Love the Vera with the purple fruit! How many do you have now? It must be A LOT! You might need to do a post showing all that you have.
    Erica :)

  3. I have bought three sets of Vera napkins this summer at the sales and they have all sold pretty well. I always keep an eye out for the Vera logo when looking through scarves at thrifts and estate sales. I am going to find you some!!


  4. Love the purple and aqua scarf, so bright and playful. I always look at scarves now thanks to you, but have never found anything, at least as far as I know. Hope you feel better now that you have a few new acquisitions.
    : )

  5. What wonderful finds in those beautidul scarves! Thank you for joining us for TTF last week. I hope you are having a great day!

  6. Glad you were finally able to find some scarves even if it was on ebay!! Can you believe I used to have that Doors album?? Wish now I had held onto it, but I didn't!! Love that sifter too! Hope you're doing good!

  7. What great scarves!! I agree, I haven't seen too many Vera scarves out there either. I hadn't really thought about it until reading this.

    best chris

  8. Gorgeous scarves. I will have to keep an eye out to see if they are more available in this area. Love the album too. You rock Jill!