I live in a historic area so yard sale hunting can yield not only vintage treasures but the proverbial treat of getting to see the inside of large, old, stately homes. My phone died before I could get shots of the inside of the gorgeous home below, the huge windows let in abundant natural light and the huge built-in window seats for reading and ample built in wall to ceiling shelves were a collector's dream.
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There was mostly boxes upon boxes of books and a neat old record player calling my name but for $25.00 and re-wiring to do I left it for another collector with more time/patience on their hands. Quite pleased I got to see the inside of the historic home I pass nearly every day on the way to the post office.
At another yard sale I couldn't resist the siren's call of this metal shelf, I've always wanted one but anytime I ask about one at flea markets they're usually $15-$25 so I impulsively bought this guy for $1.00. It would be great for hosting my produce or cooking tools but it may end up in the antique mall booth soon, would be great to add height to the shelf composition.
And more Hardy Boys books! I enjoy the colorful, kitschy illustrations on the cover and the primary red/blue scheme, way more exciting than the Nancy Drew illustrations. My last Hardy Boy books were free but these ones cost $1.00 each so I listed them on Etsy and eBay. ------>>> On Etsy
My personal favorite in the set is this one of the boys running at the airport! So much kinetic action, who runs than hard? Brilliant.
I saw this bright orange bowl from the road so of course I HAD to stop by the yard sale it was hosted at to scoop it up. I believe it's an anchor hocking piece? Let me know if you have the official name for it. I think it's a chip and dip bowl missing it's smaller dip bowl. I love the orange gradient; orange is my favorite color. ------>>> On Etsy
*Update: Readers let me know this is a Blendo bowl by West Virginia Glass, I updated it on Etsy. Thanks!
I resisted a lot of beautiful low-priced goodies in Southern Crossing Antique Mall after re-stuffing my booths full (I almost quit the booths this week but that's a story for another day) but came home with the beautiful adonized aluminum cups above.
I wouldn't normally buy these at $5.50 but that's a buck per cup or so, not to bad. ------>>> On Etsy
I try not to buy anything I don't need, clothing included. You can buy clothing at the pound store or by the bag for $5.00 or less but I spent $2.50 each on clothing pieces I didn't need, for shame! The shirt above is for sale, will give you a good deal on it.
The dress above is by a quality brand, "Pins and Needles", great fabric and fit, it's just not for me in retrospect. I'll give you a great deal on the shirt or dress if you'd like 'em! Perfect for easter. I'll also stick 'em in Southern Crossing. They're size Small.
One thing you can't have is this retro 90s-style skirt, love all the neon colors juxtaposed with black in it. I shall be wearing this often this summer. The green/black/hot pink/blue go well with my "cool" skin undertones. Gonna be writing about that later in some "thrifty wardrobe building" posts.
And yet another dress! I rarely actually show the little bits of clothes I find for .50 cents to $5.00 max while thrifting. This one yet again fits my new wardrobe color rules, I love how it looks like textured paint on a canvas.
Silly outtake photo, Yuko head in the bottom right, Jake relaxing in a vintage chip bowl.
The beautiful weather may be keeping the thrift hauls coming even though I need to stop! I really need to focus on selling what I have so don't be surprised if thrift hauls drop, they'll be replaced with well-researched quality blog posts that don't contribute to my stressed-out-over-too-much-shit sleepless nights.
All of these items will be listed online (or ebay or Etsy) soon (will update with links) if you'd like to buy anything you see PLEASE do e-mail me! Get it all away from me! Halp!
Did you find anything interesting this weekend? To tell of your thrifting/finding adventures in the comments.
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