Monday, September 19, 2011

Thrift Haul: A Perfect Day at the Flea Market


I had a sublime flea market date with a special friend yesterday. There was a crisp, refreshing breeze and no humidity (Rare in Florida this early in the year!) and I've never scored so many wonderful vintage finds in one trip. We actually had to check stuff into the car when my cart and our arms started to overflow with vintage finds!

These are very happy yet exhausting times for me. I'm pushing hard, working full time, developing the Thrift Core Brick & Mortar shop, and piling a lot on my plate. I created a stubborn cold for myself by pushing too hard and sleeping too little.

But I'm not complaining, I'm grateful for these new, life-changing opportunities. I'm seizing them all, working tenaciously, and remembering to enjoy the journey. 

I'm grateful you're here with me on this adventure. Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it means a lot to me. It drives me to help others live life to their full potential, too.

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21 comments:

  1. Totally off point, you are the cutest!

    Sounds like super exciting times, I'm looking forward to hearing more about the "real" shop!!

    take care of yourself :D

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  2. AW! Likewise, I think you're adorable and I love your self-portraits and photographs of your gorgeous kitties. Thank you for reading!

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  3. Awesome finds. I like the red toolbox in the first picture. :)

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  4. Carmen: Thank you, it's my third one. The collections is coming along!

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  5. wow, amazing stuff!! what a great haul!

    have you seen the bbc's Sherlock? that "lucky cat" just kinda freaked me out because those were prominent in some shots of the 2nd episode that we just watched saturday. :)

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  6. so many finds, van. i'm curious, what is that ad for, the one about your travelling partner?

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  7. Jamie: I haven't, but I adore Maneki Nekos. I'll have a big collection one day. This one will go in the shop when it opens; for good luck :)

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  8. Ana: It's a ad brochure of "Tandy" accessories from '71 (3rd photo down is the front of it, the photo of which you speak is the back of it). It's one of my favorite finds ever, I love the somewhat cheesy photos, the graphic design and typography, and the hippie-chic breezy accessories. I'll photograph the pages and write a post on just this find next week.

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  9. Wow! What an amazing opportunity your in the middle of right now! So happy for you, what a dream job!

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  10. Alyssa: I'm very grateful, and I want to help everyone else strive to live their dreams, too ;)

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  11. Are you going to sell the Matador picture? If so, please tell me how much and where to send the money!

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  12. Yep, for sale! Email me at info@thriftcore.com and we can work out the details/I'll send you an invoice. It's a GORGEOUS piece.

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  13. omg 2 cameras <3 one of them a polaroid <3 <3 <3 So many fun stuff to choose from.

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  14. Those prints are adorable! and Is that a peanuts scrap book? I wish I came along!

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  15. Miss Lou: They're my first 2nd hand cameras, we'll see how they work soon enough... ;)

    Birdie: Yep, a blank vintage peanuts scrap book! One of my favorite finds of the day. I'm saving it for something special...hm, I suppose documenting this busy time?! We'll arrange a hunting trip soon!

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  16. OMG, look at all those things! I have Flea Envy!
    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

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  17. Hey Van I`m just wondering about the ET bag I won from you, I haven`t got it yet.

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  18. Hey there, I sent it in the mail but didn't order the confirmation on that- what the hell? Canada is NOT -that- far from Florida. I'll try to investigate the delay!

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