Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Weekend Treasures

Last weekend's scavenging was awesome! Seriously, some of the best thrift store and yard sale finds I've EVER had.

First, a grocery bag full of embroidery floss, vintage buttons and other randomness for $1.

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Then, a sweet little family of deer, one with a broken leg.

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Next, an old chair. But not just any old chair. A beautiful, AMAZING old chair.

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This was one of those things where you see it and just grab it. There's no hesitation or thinking or any of that. You just *know* it's coming home with you. It didn't have a price, and I told myself I wouldn't spend more than $15 on it. The cashier gave it to me for $3. :)

If I could clean up (or just reupholster) the vinyl seat and have the steel sandblasted, it might look something like this. Notice the sale price? Yeah, I about peed my pants.

Last, but not least, the most beautiful luggage I've ever seen.

1940s Hartmann Luggage

Again, I just grabbed them and headed to the front of the store without thinking. Ahh, thrift store love at first sight. I got all the way to the register before I thought to check the prices or look at the insides. Luckily I was pleasantly surprised by both.

1940s Hartmann Luggage

1940s Hartmann Luggage

Total spent for the weekend: $17!

What about you? Have you found any treasures lately?


  1. I promise you the thrift shops by me are not that awesome. It makes me sad. And I want your little baby deer family!

  2. Oh my you had so much fun! I am too a thriftaholic. I wish I lived close to you I would love to have thrift buddy. I always find such good deals on fabric and supplies. I have found all of my vintage phones and registers at thriftstores. I cannot wait till spring when everyone starts cleaning, that is when I find so many awesome finds.

  3. I love that feeling you get when you see something and you have to get to it as fast as you can because from across the room you know its ours. Ah thrift store love!! Great finds!