I love collecting vintage things, and most of the antiques and vintage items in my home are from thrift stores, garage sales, Craig's List, or were inherited. I think I can count on the fingers of one hand the items that I bought at an antique store. Most of the time I pick up things from the 30's through 70's era, but once in a while I do happen upon a real antique. The great thing about thrifting is you never know what you're going to find, and chances are you won't walk out of the store having spent a ton. When I get tired of looking at things I just donate them back. Another benefit of thrifting is that I'm not helping out the huge corporations, and that gives me great satisfaction. I admit I do shop at Target sometimes, mainly for the kids because they like new, but I'm working on educating them about the benefits of thrifting I can promise you.
Today I took a trip over the the thrift store while my daughter was in ballet class. I scored some awesome stuff, and the grand total was only $8!!
So what was your latest thrifting score?
Spring is coming and you can never have enough vases for flowers. I got these beautiful emerald green vintage vases for a grand total of $4. I'm starting a green vase collection, and I think I have 4 now.
My daughter just started ballet pointe classes and she loves little knick knacks, so this ballerina figurine was perfect for her. The vintage soap dish was made in Japan and is in perfect condition.
I have a thing for plates, especially those with a blue motif. This winter farm scene is so charming. The cost? 50 cents.