As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I've recently been bitten with the thrifting bug. I go in streaks where I am constantly searching Craigslist and stopping by Goodwill and St. Vinny's, and then I will go for months without buying a thing. In the past couple weeks I've had some awesome finds, and I thought I'd share a few of them today, because, well, this blog is pretty boring and needs something other than layouts. (Or maybe not, but whatever...)
One of the local St. Vinny's was slated to have a vintage kitchen sale last Saturday. I was skeptical because I noticed it wasn't mentioned at all on their FB or twitter. But, the main St. Vinny's website said it was so...so it MUST be so!!! Of course, we arrived and there was no vintage kitchen sale. I did, however, manage to find another sled...it's an "Ace Pacer" and is maybe not as "vintage" as my other two, but it's cute!
I am always on the lookout for blue Ball mason jars. I decided I wanted to line them up along the back of my built-in buffet. I figured I could just pick them up here and there until I had enough. However, a nice man on Craigslist helped me out by selling nine Ball and one Atlas brand blue jars. A few of them are pretty old...and, as I said on Instagram, I will never need to buy another blue mason jar...but I probably still will. ;)
I think I have the very best husband. When I send him emails when he's working out of town asking him to go pick me up a globe that I found on that local Craigslist page...he does it. ;) This is so similar to one I had as a kid - only the bottom of mine was colorful. I'm keeping my eyes open for one like that!
I have a list of items that I'm always keeping my eyes open for. One of these is a set of Ransburg handpainted canisters. I saw a set on Craigslist, but they weren't in great shape. I was still going to buy them, but I decided, on a whim, to check eBay. Lo and behold, there was a set in better condition for way less than the local ones. I bought them, of course. :)
And finally, I went to my local thrift shops last week and was feeling like it was a pretty sad trip, until I found these totally awesome vintage flash cards. They are in perfect condition and cost sixty cents each. Score! I also picked up a few vintage pillowcases - not entirely sure what I'm going to do them, but they sure are pretty!
It's been a fun couple of weeks. I also stopped by a local antique mall today when I had an extra hour...and it made me appreciate thrifting even more!! Globes that I have in my home were on sale for 50 dollars. The same mason jars I got this week were 20 dollars a piece!! I think I'll stick with Craigslist and the thrift shops. :)