Everyone loves a good thrift every now and again. I tend to like them every week, if I could…1.) have abundant cash reserved specifically for thrifting, 2.) have a giant house to house all my treasures, 3.) have a giant house to house all my treasures. Don’t get me wrong, just because I live in a small house now, doesn’t mean I pass on beautiful items. It means my treasures find a perfect, dusty, dark home in the shed in my backyard. Ha, like not having room would prevent me from obtaining amazing pieces! . . . It just prevents me from buying all. of. it.
A thrifting outing promises nothing. As the best purchase at the Swap Meet one day, may be the cheddar/jalapeno tamales. You can never be so sure as to how little will make it home, or how many armloads it’s possible to walk away with. But one thing is for sure…No matter the outcome, laughter, awe, and shock will ensue. Here is a friend-thrifting-adventure gone bad (no amazing finds)/amazingly good.
For those of you living in a medieval castle…
Any Texas-ans in California? Oh wait, my friend Jess…
A conductor and a gardener, all in a days work…My friend Ryan is not part of the thrift store, and is not for sale, folks.
And then we found the greatest find of all the finds…Foxy Loxy.
I just…I can’t…I just can’t believe someone dumped her at the thrift store…
Oh, but here’s two somethings I found that day in which all was right.
I’d be curious to know of some funny finds you’ve had while thrifting, swap-meeting, or garage sale-ing?!
Vintage suitcases are a little collection of mine. I love the versatility they provide. A stack of suitcases used as an end table or bedside table is one of my favorite looks. My room doesn’t provide much space for a wide bedside table, right now. So, I quickly realized another purpose these lovely adornments could hold. Storage! I have a lot of crafty utensils that quickly outgrew the little drawer I kept them in. Hating the clutter and growth of these objects, the suitcase seemed to be staring me in the face saying, “Use Me!” I did. And I love them for it. I organized two of them and keep them under my coffee table for added decor and then I can easily slide them out and onto the table when I need to make something!
Vintage suitcases are somewhat of a rarity, especially finding ones in good shape. When you do find them, the cost may blow you away. I bought a suitcase for $35 one time. What a mistake, as I have found 4 since for under $10 at my local Swap Meet and thrift stores. Be patient if you wish to find vintage suitcases. Take the time to look. You will find great suitcases at even greater costs.