Saturday, August 13, 2011

I Spy...

Sometimes I swear I can sniff out the good stuff.  Like smelling a donut in bbq joint. Of course...when I say "good stuff" that is totally only my opinion...others I'm sure think I am nuts.  I am a scanner...I can be in an out of a thrift store in 10 minutes.  I can also easily spend an hour or more in one if I am in the zone.   This is a little compilation of what I have acquired through lunch hour thrifting and a garage sale.  
 This little gem I thought was just a small suitcase.  Once I opened it I knew I was cleary mistaken. I have never seen one and thought it was pretty neat.  It's like a mobile bar.
 It's hard to tell in these photos, my camera is terrible...but the right side holds bottles.  As in liquor bottles. 3 of them to be exact.  I don't have a huge need for it but for $3 I was down.  Maybe I can fake it as my briefcase and take it work.

Moving on...from liquor to fabric.  
 I cannot get enough of florals.  I am crazy about them.  I found this fabric above thrifting.
 Here is some heavy weight upholstery fabric I picked at a garage sale for a $1.  Total score.

She had these towels too.  She said they were her mothers.  I love hearing things like that.  I can imagine some sweet lady from the 50's or 60's taking such good care of her precious towels.  I think we live in such a throw away world now (trust me I am not innocent either, I fed my kids lunch today on paper plates)...but I do feel a little less guilty using second hand items and wearing mostly vintage.

This embrodered pillow is actually a pillow case!  Even has a zipper.  Heaven.  The last thing will have to wait for a photo.  I'm tired, been working like crazy trying to get my house ready to sell.  And, I have been waking up at ridiculous hours to ride my bike because my brother talked me into doing this.  Remember this post?  I found another one!  I couldn't believe it either.  I almost passed right by it too.  The first thing I spotted was the blue label that said "made in Poland".  I looked closer and sure enough it was another Burberry trench.  This one is a big one, hoping it will fit my hubs.  It had a little stain that came out in the wash and even had the lining.  I have to pick up the lining from the dry cleaners yesterday.  Oops.  Anyone find anything good this week?

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  1. Wow I would have never figured that little old black case secretly included a party lol. Those fabrics look lovely you really racked up on some good finds!


  2. Awww yea... you should totally take that bad boy to work ;)

  3. The "suitcase" cracked me up a little. Clever & handy. I'm also a fabric freak and bought a bunch today while thrifting. I really need to learn how to sew correctly...

  4. lovely finds!!!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  5. Ooooh, those are some GREAT finds!! Good job lady!

  6. look at all that fabric goodness! divine, i have no other words!

  7. That fabric is amazing!!! I'm jealous!

    E :)

  8. A few months ago I passed up a similar case...I couldn't get it out of my mind but it was gone when I went back. Glad you found one!!

    Loving all that pretty fabric!

  9. totally love the suitcase, so precious! I never expected it to be a mobile bar! This is such a great find, I love all the fabrics too. You're a thrift expert, it takes sharp sense to detect good stuff!


  10. So beautiful! I love those floral prints!

    Driftwood and Daydreams

  11. wow!, that fabric looks amazing and that mini cocktail bar is brilliant! Vintage fabrics is always one of my favourite finds.

  12. Sweet bar set! Good thing you opened it up for a look! The upholstery fabric looks luscious.

  13. Those fabrics are devine. So colourful!!