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weekly thrifted wardrobe

Monday, February 6, 2012 13:51 1 Comment

back by popular demand (ok, so one person asked!). i’m bringing back my weekly wardrobe post. however, going forward i’ll be focusing on my thrifted outfits. in order to qualify for being featured, my outfit must be at least 50% thrifted. i’ll try to include details of where i purchased everything and how much i […]

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thrifty finds thursday :: luscious suitcase

Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:10 No Comments

this past weekend we got out for our first real thrifting trip of the spring. it seems that every church in town was holding a sale. these are usually our favorites because they typically have the oldest stuff, which is what i like. one of my favorite finds of the day was this amazing, amazing […]

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thrifty finds thursday :: vintage puzzles

Thursday, January 6, 2011 14:53 No Comments

we had a partially thrifted christmas again this year. unfortunately it wasn’t completely thrifted like last year (because i was just too darned busy to get to as many sales as i needed) but i did find a few good things over the summer. here’s one of my favorite puzzles i got for the baby. […]

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thrifty finds thursday :: vintage kellogg’s recipe box

Thursday, August 5, 2010 10:12 2 Comments

i found this great vintage recipe box at the same garage sale that i found this silver buckle cocoa tin. it was also included in the big pile of loot that i scored for $5. it has an amazing patina, and is super heavy-duty. i think it weighs about 5 pounds! and you know me […]

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thrifted :: folded measuring stick

Thursday, July 8, 2010 14:07 1 Comment

this week’s thrifty find is a folded measuring stick. i found this beauty at the same flea market as my tea box. it’s actually from the same vendor! it was marked $15 but crossed out and marked down to $5. when the seller wouldn’t budge on the price of the tea box i asked if […]

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thrifted :: bingo ball

Thursday, June 17, 2010 13:50 21 Comments

i found this vintage bingo ball at a thrift shop a couple weeks ago. in case you don’t know what a bingo ball is, it’s where you put all the numbers for bingo. the caller spins it around and the next number comes out of the little rotating cup. i found the bingo ball and […]

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thrifted :: things to fill my type drawer

Thursday, May 27, 2010 14:16 2 Comments

one of my 101 in 1001 goals is to fill my vintage type drawer with fun little items. i went to a HUGE flea market the day before i left for the national stationery show. here are all my treasures from the flea market. i found a lot of little goodies. it was hard trying […]

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thrifted :: vintage tin

Thursday, March 11, 2010 19:32 No Comments

since it’s been foggy and overcast the last couple days i haven’t been able to take any photos of vintage finds. luckily, i found this photo in my archive that i’ve never posted about. i found this great vintage tin at a flea market this past summer. i love the coloring and the ornate pattern […]

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homemade :: holiday gifts

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 14:00 No Comments

first of all i need to apologize for the blurry first photo. i forgot to take final photos of this gift until after i gave them. i had to take photos in the evening at my mom’s house….. this was my first official cross stitch design that i’ve ever done from scratch. i’ve done small […]

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bonus post :: a thrifted christmas

Sunday, January 10, 2010 0:38 1 Comment

way back when the weather was warm in wisconsin i spent every friday morning thrifting around town. it was my “me” time….no kids, no work, just me and lots of cheap vintage goodies! it really became a way of life for me and my family. i decided early on in my thrifting adventure that i […]

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