Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thrift Store Finds



This is the time of year that I start to really miss my flea markets and yard sales...
Yesterday, during my lunch hour, I found a few things at the thrift store ...
...A pretty German hand painted peacock plate...
($2.00)



...a crocheted tablecloth and eight white damask napkins...
($5 for both)



a pretty etched glass jar with a silver topped cork stopper...
($2.00)



...a sweet white vase....love the ruffle top...
($1.00)



Set of books from the 20's....great pictures...maps....etc.
($2.50 for set)



...and I don't have a great picture of the whole garment...
...but this is a closeup of a pullover Italian wool sweater coat with attached hood and scarf...
It was $8... a bit funky with 3/4 length sleeves...it goes down to my knees and it fits!
(one size fits all)
I plan to wear it with boots and a black turtleneck...
(Maybe I will have Talulah Rose model it for you...)

Not too bad! At least, not too bad for a January thrifting lunch hour!
Wouldn't you say?
:)

45 comments:

Free Pretty Things For You said...

i just found your blog .. and im in love ! :)
i go to the flee market 3 times a week! lol
Your new follower and Fan
Keren

FILIGREE MOON said...

Lovely finds, indeed! ~ Angela

Linda said...

Sounds like a wonderful lunch hour to me- GREAT finds! I especially love the set of books!

Sammy Girl said...

Goodness, Girl! That is an EXCELLENT lunch hour! WOO HOO! Sounds like it's ALWAYS thrifting season for the pros!
Hugs --
Betty :)

GardenofDaisies said...

So much fun to go treasure hunting. I really like the napkins. And my sister would love your peacock find... she collects those.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Excellent finds! I love the bottle!
Beth

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! Gorgeous finds at fantastic prices. Love everything! Why would anyone want to buy new when they can get such wonderful pieces as this at a thrift store. I would say your lunch hour was indeed spent very well. Blessings, Tammy

north pal said...

how great are your finds? they are super! i have two of those bottles. they came in a set of three, in different sizes. i thought they were so pretty.imagine setting the table with your new lace cloth and using those lovely napkins. i bought an extra set of those napkins,so i could use them for wrapping gift packages. it was a special way to present a gift to someone. enjoy! Bestest,Denise

Andy's Attic said...

I'm jealous that you can find things like that for such a good price. Our thrift stores think they are antique stores. My favs are the glass jar and the books.
Annette

Loui said...

Laura..
really neat finds..
lucky you!!
hugs..
Loui♥

pam q said...

Yup.

I would say you done swell.

That etched jar is especially choice!

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

You found some really good stuff!
I love that etched jar and peacock plate!

Anne

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Several years ago we visited some friends of my my DH in San Francisco..........She had THE most amazing home I've ever been in........completely decorated by visiting the thrift store next door to her office on her lunch hour. I suppose I'd need to get a job to shop on my lunch hour? :-) Love your finds......especially the white vase.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

EnchantedBella said...

Awsome finds! The crocheted tablecloth is beaautiful and so is the glass jar. I am heading out tomorrow to do some thrift store hunting myself. I hope I have some luck.

Rebecca

City Hen said...

Love your new finds!
hugs from Poland,
Rhonda

LiLi M. said...

Not bad at all! I always think that you in the US have the best buys. Boy, that must be a disappointment when someone from the States visits a flea market in Paris! I use that crocheted cloth as a table cloth as well, but I always thought they were meant as bedspreads. Enjoy your finds and have a nice day!

Lululiz said...

Those are brilliant bargains! $2 for that gorgeous bottle??? $5 for those lovely napkins and the tablecloth? Geez, our charity shops/thrift stores are getting so expensive and are full of brand new merchandise these days. Hard to find a real old fashioned one where you can still get bargains.

Floss said...

Marvelous finds!

Just Joany said...

You've got some great finds, there. Love the vase and am absolutely jealous over the books. Please enjoy them all at least twice... once, for me.

~ Just Joany
Red Wagon Flights

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

GREAT thrifty finds!

Theresa said...

Love your finds! My faves are the etched glass bottle and the gorgeous sweater jacket! Woohoo:) Enjoy your day!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

A most excellent thrifting outing, for any time of the year, Laura. Great finds - amazing prices!

katie said...

Excellent lunch hour. great finds.

Dar said...

Such wonderful finds...loving all of them but partial to the etched glass and the books...just grand prices...you have been dubbed the bargain hunter of the week.
Blessings

cheryl kuhn said...

those are some great finds, it is always hit or miss at the thrift stores so it looks like you hit it big!!!

Jane said...

You made the most of your lunch hour. I love the etched glass piece...very pretty.
Jane

Danielle Combs said...

I love all of it! Fab finds and a great use of the lunch hour! :)

Red Felted Heart said...

It's amazing what we can pack in a lunch hour! Great finds...blessings

Les Cotrions said...

Absolutely not too bad! I like your finds....the glass bottle is my favourite! Lucky Laura!
Big hugs!
Vale

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Great finds...love the etched bottle.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

A pretty outstanding thrift hour I would say. Quite jealous actually, love that etched bottle. xo, suzy

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Great finds Laura. Maybe we'll get to see you in your new (to you) coat next month!!!
Love the plate!
xo,
Carole

Anne Marie said...

not bad at all! shopping sounds fun!

Tracey said...

Laura ~

I LOVE that you go to the thrift store on your lunch break!! Sooooo something I would do! Wonderful finds for sure!!!

Have a great weekend!

:) T

Linz said...

I can't believe you found most of these items for $2 and under. You made some wonderful choices! I'm now inspired to go to my local thrift store during lunch time to buy some treasures!

sissie said...

Wow, that's some thrift store finds! That little vase looks to be Fenton glass, highly desirable. The lacey tablecloth is so pretty.
Good lunch hour shopping trip.

Chrissy said...

Not bad at all darlin...thats the best kind of treasure isn't it,a cheap one!! X0X0

Chatelaine said...

Fabulous finds! What a great lunch hour trip.
Love that peacock plate and the crocheted tablecloth.

I am going fleaing on Saturday. Hope I have your luck!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Laura
Well I'm sure you can find a lovely bargain wherever you go!! These little finds are great.. Love your coat [great colours] but it is the books I am fascinated with .. They remind me of my Grandfather's books we had as a child.. i suspect my brother snagged them! haha Have a wonderful weekend Laura.. xx Julie

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Wow great finds! Lucky you! That bottle and peacock plate are wonderful! ~ Theresa

Beth said...

Wow! I say you scored big!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love those etched bottles! Amazing buy!

vintage frenchhen said...

Wow, what a lucky girl are you! And the address of your thrift store is....

red ticking said...

love it all... so fun to discover treasures.... have a wonderful weekend...x pam

Jürgen said...

Hello Flea52!!
Iám german and i like your Blog.
You have buy a really great plate from "Arzberg" with a unbelievable price.
No way to find this in Germany for this.
Love the white vase, i think it´s "Murano" from the 40/50ties.Regards Juergen
If you like read a little bit in my blog.
http://camara-de-maravillas.blogspot.com/