Monday, June 18, 2012

Thrift Store Finds


Thrifty Thrifty!

Shopping at thrift stores is one of the best ways to pump up your wardrobe without deflating your wallet. It’s not even gross, I swear… ok, SOMETIMES it’s gross, but when you pluck that perfect piece out of the sea of other people’s musty, old throw-aways, it all becomes so worth it. I strongly encourage everyone to head out thrifting whether you’re on a tight budget or not. The thrill of finding an adorable vintage top for only $3 can make anyone smile. Just make sure you’re in the right mood for all the hunting!!

Here’s a peek at some of the fantastic finds from my latest trip to inspire your inner thrifter! I have big DIY plans for some of these little beauties, so stay tuned!!

 This raincoat is perfect for my move to the big, rainy city. I’ll be waterproof, and cheery as I splash my way to the university!

These adorable little teacups are the perfect size for tea sipping! I’ve already decorated them with ceramic gel and they look so cute! That DIY is coming up soon, so go pick up your own "50-cents-a-piece" teacups and check back in a bit J


I fell in love with a beautiful, brightly coloured teapot at one of our local home stores. Only problem.. it’s 50 bucks! This lovely teapot is in really great shape, and will be easy to paint with the right materials. Can’t wait to see how it compares to the one that’s 15x more expensive! 


 I am SO excited about this lovely lace cardi! It’s so cute on, and it’s in mint condition. Perfection!

Gotta stock up on vintage-style vases for “Random Acts of Flowers” from my man… hint hint


Just wait till you see what I’ve transformed this men’s tee into… Can’t wait to post this one!!!


Love this vintage milk jug! I’m thinking it’ll make a cute vase or water pitcher. Any other thoughts on how it could be used for decoration??


Ok… this thing is not cool at all. I think it’s terrible, but for some reason The Boyfriend thought it was the perfect vessel to store his coffee. I’m still contemplating how to make it less terrifying.



Thrift your hearts out, friends!



9 comments:

  1. LOL... that owl is interesting! Gotta love a man's taste in design. If my husband had his way there would be movie posters and fatheads all over our house!
    Thanks for the follow! Sorry it took so long for me to return the favor, but I'm glad I did! Your site is super cute!

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  2. Nice blog! I'm following you now... Hope you follow me back!:)
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  3. Hi! I ended up here by viewing a Blog then reading your comment on the Blog (I think!)
    I just wanted to pipe in with my idea for your Scary Owl Thing. You could always spray paint him/her white. I think it would be far less creepy looking in a solid colour :)

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    1. I think you're totally right! That's a really good idea :)

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  4. The owl is quite priceless! Haha. You could also add some ribbon or buttons to spice it up a bit.

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    1. Love that idea too! Thanks!! I have newfound faith that this little guy won't be a terrible eyesore in my home!

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  5. Hi!
    I found your blog very interesting and I think you do a great job! A lot of inspiration for myself!

    I would like to keep in touch with you.
    Would you like to follow each other?

    Lots of love,
    Jessica
    Jessicabanach.blogspot.com

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  6. amazing stuff!!! The teapot and the owl thing are my fav!! Also that $6 raincoat:)

    Ellie

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  7. Oh wow. You found the cutest stuff on this thrifting trip. I love thrifting it's such a fun way to find nifty things. I've been resisting the urge to go but I think I'll have to make a little trip to my local thrift shop asap. ;) Thanks for sharing your finds. Super cute!

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